Published on November 16th, 2017
Brother Matthew is a Christian worker in South Asia. He recently shared with VOM Radio the story of how God changed his life when he was a teenager.
Brother Matthew’s Story
I came to Christ when I was 14 years old. When I was 16, I started leading a choir. I was also in a youth Bible study and prayer group.
One day, there was no leader at the Bible study. One of the boys was making fun of others in the group. I was a stutterer, but I stood up and said, “Guys, don’t make fun of each other. We are here to pray and study the Bible.”
The boy said, “The teacher isn’t here. So why shouldn’t we make fun of each other? Let’s have fun. Why don’t you preach today if you’re so concerned about Bible study and prayer.” He knew preaching would be hard for me because I stuttered.
But I said, “Okay, I’ll do it.” I took my Bible and started reading it. Before that time I couldn’t read the Bible aloud — not even one single sentence. It was very difficult for me to read.
As I stood up and read the Bible, I felt that something happened. I started reading fluently, then I began explaining the verses to the group. God had miraculously healed my tongue. I spoke for 10 to 15 minutes, and everybody in the room was shocked. That is how God changed everything.
Brother Matthew Today
Most of the people in Brother Matthew’s country are Muslims. He and his family have been threatened and persecuted because of their Christian faith and witness. Please pray for their safety and ministry, and for their persecutors to come to Christ.
To Think About
If someone with you started bullying or making fun of others, would you have the courage to ask them to stop?
(Source: VOMRadio.net. To protect their identities, the names of some of the people on this website and some identifying details have been changed. Some of the quotes and stories have been edited and paraphrased from the original sources for clarity.)