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Hello! My name is Paula. I’m from Egypt.
After I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and started living as a Christian, there was great opposition and persecution from my family. My father and mother were always very angry with me and insisted on my conversion back to Islam. However, my heart was not swayed.
When my father suddenly passed away, everybody was greatly shocked. He died unexpectedly. We were all deep in our grief.
After I began to believe in Jesus Christ, whenever I had the chance, I did not hesitate to preach the gospel to my father. I started to remember all the moments when I preached the gospel to him. I pray sincerely that God would have mercy upon my father and that the gospel that my father heard would give him salvation.
After my father passed away, my mother also became very ill. Whenever I preach the gospel to her, she seems to reject it and draw a line to protect her faith in Islam, but a couple of days ago, I was able to have some conversations with her and found out that she has begun to learn more about Jesus and has been thinking about all the things I have told her. I earnestly pray that God will give my mom faith and will save her.
I feel that God rejoices when we preach the gospel, even in difficult and sad times. I have also been thinking about how I should not hesitate to preach the gospel to other family members too.
I pray that Jesus Christ, the only One who can give us eternal life, will not alienate any of my family members but will shine the light of salvation on all of them and will save them at last. Please pray for me and my family members.
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
(1 Thessalonians 5:9-10, NKJV)
Amen! We praise the Lord for giving Sister Paula the grace to receive salvation through Jesus Christ! Jesus, You have died for her and desire her and her family to be with You for eternity. Thank You for allowing Sister Paula to know this great love of Yours.
In Sister Paula’s life, the joy of salvation was so great that she boldly shared with her family. Thank You for giving her this desire and boldness! Though her family situation is difficult, through Sister Paula, we believe that the light of life will shine upon her family!
Even in hard and sad situations, Sister Paula has confessed and determined to preach the gospel with joy, and You have received her commitment! Through Sister Paula, many more young people in Egypt come before the light of salvation of Jesus Christ! May more young people from Egypt who will live eternally with the Lord rise up from all over the country! Allow them to shine Your light to all nations! Amen!