Trekking from village to village through the great mountains of South Asia, two East-West national partners seek villages where the Name of Jesus is unknown and plant new churches there by sharing the gospel.
One day, they reached a village and came across Akbar, a man whose legs were paralyzed. Although he had lost his ability to walk, our national partners found him to be a man of peace—open to the gospel and willing to take them in.
While in Akbar’s home, the two church planters began to share their stories with him—demonstrating how the Lord could change his life because He had changed theirs. They spoke so powerfully about how God sent His Son to heal us from the crippling effect sin has in our lives through of His great love and grace for us.
After hearing this, Akbar believed in the Lord’s power to heal his spiritual brokenness—becoming a believer and asking to be baptized immediately. And that’s when he noticed something had changed.
As he rose out of the water, full of joy and hope in his newfound faith, Akbar realized that not only had the Holy Spirit brought healing to his sinful heart but He also brought healing to his crippled legs!
Now he has his own story to tell and lives as a walking testimony to others in His village of the healing God brought to his life. And the Lord is daily adding to the number who are saved.