‘...Do it with all your might…‘ Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV
Evelyn Brand felt called by God to go to India.
For a single woman in 1909, a calling like that required a truck-load of faith. She married a young man named Jesse and together they began a ministry to the people in rural India, bringing education and medical supplies and building roads to reduce the isolation of the poor.
For seven years they went without making a single convert to Christianity. But then a priest in a local tribal region developed a fever and grew deathly ill. No one else would go near him, but Evelyn and Jesse nursed him as he was dying. He said, ‘This God, Jesus, must be the true God because only Jesse and Evelyn will care for me in my dying.’
The priest gave his children to them to care for after he died – and that became a spiritual turning point in that part of the world. People began to examine the life and teachings of Jesus, and in increasing numbers began to follow Him.
Soul Food: Jer 33:1-36:26; Luke 24:19-24; Ps 25:1-7; Pro 9:17-18 Written by Bob & Debby Gass Tuesday, 7 April 2015 Part Two: here
Soul Food: Jer 33:1-36:26; Luke 24:19-24; Ps 25:1-7; Pro 9:17-18
Written by Bob & Debby Gass
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Part Two: here