Radio Changed a Prisoner's Life
A letter to FEBC's office in Myanmar, told how God used radio programs to change a prisoner’s life:
‘First, let me introduce myself; my name is Maung, and in my life I have experienced all the pressures and problems of living in this world. I was so interested in being successful and wealthy that I left Myanmar and went to Bangkok to find a job.
‘Well, I did find a job, but things didn't go well. It was very hard and tiring. Not a day passed that I felt content with myself. And while I was there, the worst thing I could have imagined happened to me: I was arrested for overstaying in Bangkok and put in prison.
‘In spite of my awful circumstances, I thank God for placing me in that situation, because my time in jail led me to your broadcasts. Your programs gave me direction, and I began to consider the kind of life I had been leading.
I'm especially thankful that I came to know the Lord through your broadcasts. I truly thank Him for opening my eyes, and I thank you for your messages that turned my heart around. Please allow me to continue corresponding with you, that we might deepen our fellowship.’
Maung found himself in a desperate situation. But crises of this magnitude are often a turning point, tilling the soil of a person's heart to receive Christ. For Maung, time behind bars helped him reconsider his life, and he found hope in Jesus.
This is where FEBC is so effective: helping listeners see they were designed by a loving God who has a plan for their lives, including an eternal relationship with Him. This sense of purpose and belonging brings peace that many people have never before experienced.
And that's exactly what Maung discovered in his prison cell: peace beyond belief!