Amazing repentance

OM International | Russia

It is written in the Bible “…and the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.” Mark 13:10 (NKJV) There are many ethnic groups in Russia, and one of them is the Romani people, commonly referred to as “gypsies”. Although statistics say that 60% of them are Christians, a majority of Romani people are not really believers. Many live in poor conditions and earn a living by begging.

One day Pavel*, an OM worker got acquainted with a man from this ethnic group and shared the gospel with him. The man had problems with his health and his family was very poor, so he had to scrounge for money. Pavel had the chance to give a TV set to them and tell his family about God.

Recently, Pavel had another opportunity to share the gospel with people from this ethnic group. He has been working alongside and keeping in touch with Romani believers in another city for several years. These friends have relatives who came to Pavel’s city for one day, and it was a great opportunity to tell them the good news. Pavel spent the day with them, serving them. Some of Pavel’s Romani friends also came, and they found many things to talk about and felt united. It was the perfect time to share the good news.

Pavel talked about God and His love and care for them. He also explained that it is important to care about our spiritual state, and that the common problem for everyone is salvation of souls and eternal life.

The guests asked many questions and realised the need for repentance. The Lord worked in their hearts and seven people in this group, who were not Christians, repented.  Moreover, the leader of this group asked the OM worker to record the prayer so that they could use it for other relatives.

Pray for the Romani people and that they would always seek God and grow in faith.

* Name changed

Published: Thursday, 06 April 2017
Credit: OM International
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