HEARTS RIPE FOR HARVEST: SHARING JOY THROUGH MUSIC AND DANCE
Miracles in Azerbaijan
While officially there is freedom of religion in Azerbaijan, this is not so in practice. The overwhelming majority of the population practices Islam, while a Secret Police Force works to close churches and stamp out all religious activity. However, the God of the Bible still works miracles.
Recently, Global Heart Ministries rented a television studio there, which was truly a miracle. Then we invited famous Azerbaijani singers to join us in filming musical videos. We also went out into the villages and interviewed performers, there. Our hope was to capture the beautiful cultural music and dance of the country for our audience.
None of this was done on the sly. Tarana, is from the region. Not only is she familiar to these performers from her time living there, but she is now well-known as the host of Sweet Conversations, a popular TV program Global Heart Ministries produces for Azerbaijani women.
Gospel in the Green Room
As excited as we were to create videos devoted the wonderful musical traditions of Azerbaijani, our overriding mission is to utilize every opportunity to share the Gospel. As if we had not invited enough danger to the situation by renting the studio and inviting Muslim performers to be in Christian videos, we used the studio’s Green Room for sharing the Gospel.
We sat down with every performer, opened up the Bible and shared Jesus’ salvation story, trying to build a bridge to their spiritual souls by touching their cultural heart. We trust the Holy Spirit to carry the message of Jesus Christ in the hearts of these musicians, long after their performance is over.
Composer’s Family Saved
We also hired a talented young Azerbaijani composer to create new songs for Sweet Conversations, in spite of the fact that, like the other talent in the videos, he was Muslim. When the story of Jesus was shared with him, he gave his life to Christ and all of his family members prayed to accept Jesus Christ.
Help Reap the Harvest
You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the most unreached regions of the world.