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  • Cleaning Lady | MB Mission
    I ve become a follower of Jesus This led to other conversations and questions among her co workers and eventually it attracted the attention of the boss of the factory So one day he called her into his office where he asked her lots of questions about her beliefs in Jesus She answered him sincerely telling him about her dream and then she was allowed to go She knew that she could have lost her job or worse But she prayed and she trusted that God was with her and would protect her Some weeks later again the boss called the cleaning lady into his office She did not know what to expect As she walked into the office she saw at least twenty others mostly foremen and managers of the factory crowded into the small room Then the boss asked her to share her story again this time with everyone So for one hour this cleaning lady spoke openly about her encounter with Jesus and preached the Gospel to the leadership of her factory many of which had more questions for her and asked for Bibles The boss himself was so impacted by her story and her courage that he asked if he could visit her church and meet other followers of Jesus The cleaning lady didn t know how to answer her boss She ended up telling him to wait until a leader could come from another church The gathering of believers in her home was small and they felt unprepared for visits from prominent people in their society However the cleaning lady was not lacking in confidence She began to exercise her faith in Jesus more and more at the factory and in her neighborhood People regularly came to her to ask for prayer She prayed simply

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/cleaning-lady (2016-02-16)
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  • Lino | MB Mission
    my father passed away and so my mother had to move to the city of Cali to look for a job My siblings and I stayed with my grandmother As a family we faced many difficulties due to poverty When I was nine years old my grandmother decided to send four of us to live with some other relatives on my father s side One of my aunts belonged to a strong Christian community and she turned out to be the best person to teach me God s ways During my teenage years I struggled My teachers and classmates in high school discriminated against me because of my beliefs But this caused my faith in God to grow and my desire for him to be proven genuine At that time I was baptized and became an active member in the local Christian community It was also during this time that God confirmed to me his calling upon my life He spoke to me through Matthew 28 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit I understood that I had a task to fulfill as a follower of Jesus and I committed myself to serve him as an evangelist wherever that would take me whether inside or outside of Colombia After high school I moved to Cali to study modern languages My goal was to serve God with a profession But eventually I learned that I didn t need a degree or a profession to serve as God s ambassador to the nations Soon after I was introduced to the Mennonite Brethren mission agency called Heme Aqui which means Here I Am and I was able to get involved in church planting and

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/lino (2016-02-16)
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  • Ma'Ja's Dream | MB Mission
    almost two years I ve been visiting her store and sharing the Gospel with her But as a devout Buddhist she never showed any interest Until one night Ma Ja wasn t sure what it was whether a vision or a dream She simply said It was out of this world but it was real As she slept Ma Ja saw a man approach her The man said Ma Ja can I pray for you Who are you she asked The man said I am Jesus Ma Ja said that she could feel his presence She could feel the weight of his hand on her arm In her heart she knew that he was calling her to believe Deeply disturbed she jumped out of bed and told her husband what had just happened to her He was shocked This was not like his wife at all During the day Ma Ja looked at all the idols in her home She knew that she could not serve two masters She got a box and began to pack away all the sacred buddhas and elephants Without anyone advising her she took the box and threw it out of her house Then she

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/ma-jas-dream (2016-02-16)
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  • Pray for Rain | MB Mission
    and a rainbow It hadn t rained in our area for a while and technically we were experiencing a drought There was talk about instituting a water rotation in the summer months in order to conserve resources However we weren t too worried Here our drinking water comes in sixteen litre jugs so even if the city water is turned off for a time we can still buy water Our son s faith inspires us Interestingly every time he prays for rain shortly after it rains And so we are happy to join him in prayer not only for physical rain for the thirsty soil but spiritual rain as well It seems to us that the hearts of people here are spiritually dry always searching for something that will bring them closer to God but never quite being satisfied We pray that their thirst will be quenched by Living Water and we pray that they will see the rainbow of God s promises Soon after our family prayed I was at the local market with the children when an acquaintance approached me and made a bold request You are a Christian Please come to my house and teach me about

