David Shawkan – Former Muslim
David Shawkan was born Muslim, and grew up in Iraq. His family didn’t have much of a place for Jesus in their devotional life, but he remembers that his mother had a special love for Mary, and even carried a rosary.
While David was working away from home, war broke out in Iraq. He returned to his community to find chaos, terrorism, and constant threats against him and his family because of his work as a US contractor. When he was finally able to flee the violence and get his family settled in the United States, he began to ask deeper questions about faith. Who was this God who had been watching over his family and protecting them through so much instability and danger?
After a series of mystical experiences, and a deep dive into the New Testament, David and his family knew they had to be baptized. It was that desire that led them to the steps of the Catholic Church. Do yourself a favor, and watch his powerful testimony!
David has also shared his story in written form on our site- read it here.