Jaya lives in Indonesia, the largest Muslim-influenced country in the world. He comes from a Muslim family. Jaya married a woman who taught others how to read the Koran. He recently met with FEBC staff in Indonesia and told us his amazing story:
“The Muslim faith was all I’d ever known since I was in elementary school. My life was so uncertain at that time, and I became involved in many bad things, because I had no one to guide or teach me. When I was a teenager, I was in jail for 1 1/2 years. Later, when my wife and I got married, I was still a drug user. And I ruined my business because I gambled it all away.
“I knew I had to find something to fill the emptiness in my heart, but I didn’t know what that was. In the beginning, I didn’t really believe in any religion. And I didn’t have a radio or TV to listen to religious programs, so I tuned into FEBC through my cell phone. ‘Is there anything good on this radio station?’ I wondered.
“Before long, I was tuning in every night. It was not easy for me to contact Rev. Epi (FEBC Counseling Center staff). In fact, at first I even questioned myself as to whether or not it was necessary to call FEBC. But the more I suppressed my feelings, the more eager I was to pray, so I asked Rev. Epi to pray for me and also visit me. When he came, I asked him to put his hand on my head and pray for me, my wife, and three daughters. I said to him, ‘I really want to go to church, but I do not how.’
“Before I went to church, FEBC gave me a radio to tune in to their spiritual programs. And Rev. Epi accompanied me to church for 1 month. After that, I became active in Sunday services and attended church programs for 4-5 years. I am still attending church today, and my family, too, serves God. Life is better with God because He is good.”
Jaya’s wife also testified:
“I am so grateful to God because now we can attend church. Thanks to God, He restored our family. My husband had bad habits in the past, but is now reborn in Christ. Praise God! Ever since we turned our lives over to God, everything is better.
“We also want to say thanks to God because only through Him were we able to survive. We married as unbelievers. We now know that a Christian marriage involves a man and woman promising to honor and obey God.”
Thanks to your prayers and support, FEBC is able to continue sharing the Gospel in Muslim-influenced countries like Indonesia. We receive transformative stories like this year-round as Christ’s love changes hearts through FEBC broadcasts.