Every morning at 4:45 a.m., Daniel Zagi and his wife, Victoria, wake up and prepare for another day of training new disciples. They begin their morning in chapel, praising God alongside the men and women in their care, and dedicate the rest of their day to teaching the former Muslims how to overcome old habits and mindsets so they can live as new creations in Christ.
Daniel is uniquely qualified to mentor young Christians from Muslim backgrounds. While growing up in Nigeria’s Bauchi state, Daniel was not treated well by his father’s four Muslim wives. His biological mother was a Christian, however, and at age 19 Daniel came to faith in Jesus Christ after understanding his need for salvation. When he met Victoria through his church fellowship, the two married and began a life together; he knew she was a prayerful woman who was fully committed to the Lord.