The Church that Ended the Gossip
Photo by Gospel for Asia
Could a church without a building really be trusted? People were talking. Not just any people: fellow Christians. They saw the place where Naisha, Sahaj and other believers met to worship the Lord and they started to gossip.
One day, Pastor Dayaram felt the Lord leading Him to a village nearby to pray for and minister to the villagers. While in the village, he learned about a man named Jivin, who had been battling sickness for a long time. Jivin had received numerous treatments but never got cured.
Pastor Dayaram was invited to pray for Jivin, and by God's grace, Jivin experienced complete healing! When Jivin's relative, Naisha, and her husband, Sahaj, heard about this miracle, they became curious and started attending Pastor Dayaram's worship services.
But after a month's time something happened: Naisha and Sahaj heard the rumors. Concerns arose about the church's credibility because it didn't have a building. New in their faith, Naisha and Sahaj heeded their voices and stopped going to church.
Believers Help Church Construction
The fellowship struggled on until Pastor Dayaram sent in a request to his leaders, asking for help to construct a church building. Soon, resources and materials arrived on the site for their new church!
All hands belonging to Pastor Dayaram's congregation participated in the much-awaited project. Some of them endured sleepless nights, keeping watch over the jobsite to protect the materials, while others faithfully did what they could to help the construction. Everyone prayed earnestly for the construction to go by quickly. Because the believers helped see the church construction to completion, their faith was built up block by block!
Building Squelches Rumors, Grows Family
After the church was completed, God blessed Pastor Dayaram and his congregation with more brothers and sisters in Christ—including Niasha and Sahaj. When they saw the new building, they decided they wanted to attend again. As a result, Niasha and Sahaj soon grew strong in their love for Jesus.
Today, the church thrives as the rumors have faded out. Now they have a roof over their heads, space to worship and seek God, and open doors to others in their community.
You can help bring respect to our brothers and sisters in Asia as they worship the Lord by praying and giving donations toward church buildings. Today you can bless an entire congregation that someday, Lord willing, you will meet in heaven!
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