Dina had only five years with her husband, and their children will never know what a patient, forgiving and humble man he was. “I am thankful God gave me such a husband,” Dina said. “He was always faithful to God.”
Ali was raised as a Christian in an Asian country that had only a few believers, while Dina, who grew up in a Muslim family, came to know Christ during college in the late 1990s. After she began attending a church where Ali was pastor, they fell in love and planned to marry. At that time, churches still met openly, as the country’s government had not yet clarified its position on Evangelical Christians.