A Spectacular Answer to Prayer
At the end of June we sent out this request:
Please pray for a family of seven who escaped on foot from Afghanistan after their relatives were beheaded by the Taliban. Their two teenage sons (who have been working to provide for the rest of them) have been arrested because they don’t have the right paperwork. Pray for them to be released and for the family to be granted refugee status.
Our friend who has been reaching out to this family recently gave me an update on their situation:
They had gotten word that their two sons were going to be shipped back to Afghanistan so they were full of fear. Our friend (who has been sharing with the mother about Christ for some time) asked if she could pray for these boys in the name of Jesus.
A few days later, the mother called her, weeping and celebrating. On the night that the whole camp of illegal immigrants were being shipped back to Afghanistan, the guards inexplicably pulled her two sons out, drove them all the way back to Istanbul, and dropped them off at home at 2 am! The family was obviously overjoyed and the mother proclaimed:
“I have been calling out to Allah my whole life and he has never answered my prayers, but when you prayed in the name of Jesus, He answered right away!!”
Since then our friend has gotten to share the Gospel with the mother and the children, who then shared it with the father. After weighing the cost of potential persecution, the whole family has decided to accept Jesus as Saviour!
This is truly spectacular and we thank God for His power to set both literal and spiritual captives free – and thank you for praying! God is listening and He is doing great things because of it!
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