A representative from a missionary group recently appeared on the Voice of the Martyrs radio program to share two remarkable stories about an Islamic State member and a sheik who both turned away from the radical terror group.
A Christian aid worker identified only as "Julian" from a missionary organization called Operation Mobilization explained how the Islamic State member had a random dream about a Christian symbol that ended up changing everything.
"A fighter ... suddenly, unexpectedly, out of the blue had a vision out of the cross," Julian said. "For an ISIS fighter that is not good news. It's bad news."
This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/militant website, File)
In reaction, the fighter then turned to the Internet to find Muslim websites that he could use to help bolster his faith, but that's when he accidentally stumbled upon a Christian website, which profoundly changed his perspective.
"He leaves Syria, goes into Turkey and meets a believer who's able to share the gospel, and he comes to faith,"Julian explained.
The missionary worker went on to share a second story about a Christian taxi driver in Lebanon who was near the Syrian border when a shiek — a Muslim religious leader — hopped in his car and asked for a ride to the airport.
But it was the bearded sheik's other request that absolutely stunned the driver.
"I'm flying to Saudi, but on the way I want to find a Bible," he reportedly said.
The taxi driver complied and got him a Bible, subsequently asking why the Muslim leader would want the Christian text.
"I'm from Saudi. I'm a sheik. I've been in Syria teaching the ISIS fighters jihad 101," the Muslim leader responded. "I'm sick of the killing. There must be something better than this."
Listen to these stories, among others, below (starts around the 14:00 mark):