Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
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.
On the ship to Israel we met a Jewish family who believed Jesus was the Messiah. We had never heard of this strange belief and 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.
Since 2003 Pastor Han was on the most wanted list in Pyongyang for sharing the gospel. He shared his Christian faith with more than 1,000 North Koreans before he was killed
I woman in Algeria had been sick for a long time. Her husband had taken her to many doctors and specialists and had even tried witchcraft and sorcery, but she remained unchanged. Some Christians advised them to go to the local church for prayer.
It was a hostile area in the Philippines, and her father had strictly forbidden her to have anything to do with “those Christians.” Unknown to the little Filipino girl, the missionary was praying fervently for her soul.
“I was afraid of spirits before. Every year we had to give sacrifices to spirits,” said Ailani*, a 24-year-old from a small village in a Buddhist country in South East Asia.
A former Yemeni Muslim had to flee to an African country and nearly lost everything in the process. But he says, ‘Thank you, Lord. Now I understand why you sent me here.’
Maheen told God she would not be able to handle being arrested and feared that she might give the names of all believers in the house churches to the police or even deny Jesus. Three days later, the secret police knocked at her door.
What is Christ worth to you? A missionary couple in the Central African Republic had to answer this for themselves.
As ministry workers in the United States discovered, working to see the gospel take root in the heart of a least-reached person is much like putting together a massive jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the front of the box.