Thursday, April 9, 2009

great experience

i read this experience and had to share it!! it was told by a c.o. visiting a congregation, and it makes you remember how Jehovah hears and answers prayers!!

A young couple wanted children, they tried for a long time with no success, they decided to adopt. They went through all the paperwork, and had been told that they would have better success with their adoption if they adopted from another country. So they decided to go on the waiting list for an International program. Meanwhile this young couple received a knock on their door. It was Jehovah's Witnesses. The Witnesses started a study with this young couple who made rapid progress and eventually got baptized. They soon decided that they were both going on the list to Regular Pioneer. They also decided they would just wait until the new system for children. So they called the agency and asked to remove them from the list. The agency said 'we were just about to call you, we have a 7 year old child ready to come home to you.' After discussing it further with the agency the couple went home and thought about it and prayerfully considered it. They thought being that the child would be in school most of the time they would still be able to get their time in to Regular Pioneer. So they accepted and brought the child home. They went home, got the room ready, bought lots of toys and placed a "My book of Bible Stories" in the room. The child was very sad upon getting there. They tried to cheer him up, but to no avail. They took the child to the room to show him all the toys. He still was stoic. Then he caught sight of the Bible stories book. He immediately grabbed it and started to cry hysterically. Once they calmed him down they were able to get this out of him: 'My parents in my country were killed. They were Jehovah's Witnesses. I prayed to Jehovah that I could live with a family that are Jehovah's Witnesses.' This unbelievable experience emphasizes that Jehovah hears our prayers and will answer them in the perfect time for us.

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness! i just burst into tears when i got to the end. that is so amazing and so important to remember!