The Word makes it clear that we are to pray and ask of God, that He hears and will answer us. When we pray we are to have an expectation that, if we ask according to God’s will, we will receive from Him what we ask. Every moment, God is in the process of answering prayers of those who call out to Him. We want to give God glory and encourage intercessors, by sharing some stories of what God is doing in answer to prayer. We call these God stories, because these testimonies are all about Him.
Discover Navin’s dramatic story of healing from disability that changed him into a living testimony of Jesus’ message of hope and transformation.
Bira discovered that we can’t know everything. “There is no point asking ‘why’ because the whys become a mire in which we might drown. We should trust the Lord.”
Being a church-planter in India is risky, but Nadimah is so grateful for how God has impacted her life and how He is using her to share the Gospel, she is willing to accept the risks that come with it.
There is a common idea that suffering and persecution always strengthens faith and leads to church growth, but this is not true. The power of prayer is what allowed Farshid to make it through the intense seasons of suffering he endured.
For Christians in West African countries like Benin, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Ghana, forgiveness is hard and many have strained relationships. Yet God has forgiven us and calls followers of Jesus to do the same.
Giving a Bible to a stranger can change an individual’s eternity. But imagine doing that in a country where Bibles are illegal.
An Iranian woman confessed: “I read a copy of the Quran from cover to cover. When I finished, I closed it and decided there was nothing in this book for me. There is no hope and no love in this book.”
The Holy Spirit had awakened a hunger in Samesh to hear more from Jesus, but he was heartbroken to discover that there was no Scripture translated into his language.
We must never underestimate the power of Scripture to bring faith in people’s hearts and the effect that Christian literature can have on unbelievers. Our responsibility is to make it available to them!
Doctors informed Dee that her unborn child would really struggle with disabilities and they encouraged a termination. She went to bed that evening, convinced she would not keep the baby.
An Iranian man wanted the whole world to become Muslim, so he left Iran with a mission to convert Europeans.
Many years of prayers by a missions team for the gospel to reach a people group in die Middle East seemed unanswered, as they were not able to go to the group.
The Holy Spirit is the One who directs us to ask the right questions and He reveals the secrets of a person’s heart, so that the doors are opened for the gospel to be shared.
Mustafa began watching YouTube videos about inconsistencies and mistakes found in the Qur’an. He felt as if the scales had fallen from his eyes and that he was finally seeing things clearly.
Lauren had rolled out of bed without making coffee, eating breakfast or even opening her Bible. That morning she felt incredibly underprepared to share the gospel at the ministry event she was going to attend.
Disaster and difficulties left Baher heartbroken and full of bitterness, and made him turn away from God and the Church. He needed rescue in a hopeless situation.
A missionary prayed and a young man in Central Asia had a dream of being at the bottom of a pit unable to get out. God was at work.
Satabdi did not want to accept the New Testament handed out at her Hindi school. She did not feel she needed it, because as Hindus they had enough gods and goddesses. But when the New Testament was handed out again at a new school, she dared to take one.
Bacause of loving and patient Christians, a German man who might otherwise never have set foot back inside a church is now regularly attending one and learning how to study the Bible.
From a human perspective, for missionaries to move to a 99% Muslim North African coastal town to plant a church without a local support team doesn’t make sense. But for prayer…
A battle-hardened ISIS fighter broke down in tears as he heard about the God who loved him enough to come and die for him.
On arrival in the Middle East, a Himalayan man discovered there was no job waiting for him. He’d been tricked. He was arrested and detained by the police. What would become of him?
Ajmal had dozens of experiences being exposed to the Gospel before I met him. God used these to prepare him to enter the Kingdom.
“Now I know why God has allowed me to live to be this old. It’s so I might know the truth, and also share it with my family.”
Gülay and her husband, Sedat, faced adversity, but they were completely lacking love from others. When this Turkish couple visited one congregation in their home city, the church continued to show them God’s love. Any remaining doubts the couple had about Christianity were eroded.
It’s quite common for a Muslim to have a dream about Christ. It seems to be one of the Holy Spirit’s favourite ways of getting the attention of those who follow Islam.
Michael had been gambling with work’s money for nearly two years, and the public university where he was employed caught on. In jail he closed his eyes, picked up the Bible, and pointed to a verse.
God spoke to a missionary and confirmed without a doubt about a specific people group in India He wanted to send him to. The missionary answered boldly: ‘I will go and do it!’
A Syrian woman and her family fled to a country where there was more openness to explore faith and religion. In these difficult circumstances God not only changed her heart, but used her to reach many more.
An Indian man sought answers from his gods, asking why they would not bless him. From reading the Bible he came to realise that true peace and joy came from knowing the one true God.
