I Have Never Seen a Christian Cry

Khadija had never seen crowds like this before in her little village in Tanzania. People from all over the region of Kilimanjaro had gathered for a week long medical clinic put together by Twelve21 Global volunteers. As a leader in the village, Khadija made sure to be present in the area where the people were gathered.

While at the clinic, something caught Khadija’s eye—something she never thought she would see. Through the window Khadija saw three men, leaders of Twelve21 Global, weeping and praying together. She knew when she saw them that they were burdened for the hundreds of people at the clinic, knowing there was not enough time to treat them all. In that moment Khadija knew that these men loved her people more than she could ever understand.

Khadija approached the men and said to them, “I know why you are crying. I have never seen a Christian cry over my people.” Khadija removed her hijab (head covering) and used it to wipe away their tears. Khadija heard the gospel for the first time that day. She learned of a God who loved her and desired a relationship with her. She put her faith in Jesus Christ and found HOPE in His name. Khadija’s life was changed forever when she witnessed the love of Christ through the actions of others.

Emma Patterson


Do you feel called to Go? Do you have experience in the medical field? Check and consider joining us on a mission trip to Tanzania in 2021 where you can combine your passion for Jesus with your talents as you work to heal bodies and change lives for eternity.



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