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.
The Shan man had shot animals before, but this time, he recalled conversations with his Lisu employer, who had told him about the sin that every man carries and the need for forgiveness through God’s son, Jesus Christ.
Ellen, a young grandmother with a heart to serve, told us she would pray for our ministry on the field. Ellen came and visited us in our new country four times. On each visit, she brought more people to come and pray in our Muslim neighbourhood.
Rashid had nothing for his children, not even bread. He remembered in the Jesus-film Jesus fed a crowd with fish and bread. So Rashid got up, went outside and prayed under the stars. “God, I believe you fed the crowd. Would you please feed my family? I ask in Jesus’ name.”
Everyone knew a man would only enter the Indian village of Acha Nagar for one reason, and an honorable man would not. But to a church planter like Sanjay, the village’s reputation drew him to action.
In 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft with its three-man crew became the first manned spacecraft to leave the earth’s orbit. But what message could they share that might help unite a world that had become divided in so many ways?
Fedu’s life was permeated by Islam when he grew up in Bangladesh. Then one day a friend gave him a Bible and he starting comparing its teachings with those of the Quran. The more he studied the two books, the more he began to doubt Islam.
An Iranian couple who fled economic hardship and violence were taken hostage by their “guides” (human smugglers), but God had a plan to bring them to Himself.
He grew up in Neak Loeung, Cambodia, He hated Christians, but he had always dreamed of playing guitar someday. So, he decided to go to the music class, despite the believers!
A woman struggling with her husband’s addiction is a common story in today’s Iran, but all it took for Sahar and Peyman was a shared taxi ride and a faithful Christian sharing the Good News with those around her.