DEARBORN — Don Storteboom drives past a $14 million mosque topped by a golden dome, stores with Arabic signs and tidy brick homes where Muslim women in head scarves congregate on porches.

“God put these people in our back yard,” says Storteboom, a Grand Rapids native and member of the Christian Reformed Church of Dearborn. “We just need the time and energy to disciple these people.”

He is talking about the roughly 40,000 Arab Americans, most of them Muslim, who live in this Detroit suburb.

To Storteboom and others at Dearborn CRC, Dearborn’s Muslims are a mission field who need to hear the true Christian message.


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