Mourning Into Dancing

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Recently, our team has been blessed to receive several testimonies of God’s healing and grace in China. We are excited to share these stories as testaments to God’s faithfulness, and we celebrate these victories in Christ. This story is from one of our workers in China, Brother Ge:

 


 

They found her sitting alone in a dark and messy room. She looked isolated and lonely, as if the dirty place had swallowed her up. A closer view revealed her to be very pregnant. She said her husband left early in the morning and would not be back until late at night.

 

This woman was Mrs. Fang, a native of China’s remote countryside who moved to the city to find work. Mrs. Fang and her husband have struggled with housing and finances and this has made their life very difficult.

 

Last year, through God’s guidance, Mrs. Fang and her husband found me as an All Girls Allowed worker, and I offered to temporarily house them in my home. I consistently shared the gospel with the couple, but they stubbornly resisted, falsely claiming that their parents already believed in God and they had no need for the message. Mrs. Fang’s parents are part of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (a state-sanctioned Protestant church in China) but they rarely attend church.

 

Mrs. Fang and her husband eventually moved out of my house and into another place. Last November, our field workers went to visit Mrs. Fang and found her in the dark room described above. The couple’s dismal situation greatly saddened our workers, and again they tried to show the love of Jesus to Mrs. Fang by sharing their testimonies. Although Mrs. Fang’s heart seemed impenetrable, as they shared, God began softening her heart of stone into a heart of flesh.

 

Our monthly visits to Mrs. Fang started to change her and make her more receptive to Jesus. On one recent visit, Mrs. Fang decided to call her father (who suffers from epilepsy) to ask if he had any prayer needs. What a transformation from our previous interactions with her!

 

Over the next few visits, we not only prayed for her father, but also spread the love of God with Mrs. Fang and many of her relatives, inviting them to believe in the Lord. We shared with Mrs. Fang and even gave her some Gospel DVDs so she could learn more about God.

 

Almost one year later, the Holy Spirit finally worked miracles in Mrs. Fang’s heart, and she agreed to attend our church service. She started going to church a few months ago, and recently, in our Christmas service, she made the decision to dedicate her life to Jesus! Mrs. Fang was elated.

 

“I never imagined believing in God would feel so good. It’s like we’re all one big family!” she exclaimed.

 

We, too, were touched by Mrs. Fang’s transformation, and we encouraged her to have faith in the Lord, who would bless her entire family and protect her child.

 

Mrs. Fang is naturally shy and introverted, so we have to personally invite her to go to church every week. We pray that God would open Mrs. Fang’s heart and soul even more, so that she can soon understand God’s Way and be reborn through the Holy Spirit. We also pray that Mrs. Fang’s husband would soon come to Christ.

 

Praise the Lord!

 


 

We rejoice that God has again poured joy into the life of a distressed mother in China.  Please pray that God would multiply these miraculous transformations and bless the efforts of our workers there.

 

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.”  -Psalm 30:11

 

by Emilie, All Girls Allowed

 

All Girls Allowed (http://www.allgirlsallowed.org) was founded by Chai Ling in 2010 with a mission to display the love of Jesus by restoring life, value and dignity to girls and mothers in China and revealing the injustice of the One-Child Policy.  “In Jesus’ Name, Simply Love Her.”

 

 

 




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