Yanti lives in Indonesia, the largest Muslim-influenced country in the world. One day, she borrowed her stepson’s radio and accidentally tuned into one of FEBC-Indonesia’s radio stations. She listened faithfully to their programs, hungry for God’s Word.
Even though Yanti was raised a Muslim, she has found a great deal of peace since she became a Christian. She often visited a Christian bookstore secretly to learn more about Jesus. When she finally understood that He was her Savior, she began attending a Christian church, even though her husband forbade it. She was even baptized, which alienated her from her extended family, who adhered to the Islamic faith.
Yanti often texted FEBC to request prayers to soften her husband’s hardened heart. One day, staff from FEBC’s Counseling Center called and asked to meet with her. She agreed, though she was fearful her husband would find out, as he made it clear he didn’t want her talking to anybody about Christianity.
When the FEBC team arrived at Yanti’s home, they prepared themselves for a difficult time with her husband. They asked for God’s protection over any evil attacks.
At first, the team spent time with Yanti, listening to her story and how she came to faith. She also shared the blessings of listening to FEBC and how the programs strengthened her faith. She was convinced that God would one day turn her marital struggles into joy.
Then Yanti’s husband, Mario, entered the room. The team welcomed him and told him why they were there. After awhile, Mario began to open up. He explained that long ago he had been slandered by a pastor and Christian brothers, and ever since then, he has hated Christians.
After spending the morning listening to Mario and coming to a better understanding of his past difficulties, the team told him how to experience God in a greater way, namely by accepting Him as his personal Savior and by forgiving everyone who had hurt him. When the team asked Mario if he was willing to turn his heart over to the Lord, he said yes, and they guided him in prayer.
Everyone that day felt God’s presence. “It was so strong,” said one staff member, “it was almost overwhelming.” Not only was the team strengthened in their faith, but Mario is now walking with the Lord, and Yanti’s prayer to have a happy Christian family finally came true.
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