What was a Dutchman doing in the Middle East speaking Arabic?

There are two types of people in the world — those who know Jesus, and those who don’t.

Share the good news with the latter, and train the former.

Ying Kai

I met Hank somewhere in the Middle East recently. I assumed he was an Arab with good English. I discovered he was Dutch with good English and Arabic.

Hank is a student of Middle Eastern studies working has way around the region, learning Arabic and learning culture.

In exchange for a bed and meals he was serving as a waiter in a hotel. I was impressed.

I soon found out he has a Catholic faith. 

He had to keep working and I was checking out, so I had just a few minutes to explain how he could start reading the (Injil) Gospels with Muslims who wanted to know more about Isa (Jesus).

The Quran commands Muslims to do just that.

So I explained the Discovery approach, outlined the passages to read and discuss, and emailed the questions.

I prayed for Hank and told him, if he gets started to send me an email and we can talk more.