Discovering Jesus at long last
Tomkaw, 75, spent most of her life in Thailand as a Buddhist. It’s the only life she knew, having never given any thought to Jesus.
As she aged, she went through a difficult time with her daughter who had welcomed her into her family home, promising to care of her. But those promises didn’t last. Her family began stealing from her and abusing her.
“They forged my signature and took everything, including my money in my bank account,” Tomkaw said with sadness in her eyes. “I was so hurt in my heart that I thought of committing suicide.”
While reflecting on this painful experience, Tomkaw’s eyes soon begin to brighten as she shares how God turned her life around. She explains how a Christian friend noticed her immense pain and shared the life-giving Gospel with her and invited her to church.
“The pastor told me about Jesus Christ, the one who can help me come out of my awful situation,” she says. “I opened my heart to receive Jesus that day.”
That decision brought joy back into Tomkaw’s life. She was able to return to her own home and began attending church regularly. “I’m so glad that I have a new family at the church,” she says, smiling widely. “My sorrow and sadness are gone.”
But God wasn’t done yet; He started working in Tomkaw’s daughter’s heart. She began to call her mother to check in and even sent her money.
God has transformed Tomkaw’s heart and relationship with her daughter. Tomkaw is now in a Project Philip Bible study so she can be discipled and grow closer to Jesus.
“The Easy-to-Read Bible and Project Philip Bible study materials have been so useful and have helped me understand what life in Jesus truly means,” she says. “I am so thankful for Jesus because He raised me up to more than I can be.”
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Call to Prayer: Pray for Tomkaw’s extended family to come to know Jesus as they see His life-changing work within her heart.
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