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Alabama team member leads Hindu to Christcomment (0)

October 13, 2011

Sarah Weber signed up for the September missions trip to India in May. It would be her first international experience.

She and the other members of the missions team from The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, prepared spiritually and physically for the trip for months, but Weber said she never really expected to lead someone to Christ.

“I was planning on planting the seeds,” she said. But when the Hindu woman in her 70s wanted Weber to tell her how to become a Christian, she had to shift her thinking.

“I didn’t know what to do (at first),” Weber confessed.

The woman had heard of Jesus since her childhood but did not understand how to trust in Him.

Weber told her, “It doesn’t matter where you come from, who you are, what you’ve done. God loves every person and wants to spend eternity with [every single person].”

The translator continued the conversation with the woman, and she decided she wanted to follow Jesus, even if it meant rejection by her family and persecution by her neighbors.

And she wanted Weber to lead her in the prayer.

“That’s a woman that lived her life as a Hindu that’s going to sleep tonight as a Christian,” Weber said with a smile. “We have a new sister.

“The Lord was working in her heart without us,” she added. “I know He can do that, but it was great to see.”
And one day, more Christians could emerge from the various mountain villages in Sikkim state just because this team was present to share the gospel in and around the earthquake relief camp (see story, this page).

One Lepcha woman heard the gospel for the first time as a group of team members shared tea in her home. A man who lost his wife in the earthquake also heard, as did numerous others living on the mountain, at the base of the mountain and even 30 miles away from the mountain.

Ryan Blackmon, the paramedic on the team, said it was eye-opening to see the faces, smiles and eyes of the unreached people groups he had always heard about. (TAB)

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