What began as a brief conversation ended with an eternity-changing decision for Thao. Thao was just being friendly when he started chatting with a couple of believers. But more than four hours later, they were still talking. Over the next couple of weeks, Thao met several times with these believers and shared about his troubled and criminal past. At this point in Thao’s life, however, he had moved past those days and was striving for success, a professional career, a high salary, and maybe international travel. The believers shared how they had once also sought after those things as a priority in their lives but had found them to be unsatisfying. “The only thing that satisfies is Jesus Christ,” they said, and Thao was intrigued and wanted to learn more. Within days, Thao committed his life to Jesus Christ, was baptized, and began to be discipled. Pray for Thao’s continued growth and also for that of a good friend who accepted Christ about the same time. Pray for the small group of new believers that Thao is now a part of to continue to be obedient to what they are learning and to apply Scripture in their lives. Pray that this group will emerge as a new body of Christ that will glorify God and multiply His kingdom in this city.
From IMB Pray, 28-Feb-2017