The Prayer Covenant is ministering among the poorest of the poor throughout Africa and Asia. Our stories are often from restricted countries we cannot name where you would never imagine the gospel being shared, but thankfully there are faithful, godly, courageous, indigenous leaders who at the risk of their own safety and the safety of their loved ones, are proclaiming the gospel and discipling children and families in prayer.
Testimony from Nazia Ahsan
They often minister to those who live on less than $2 a day. I was touched by the following story. Although the boy is in 8th grade, his mother probably never had the opportunity to attend school. He wrote, My name is Nazia Ahsan. I am 13 years old. I belong to a poor family. My father is a welder and my mother is a housewife. As she is not educated, I always felt it hard to obey her. Because I thought, I am in class 8 and I know better what is good for me. Through the “The Prayer Covenant “lesson 2, I learned about the importance of obeying God through the life of Abraham. I repented and prayed, “Dear heavenly father I want to obey you and I also want to obey my parents. Please help me and always be with me.” This might seem like a very simple prayer but not for this young man. All God asks is a willing heart and he will do the rest.
The Good Samaritan
Another child wrote,
My name is John. I am ten years old. I was born in a Christian family, but I never wanted to go to church or Sunday school. Last year I had a road accident. I was injured badly. A boy came and brought me help. I didn’t know him. His name was Shahzad. He became my good friend. He invited me to attend Sunday School with him. They told a story there from the book “The Prayer Covenant “. It was the story of “Good Samaritan in the Bible.” Then and there I gave my life to Jesus and I promised him that I would always try to help other people even if I didn’t know them.” <
It is so important that children see themselves in the Bible stories. That is how their faith becomes relevant. They see their need for God and only through the power of the holy Spirit can they be compassionate, loving and obedient.