Taas Saada was born in Gaza to a Muslim family. While working in America, a simple ‘thank you’ from a customer touched the heart of this man who was trained as a Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) sniper.
The customer would become a friend and eventually share the gospel with Tass, years later. Pressed on all sides, he had been an enemy of Christians and Jews. Then as a follower of Jesus Christ, he was no longer welcomed in Mosques and his family tried to kill him.
But, the Prince of Peace had other plans for Tass Saada.
What You’ll Learn:
- How a common courtesy opened the door for a long-lasting friendship
- What is the hope for Ishmael?
- Where the Church should look, as Islam grows in America and throughout the world?
About the Guest:
Tass Saada was born in Gaza after his family had fled Joppa during the 1948 war. Shortly after his birth, his family moved; he was reared in Saudi Arabia and Quatar. In the late 1960’s, at 17, he left home, joined Fatah and became a PLO sniper under Yasser Arafat.
While still a young man he moved to America to become a student. In Missouri, he met and married his wife Karen, an American girl.
In 1993, Tass had a powerful conversion experience and became a Christian. Soon after, his wife also began to follow Christ.
With his wife Karen, he founded Seeds of Hope and Hope for Ishmael. Seeds of Hope is a humanitarian organization in Jericho and Jerusalem. Hope for Ishmael disciples believers from a Muslim background and trains the Western church to reach out to Muslims.
Tass Saada is the author of two books, he is a sought after speaker and his story has been featured in numerous media outlets around the world.
Scripture Related to Episode:
Links Related to Episode:
00:54 – Family Life
03:55 – A ‘Thank You’ Touched His Heart
05:39 – Becoming a Peacemaker
06:25 – Loving Jesus and Hating Christians and Jews
08:45 – Who Does Jesus Love?
09:38 – What Is the Hope for Ishmael?
14:06 – Wake Up Call for the Church
18:21 – Lead with Love in the USA and Europe
21:14 – What Should the Church Do Today?
24:40 – Political Islam v. Religious Islam v. Muslim People
29:11 – Visions of Jesus Preparing the Way
30:08 – Waiting on the Lord and Training Leaders
32:02 – Loving an Enemy with Unexpected Results