Rick & Patti Roberts  -  Intercultural Missionaries

All donations should be sent to:
AGUSM * 1445 N. Boonville Ave. * Springfield, MO 65802-1894 *
ACCT #2173342

Thank you!        Thank you!       Thank you!
Our regret is that Muslims cannot give thanks for the assurance of salvation that we possess.\

Romans 10:2  For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not
based on knowledge.

This is the Muslim condition:
•        More than 80% of Muslims have never heard the gospel.
•        Only 2 to 4% of all the Christian missionary force is endeavoring to reach Muslims.
•        Approximately 30,000 Muslims die each day without knowing Christ.
•        The number of Islamic adherents in the western hemisphere has at least doubled in the last 10 years.

Do these facts upset you? They upset us!

Patience - that seems to be the operative word for Ministry to Muslims.

Few things happen in a hurry. Salvations seldom happen spontaneously. They
usually occur over a long period of time. Change, particularly religious change,
is very slow and very difficult.

Isaiah 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
Galatians 6:9  Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap
if we do not grow weary.

                           English as a Second Language
Patti has begun teaching English to a young Muslim woman. The
student recently gave birth to twins, so Patti is going to her
apartment and teaching there twice a week. The student and her
husband are referring to us as fill-in grandparents to those
children. What an honor!
Thanks for allowing us to be your representatives to the Internatio
mmunity of Southern Louisiana. Please continue to pray for us,
especially on Fridays.
"Reaching the nations within our nation."
At this point the wisest and strongest thing we can do is pray. Working with Muslims requires
much patience, discretion and wisdom. We want to do it right, so we're proceeding cautiously and
prayerfully. God has called us to a time of deep intercession, and so that's where most of our time
and efforts are spent. We are continually seeking out and building relationships with Muslims. We
are “waiting upon God” to move on them and open the doors. It is our goal to, at some point, have
a “former Muslim believers” congregation.
Sharing the Burden
We recently led a 7 week class on Islam awareness at our church.
We had five great students. Here’s a note we received from one of the students.