Ex-Muslim Leaves Witchcraft, Turns to Christ

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CWN.org - In the African nation of Burkina Faso, another kind of war is taking place. It's the spiritual battle between light and darkness.

Drissa led an ordinary life in his village in Burkina Faso. He grew millet and took care of his wife and two daughters.

But beneath his calm exterior lay a man who was both empty and full of rage.

"I was born a Muslim but that left me empty," Drissa said. "So I began practicing the local rituals--with charms and fetishes. Still, I had no joy."

Almost everyone in his village believed in the fetishes that could bring power and blessing, or curses upon oneself or one's enemies.

But one day, a CBN evangelist came to their village and showed them a video, a French translation of The 700 Club. The program talked about God -and his Son Jesus. Drissa was in the crowd that evening.

"The CBN evangelist said that everyone who practiced fetishes would not go to heaven. I was enraged! I had a plan," he said.

Drissa consulted a friend. They plotted against the CBN evangelist and met with a shaman. They asked him to work up a powerful spell they could use against the Christians that night.

After preparing the charm, Drissa decided to take a nap. But sleep escaped him.

"I was restless and had a sensation of heat … like my body was on fire," he said. "Then I heard an audible voice, like someone was with me in the room. The voice said I should go confess my sins at the church, be prayed for, and accept the Lord. Otherwise I'd die!"

So Drissa got up and went to the meeting where he found people praying. After the meeting, he prayed to receive Jesus as Savior.

Today, Drissa is established in a new church in his village. Now he loves helping the CBN video outreach team whenever they come to share the Gospel in his village.

"I'm so thankful for CBN's partnership in my village," he said. "I pray for more people to be saved!"

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