Hello, my name is Melanie, and I have so much joy every time I praise God.
When people look at me from outside, they tell me that I am so cheerful and seems like I was never hurt in my life.
But, I have a very deep wound inside of me.
My three younger brothers went to the mountains to join a guerrilla force, so they can fight for our people’s independence and freedom because we don’t have our own country.
One day, I heard a news about my two younger brothers, who went to the mountain before my other brother. The news told me that my two brothers died.
My other younger brother followed the steps of his brothers and went to the mountains. We have not heard of him ever since he left us.
I was in so much grief after I lost my brothers. Due to the grief and stress, my hair stopped growing. On some parts of my scalp, hair follicles were completely gone.
And one day, I put my hand together with a person who had evil spirit. After that day, I started to see evil spirits. I even had insomnia, and I plunged into deep fear.
Later on, my conditions deteriorated so badly, so I sought help from an Islamic leader, imam.
But, nothing improved after visiting him.
Meanwhile, one day, I made friends with Christians.
These Christian friends blessed me and prayed for me. When I was prayed upon by my friends, the deep fear and all the evil spirits inside of me fled from me.
After I was prayed upon, I started to sleep peacefully at nights, and I do not see evil spirits anymore. The fear in me is now gone.
A few weeks later, at the spot where the darkness and fear inside me were casted out, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
When I accepted Jesus that night, my friends prayed for my hair to grow back. Two days later, my hair follicles reappeared and my hair started to grow again.
I also began to read the Bible.
My Christian friends asked me one day.
“If they know you have become a Christian, you might lose your job, and people around you may persecute you.”
“What will you do when that time comes?”
But, there was no even 1% of hesitation inside of me.
I will still follow Jesus.
God, who I experienced, cast out all darkness in me. He is powerful God who saves lives.
I believe that God has received my innocent, naive confession.
Please pray that I will not be shaken by the world, but I will grow in faith by abiding in the Word!
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.
Lord, thank You for loving Sister Melanie and loving the Kurds people. You love them so much and rejoice in saving them.
We know that there are so many Kurdish people like Sister Melanie, who lost their family members fighting with the guerrilla force for the Kurdish people’s independence. We believe that You have become salvation for these Kurdish people.
Lord, just like You encountered Sister Melanie, would You encounter Kurdish souls with poor spirits. Also, allow more people to share the gospel with the Kurdish people. May the sound of Your praise fill the Kurds!
Also, raise Sister Melanie up as a worker to share the gospel, and may she be used to share Your love with the Kurdish people!
Let Kurdish be no more called the people who’s only friend is the mountains. Let Kurds have only Jesus Christ as their friend. May they not kneel down to the world, so a church 3,000 be raised all over where the Kurds are!