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Moroccan woman and child.

Dissolving Gospel Barriers

Reaching out to Muslims in northern Morocco, such as this mother and child, is a matter of establishing relationships and identifying needs, and Spaniards have the advantage of being essentially indigenous missionaries as they carry out that work. As parts of northern Morocco formed a Spanish protectorate from 1912 to 1956, Moroccans and Spaniards share a common bond that is still reflected in most northern Moroccans being fluent in Spanish. "For Americans it's very difficult to share the gospel there, but for a Spaniard it's very easy, because when I go to Morocco they say, 'Hello, brother,' because our culture is very similar," said the director of a ministry based in southern Spain. "And they say, 'What do you believe, what are you doing here, and we begin to talk about the love of God.'" The ministry director travels across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco once a month, but he feels it is imperative to go once a week. Each trip across the nearly nine-mile strait by ferry costs $200. "The ferry, the food and the gas is expensive," he said.

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