By Yinyan Huang
My name is Yinyan, and our Good News Made Clear group recently learned how to share the gospel using two hands and a phone. My friend, Feiyan, from our study group asked if I would go with her to see her friend, Junru. Junru was troubled about something unusual that was happening in her kitchen. We both felt burdened to share the Good News with Junru that day.
Junru was concerned about a sugar lid inexplicably broken by what she thought was a ghost in her kitchen. Genuinely worried, she continued to ask who did that and why it happened to her. I said “God sent us here to share that He wants you to know Him. Do you want to hear it?” She said yes.
We shared with her that the spiritual world is real, there is Satan, God, demons, and, angels, and she has a precious soul that God wants to save. God loves her and wants her soul saved. Junru kept saying, “I have lived my whole life, and nothing like this has happened to me! My husband and I are highly educated, but I can’t explain it! I believe there are ghosts but don’t believe there is God.”
I shared that God has mercy and grace for her and wants her to understand spiritual things she didn’t know before. She has a precious soul that lives on after her body dies. Without being saved her soul would be eternally lost, separated from the true, good, beautiful God. God has a gracious wonderful gift of salvation for her. “God sent Feiyan and me here to share with you. Do you want to hear it?” She said yes.
I shared with Junru that sin separates her from God using two hands and a phone. Junru listened quietly and said, “I think I am a good person, I never lied and never did anything that harmed others.” Feiyan shared that bad attitudes toward others count as sin too. I shared that being jealous and selfish is sin. All have sinned, and there is not even one “good person”. Now Junru said “Oh there is not even one Good Person!” “You are right Junru, all of us have sinned and need a Savior.”
I opened Feiyan’s Bible to John chapter 3 and told the story of Nicodemus, the scholar who didn’t know how to be saved. She seemed interested and heard the whole chapter without interrupting. At the end, we read John 3:16 and 17 using Junru’s name in the verse. By this time Junru doesn’t look afraid anymore.
I asked her, “Do you believe Jesus died on the cross and took away your sins? Would you like to receive God’s gift of salvation by believing?” Junru said “Of course I want it! I would be a fool if I didn’t!”
Now Junru has a big smile on her face and looks peaceful. Feiyan said, “Your face looks totally different than when we first saw you!”
We left Junru’s house with great joy! Praise God for His marvelous mercy and grace! and Thank you Jon and Peggy for the great tools and encouragement!
(Junru is 77, raised in China, came to the US in 1985)
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