The message below was sent to Minister of Missions John King from one of the men on the South Asia Mission Team this week. For security purposes, individuals are referred to only by initials.
This evening we went with T (a local believer) to visit a fellow believer here in G (a city). V runs a school for 11th to 12th grade and some MBA courses.
He has been a believer for about three years. Our teams visited with him back in 2011 (he was a new believer then). V’s wife is now a believer. We met V’s aunt who is an older lady. She’s not his blood relative but a very kind person and they have adopted her as their aunt.
So we met with V, his wife and daughter, his aunt, two teenage boys, and a teenage girl also. There were two non-believers in the group.
We prayed and then encouraged V with a devotion from 1 Peter 1 regarding hope. He had told us earlier in the evening about how it was so easy for him to lose hope. He really needed encouragement. So it really was as though The father had ordained our message this evening.
I shared that because of The son and his raising from the dead, we have been born into a living hope. That hope is inside of us and cannot be snatched away. In fact, we are promised protection by the Holy Spirit.
I also shared from Romans 8:15-17 and said that we can claim heirship with the son by the power of his blood. We must only accept this free gift.
The message was well received. We also shared Romans 8:5-14 and offered a response to the Gospel. Matt B. prayed and encouraged “those who don’t know The Son” to commit to him.
This was the first time she had heard the Gospel presented. At the end, V’s aunt accepted Jesus as her savior! We could do nothing but praise the Son for this!