“Many times, I wanted to end my life,” Talin* remembers.
His family was suffering from constant sickness and lack of food. He was doing his best to earn money, but it seemed like it was never enough.
Traditional religious healers in his region of Asia performed rituals in exchange for money. Talin gave them whatever they asked for because he was so desperate for relief. They would demand that he return again and again, so his resources were depleted even further.
When he was at the end of his rope, Talin and his family went to church. It was a place they had always resisted visiting, but once there, they found healing they never knew they needed. “They prayed for us,” Talin recalls. “But they did not charge any money, which was very new for me.” He and his family began to join the group every Sunday. When Talin heard, “Believe in Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household” from Acts 16:31 in his own language of Bijay*, he and his family answered the call. Thanks to the work of local Bible translators, Talin was able to understand how to follow Christ for the first time.
“We received healing,” Talin rejoices. “We had no more sickness or demon possession. Now my whole family and I believe in Jesus!”
*Pseudonyms have been used to protect Bible translators and the people they serve.
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