“For years my wife and I shared the gospel with my father. But he resisted.”
That’s what Valentin, a listener of our Russian broadcasts, tells us today as we travel through his hometown of Slavyansk. But his story gets better …
“My father was always polite, but at one point he asked, ‘How can I believe in your God, how can I pretend that life is simple, that the Bible is true? I have two university degrees, and I lived all my life without faith … have I been a fool?’
“After that my wife and I still talked to Him about God, but we prayed more. We didn’t want to be aggressive about our witness, but loved him every chance we got. About a year later, he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. To help him pass the days in bed, we gave my dad a radio and told him about a local Christian radio station.
“Three weeks before he died, my dad told me that Thru the Bible was his favorite program. With tears in his eyes he shared that he repented of his sins and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Thank you for your broadcast that changes lives … including my father’s.”
Yes! Praise God that His Word is changing lives in Russia and around the world. As we go to the Lord on our knees today, let’s remember all those who are praying for the salvation of their family and friends. May God’s redeeming love become real in the hearts of each one.
Our world prayer journey continues tomorrow … join us as we pray for Thru the Bible’s Armenian broadcasts.