Pa Thon (63) and her husband first came to our church sometime around May in 2015. The couple had invited us (church members) to pray for her husband Lung Khay, who was suffering from cancer. When Lung Khay got better, they started coming to church. We had given them Bible tracts and booklets to read as well as an MP3 player containing gospel songs and sermons to listen to. We were hoping and praying that both of them would eventually commit their lives to Christ. But after a while, Lung Khay could not come to church anymore as he was getting worse. But when we visited him, we were happy to hear from him that he had read all of the materials we had given him and was also listening to the songs and sermons daily.
One day after church, Pa Thon invited Rina to go and pray for Lung Khay as he had grown very weak. When Rina saw him, he could see that it was difficult for him to speak and it was apparent that his end was very near. Rina asked him if he was afraid of death and he answered that he was not afraid of death anymore because he was now a believer. This answer made us very happy. And a couple of weeks later he died. He was given a Buddhist funeral but his wife, Pa Thon, invited the church to sing songs and pray at the funeral.
After her husband’s death, Pa Thon did not come back to church for some months. But she did come back on Christmas 2015, and our hopes were raised again. During the Christmas season, a group of Dutch women from the Nederlands came and visited our church. I told them about Pa Thon and all the heartaches that she had gone through, this really caught the attention of the Dutch women. They gathered around her and earnestly prayed for her personal life and salvation. Finally in February Pa Thon made the decision to follow Christ and take water baptism. She told Rina that she was sure that her husband was a believer and that he was with God now. Join us in praising God for his grace upon Pa Thon and please pray with us that God will fill the void in her life that her husband has left behind.