I was raised in a Christian home and began learning about Isa Al-Masih from the moment of my birth. I am the oldest of four children. We didn’t always have enough money for our family’s needs. But God always provided. Many times we would come home to find groceries left on our front steps. Sometimes we would find an unexpected check in our mailbox. But through our difficulties, I always knew that God was in control. He always took care of us.
Involved in Church
My family was very involved in our local church. My parents took every opportunity to teach me about Isa Al-Masih, the Savior of the world. At a young age, I understood that Isa Al-Masih was the final and best sacrifice, giving His life for my sins. Then He came back to life on the third day. One day, after talking with my parents, I prayed to ask Isa Al-Masih to come into my life and forgive me of my sins. I asked him to take control of my life.
Called to Tell God’s Message of Salvation
At the age of ten, I felt God calling me to share his message of salvation with others. My parents had also taught me about the importance of telling others all around the world about the Savior. We had friends who served Isa Al-Masih overseas. Praying for them and learning about them was a normal part of our family’s life. Therefore it was not a big surprise to also feel that God wanted me to share the Gospel with the world.
When I was seventeen, I went to a youth conference. While there, God showed me that He wanted me to work with people who had never heard about Isa Al-Masih. This was much more difficult to say “yes” to when compared with my initial desire to share the Gospel message. I didn’t know much about unreached people groups. The things I knew were scary. But I knew it was what God was asking me to do. Because of that, I did say “yes” to Him.
My Years in College
I went to college and studied English. I also spent two summers in Central Asia teaching English. The other summers I worked at a Christian camp. Through doing these things, God continued to confirm my desire to follow Him and share His love with people all over the world.
After college I went to graduate school. I received a Masters degree in Intercultural Studies. As part of the degree program I had the opportunity to live and work in Southeast Asia teaching English for two years. I also had many opportunities to tell the people there about salvation from sin through Isa Al-Masih.
I now work with African refugees. I teach them English, meet other needs that they have, and build relationships. I desire to tell them about the saving power of Isa Al-Masih.
God’s Ongoing Provision for My Needs
Over the past few months, things have been especially hard. But my Savior has been faithful, always providing for my every need. His provision wasn’t always in the way I expected, but it was always what I needed. I don’t know how I would make it through life without such a wonderful Savior. Isa Al-Masih, the Lord Jesus Christ, is my Savior, my strength, my peace, my life.
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