Gertrude*, one of the young adults from the local Kurdish church, was hit by a car. God’s protection of Gertrude was evident, though, when we went to the hospital and found out that she was fine. She did not have any broken bones or any serious injuries and only suffered from inflammation and pain for a few days.
Within a few days of the accident, Gertrude was walking around as if nothing had happened. As a result, we spent a good amount of time at her house visiting with her and her family. On one occasion, we met at Gertrude’s house to plan the young adults’ meetings that Kay* and I would not be able to attend due to some leadership training. During our planning time, Gertrude’s brother, who is not a believer, walked into the room, sat next to me, and asked me what we were doing. I had him read one of the Bible verses we had chosen, a verse about there being no condemnation for those who believe in Christ. I then explained what the verse meant by explaining the gospel to him. He sat and listened to everything I had to say. Then, he got up and left the room.
I learned that we need to look for opportunities to share the gospel with others, as I could have just told him that we were preparing the lesson. However, by God’s grace and help, I was able to share the gospel with him. Even though he did not respond to what I said, I was thankful that he sat there and listened to the gospel. Will you please pray for his salvation?
*NOTE: Names changed for security reasons.