From non-believer to a disciple

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During a Red Frogs gathering at Deakin Residence 3 months ago, I connected with a young Malaysian guy who had recently moved to Melbourne. I sensed he was interested in Christianity so I asked him if he’d like to read the Bible with me and surely enough he was keen! Since then, we have been doing DBS (Discovery Bible Studies) together starting with some of the Genesis stories. He has been regularly reading the bible and praying. He has been going through an amazing and speedy transition from someone who had never read the Bible to taking steps towards Jesus. He has been making obedience steps such as giving up gambling and learning to control his temper. He has also told his parents how he’s enjoying learning more about Christianity (who had initially disapproved this to some extent) and they now agree it is okay for him to follow Christianity if he enjoys it.

More recently, I discussed with him the message of the gospel again and shared what it means to follow Jesus, about repenting and believing in Jesus as well as the act of surrender and sacrifice. I asked him if he’d like to go through a prayer to invite God into his life and turn from his old ways and he said YES!  He is now a follower of Jesus! So exciting to finally see some fruit from our hard labour! God is good!

It was also amazing how God had brought so many of His people around him within a short period. He had a Christian housemate to whom he was able to ask lots of questions and a Christian classmate (who he found out was Christian by asking “Do you follow a religion? I am interested in following Christianity”). It is such a blessing when God brings us those people he is preparing and whose hearts He is working in.

– Matt Pilcher (leader of the Deakin Uni team)

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