This week has been really tough, but more amazingly it open my eyes to see God’s love and care in so many ways. It was amazing to see God’s work and his love in my life. I know there are times when things happen in our life and we ask where God is. One thing I know through my experience sometimes God allows thing to happen in our life to wake us up from falling asleep. He want us to cry to him when the pain comes. I learn through my experiences everywhere Godtakes me, he teaches me something.
Last Tuesday I felt a push to call my brother at around 12am just to ask him about my
family. I never used to call my family that late in the morning. The moment he answered the phone I can tell there was something wrong with him. He told me that my dad was going through serious pain of a stomach ache. At first I did not put to a big of deal out of it because I thought to myself that stomach ache is a common thing so it will eventually go away. He continues the conversation by saying that they are waiting for motorcycle taxi to take him to hospital at 12am. At this second my heart started to beat so fast. As you have read my testimony you know how far my family lives from the hospital. My mind was racing and I could no longer concentrate on my studies. I felt like I could not bear this by myself. I asked my roommate and some other guys to pray for my dad at that moment. One of the guys offered to get all the guys in living room to pray for him.
It was an amazing blessing to me to see the love of each brother in the floor. They
all gathered to pray for my dad. I see Christ’s love in the eyes of each of them. Their expressions were really genuine and their compassion for my dad pierced my heart. The next morning when I walked to class almost every single person I came across said that they were praying for my dad. What a great family I belong to here at Moody! God’s love is always following me no matter where I am, even when life seems unpleasant for me. This week I have been through some tough moments—emotional depression due to my dad in the hospital, and lots of school work. Through all these trials, God’s mercy and love is following me. The next morning after the news of my dad I had to take a mid-term exam, but praise God in midst of all of this, He helped me focus through the exam. “And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him” (James 5:15).
My dad is out of the hospital now, but he still in recovery. Pray for his healing and
more for his soul. Two years ago I had a sister who passed away. She was very sick before she died. I was praying that her healing would bring my dad to Christ, but it has not happened yet. God took her, but I do believe God has his way to bring my dad to Him.
I thank God for all He has done and is doing in my life. My year at Moody is going well, I’m learning a lot. Thank you for all your prayers and please keep praying. I believe in prayer because I believe in Jesus Christ. “My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back, let him know that he who
turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins”(James 5:19-20).
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare
and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
I am praying with you for your father. May the healing be more than physical.
We will also pray for your dad and his recovery. We also pray for your education with God’s Blessings.