“I want that,” says a new sister in Indonesia
July 24, 2019
“Thru the Bible in Madurese blesses me,” writes one of your sisters in Christ in Indonesia.
“I am learning the words of God and how to be a Christian who is not proud and arrogant. God’s Word today talks about how to be salt and light for the world. I want to do that! Previously I tried to listen to Thru the Bible in Indonesian, but my understanding of that language is limited. Now that I found the Madurese program I can understand much better how to live in line with the intention of God. Here is what I am learning:
- From the words of God I am learning to love my enemy and not repay anyone evil for evil.
- Today I learned a lesson on how ‘mantra’ is the way of the devil to encourage people not to believe and worship God. [Mantra is a Buddhist or Hindi practice of repeating a word or a sound in meditation.]
- I have also learned that Jesus came to the world so people could have abundant life. I want that, too!”
Her excitement is contagious, isn’t it?! Pray for new believers like this sister to have courage as they hear truth that runs contrary to cultural practices. A new life in Jesus means putting aside old rituals. Pray for new faith to be well-grounded!
Tomorrow we’re praying in Vietnam, where we’ll meet a father whose family has walked away from the Lord. See you then.