Today’s sharing is contributed by VOR staff R, about how the Holy Spirit worked in the heart of a single young woman, Layan.

“Blessed be the name of the Lord. Layan, a 24-year-old Muslim girl from Syria, whom I have known for about 4 years, used to come to VOR, and it has been four years since she has not come. Three weeks ago, God arranged for me to meet her again at the January Women’s Breakfast. A week later, Sister B invited all the women to her house, and I was there. Sister B shared her testimony and in the end, she asked all the women if anyone had a prayer request.

The girl and I were standing in the kitchen. I asked her, “Do you need us to pray for you about anything?” I felt that she wanted someone to pray with her, but she was ashamed. She said to me, “It’s all about work and marriage.”

I took her to Sister B and we started praying for her. She started crying, and after we finished she went to the kitchen, crying. We went home in the evening at 10:30pm. Layan sent me a voice message: “When you prayed for me, I started crying a lot and felt a sense of peace. I kept crying on the way home and at home as well and I felt like I was praying. I’ve had trouble sleeping for a long time, but that night, I slept comfortably and I heard someone’s voice telling me, “Don’t worry, sleep and rest.” Since then, I have been at peace and continued to sleep well. Even my treatment of my family has changed, and they felt this and said to me, “You have changed.”

Layan asked me: “Is it because of this thing that I am doing or the prayer that I prayed when I felt comfortable and at peace while I cried a lot? Did I do something wrong and God will hold me accountable for it?” 

I told her, “It is certainly not a mistake, and the Lord will not hold you accountable for it. On the contrary, God wants us to go to Him, ask, pray, and place our worries, anxieties, and fears with Him, and He will comfort us.” He said, “Come to me, all you who are tired and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

She said to me, “Thank you very much. You comforted me with your words.” She began reaching out to me every day for two weeks, and we kept in touch.

Yesterday after we visited another Arab lady, I talked to Layan and met with her. I picked her up from home and we went to a coffee shop. I shared my testimony with her and spoke to her about the Lord’s love. She received the message of love and salvation and how the Lord changed my life and my heart, comforted me, compensated me, and guaranteed me eternal life when I went to him and surrendered my life and my heart to him. I spoke to her about the Lord Jesus and about salvation and redemption.

Finally, I told her, “God loves you and wants to comfort you, change your heart and life, and guarantee you eternal life. Do you accept Him by faith and believe in what He did for me and for you, that He should come and die in your place and in my place, so that He might give you salvation and forgiveness of sins?”

She told me, “Yes.”

I told her, “Would you like me to pray with you and accept the Lord Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life and surrender your life completely?”

She said, “Yes.”

I prayed with her and surrendered her life to the Lord. And she accepted the Lord as her savior. I told her, “Ask Him and He will show Himself and His love for you.”

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
The Lord is good and great! 🙏🙏
May the name of the Almighty Lord be glorified.
The Lord is doing a great work.
Blessed be the name of the Lord forever. 🙏