Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Family in Niger is Changed by the Gospel

Saley, left, helped lead Moumouni to faith in Jesus Christ.

Saley, left, helped lead Moumouni to faith in Jesus Christ.

Moumouni had a major infection in his leg and also suffered from insomnia because he constantly heard inaudible voices. His mother, Maimouna, sought help from health centers in Niger, Muslim healers, and witch doctors, but nothing worked. Maimouna spent all her money trying to heal him. Family members expected him to die.

Maimouna had been participating in the Samaritan’s Purse project called Bridging Gaps in Community Health. The project uses care groups to teach communities in Niger about topics such as savings and loans and gender-based violence.

Maimouna shared her son’s situation with our staff and invited them to visit her son. Our staff prayed for Moumouni, shared the Gospel, and he prayed to receive Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Not long after, Moumouni stopped hearing the inaudible voices and his sleep improved. His leg gradually healed.

Maimouna was touched by the love demonstrated by Samaritan’s Purse staff. “The entire family has learned that the name of Jesus Christ can save and heal,” she said.

Moumouni’s uncle was so encouraged that he agreed to sell some of his land so that Samaritan’s Purse can construct a church building in the community.

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