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Complete SFM Oct 2010 Vol 6_5

Complete SFM Oct 2010 Vol 6_5

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The complete issue of St Francis Magazine, October 2010, Volume 6:5.
The complete issue of St Francis Magazine, October 2010, Volume 6:5.

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Published by: Abu Daoud on Nov 13, 2011
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 St Francis Magazine is published by Interserve and Arab Vision ii
Arab World, October 2010Dear friendsIn this St Francis Magazine (October 2010) we focus on women in theArab World, to counter the idea that if we want to reach the Arabs, wehave to do this via the heads of the households, i.e. the men. We areglad with some new writers. If you want to express your own views of how to best present the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in the ArabWorld, feel free to offer your article to us.Beside these articles on women, we also publish an exegesis of Acts 15,an article on Christ and Caesar in the Muslim World, an article about aSaudi man who became an unbeliever, and even a letter to PopeBenedict XVI!Enjoy reading at
.With Christian greetingsRev Dr John Stringer St Francis Magazine
 By Prisca Smythe
1 Introduction
T is an American born-and-bred woman who met her Gulf Arabhusband while he was studying in the USA. Coming from adivorced home and with an abusive step-mother, T describes her desire to marry her husband as escape from her family. Althoughher father was a minister, she admits that she was far from theLord when she married. She feels that she was “always a Christi-an”, but came to understand the gospel fully about 5 years ago,about 8 years after marriage. At the time of signing the marriage papers in the Gulf country where they live, T mumbled the Sha-hada after the court judge, although she resented it. T’s husbandhas always known that she was a Christian, but has frequentlylashed out at her, accusing her of her faith. She had gone tochurch in the past, but gave it up when it created too much tensionin the household. They have two sons, aged 11 and 9, who are being educated in one of the best local schools, including dailyIslamic education. For several years, T took her sons to a nearbyAWANA (Christian) program. Her husband tolerated that theywere going out, but did not understand (and did not ask) where.She prays with the boys on the way to school, and reads Biblestories to them at bedtime, as these are times that her husband isnot present.B is a British woman who met her Gulf Arab husband while hewas studying in the UK. As a child, she suffered the loss of her 
Prisca Smythe (not her real name) has served in the Middle East for five years.She is active in women's discipleship and raising teenagers.

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