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Jarrett Johnston

Journal

West Bank Story

Amina stared at the building. As she crested the hill on her walk into town, the sight of it had stopped her hundreds of yards short of her destination. The young Muslim woman reached into the cloth bag slung over her shoulder and pulled out a bottle of water, sipped…
Jarrett Johnston
January 28, 2021
Journal

The Muslim Woman at the Well

“Get out of my house and never come back!" Mustafa slammed his fist on the table, catapulting a fork onto the floor. Standing up, he grabbed Sunni by the back of her burqa, hauled her to the open back door, and shoved her across the threshold so hard that she…
Jarrett Johnston
January 28, 2021
Journal

A Veiled Woman and a Single Man

So why would Kamal brave this Friday free-for-all? Only the most urgent of necessities ever compelled him to attend, and even then, he avoided the central market area by using one of the less-thriving entryways. But this particular Friday, he went because God told him to go. He knew with…
Jarrett Johnston
January 28, 2021
Journal

The ISIS Recruit from Iraq

The sweltering horde scuttled like a monstrous ant colony into Friday prayers at the Great Mosque in Mosul, Iraq. It was the first week of Ramadan, 2014—the day the new caliph would make his appearance, and a fledgling era would begin. Faisal and Medo fought the crushing crowds in the…
Jarrett Johnston
January 28, 2021
Season 1

Tairi’s Story

At a young age, Tairi felt his identity was in Islam. With his family, he daily responded to the call to prayer, observing all the requirements, and fasting. But, once his grandfather brought him to Vacation Bible School at a local Christian church, he realized there was a difference between…
Jarrett Johnston
January 21, 2021
Season 1

Husein’s Story

Husein was a devout Muslim when he moved back from the Gaza Strip to the United States as a young man. His goal? To convert Christians to Islam. It was only after a Christian friend tried to convert him that he found himself intrigued and watched a man share the…
Jarrett Johnston
January 21, 2021
Season 1

Aisha’s Story

Aisha was always a questioner, but her traditional Muslim family in Jordan never quite answered her questions about salvation. Growing up with an alcoholic father, she found her need for love was not satisfied either. By the time Aisha was in high school, she had experienced an abortion and realized…
Jarrett Johnston
January 21, 2021
Season 1

Yasra’s Story

Growing up in Iran within a Muslim community, Yasra felt the burden of trying to be perfect. When that burden became too heavy, she said good-bye to the God she knew. After she left Iran as a refugee and joined her sister and brother-in-law in Cyprus she saw the God…
Jarrett Johnston
January 21, 2021
Season 1

Afshin’s Story

When Afshin’s family moved to Houston, Texas, from Iran, he quickly became an outcast. Growing up in an Islamic household, he believed he was born to be a Muslim – but God had other plans. He used an English tutor, a small New Testament Bible and a high school friend…
Jarrett Johnston
January 21, 2021
Season 2

Susan’s Story

When Afshin’s family moved to Houston, Texas, from Iran, he quickly became an outcast. Growing up in an Islamic household, he believed he was born to be a Muslim – but God had other plans.  He used an English tutor, a small New Testament Bible and a high school friend…
Jarrett Johnston
January 15, 2021