When “H” first came to America he was a Taiwanese atheist who had never known any strong Christians and knew little about the Bible, but after spending time with him through a conversation group, he joined a Discovery Bible Study (DBS) with my husband and a few others. Being from Taiwan, “H” is incredibly sweet, respectful, and curious and so, even though he did not necessarily have a desire to change religions, he was interested in what my husband had to say and willing to learn about different beliefs. “H” always asks a lot of questions, looking for truth and an understanding as to why we believe the Bible is factual and worth knowing about. In the Discovery Bible Study that he is a part of, they have not quite made it to the New Testament and some of the seemingly fairy-tale-like stories still confuse him. Although this makes “H” uncertain of whether to believe the Bible as truth, “H” has recently told my husband that he can now believe that there truly is a God because of evidence he finds in creation. What I find most exciting about this story is that, although “H” has trouble believing everything he has so far read in the Old Testament, he has yet to read the New Testament. We are praying that after Jesus is revealed to him, “H” will begin to see that what we teach is actually true. And as he grows more comfortable with the idea of a God actually existing, it will become easier to believe stories that seem impossible, because God is so much bigger than we can even fathom. As DBS groups continue, we continue to pray for “H” and for God to fully move in his heart, revealing His truth, love, and gift of eternal life.
By: Sarah Brazle (New York City)