Mr Hardi lives in Indonesia, and is about 70 years old. Last year, Mr Hardi met Patrisius, a young evangelist supported by GMP. Three years ago, Patrisius was called in a dream to minister in a community close to where Mr Hardi lives. They met during the Islamic fasting period of Ramadan, and they formed a good friendship. Patrisius would often visit Mr Hardi at his home to talk about many things, including their different faiths. During this time Patrisius began to tell Mr Hardi about Jesus. Mr Hardi began to say many positive things about Jesus, but he could not accept Jesus as Lord. Patrisius said, “No problem, it’s your choice,” and continued to pray for Mr Hardi.
One morning early this year, Mr Hardi travelled to Patrisius’ home and was waiting outside when they woke. He was welcomed in and Patrisius and his wife sat with him. They talked about the opportunities a new year brings to make a fresh start. Patrisius asked him, “Is there anything from this past year you’d like to let go?”
Mr Hardi answered “yes” and began to cry. Mr Hardi told them he was facing some family troubles and something had compelled him to share it with Patrisius. He believed that Patrisius could help him. As Patrisius listened, he knew that this was the work of the Holy Spirit so he shared with Mr Hardi about Jesus again. This time Mr Hardi confessed Jesus as Lord.
Patrisius and his wife are now working to help Mr Hardi be reunited with his family. Please remember to pray for Mr Hardi, Patrisius and for what God is doing in their community.