Like most other people in Romania, Dina would never have crossed the threshold of an evangelical Christian church. However, the love and hope she received at a thrift shop opened her heart to Christ.
Various circumstances can bring a person to search for the truth of who God is, but there is just One who can satisfy the longing of a thirsty heart. This is what three Muslims found during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.
Inspired by her father’s search to better understand the Quran, a teenager named Rahel began her own search for truth by reading online about Jesus. Then she asked God, “Show me Your truth.” And He answered her prayer.
A Christian’s relationship with Jesus can be a powerful witness to unbelievers. Such was the case for Majid when he saw Ben’s life and desired to follow Jesus in the same way.
There can be much fruit for God’s kingdom if we start with the simple act of reaching out to a neighbour, trusting that God will move through our prayers.
Bakeer found the Bible to be completely different from the Qur’an, the Muslim holy book. But he felt he needed help understanding it.
When we don’t know what the right decision is regarding a matter, God can confirm His will to us. This is what a new believer discovered in a Muslim majority country in West Asia.
How can Bible translations and recordings in an African language be useful in Alaska? The power of God and His Word must never be underestimated!
An Indian man credits prayers to Jesus for his father’s healing and now devotes his life to praying for and serving others.
If a sickness came to town and was killing everyone, and you had the cure, would you give it to them or keep it to yourself?
In a country where the population equates being Turkish with being Muslim, the Lord has awakened many to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 1980, a woman gave birth in the middle of a road in a small village in South Asia and left the baby in the street with the umbilical cord still attached. What would become of such an abandoned one?
Giving your life to Christ does not mean that life will be easy. He told us that the journey will be difficult. However, because He gave His life to rescue us, we press on.
During the preaching of a Greek priest, an Iranian man heard the words in Farsi, his mother tongue. However, after the service, he could not ask the priest his questions concerning faith because he didn’t understand him anymore.
For fifteen years, Leroy had faithfully shown up at the prison in Longuenesse, France, to minister to the inmates. Bible studies there never seemed to work out and there were no baptisms, until recently!
I told the children, “The Lord can turn nothing into something!” and I reminded them of the story of Elijah and the widow. They had a simple child-like faith and believed that God could provide for their need.
Disillusioned with religion, Hamid sought escape from his painful circumstances in drugs and alcohol. “The Pastor on TV said to pray with him during the programme and Jesus Christ would help me.”
On the ship to Israel we met a Jewish family who believed Jesus was the Messiah. We wondered how Jews could possibly fall into the trap of giving allegiance to the Christian God. Nazis and some of the Russians who tried to kill us, also believed in this Christian God.
When a man from Honduras realised the man teaching him was the one in his dream, he suddenly realised how God had been pursuing him.
His mind was consumed with the physical—anything spiritual did not concern him. To this doctor, there was no soul, just a body. But his own medical crisis changed all that.
Jan thought she had gone to Japan to share the love of Christ with the Japanese, yet in those early years she could understand so little of their language. She learned that God uses us even when we don’t feel very useful.
In Mexico’s Chiapas state, more than 35,000 indigenous evangelical Christians have been expelled from their communities just because they are no longer taking part in their community’s religious practices and rituals.
Helen, a missionary to the Congo in Africa, was raped twice, beaten and savagely kicked, losing her back teeth through the boot of a rebel soldier. After spending 11 years of service for the African people, she wondered whether it had been worth it.
In the Gulf states, believers from a Muslim background face intense persecution from their family, communities and governments. If they are found out, new believers are at serious risk of even losing their lives. And yet, still people across the Gulf are choosing faith in Jesus!
He knocked and a man in a white garment opened the door. “Who are you?” Jaffar asked. The man told him he was the owner of the door and invited him in. Knowing what was behind him, Jaffar stepped over the threshold.
Hundreds of millions witnessed Gladys Staines forgive her family’s murderers in the name of the gospel on Indian television. It “may have achieved more for the gospel in India than many years of missionary work,” according to an Indian evangelist.
Even if we don’t have a biological daddy anymore, we have a much better heavenly Father who is the founder and Creator of everything, including you! He cares about you and sees you where you are now.
Silas, who grew up in Turkmenistan when it was part of the Soviet Union, was once an atheist in his mind and a Muslim in his heart. Watching the Jesus Film changed all that.
“We live in a place that desperately needs change. I can’t do it. I can share, I can love people, but I can’t change a single person’s heart—only God can. And so, Plan A is that we pray, and we ask Him to do what only He can do.”
J. Thomas was a Welsh missionary with a burden for the kingdom of Korea in the middle of the nineteenth century. He went up the Taedong River and he took as many Chinese Scriptures with him as he could carry. When they reached Pyongyang, they were not welcomed.
You never know when the time is right for someone to hear the gospel. It is important to take the step of obedience to share Christ. Do it, and see what God will do.
