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The business of rescuing people

Moon (literal translation of his name into English) is from a poor, nomadic, unreached people group in India. Illiterate and low caste, Moon had no job and no prospects. He lived on the side of the road in a plastic tent, sleeping on a dirt floor. Moon was estranged from his wife because of his abusive anger. He was once arrested for getting violent with a girl. He fought anyone and was afraid of no one.

 

Simply crazy?

Sanjay and a friend, Jacob, had been working closely with Moon’s community leaders for a couple of years. The leaders asked the two men for help. Sanjay and Jacob’s first impression of Moon was that he was simply crazy. He even drank the blood of goats when they were butchered in the market. What kind of person was this?

 

Loving him

For months, Sanjay and Jacob returned to Moon’s community to visit with him and pray for him. Most people avoided Moon. Sanjay and Jacob loved him. During the course of a year, they saw change. Moon became a follower of Jesus. He became peaceful. He and his wife reconciled. They now have a son.  As a family, they eagerly share their story with others.

Sanjay estimates that over 40 new house churches have been birthed through Moon and his wife’s efforts. Moon has even baptised new followers of Jesus and is also discipling them.

Like the story in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 5, Jesus is still in the business of rescuing people. Rescued new disciples are making more disciples.

(The original article was shortened.)
Source: Beyond

 

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