European church planter Teresa LaDage recently shared this news with our global mission team.
“I was overjoyed when a message appeared on my Facebook page from A., one of our former Kazakh English students. I had lost touch with her when we left Kazakhstan, but continued to pray for her. She had attended our English club and small group for several years. We shared our lives with her, helped her with her English, played volleyball together, had her in our home for numerous dinners, and then she moved to Cyprus to study for 2 years. When A. surprisingly appeared at English club on the last day we were in Almaty, we couldn’t believe she was the same girl! She was acting strangely and told us she urgently needed to talk to us. A. began to tell us all that had happened since we last saw her. In Cyprus, she got involved in occult practices and almost took her own life. She told us that while she was there she listened to the Christian music we had given her and thought, ‘If I can just get back to Bob and Teresa I will be ok. They have the answer to what is wrong with me.’ After she finished talking we knew we needed to pray over her. While praying with 2 local believers we understood she was demon-possessed so we asked her to call on the name of Jesus. After several attempts she was able to say his name and we saw immediately release. Afterwards, we encouraged her to attend the local church where our friends went. She agreed and that was the last time we saw her.”
“Since that last day in Kazakhstan we never knew exactly what happened to A. We tried to find out from our friends, but no one knew where she was or what she was doing. Recently God blessed us when A. called and shared how she accepted the Lord, is attending a Bible study, and is sharing her testimony with her family and friends. Her mother and father have even become believers! We praise God for encouraging us to stand firm and to fully give ourselves to the work of the Lord, even when we don’t know the results of our labor. We pray you too will not grow weary in doing good, but will continue to sow the seeds of the gospel so others can taste and see that the Lord is good, even if you never see the results.”
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