There’s a mountain area in Central Asia where getting 20’ of snow is common during the winter. People have to dig tunnels to get between houses. There’s no electricity during the winter. For six months the villages in this region are isolated from the world.
Afareen (not real name) and her family moved to this region right before the snows came. Afareen began going to the village school. During the winter, after school the kids rush to one another’s homes for hot tea and candies or cookies. One day they were in Afareen’s house and she told them one of the stories her family had learned. Then the kids came up with a song about the story.
That night, back at their own homes, some of the children sang the song. “What is that song you’re singing?” “We made it up at Afareen’s house.”
“What’s it about?”
“It’s about a story she told us…” and they tell the story to their Muslim family.
The parents go to Afareen’s parents. “What is this our children are telling us?” Afareen’s parents begin telling them more stories.
By the time the snows melt, Muslim families are regular gathering at Afareen’s house, drinking tea, and sharing stories from God’s Word. Now they are going to the nearby villages and sharing those stories with others.