OF TEARS…BUT THEN A
KNOCK on the door— a man
of God with Book in Hand…
Daniel Irving. HOPELESS—
but God sent Daniel Irving
along The Trail of Tears to
place in their dying hands a
MESSAGE FROM GOD that
they may KNOW that in their
THEY ARE LOVED.
Picture: Daniel Irving, left,
leading a Bible study with
people from Chernobyl.
The Bibles being used were
supplied by the International
Bible Ministry of BIMI.
he was a beautiful lady, married to a handsome young man
with two beautiful children—everything to live for. One
problem—she had a blood disease that could have been
potentially fatal. Twice she had almost died. Facing such a
life-threatening problem, she had sought hope in the traditional
Japanese religions but had found none.
The many religions of Japan and the
Far East present the seeker with a combina-
tion of millions of gods, including Shinto
and Buddhism. The Shinto religion, the
prominent religion of Japan, includes a
worship of the elements of nature. Every
The Trail of
mountain, river, tree or other part of na-
ture is thought to be animated by a deity,
hence the young Japanese woman was sur-
rounded daily by millions of gods—none
of which could speak to her, help her or
give her peace.
Having a disease that threatened her
life and with eternity looming, she had
made the statement, “I've got to find the
true God.” She had heard of the mission-
ary church Maranatha Baptist, but someone
told her that only Americans went there.
One day she saw the church and came
to a service. There under the ministry of
Missionary Steve Nutt (BIMI), she found
the true God for whom she had been
looking. At last she knew the true God
and even more importantly she knew that
...the True God knew her.
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