Sister Chang's obedience
women decided to follow Jesus
you do if God told you to....?
Sister Chang, leader of a house church in China's Henan Province, heard
God tell her to preach the Gospel on the steps of the local Police
Station. "Even in the West, doing something like that can get you
arrested," reports mission agency Asia Harvest, "in Communist China,
it's a sure way to be severely punished."
However, the impression remained clear after prayer, so Sister Chang
boldly preached the Gospel to astonished passers-by from the top step
in front of the Police Station. Only a few minutes later, she was
arrested and thrown into the women's jail without due process, together
with thousands of lost people. There, she could proclaim the Gospel
with boldness and love; in 3 months, 800 women decided to follow Jesus.
The whole atmosphere in the jail was transformed. The Director wanted
to know what had caused the change, and found out that it was Sister
Chang's sermons. He called her into his office, telling her "You have
made my job easy! The fights between the inmates have stopped, the
women have become gentle and obedient. We need more people like you.
From today, you are not only free, but also have a job here (paid an
astonishing 3,000 Yuan - US$375 - per month), a car with chauffeur and
a spacious apartment."
Chang turned the offer down. "Jesus has been wonderful to me since I've
known him. I don't think the offer of a salary, car and chauffeur match
his plans for my life. I belong to Jesus alone, and I want to preach
the good news." Despite her refusal, Chang was released and can server
her Lord unhindered.
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