Hundreds of Muslims fleeing their home countries are finding their peace in Christianity, according to recent reports. In his Berlin church alone, Pastor Gottfried Martens has seen his congregation swell to close to 600 as refugees accept Christ, the Associated Press reports. However, the nagging belief remains that the men and women are only in church to claim asylum and not give their hearts to God.
“I know there are—again and again—people coming here because they have some kind of hope regarding their asylum,” Martens tells the AP. “I am inviting them to join us because I know that whoever comes here will not be left unchanged.” Martens’ Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church started as a small community earlier this year, according to a translation of their website. Now, it’s a congregation full of refugees from Iran, Afghanistan and Syria. CNN reports millions are flocking to Europe amid the violence in their homelands. FULL REPORT