Witch Doctors Turn to the Lord:
Pastor Vendez told this bondage breaking testimony: "One day I went to a village to preach the Gospel and three people were sitting under a tree openly practicing witchcraft. I went to them and gave each one a Bible. In anger they shouted, Don't give us a Bible, we are witch doctors and we can easily paralyze you.’ But I said to them, ‘I have God's word in my hand, if you try anything against me it will not work.’ They began speaking curses to try to paralyze me, but I started to read Ephesians Chapter six from the Bible and prayed, ‘Lord I put on the whole armor of God!’ God did a miracle and opened their eyes to see a wall around me so that they could no longer see me—
"I was hidden from them and their curses! They soon stopped their practices and ask me to read the Bible to them! They all confessed that God’s Word is more powerful than their witchcraft".
That day I shared the Gospel to them, and they accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Now they are coming to my church!”
Through ICII’s loving sponsors, we were able to provide for our missionaries to give out Bibles to new believers and those who are seeking the Lord in India. Believers need God’s Word for strength to endure the trials and persecution they often face. Below are some life-changing testimonies from ICII’s native missionaries who are giving out Bibles in India.
The Word Of God Sets A Prisoner Free
ICII missionary John Wesley shared this incredible testimony: "One day I went to visit those in prison. I gave a Bible to one prisoner, and he was very glad to receive the Bible. The next time I went to visit the prison the man to whom I gave the Bible shared with me that he had killed a man. He asked me: ‘Will Jesus forgive me? I know I am going to die, but I want to go to be with Jesus’. I shared with him about the thief on the cross whom Jesus told would be with Him in paradise.
"I shared the Gospel with him and the man accepted Jesus into his life as his Savior. The man shared: ‘Now I have peace in my heart, and even if I die I will go to be with Jesus!"
He then gave me his family’s address and asked me to visit them and share the Gospel with them. After this I went to his family and preached the Gospel to them, and his family now also believes in Jesus!"
God's Word Saves A Family From Suicide
Missionary James Raja told this life-changing story: "I met a woman in a village who looked very unhappy. I could see that she was hopeless, so I sat with her and told her, ‘I have something for you to read in this book.’ I guided her how to read the Bible and shared with her how Jesus will give her peace. After she started reading the Bible, she began to cry and she shared, ‘My whole family is planning to commit suicide tonight. My husband just went to buy poison right now, and I was just thinking, how can I die and leave my children alone,
"So we all will plan to commit suicide as a family. God brought you to me at the right time and I want this peace in my family’. She called her husband to come back and I went to their house, read the Bible, and prayed with them, and they changed their mind about committing suicide."
Now they are coming to my church every week and I have started a church in their village!"