Yali People: From Hatred to Love (Irian Jaya, Indonesia)

Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Yali people   In his book Lords of the Earth, Bible translator and anthropologist, Don Richardson, tells of the Yali people, the fierce, mountain-dwelling cannibals of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. For centuries it had been their practice to torture, kill and, yes, eat the enemy people of neighboring villages. Revenge and fear were […]

Nike: God Chose Me to Become His Child (Indonesia)

Nike, Indonesia   When I was in high school, a friend asked me to go to a retreat. But the day before leaving, I got a terrible headache. I wanted to cancel it but I felt that I had to go. I followed my feelings. I decided to go. After arriving at the retreat place, […]

Suneetha: She Found Which God is The True God (India)

Suneetha, India, Age 20   I was born July 23, 1983, into a Hindu family in India. We resided in a place that was mostly inhabited by Muslims. As Hindus though, we practiced our religion faithfully. However, we were attracted by the Muslim culture and their monotheistic belief. In due course, our family embraced Islam […]

Anonymous: Hindu Sorcerer Redeemed by Jesus

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   I come from a family where my ancestors were sorcerers, so I too followed my father in observing Hindu rituals and practicing witchcraft. The money I earned in this manner I spent on liquor.   However the Lord was very gracious to me and redeemed […]

Anonymous: ‘Christian’ Realizes Nobody is Ever Born A True Christian

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   Obeying the set rules of the church, I had a very superficial existence. Many times I heard from my Sunday school teachers about the word ‘born-again’, but nobody could give me its definite meaning. As the days passed, a sense of fear gripped me thinking […]

Yuen: Seeing The Power of God (China)

Yuen, China   July 31, 2001   I was raised in a traditional Chinese family with a Christian Mother. Since Dad married a Christian against his parents’ warning, my Mom suffered a great deal for her faith (attacks from my Dad’s relatives). As a result, she was almost always bedridden when we were young (up […]

Anonymous: Jesus Satisfied His Thirst to Know The Living God (India)

Anonymous, India (personal information not listed for security reasons)   My parents never wanted me to be a servant of the living God as they placed all their hopes on me. They wanted me to be a popular figure in the society and earn lot of money. The longing of my parents was turned down […]

Singanahalli: A Hindu Paralytic Healed by Jesus (India)

Singanahalli, India, Age 29   I was born July 8, 1974, into a Hindu family in India. Following the tradition, I grew up worshipping idols, visiting temples and offering sacrifices. Then suddenly, one day, I was affected by paralysis of the legs. I became very weak and could not walk. During all those days, my […]

Jaya: Many Questions in My Mind About Religion, Healed by Jesus (India)

Jaya, India, Age 20   I was born August 12, 1989, into a Hindu family in Orissa, India. As a family, we used to worship the idols, perform various poojas (rituals) and celebrate festivals to appease them. In spite of my sincere devotion to our gods. I did not achieve serenity or contentment in my […]

Thrisala: Orthodox Buddhist Healed by Jesus, The Living God (India)

Thrisala, India, Age 19   I was born into a Buddhist family in India. I observed the religious rituals from early childhood and practiced it regularly. Being an ardent worshipper of Buddha I visited temples and performed the norms of my religion. One day I became seriously ill and my parents took me to various […]

Anonymous: Orthodox Brahmin Hindu Asks, “Who is The True God?” (India)

Anonymous, India   I was born and brought up from an orthodox Brahmin, Hindu family. I used to worship idols and images as other Hindus do. Nonetheless, I did not have any peace in my heart. In addition, I used to get severe headaches. Sometimes, it persisted for a long time and the pain was […]

Shipei: Free from Deception (Singapore)

Shipei (Jasmine), Singapore, 25   February 7, 2003   Personal note: Do you ever hate your life? I do, and I hate it for more than of my life; it was only when I was born again that I began to appreciate my life. The joy of God’s love replaces my empty feeling with a […]

Anonymous: Polytheist’s Daughter Healed by Jesus

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   My father who was a witch doctor taught us to worship many gods and goddesses along with the god Buddha. But we were always peaceless and disheartened due to the problems and sickness that came upon us one after other. And for deliverance we invited […]

