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A Mother’s Prayers

May 4th, 2012

“Lord, please change my whole family as you have changed my life,” Meena Patni earnestly prayed.

Bible Reading

Dhanjoy’s first chance to read a Bible came at a Bible college.

Meena had found peace and joy she never expected after a pastor told her about Jesus. Delivered from a life of spirit worship and bondage to demons, Meena’s hope was that her family would find salvation too—especially her son Dhanjoy, who was difficult to handle.

Dhanjoy had grown up among people whose only hope in life was to appease the anger of evil spirits. He was a mischievous boy, and he fought with his father and brother. He would even grab and pull his mother’s hair or throw his sandal into the food she was cooking. Meena desperately wanted her son to grow up knowing the love of Jesus, and she prayed for him often.

She began to see the answer to her prayers when Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Benjamin Masih visited their home. For the first time, Dhanjoy—who was by then a teenager—listened to the Gospel message. When Benjamin invited Dhanjoy to visit a GFA Bible college, he agreed.

Dhanjoy attended an introductory class at the Bible college, intended for young men such as himself who had been introduced to the Gospel but didn’t yet know the Lord. During the weeks he was there, stories of Jesus’ life deeply touched him, as did reading the Bible for the first time. Dhanjoy gave his life to Christ there at the college.

Soon, Dhanjoy received a phone call from his father with the news that he had passed his college exams and could look for a job. But by that time, Dhanjoy desired to stay and study at the Bible college. He stayed for two months, then went home for his brother’s wedding.

Conversation

The message of a missionary like this one changed Dhanjoy’s life.

During this visit, Meena was overjoyed to see her son again and witness the changes that had taken place in his life. Dhanjoy shared his new faith with his family members who did not yet know Christ.

Now, Dhanjoy is a Bible college graduate serving the Lord full-time in a mountainous region in South Asia. He has faced opposition several times from anti-Christian groups, but he continues faithfully.

Dhanjoy asks for prayer that many people will receive salvation through his ministry, and especially that his brother and father will choose to follow the Lord.

 

 

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