Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
Josef is a former Muslim now a Christian. His new life in Christ in Afghanistan means death or a life on the run hiding in the shadows. At present, he remains on the run. When he was first converted and discarded his previous convictions, Josef states it was difficult for him to talk about it which he describes as “an imaginary prison.” Now on the run in hiding he describes his existence as “My body is in prison, but my soul is free.”
Read this brief story about Josef. It is one example of what happens to Christian brothers and sisters in Islamic countries, an example that is being multiplied many times over.