I Received a Brand New Life – Ada

I Received a Brand New Life – Ada

Growing up in Hong Kong my family respected all
our Chinese idols, especially Kwan Yin the goddess
of mercy and also a statue of Buddha. We
worshiped our ancestors too. I was taught that our
ancestors could protect us and that they are
actually God. When I was a little girl, my
grandmother and my parents always said, we
should worship all the idols and ancestors.

I therefore didn’t want to go to a church or listen to
anything about Jesus. That’s because I saw Christians
always praying in groups around their church. I thought
that these people must be controlled by Jesus, “the
devil spirit”, or something else that makes them – in
me thinking – so crazy. Besides, to me Jesus belonged
to a Western people’s religion. I am Chinese, so Jesus
cannot understand me or our culture. In addition, I
didn’t believe Christians as they gave their testimonies.
I thought they were making up their stories to make
me to believe in Jesus.

But, after my parents passed away, my whole world
turned upside down. I had no home and no money, and
the people I had loved and trusted betrayed me. My
own sister abused me for over 10 years. I now wanted
to kill myself…

Then I met a Christian lady who provided a wonderful
place for me to stay. It was her holiday house and she
charged me no rent.
I still wanted to commit suicide, but I felt I should not
kill myself in the house of this kind Christian lady. She
would have a hard time selling the house for a good
price if I did that…

I just knew in my heart what they were saying was true. 
I could feel the love of God in my heart as I listened to
them. Because of this love now in my heart, I found
myself asking the God of Heaven, “Why do you love
me?” I became convinced that Jesus was the Son of
God, and not long after that I asked Him to come into
my heart!

Before I accepted Jesus, I was a negative person with
low self-esteem and very poor self-confidence. I was
very shy and would not talk with strangers. If I did talk,
my face went red very easily. Now, I’m still a little shy,
but I have improved a lot.

I am now happier too and my thinking is getting much
more positive. My confidence is also improving and I
have hope for the future. No more thoughts of suicide.
I feel peace and joy inside my heart. Through my
experiences, I know we can ask God to help us as HE is
our heavenly father. GOD loves us and HE cares for us.

Would you like to know more? If so, please come along
to Global on Sundays at 10.30am and find out more
about Jesus and why He is The Way, the Life and the
Truth.

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