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Roy wondered how he got to this place in his life. He no longer recognized himself or his choices. Would he be able to find his way back?
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Any person who comes to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior has a story worth telling. For Roy, recommitting his life to Jesus was no different. As a Chinese native, a father and a husband, Roy felt pressured to meet the expectations of his family and society.

But when Roy found himself away from the noise that surrounded him, his soul longed for the Savior. For three years, Roy felt a void in his heart that could not be filled by his job, wife, or children. Instead, bitterness and discouragement overwhelmed his thoughts. How was it that someone who was once so on fire for God strayed on a path that seemed to have no return?

Reaching a point of desperation, Roy began to search for answers to his spiritual needs. As he searched, an advertisement popped up on the small screen of his phone, opening the door to a new beginning with Jesus.

 

“I FELT SO ALONE CRYING AND GRIEVING. THERE’S NO ONE TO TALK TO AND ASK FOR HELP. AND THEN, WITH THE PHONE IN MY HAND, AN AD POPPED UP ON MY SCREEN, AND I SAW THE WORD ‘GOD.’ THAT’S HOW I WAS LEAD TO YOUR SITE, GODLIFE.COM. RIGHT AWAY I WROTE A PRAYER TO GOD."
— Roy, China

 

A few hours after sending his prayer request, Roy was connected with Jordan, his Online Missionary. The idea of safely talking to a fellow believer thousands of miles away allowed Roy to open up and share the regrets hindering his relationship with Jesus without any shame.

Roy’s relationship with Christ waned as he faced life’s difficulties, but didn’t give up.

 

“I STOPPED REACHING FOR GOD. ALMOST THREE YEARS PASSED AS I STOPPED REACHING FOR GOD. I BECAME SO WEAK DUE TO CHALLENGES IN MY LIFE. IT WASN’T EASY. I WAS IN THE DARKNESS UNTIL I ENTERED THIS NEW YEAR. I GOT TIRED OF MY LIFE, FAMILY, RELATIONSHIPS, JOBS AND BEING AWAY FROM MY HOME AND KIDS. BUT THERE WAS STILL A PART OF ME SAYING ‘GET UP! DON’T GIVE UP!’ MY SOUL WAS BEING RESTLESS.”
— Roy

 

There is no promise that the problems and trials in Roy’s life will disappear. That’s what makes the hope of spending eternity with the Lord shine brighter in his life. Roy has experienced a genuine transformation. His life is now defined by the commandments written in the Book of Life, and he vowed that his life will be a living testimony to those around him.

 

“I STARTED ALREADY REACHING TO GOD AGAIN. SOME OF MY FRIENDS NOTICED MY TEMPER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING ME BY SENDING THE WORD OF GOD THROUGH EMAIL, [WHICH HAS HELPED ME WORK THROUGH THAT.] I HAVE A BRIGHT HOPE AGAIN, AND I HAVE THIS FEELING OF EXCITEMENT WITH THIS JOURNEY WITH JESUS CHRIST AGAIN. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING SOME OF MY FRIENDS TOO THAT NEED GOD IN THEIR LIVES.”
— Roy

 

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