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Lydia: An Update

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Lydia

The November 2010 The Voice of the Martyrs newsletter told the story of Lydia, a Christian girl in Indonesia. Like most people in Indonesia, Lydia’s family and relatives were Muslims. Her parents enrolled her in a Muslim school. But Lydia quit going to the school when she was 16. Her parents were angry, because they wanted her to be more serious about her Muslim faith and her Muslim schooling.

Later, after Lydia was married and expecting her sixth baby, she was watching TV when a van crashed into her living room. While Lydia was pinned under the van, she saw a man in a shining white robe. He touched her and said, “You are safe. Follow Me.” Lydia felt peace and freedom from pain.

Rescue workers pulled Lydia from under the van, and she looked for the man in the robe. “What are you looking for?” a rescuer asked.

“I want to see the one who saved me,” Lydia replied. “No,” said the rescuers. “We are the ones who helped you.”

Lydia talked to her Christian nephew about what happened. He told her that the man might have been Jesus, and he gave her a Bible. Lydia read in the Book of John that Jesus had said, “Follow Me,” just as the man at the accident had said.

Lydia’s nephew helped her understand what it means to follow Christ, and Lydia became a Christian.

Read in the next post what happened Lydia after she gave her life to Jesus.


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