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[Today’s Prayer] Indonesian youth converted from drug dealer, shouts the gospel in Muslim stronghold

On the 11th, the Voice of the Martyrs of Korea (VOMK, CEO Pastor Hyun Sook Foley) introduced the story of an Indonesian seeker who escaped the world of drugs and spread Jesus while living in a ‘gospel wasteland.’

The main character of the story is Mehfri Mas (alias), a young Indonesian man. According to information obtained by VOMK from a missionary in Indonesia, Mas, a former drug dealer, is known to be preaching the gospel in areas where many Muslims live. He is said to have accepted Christ while reading the Bible in prison. After his release, he began working in places such as Mindanao in the Philippines.

His life was eventful. In his early 20s, while being chased by the police for selling drugs, he enrolled in a Bible school and went into hiding. He was eventually arrested and imprisoned, but he converted while serving his sentence. After being released, he re-entered the Bible school he had enrolled at previously and studied the Bible for two years. Afterwards, he assisted with the ministry of a house church on the island of Mindanao, known as a stronghold of radical Muslims.

Mr. Mas said, “Not many Christians want to go to Mindanao, so that actually became a challenge.” He moved his ministry to the Indonesian island of Borneo, developed friendships with Muslim students, and established a drug prevention group to prevent the next generation from falling into the world of drugs that once ensnared him. Mr. Mas said, “I am trying to follow and imitate Jesus, who is the example of my life. I think I have now accepted persecution as a part of life,” he said.


Source: News

Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Matthew 13:8).

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44).

We praise the Lord who will be glorified among all nations through Indonesia.

Lord, thank you for allowing the seeds of the gospel to be planted in Brother Mars and bear fruit thirty, sixty, and a hundred times more.

Please bless the steps of Brother Mars, who, like himself in the past, is heading towards souls living in darkness without hearing the gospel, becoming their friend, and testifying to the love of Jesus.

When the gospel of the kingdom of heaven is testified through Brother Mas, may the word of the Lord be planted in the hearts of all souls who are thirsty for the truth, and may they bear fruit thirty times, sixty times, and a hundred times as much as Brother Mas!

Let everyone who discovers the kingdom of God sell everything they have to follow you without delay, and let all peoples see the glory of the Lamb Jesus through Indonesia, where people worship and sacrifice their lives for the kingdom of God!


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