Monday, September 28, 2009

I was traveling in Poland in 1984. It was a time when they were very communist and we as a country had declared Marshal Law against them. Poland of course was controlled by Russia at that time and the country was in great turmoil.
I was with a group of about 50 Americans. My friend and I were talking in our room when in came our young interpreter. He was a arrogant, pompous young man and he began to tell us how wonderful Communism was. He also told us that he did not believe there was a God and that the Bible was nothing more that myth.
We let him talk for a long time just to find out his thinking. Finally we had had enough of his propaganda and I asked him a question. "Do you want to know what my God thinks about you as an atheist?" He looked at me quite stunned and said arrogantly, "Yes I want to know what God thinks about me." I almost burst out laughing as I thought to myself, why would an atheist even care what God thinks about them if they don't believe in God in the first place?
I opened my Bible and pointed to Psalm 14:1 NLT which says; "Only fools say in their hearts, "There is no God. They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; no one does good." I handed him my Bible and asked him to read it out loud.
As he read the Word tears formed in his eyes and then great anger swept over him. He took my Bible, threw it against the wall and ran out of the room. Little did we realize that was the first scripture he had ever read in his life. He couldn't run far though because he was our interpreter.
That one passage of scripture sunk deep into his soul and four days later the young man and his family gave their hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ. Never underestimate the Power of God's Word.
Dr. John Shane

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New Hope's "Hope"

Dear Friends,
Greetings to you! This blog is long overdue and I apologize for not beginning this earlier. This first posting is just to let you know that God has laid it on my heart to share with you in ongoing testimonies about the ministry God has called us to.
We have been working with widows, orphans and elderly in several third world countries since 1994. We have witnessed first hand many of their trials, heartaches and victories while being able to lead tens of thousands to the Lord Jesus Christ and sharing with many thousands of others the first hand knowledge of salvation.
It is my privelige to tell you their stories. I will do this each week I am in the States. I trust that as you read these testimonies you will share the victories with others. God bless you all.
Yours in Christ,
Dr. John Shane