Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit - Matthew 28:19

God hears our prayers

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household. – Acts 16:31 (NKJV)

Lee Sun took the Lord at His word and did not give up praying for her husband, Ban Seng. She knew in her heart that God would honor her prayer. Lee Sun’s journey in the Lord began when she was still in school. When her sons were born, she began instilling in them a love for Jesus, and the boys accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at a young and tender age. They too prayed for their father’s salvation.

Before his conversion, Ban Seng, an engineer, prided himself as a pragmatic man. He felt that everything would be just fine if he relied on his own strength and did what is right by his own conscience. Ban Seng’s conversion did not happen overnight. It was a combination of many events that finally brought him to his knees. Ban Seng remembered an incident that touched him quite significantly. His older son, Rui, approached him one day and told him how sad he was that Ban Seng was not able to join them in heaven one day. However, he was still not ready to come to the Lord.

God got his attention when he was faced with a possible job loss and an uncertain future when the company he was working for decided to close their office in HK. He was perplexed at how calm Lee Sun was when he told her about their uncertain future. Lee Sun’s only advice to him was that they should pray and ask for God’s guidance in this matter. He was amazed by her faith in her God, and humbled by Lee Sun’s calmness in the face of a storm. What Ban Seng did not know was that Lee Sun knew God as her Jehovah Jireh, her provider. Lee Sun encouraged Ban Seng to attend church with her and to continue seeking God’s wisdom and direction. Ban Seng relented and followed her to church. This was in April 2003. After actively attending church for a month, Ban Seng responded to an altar call in May 2003. Right at the altar that Sunday, Lee Sun finally witnessed God’s answer to her 15 years of prayer.

Our God is definitely a God who answers prayers. Lee Sun can certainly testify to that. For those of you who are still praying for your loved ones, do not give up! Claim God’s word in Acts 16:31 and see his promise come to pass.

Thang Lee Sun June 2004