A Christian in Laos recently sent the following testimony to VOM.
When I was 11 years old, my job was taking care of my family’s water buffalos. On the way home one day, someone scared the buffalo I was riding, and it jumped and ran away. I fell off and got injured. I could not walk for a long time, and I had other problems and illnesses.
Later I met a man who knew about Jesus. He helped me ask Jesus into my life! Little by little, I began to heal.
There were only a few Christians in our village, and the other villagers hated us. The non-Christians decided to burn down all the Christians’ houses. After the fire, we were very poor. But we were able to save our family’s rice crop. Even many non-Christians came to us and asked us for some of our rice, and we gave it to them.
Because of our generosity, the villagers hated us less. Some of them became Christians! It was amazing how God brought glory to himself through the tragedy.
To Think About: What might have happened if the Christian family refused to share rice with their enemies?