By Editorial Staff
Published June 28, 1994
I am Tatar and my parents consider themselves to be Muslims. About two years ago, my brother and I became believers in Jesus Christ. Our parents are not strong Muslims; they don’t go to the mosques. However, all of our relatives were against us coming to Christ. When my brother and I became Christians, our relatives called us “traitors.” Sometimes they refused to talk to us. When a Tatar comes to Christ sometimes their families will shun them. A year ago, my mother was against my Christianity, but recently she has become more quiet and she allows me to attend church.
I have been attending a church in my town in Nizhnikamsk for two years. There are about 50 people of mixed ages. Some of these people are also of Tatar background. I think that it is very important for Christian missionaries to work with the Tatar people.
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