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Finding gratitude in hardship

Do you remember when you first became a Christian? You likely felt excited and joyful, wanting to tell everyone about how Jesus changed your life. The same is true for new believers in India. Their desire is to share the Good News of Jesus with everyone they meet—no matter the cost.

A woman named Nadimah was equipped for ministry through Mission India’s Church Planter Training programme. Although sharing her faith is a risk, Church Planter Nadimah remains faithful to the mission God has given her.

UNEXPECTED GUESTS
One Sunday, Nadimah was hosting a prayer group in her home. Some relatives and community members visited her while the prayer group was meeting, and tensions arose when the visitors realised her gathering was focused on Jesus.

Some of the visitors grew openly angry that Nadimah was sharing her Christian beliefs. They created such a disruption that Nadimah was forced to conclude the prayer meeting.

Later, some of the visitors returned with even more members of the community. This time, the persecutors threatened to file a formal complaint against Nadimah. These circumstances have made it increasingly difficult for Nadimah to continue her ministry.

FOLLOWING PAUL’S EXAMPLE
Although Nadimah has faced hardships, her bravery to stand firm in her faith reflects the life of Paul from Scripture. Even though Nadimah is experiencing persecution, she is following Paul’s example and continuing the work God has called her to. She is grateful for how God has impacted her life and how He is using her to share the Gospel, no matter what!

(This article was shortened.)
Source: Mission India

 

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