One day, as Omar was working on a construction site, he and his friend were approached by a foreign church planting missionary who was out on his soul winning efforts for the day. This man shared the Gospel of Christ and spoke of the love that God had shown to all by sending His son to die for the sins of the world. Omar and his friend both made a profession of faith as they had been touched by the love of God manifested in Christ. They were then invited to a weekly Bible study to learn more about God's word. That same week, they attended the Bible study. As the missionary welcomed Omar to the Bible study, he notice a radical change: the countenance of his face was radiating with joy, his expression greatly softened from what it used to be. He had truly been transformed by the love of Christ.
After months of faithfulness to the Bible studies, Omar confessed his negative attitude toward Safi and said that he wanted to trust God to provide for his needs. As the birth of their daughter drew nigh, God miraculously answered Omar’s specific prayers. Although it seemed he was carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, never had there been a bigger smile on his face. Omar had found a new life of faith and it was satisfying. Safi, on the other hand, was still skeptical about this new religion she found Omar to be following. She was the daughter of an Imam and had been raised strictly in the muslim way. The missionary and Omar began to pray for Safi’s salvation. About a year later, a miracle happened and she trusted Christ as her Savior. Throughout the previous year, Omar had often struggled to provide for his family and Safi would be complacent. However, since her conversion to Christ, she now joins Omar in praying for God to provide for their needs. Omar once told the missionary, "We do not have money, but we now have joy." What a total transformation. Omar and Safi are eagerly preparing for their marriage and are now the happiest folks in the new church plant of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.