Ahmed was seven when he went to live with a Muslim teacher hoping to become an Imam. He spent his time learning to read and write Arabic, reading the Qu'ran, and begging in the streets to support himself and the mosque.
At the Imam's school, he had a dream. Ahmed dreamed he became a follower of Jesus, and his father came after him with a spear to kill him. Suddenly, he sprouted eagles wings and flew to the top of a mountain. He had this dream multiple times. Eventually, he told his older brother.
Over dinner, his brother told their father about Ahmed's dreams. "Your dreams are right." His father said. "If you become a Christian and I'm still alive, the only way you'll escape me killing you is to sprout wings." Ahmed was not a Christian and was at peace with his family. He left home and went from town to town, looking for work as a shepherd.
Several years later, while shepherding a believers flock, he began having dreams again. This time they were more specific. A man came to him and told him, "Allah so loved the world that he sent his only Son that whoever believes in him will not find judgment but will receive eternal life." Then he dreamed again. The man said, "Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one will come to Allah except through him."
Confused, Ahmed went to his boss and asked to go to church. His boss warned him that if he followed Jesus, his family and friends would reject him, but he said he must go. They prayed together, and Ahmed submitted his life to Christ.