From addiction to joy!
"I was drug-addicted, fond of violence, lawless and ungodly." That's how David, who writes from Zimbabwe, describes his old way of life.
"Then one Sunday morning on my way to town I picked up a small piece of paper from a booklet." On the scrap of paper, torn from a piece of Gospel literature, David found words from the Bible: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly...His delight is in the law of the Lord."
As David knew firsthand, Zimbabwe is filled with as much violence and drug abuse as any country of the world. But God offered blessing and delight to those who rested in Him. "Since that Sunday morning," David writes, "I've become a new person in Christ. I'm now a Sunday school teacher at a Christian farm school with sixty Bible students."
Today, David gives out Scripture booklets, like the one that changed his life. He says Gospel literature is effective because the Word works!
Taken with permission from Page 56 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.
God's Word does work- and sometimes in mysterious, or at least ingenious, ways.
One of the great missionary challenges today is getting the Gospel of Christ into North Korea, perhaps the most closed country in the world. Under longtime communist dictatorship, North Korea has ruthlessly suppressed all religions.
Yet where there's a will (God's Will) there's a way. One mission agency found such a way. The group purchased high-quality, bright-orange balloons, each in the shape of a large square pillow. On the balloons they printed all forty-eight pages of a Korean-language Scripture booklet entitled How to Know God. Then the Scripture balloons were filled with helium and floated across the North Korean border at night.
Thousands of balloons were floated beyond the reach of North Korea's two million soldiers and landed softly on farms, villages, and city streets. When they could, Communist officials angrily confiscated the balloons. But that's all right. Reports have indicated that communists read them too.
Taken with permission from Page 134 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.
From witchcraft unto christ!
He heard the sound of crying. It could only be his wife. For two years their marriage had been childless and unhappy. they'd fought and shouted. If she'd cried before, it was only from anger or frustration.
But the sound he now heard was different. His wife sounded not angry, but broken. He went to her and found her, her body shaking with sobs, her eyes red with tears. At first she said little but held out to him a small booklet. It was a Christian booklet with verses from the Bible.
Then between her sobs, his wife confessed a terrible secret. She'd been trying to kill him by witchcraft. The witch doctor in their African village had given her power, she said, even to handle snakes without being harmed. But the Christian booklet showed her that power belonged to God alone. Only He had the power of life and death. Only He had the power to hear her sins and forgive them.
All that night the two of them prayed to the Christian God. Even when the sun rose in the sky once more, still they prayed and confessed their sins. They asked Jesus to be their Savior.
The evil of witchcraft was broken. And in the Love of God they were able to love each other.
Taken with permission from Page 14 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.