“I owe you my life ….”
That’s the news we recently received from a listener of our Hungarian broadcasts. Here’s the rest of his riveting story:
“The fact is that your programs helped save me from suicide, and enlightened me about things I had never believed before. I was arrested years ago at the Hungarian-Austrian border and taken to prison in Germany. It was hard being far away from my homeland and my parents, in the midst of strange people whose language was foreign to me. They threw me into a dark cell, and I was alone for six months. My only interaction was hearing others shout at me.
“During that time, a kind guard slipped me a tiny radio receiver. He didn’t know it, but that night I decided to make an end to my sufferings and kill myself. I was going to wait until the others had quieted down for the night, and so I distracted myself by searching the receiver for programs. Suddenly, I heard some Hungarian words being spoken and almost jumped up for joy. Hearing my native tongue took me back to my home and the people I love so much. I was sad that the program soon ended, but I was so preoccupied with your transmission that I forgot about my suicidal plans. The whole next day I tried to find the program and then from that day forward. I counted the hours like a child and waited for it. Thanks to this word about God, my decision to commit suicide grew weaker and weaker. Now I have hope for the future. Please pray that more people in my homeland will hear your messages of hope and be encouraged to live a life that’s pleasing to God. Today that is my mission. I want to serve Him until He takes me home.”
The truth is that we all owe God for our lives! Let’s praise Him that He reaches us in our deepest moments of need. And let’s join this listener, asking God to expand the reach of His Word to every town and every home in Hungary and beyond.
Our worldwide prayer journey continues next week in Southeast Asia. Climb aboard and join us!