“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
We’ve been reaching out to a group of girls at a local karaoke bar since this past October. We’ve continued to visit, reach out, and pray for them. In January, the Billy Graham Association threw a banquet for women ensnared by the sex trade in Bangkok where they were able to hear the good news of Christ. Several of the girls from this particular karaoke bar came, and many of them expressed that they had never heard anything like it before. Pan was one of the girls who joined us this night, and we’ve continued to pursue her since then. At the beginning of April, we received a call from Pan asking if her friend could join our program. The next day, we welcomed Ying and her seven month old daughter into the ministry.
Just recently, Ying shared with me that she had only heard about Jesus once before coming to Samaritan Creations. I continued to ask questions, and I learned that she had seen a video of Jesus dying on the cross on the internet. She expressed that she had always wanted to know what happened before and after. She also wondered who he was and why he was dying on a cross. She asked me why Jesus died. I tried to hold back tears as I had the opportunity to share the greatest love story ever told to Ing. I was able to tell her that Jesus was on the cross thinking of her, bearing her sin, all so that He could have a relationship with her. I’m humbled and grateful that God graciously allows us to be a part of His work here.
Ying is interested and eager to learn more about Jesus. She has several questions about Buddhism and Christianity, and we are so thankful for her curiosity and desire to know the truth.
One of the mentors at our ministry, who is Thai, shared with her that God is not just a god of western culture, He is the God of all nations, of all people. The saying goes, “to be Thai, is to be Buddhist.” We ask that you pray for God to break down these barriers, and for Thai people to know that He is the one, true God.
Please join us in praying for Ying as she continues to process all that she is learning. Pray that she would know Jesus as her Savior, and that she would step into new, abundant life with Him.
*All names have been changed for the privacy and safety of these women.