“I want to cry because God has answered my prayer”

Paul Borg

Literature Evangelist Tasmanian Conference.

Joe Paola

I knocked on the door of Mandy’s (name changed) house. After I told her what I was doing, she said that she would be happy to talk to me but would appreciate it if I could just talk to her on the front porch. She lived alone and was not comfortable having a man in her house.

I began my canvass and when I got to the part about the different health concerns we find in the homes we call on, Mandy pointed out that she suffered with stress, anxiety and depression. She shared that years ago a male friend of hers physically assaulted her to the point that she ended up in hospital with brain trauma, damaged skull and broken parts of her body. She was lucky to be alive she told me. The friend ended up serving 9 years in jail for the assault.

Also, being a new Australian, she felt very lonely and not being accepted by her community resulted in no one that she could relate to. Furthermore, her abusive and racist neighbours (that’s another story) added to the reserved and isolated person she has become.

With God’s help I was able to speak to Mandy regarding the emotional pain she was going through and then I offered our Beyond DVD. “I have a lovely DVD for you to watch. I am a Christian and this DVD will help you through the hurt you have.” She was very glad to accept it. I also canvassed the book, You Turn on health in which she was delighted to give me a large donation. I also gave her a copy of Steps to Christ.

Mandy told me that she reads the Bible now and then and was praying for answers, and she believed that God sent me to her door and had answered her prayer.

As we spent more time discussing her trials I was able to share the verse in Isa 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”. She appreciated this verse so much.

Mandy went on to tell me that she was thinking about having some sessions of hypnosis and asked me what I thought. I told her that from a Christian perspective I did not agree with this and I shared my reasons why.

“Paul, I just want to cry right now.” Mandy then told me that she was praying in her lounge room under candle light asking God to show her what to do about hypnosis and whether she should go forward with it. Her Dr told her that this will help her tremendously. Mandy however felt uncomfortable and did not know what to do so she asked God for direction. As she looked up from where she was praying she saw me through the window.  Mandy believes that I was sent by God and said to me, “I want to cry because God has just answered my prayer”.

Mandy is looking forward to a visit from someone from our church, prefers a lady, in the next week or so to drop off the next DVD and to form a bond of friendship.

God is a God that answers prayer. I had a wonderful prayer with Mandy and jumped with joy as I knew God led me to her home.

Paul Borg Literature Evangelist Tasmanian Conference.