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/pray-for-rain (2016-02-16)
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  • Seven Brides for Seven Brother in Christ | MB Mission
    back breaking work If migrant workers already have children it is expected that they will leave them in Burma so that they can go to school Very slowly however even mysteriously we ve noticed more young women coming to know the Lord As new believers found fun and fellowship at church instead of the bar new friendships began to develop We took the opportunity to disciple our young people to understand the will of God for them and to remain sexually pure For the couples who were already living together they began to express sadness that they were not married and living under the blessing of a marriage covenant Many couples said to us We need to save a little more money before we can get married In Burmese culture it is really important to serve a delicious meal at your wedding So without the funds to provide good food these couples felt a deep shame One day we called a meeting of all these couples in the church and we said to them Let s pull all of our resources together all the money that you ve already saved and we ll make sure that you have one of

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/seven-brides (2016-02-16)
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  • Hope and Healing in Burkina Faso | MB Mission
    he was especially fearful of his older brother David who was opposed to the Christian faith At the same time David became very sick at home He tried every kind of medicine to get better but nothing worked One night he had a dream about a younger brother who saved his older brother from his enemies David believed that the dream was from God and he knew that he needed to contact his younger brother Paul He had heard that Paul had become a Christian and he hoped that he would pray for him to be healed David drove to N dorola to talk to his brother When he told Paul about the dream Paul was shocked and told his older brother that he had dreamed the same dream The brothers prayed together and David was healed and accepted Jesus as his Savior Recently Paul was with another young believer and they went to share the Gospel in the village of Sinnani Moments after arriving a woman came and asked the young men to pray for her healing The young men were scared and protested We are only little people not like pastors The woman insisted and in the end

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/hope-and-healing (2016-02-16)
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  • Finding Family - Nyagham's Story | MB Mission
    grandmother said I will take you to meet him My brother and I had no idea that we were siblings When we met my brother was living at Bethania Home for Children In 4th Grade I had a friend at school named Jhansi Rani She was a Christian and she invited me to go to church with her My family was Hindu but they said it was OK for me to go to church Jhansi Rani gave me a Bible and I started attending her church every other Sunday In 5th Grade my father had an accident I was really worried but Jhansi said Pray about it I prayed and my father recovered After this I told my grandmother Why don t you come to church with me instead of going to those temples My grandmother agreed to not go to the temples anymore The following year my father died and I was invited to come and live with my brother at Bethania When I arrived I told them My family is Hindu but I have become a follower of Jesus At school my teacher asked me why I don t wear a bindi the red dot that most Hindu girls wear on their foreheads I told her I don t wear it because I belong to Jesus Another teacher asked me about my family I told her that both of my parents had died and she began to cry I said It s all right because God has given me a home at Bethania Every day I read my Bible It s my goal to read through the whole Bible this year I have taken Philippians 4 6 7 as my verse Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/finding-family (2016-02-16)
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  • The Well | MB Mission
    the village with easy access to clean water The only water supply was three miles away Every day the women walked back and forth with jars on their heads to fetch the water The walk was long and dusty and dangerous so the women always walked together The foreigners came and built a well in the middle of the village They dug it deep and built it strong Now no one had to walk far for water Everyone was given fair access It transformed the lives of the villagers The foreigners left with a sense of success mission accomplished One year later the foreigners returned to the village only to find that the new well had been vandalized and was no longer in use Who had done it Enemies Perhaps a rival village After careful inquiry the foreigners were shocked to find out that the well had been damaged by the women in the village Why Why had they done this Was it not primarily for them and their well being their safety that the well had been built Finally the reason surfaced the women vandalized the well because they missed their walk It had been the highlight of their day It was on that daily journey to get water that they got to know each other that they shared their lives their joys and struggles Without that walk they may have had more time for other things but they had lost something precious time with each other walking side by side to get water The lesson for us As we reach out to help people we need to slow down and ask more questions We often perceive problems differently than those we are trying to help We need to spend more time talking to people rather than jumping to

    Original URL path: http://www.mbmission.org/news/stories/the-well (2016-02-16)
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