From a worker in the Middle East
“Several years ago I rode with you to the capital,” my friend began. “In the car you told me how God spoke to you, and then it came true. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I was disappointed in God because I had many problems. When I prayed I never experienced His help. But you did. So I talked to some foreigners and asked about the Christian faith. ”
“Once I dreamed I was in an abyss and couldn’t get out until my nephew came to save me. The next day I asked a foreigner about the meaning of the dream. She said that maybe my nephew could help me learn about Christianity, maybe not. Sometime later my nephew spoke to me about faith. Because I trust him completely I decided to frankly share what I experienced. He explained a lot, but I still had my doubts. ”
“Then the army sent me back to the front line of the war in the north. One day I ended up in the middle of an exchange of gunfire and I felt a bullet fly past my nose and thought, ‘This is the last day of my life.’ I prayed to God, and He protected me. Then I knew for sure that the Bible is true, and Jesus died for me.”
My friend also told me he is plagued by nightmares. I offered to pray for healing, but we didn’t find another opportunity to speak privately in the village. Several weeks later I met my friend again. He eagerly waited for the moment he could talk privately.
“I was disappointed that you didn’t pray for me,” he said. “But then I thought that if God listens to your prayers, He also wants to listen to my prayers. So I asked him to take away the nightmares. Two days later they disappeared, and I haven’t had one since!”
My friend’s wife is illiterate and doesn’t know which book he reads, but she is suspicious about it. Recently he said to her, “If you see that I become a bad man through reading it, I will put it away. But if I become a better man, I will continue and will teach you as well.”