From the beginning of October Annette has had a new helper with her household duties. 38-year-old Betty is a sweet lady from quite a deprived background. Betty felt that it was a great gift from God to be able to work for us after so many years of struggling with her husband's sickness and his unemployment.
She couldn't hold her tears back when she realized that this work would help their family's finances in a considerable way. She had thought to herself that nobody would like such an ugly person as herself. We saw it from the very beginning that God began to work in her heart. Afterwards she told that she felt God's Spirit and presence in such a way in our house that she'd have rather stayed at our place than gone home.
When Ramadan began, Annette and her husband decided to fast as well as their local friends. She suggested to Betty, who was also fasting, that they'd study the bible during the lunch breaks. In the beginning Annette showed the Jesus-movie in portions so that Betty could grasp the bigger picture. she feels inside her like a 17-year-old woman full of energy! Let's pray that God could mightily use this simple, but, but to Him, so dear woman. Day by day Betty began to talk more and more about Jesus and God's Word, our conversations with her and Christian songs were also ministering to her heart. God also gave her a couple of powerful dreams that clearly manifested the power of Jesus' name and saving blood.
To our great joy on the last day of Ramadan Betty made a public commitment of of faith and we can testify everyday how she keeps on growing in her faith. She really feels that she'd been born again, having new life and instead of the restlessness there's a deep peace in her heart. She said that her suicidal thoughts are history and she feels inside her like a 17-year-old woman full of energy! Let's pray that God could mightily use this simple, but, but to Him, so dear woman.
Just as we got this letter ready we saw how the blessing of Ramadan continued - we had the privilege to lead Betty's husband Simon to Jesus!
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