Brothers and Sisters in Christ: on March 4, 2015, an update was given on the Asia blog entitled, “One Baptism Observed and Another Hindered.” (It was printed in Issue 82 of the HeartCry Magazine). It spoke of a young man (who we called “Daniel”) who had been attending the church for the past two years, showed great evidence of faith, and was scheduled to be baptized. However, his family, displeased with his actions, prevented the baptism from taking place. Our request for prayer was then made:
“To this day he has been struggling within and without, though never missing a Sunday morning service or a Wednesday evening prayer meeting. Will you please lift him up before the Throne of Grace, that God Almighty might have mercy on him and give him the courage to take up his cross and follow Christ and Christ alone? Pray that this would be an opportunity for his whole family to witness true Christianity!”
The Lord has heard the petitions of His people! After months of struggle, Daniel was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit this morning. It was such a joy to welcome him to the fellowship of Reformed Baptist Church. Much prayer has been offered on Daniel’s behalf, not only before his conversion, but also in response to the hindrance of his baptism. I thank you all my dear friends who have interceded on his behalf relentlessly. Soli Deo Gloria (To God alone be the glory)! What Krishna Pal was to William Carey (Krishna was Carey’s first convert), Daniel is to us. He is such an encouragement to the church!
Please pray that God would continue to use him for His glory.