Anonymous: Pursuing Riches, Found Jesus

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   I was born into a Christian family. Growing up, I never thought much about life after death or about hell and heaven. Instead I indulged in wordly pleasures with my friends. My only ambition in life was to obtain a high education and become rich. […]

Azali: Trial By Fire: The Qu’ran and The Bible (Pakistan)

Azali, Pakistan   When I was 14 years old I was studying in a convent school at Saddar, Karachi, Pakistan. I belong to a Muslim family.   My parents forced me to learn the Qur’an by heart when I was seven and so I did. I had a lot of Christian fellows (or acquaintances) at […]

Anonymous: Zealous Buddhist Who Persecuted Christians Becomes a Christian (Sri Lanka)

Anonymous, Sri Lanka, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   I come from a Buddhist background and was deeply involved in the religious practices. But during my school years I observed a very strange happening. A student in a higher class was subject to ridicule and continuously taunted because he was a Christian. At […]

Anonymous: Jesus Could Forgive Even Me (Japan)

Anonymous, Japan, Age: 82   In Japan, Jesus is called Iesu Kristo. I didn’t like his name even though I didn’t know anything about him. I didn’t like it because I thought it was a different, foreign religion. My grandma, who helped care for me when I was young, was Buddhist and Tenrikyo (a Japanese religion). […]

Anonymous: God Intervenes to Save a Suicidal Atheist

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information incomplete or not listed for security reasons)   Atheism influenced my young life, and I strongly upheld to the teachings of ‘no God’ though I was born into a Hindu family. Having no fear of any god, I succumbed to many evil practices. I worked as a travel agent which gave […]

Anonymous: Healing and Deliverance in The Name of Jesus

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   I had only a vague idea about a living God and I spent my time aimlessly. Years went by. And one day one of my cousins came to my place and told about a Christian worker who visits their place every Sunday evening to hold […]

Manoj: Animist Finds No Power in His Religion but Finds Power in Jesus (India)

Manoj, India, Age 27   I was born September 27, 1976, into an Animistic (worshippers of nature, ancestral spirits, and many different gods) family in India. The superstitious beliefs of my family kept me blinded from the true living God. In our ignorance we venerated evil spirits and numerous gods. Our devotion went to the […]

Nusrat: Why I Became A Christian (Pakistan)

Nusrat, Pakistan   I was born in an orthodox Muslim family in Pakistan in 1958. I studied in Islamic missionary school and college administered by Ahmadiah Movement in Islam, Pakistan. During study in a very zealous Islamic missionary school and college, I developed an interest to study Islamic religion. So, I joined the Ahmadiah Movement […]

Anonymous: Sought The True and Living God, Disturbed Mother Healed

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information incomplete or not listed for security reasons)   Belonging to a family staunch in its religious beliefs I was taught to visit temples and worship numerous lifeless idols. But the Lord used my mother’s sickness in a powerful way to touch and transform my life for Him.   While I was […]

Myoung-Hee: Escape from North Korea and Finding Jesus (North Korea)

Myoung-Hee*, North Korea (Name changed for security reasons)   Myoung-Hee still remembers seeing her father stumbling into their home, pale and weak. He gestured that he desperately wanted to speak, before breaking down in tears. He cried so loudly that Myoung-Hee feared the neighbours would warn the police. Her mother pushed him into the bathroom […]

Anonymous: Faithful Buddhist Finds The Truth in Jesus Through Healing (Bhutan)

Male, Bhutan, Age 36, (Personal information not listed for security reasons)   I come from a Buddhist family. As was the custom of my religion I used to follow the so-called traditions faithfully. Growing up, I thought that my religion was the truth and all the others were meaningless.   In course of time my […]

Anonymous: Hindu Witchdoctors Cannot Heal, But Jesus Does (Nepal)

Anonymous, Nepal, (Personal information not listed for security reasons)   Being orthodox Hindus we worshipped idol gods and ancestors. We visited temples to offer sacrifices to appease them and we believed if we were not offering an animal sacrifice, the wrath would come upon us. So we did all the rituals and invited a witch […]

