“So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
S___ is an Afghani father who has struggled to provide for his family; he is a believer who was fired from his job for his faith. Each week, he attends our Clubhouse preaching services and joins our Zoom prayer meetings weekly as well. His gratitude is expressed in the sounds and images he sends to us. His daughter (Z___) is a young Albino girl. Her eyesight is terrible, but with great effort, she has drawn a picture of God’s rainbow, with Genesis 1:14 written below it. (I have embedded an MP3 audio of her reading the verse in the email containing this prayer letter. Please listen to it, as you hear one of my workers explain this verse in English.) The Bible says, “In all labour there is profit . . . .” (Psalm 14:23) Because of your giving, we have been able to purchase a mattress and pillows for him; they are no longer sleeping on the floor. To thank us, he sent us a video of the kids playing on the mattress, saying “thank you!” again and again. Ron Hamilton sang, “I Saw Jesus in You,” and as that melody goes through my head, I think of the many givers who pray daily for these people. THIS WORK WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT YOU!
A___ needs your prayer. The photo shows one of the burns the Taliban did to him while he was in jail for THREE YEARS. His crime? Having a Bible on his mobile phone. He secured release when a fellow believer sold his motorcycle to pay for his release. His family has rejected him, so he finds hope and encouragement with us. We pay for his internet so he can join us in our meetings, and he always sends us a receipt to show he is spending the money as he promised. Please pray that God will bless this man and save his family.
Two other men and I will be preaching a conference at C___ B___ C___, made up entirely of P___ and A___ refugees, at our host city in Turkey. We hope to reach earthquake refugees as well. We will be there in August, thanks, once more, to the giving of God’s people. My wife, son, and daughter will return with me. Please pray for God’s power and protection on this work.
Lastly, I had a special experience with a convert I led to Christ in Michigan. He is a college student named D___, and he began coming to church fairly regularly. After a month or so, he vanished, the lament of every Christian worker. I knocked at his door for a few weeks but got no answer. Two weeks ago, out of the blue, I got a call from him. He had moved backed to his home state of New York to look for work. The purpose of his call was simply to thank me for sharing the Gospel with him—such a rare thing . . . and a delightful reminder that God sees our efforts to exalt Him.