Dear Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy,
An acquaintance advised me to associate with Christians believing that perhaps, they would help me. Regardless of my sentiments against Christianity and Christians, I decided to follow my friend’s advice to go to Church and by chance, I saw you on TV.
But Pastor, I was born and raised in an Arab-Muslim country. I grew up in an Islamic environment from all sides, surrounded by Muslims. I attended national schools, which are pro-Islamic, from elementary to high school and even to college. During my growing and educational journey, I received a balanced Islamic education at every level. When I reached adulthood, I was a very typical Muslim, with a tremendous zeal for his religion and culture. I was very proud of my identity to the point of looking down on all non-Muslims. I was anti-Western (Christians) and I hated the Jews. My encounters with Christians had some tremendous impacts on my life, both positive and negative. However, I was determined to be a Muslim.
After graduating from college and working as employee for a little while, I started my own private business by using my father’s money, which I inherited. Running my own business was neither easy nor pleasant. My lack of experience in trade made success difficult. This time business smiled at my face and I succeeded. My achievements caused my pride and greed to greatly multiply. I became blind and very selfish. Then all circumstances changed and got tough. My business went bankrupt and I accumulated debts that I couldn’t pay back.
I tried several possibilities but none of them worked. I was becoming like a fish struggling inside a tiny jar of water.
But since I became a viewer of your programs, I realized that through my experiences at work and my first business I was able to learn what no school or university can teach. I learned about the reality of society and life, that all these things are God-given; that there is no other God but the Almighty One who created us all.
Now, I’ve learned so many from you. I now know that all of us will go to Him at the end, to ask for forgiveness and surrender to the Father’s Will for us to be saved. Thank you for I was enlightened by your message.