Miss O* grew up as a devout Buddhist in Southeast Asia and had never heard the gospel. When God brought Christians into her life, Miss O would nod her head, “yes, yes,” in agreement to the stories they shared but continued as an even more determined Buddhist.
One day Miss O prayed, “They say you are the Living God. If that’s true, give me a new pair of jeans tomorrow.” The very next day, Miss O’s father said, “I know what you want—a new pair of jeans. Let’s go shopping.”
It was as if God said, “If you need jeans to know I am the Living God, I will give them, and you will know I am Lord.”
Still, she did not believe. Later, another believer said, “All of our good deeds are like a pot of fermented bamboo shoots before God.” The Lord used this to convict her of sin and her need for a Savior. She wept and put her faith in Jesus.
For several years, Miss O was the only believer in her village. She is a gifted and eager evangelist, loves the Word and has a solid faith and doctrine. She prayed God would use her to reach her village. God answered when Miss O led her neighbor to Christ. The neighbor shared with her husband who also came to faith.
These three now follow the Lord, meet weekly as a church and live out their faith. The ‘blue-jean-giving’ God who had never been talked to in that village is now worshiped every week in this village’s first church.
Pray for Miss O and her neighbors as they share the gospel with their neighbors. Pray more would choose to leave Buddhism behind.
*Names changed for security