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Who is the Man in White?

By Emily Stroble | October 19, 2021

The reports come from all over the world. Even in countries that forbid the gospel and silence Christians, people see him – a man in white.

Three Dreams

In Chad, a young man named A. Soumain dreamed.

The distance between communities, language barriers, and persecution create obstacles to sharing the gospel in Chad.

But, as Soumain slept, a man appeared to him, dressed in white from head to foot. The man in white held something out to Soumain and said, “take this literature, and follow Jesus in the way it tells you.”

Soumain, however, did not know where to find the literature or the man. For three days, he heard the command in his dreams but could not follow it.

After the third dream, an Every Home pioneer missionary came to Soumain’s village.

“This is the fulfillment of my dream,” Soumain said. “From now on, I am for Jesus Christ.”

Three Years

Another man, Brother F.,* had to wait much longer than three days to understand a similar dream.

“Three years back, I saw Jesus in my dream, calling me towards him,” Brother F. shares. “When I migrated to a new city along with my family, I happened to meet a pastor. I told him my dream. He taught me the gospel, baptized me, and left me.”

When Brother F. was baptized, he risked losing everything — his community, his livelihood, even his life.

“Wake Up”

“The man in white” often appears when people are suffering.

In Sierra Leone, a man named Idrissa had suffered from severe stomach pain for three years. He visited hospitals and sought the help of native healers. But now, his neighbors wailed around his house as he lay on the point of death.

An Every Home team arrived in his village and made their way through the crowd.

“He is dead,” Idrissa’s neighbors cried.

The team prayed anyway.

In 30 minutes, Idrissa sat up and asked for water.

Idrissa heard the prayers, he said, as if they came from far away. And he dreamed that a man, dressed in white, had come to wake him up. His pain eased.

Idrissa’s entire village gave their lives to Jesus that day.

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