Yang: An Orphan Adopted by A Heavenly Father (Nepal)

Yang, Nepal, Age 34   When I think of my childhood, I remember the pain and agony that I bore till I met Jesus. My parents died leaving me alone in this world and as a child I did not know what to do. Then my uncle took the initiative to look after me and […]

Akbar: Jesus Reveals Himself to Muslims (India)

Akbar, India   For further information please contact me at: wmfc@rediffmail.com peterakbar@rediffmail.com   My name is Akbar, son of Mohammed Khaja Mohinuddin and Navanbee.   Before I could share my testimony, I would like to quote Romans 10:20 from the Epistle written by Apostle Paul where the Lord says: “I was found by those who […]

Yali People: From Hatred to Love (Irian Jaya, Indonesia)

Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Yali people   In his book Lords of the Earth, Bible translator and anthropologist, Don Richardson, tells of the Yali people, the fierce, mountain-dwelling cannibals of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. For centuries it had been their practice to torture, kill and, yes, eat the enemy people of neighboring villages. Revenge and fear were […]

Karl: God Confirmed to Me That Jesus is The Messiah (Pakistan)

Karl, Pakistan   “There are Jews in Pakistan?!?” is the common reaction I get when I tell people I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. My father, a Catholic, was of Goan origin (Goa is a western province of India), and my mother comes from the Bene-Israel Jewish community in India/Pakistan. We moved to Quebec, Canada […]

Emma: A Desperate Girl (Singapore)

Emma, Singapore   Emma was brought up in a strict Muslim home in Singapore. Due to her parents’ divorce and dysfunctional family life, at age 16 she made the decision to kill someone: herself.   Emma determined to jump from the balcony of their ten-story apartment. Just prior to carrying out her plan, she cried […]

Hannah: A Mother from North Korea (North Korea)

Hannah, North Korea   Hannah is a believer in Jesus from North Korea who has faithfully persevered despite suffering severely.   Read Hannah’s salvation story here.   This testimony was posted by Open Doors, a Christian ministry whose mission is to strengthen and prepare Christians living in persecution, and to mobilise the Australian church to […]

Anonymous: From Practicing Christianity to Following Jesus (Myanmar)

Anonymous, Myanmar (personal information not listed for security reasons)   Though I was born in a believing home, Christ was never real to me and Christianity was limited to the church doors. I was active in my church involvement but I had not real reason to do so. Once I had an opportunity to be […]

Anonymous: A Desperate Cry to The Unknown Living God (Myanmar)

Anonymous, Myanmar (personal information not listed for security reasons)   I was born May 30, 1958, into a tribal family in Myanmar. I grew up worshipping the demon gods of my parents, but in 1976 when I joined the army; I became a Buddhist. Then following Buddhist rituals, I was good to people around me […]

Anonymous: Atheist Sees God Heal His Wife

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   Though I was raised up in a Hindu home, I had an aversion to follow the religious customs and I lived as an atheist. After marriage, my wife was mentally disturbed. We called the best witch doctors but she was not cured. Her condition remained […]

Anonymous: Buddhist Pursues Peace and Happiness Through Nirvana but Finds it in Jesus

Anonymous, Asia, (personal information not listed for security reasons)   From early childhood I was trained to follow the rituals of Buddhism to perfection and once I inquired of a monk the ways to achieve nirvana (the state of perfect blessedness). The monk replied nirvana demanded nothing less than keeping the religious laws and good […]

Sultan Mohammed: Why I Became a Christian (Afghanistan)

Sultan Mohammed Paul, Afghanistan   INTRODUCTION   Modern man groans under the weight of false conceptions regarding family, communal, and national excellence. These false conceptions, which are easily discernible in all types of individuals and at all levels of society, issue from self-centredness which, in religious language, is called “the depravity of man. This inner […]

Elijah: Persecuted Before Birth (Myanmar)

Elijah, Myanmar   Elijah* [*name has been changed for security purposes] faced persecution since he was in the womb. He grew up in a family of strong Buddhists in Myanmar. His grandfather was the local sorcerer.   He could cast spells on people, Elijah said. He could tell what was going to happen in the future. He […]