Unexpected Transformation

Post a Comment » Written on November 13th, 2012     
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We frequently post updates about how individuals’ lives are transformed by our projects, or how communities experience real change when God moves, or how tangible things are happening around the world because of your generous gifts that support our projects. But we don’t often post about how life transformation takes place for those who make the projects possible.

We just received an update from our recycling for education savings program in Thailand, and in that update they included a story about a volunteer whose life was transformed by God because of his participation in the project. 19-year old Jaran is a second year student at the University of Tak in Thailand. He took a trip to Bangkok to volunteer at the recycling program in Chumchon, where he offered his time teaching Thai musical instruments for two weeks. He loved the ministry so much that he decided to become a Christian because of the love he experienced from the Christian people he met there. 

Jaran receiving his Bible

After making his decision to follow Christ, Jaran handed over his Buddha idol, which he had been carrying around his is pocket or around his neck for protection. In response, he was given a Bible.

Praise God that lives are being changed and transformed in unexpected ways, and that those participating in the Thailand recycling project are truly living out Jesus’ command in John 13:34-35 – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love on another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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