Aryan was born in Belgium, but now resides in the Netherlands. His passion for the gospel, however, has taken him to many places around the world—including China, Africa and now the Middle East.
This summer, Transform brought Aryan to the Near East. The Arab Connection team shared the gospel in various ways: giving out New Testaments, DVDs as well as sharing from their own lives. And while the language barrier presented a challenge, Aryan was able to share his testimony on one occasion.
“I met up with this man who spoke English well,” Aryan said. “I shared with him about the gap between God and mankind because of our disobedience, and how Jesus Christ was sent as a mediator on our behalf.” The man later shared that he was a Muslim who had read the New Testament, but was still “not convinced about the life of Jesus”.
Aryan continues to pray for him to this day.
“You get the experience that God is really there when you share the gospel, and that He goes with you.”
Looking back, Aryan found the two weeks to be a life-changing experience. Sharing the gospel, he says, inevitably draws us closer to the presence of God. “You get the experience that God is really there when you share the gospel, and that He goes with you.”
While working in a team, Aryan was also reminded of the importance of constant, heartfelt prayer. “We went out in twos and we would always have at least one person praying for us,” he said. “Getting such support is so important when you share your faith.”
When Aryan first signed up for Transform, it was because it provided a meeting of different interests. “I like to combine travelling, meeting new people and cultures and working for the kingdom of God.”