More Amazing kids - and an amazing Mom
I recently came across the story of an MK (missionary kid) in Bangladesh. (see Baptist Press, May 10, 2006, Missionary kid leads classmate to reject her family’s idols). An elementary school child, the son of missionaries, made his profession of faith, prayed for the right opportunities and began sharing his faith in Jesus with his Muslim and Buddhist friends. One of his classmates from a Buddhist home embraced Christ and remained steadfast even when later at the age of ten she was caned for refusing to bow to her family’s idols at a funeral. Otherwise obedient and compliant to her mother’s wishes, this young girl could not violate her conscience. Her rebellion in this “one area” led to other occasions of witness as her mother asked the MK’s mother for advise on how to ‘handle’ her daughter. Three things impress me about this story. A young child’s epiphany: he said that now he realized why he’d come to Bangladesh with his parents. A new believer’s tenacity in a country where conversion is regularly and physically repressed. A friendship and trust between two mothers over which the gospel can flow. Such trust grows out of shared lives and experiences, invitations to AWANA, luncheon dates, and carpools. Lets pray for more families willing to go to the mission field and stay long enough for relationships to form. I am grateful for this MM (missionary mom) who regularly uses her home for Christ and requests prayer for her child and other MK's that "they will continue to be living witnesses to the lost around them." She expressed, “Who knows? Maybe the reason my husband and I are here is so our son can tell his friends about God!” Indeed, but her child's witness was the the product of her and her husband's faithfulness to pass on a living faith first at home and then on the mission field!