Arizona: What Muslim means to me

Inside a Mosque in Nablus, Palestine.

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The word “Muslim,” especially in our immediate American context, bears an undeserved load.

muhammed 150Meet Muhammed, a 10-year-old boy, who looks like an average American kid. He likes soccer; he’s a big fan of Real Madrid. He likes cartoons and playing with other kids.

His family was forced to flee Syria because of the civil war, like so many others.

I don’t show this to gain him pity or sympathy, but to show you a picture of most Muslims.

“Muslim” to me just means someone who needs to experience the love of Jesus—not unlike some of your co-workers, friends and maybe even family.

Mitchell McPherson, a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, is serving in Phoenix, Ariz., with Go Now Missions.


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