One night, as Abu fell asleep he saw somebody appear from a shining light. “Then the first question He asked me was: ‘Who are you?’ I asked Him: ‘Who are you, too?’ He said: ‘I am a King… you are a son of a King.'”
For thirty years, a Frontiers team has added a special reminder to their communion time, and God is using it to bring more Muslims to the table.
For hundreds of years, this group in Ethiopia lived with no witness of Jesus. Then the gospel arrived!
How is it possible for a Muslim Afghan man to become a Christian? Only through the transforming power of the Living Word.
As a North Korean woman was baptised in secret there were no photos, no baptism certificate, no crowd, no hearty echoes of affirmation. But in that tiny place in the middle of nowhere, three Christians stood on holy ground.
Some cross-cultural workers trust the Lord to bring the right job opportunities in the right places with the right connections, all so that His name will be known and glorified among the least-reached.
God can use us anywhere He places us, if we would only allow Him.
“How long, oh Lord? Will you forget me forever?” It’s a heartfelt cry, but is it the truth? Has God forgotten His children in North Korea? For that answer we have to investigate the spiritual life of North Korean Christians.
A teenager who suffered under the Khmer Rouge communist forces when they took control of Cambodia in 1975, was filled with hatred and wanted to get revenge. How would he respond when facing his persecutor years later?
Ntate Thabo became a follower of Jesus, but his mother was involved in demonic activities and hated all born-again Christians. Still, after being chased away from his village, he did not give up on his family.
A Christian family’s deep love and acceptance of others set a young man on a journey of serious inquiry about what it was that enabled them to live and love so freely.
One day she realised she didn’t have any friends who weren’t believers. That seemed normal. Except, there was that little verse in Matthew 28 about making disciples. There was that… But she found strangers scary and intimidating.
When Tom’s grandfather died he began to search for the meaning of life. Others expected Tom to go into the priesthood at a Hindu temple, but he had questions.
Danesh is a father who went from being an alcoholic who shamed his family, to a spiritual leader pointing his family to Jesus.
The overflow of singing praises amid great difficulties has tremendous spiritual power for helping to win the spiritual battle.
Ninety percent of the time, when Jay invested his time and energy in sharing the gospel with Muslim men, he didn’t see fruit resulting from it. God had never promised his followers that they would see fruit.
Persecution and violent attacks are a reality for many Christians around the world, but surprisingly it can make us stronger in our faith.
Russia invaded Ukraine on a Thursday and by that Saturday the first Ukrainian refugees arrived on the front steps of a church in the Bucharest area in Romania. How would the church respond?
Geylan asked God why He had allowed them to go through wars and lose their home in Syria. She asked Him if Jesus was really God. Then, as she slept, she saw her spirit leave her body and ascend high up. And God spoke to her.
Upon hearing yet another testimony of a believer’s martyrdom, many questions can rise. “Why this tragedy, Lord? How long will you allow this to continue? What is the sense in all of this?”
Aunty Alice was the wife of Pastor Allen Yuan in China, who was imprisoned for 21 years. She had five children and her mother-in-law to care for. One night her mother-in-law informed her, “There is no rice left to feed the children tomorrow morning!” Alice complained to the Lord.
In Southeast Asia frontline workers were told that the people had been waiting for them to pray for a man who were troubled by an evil spirit. The spirit made him physically and mentally disabled. And so the frontline workers prayed.
Catea was asked to start a project to support the elderly in her home village in Moldova. She was worried what people in the community might think, as they knew her and her background.
One should never underestimate the way God can work through the youth to spread the gospel.
The Vice Principal at Nina’s school wanted to take their science team to a Buddhist temple before they compete in a competition, but Nina didn’t want to enter because she is a Christian. So she prayed for God’s favour in the situation.
“When we pray, we should pray by faith that the Lord indeed answers our prayers.” This is what an Arab believer discovered in the Holy Land.
As the Buddhist monks learned about Jesus, they said: ’Well, somebody has to be wrong here. Either Buddha is god or Jesus’. They wanted to test and see who really was God.
A Japanese man looked to Buddha during many difficult times in his life, but couldn’t find the salvation he was longing for. Then one day he bought a Bible and turned on his radio…
Noi was a practicing Buddhist and animist, like many Shan people in Northern Thailand. She did not know this God that her daughter spoke of and could not take any chances of upsetting her idols.
“As a Jewish girl, I knew I couldn’t believe that Jesus was God. But light—now that was very Jewish.”
They had set up this film showing about the life of Isa (Jesus). Tariq wasn’t sure he could trust them, but he was curious. About 15 minutes into the movie, someone appeared on the screen he never expected to see.
Church planting in a Buddhist country is no easier than anywhere else religious intolerance raises its head.