Hearing about a conference where Pashtun people were the focus for ministry, one of our young workers wanted to attend, although he had to drive twelve hours into the States to get there. He had spoken to a few Pashtuns in Canada, and wondered if God was leading him to join a team that reaches out to them. Stopping at a rest stop, 45 minutes before arriving at his destination, he met a truck driver who looked like he was a Muslim. He asked the man, “Do you speak Arabic?”
“No,” he replied, “I’m from Afghanistan. “
“Oh,” our young worker said with anticipation. “What people group are you from?”
“I’m a Pashtun,” he said.
“Are you a Christian?”
“No, I’m Muslim.” he replied. The question must have prompted the man to realize he was talking to a Christian so he asked, “What do you think the difference is between Muslims and Christians?”
Our worker was delighted to share the Gospel and leave him with a couple of tracts. Needless to say the young worker went on his way rejoicing, knowing that God had arranged this surprise encounter.