While on his way home, Makul encountered a GFA-supported missionary willing to pray for his healing.
Makul Pillai worshiped many gods and goddesses, but his spirit still wasn’t satisfied. When he fell sick one day with severe breathing problems, he didn’t even bother petitioning his gods for help. Instead, his family took him to the hospital.
He was diagnosed with a severe lung infection that would require three days of treatment. After being discharged from the hospital, Makul happened to meet Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Siraj Rangan who was serving in his region. Makul shared the agony of his health problems with the missionary, and Siraj assured Makul that it was Jesus Christ who could take away his infirmity. Siraj then prayed for him and invited the distraught man to attend a Sunday worship service.
The following Sunday, Siraj saw Makul and his family walk through his church doors. With much eagerness, he and the believers began praying for Makul’s healing.
By the end of their prayers, the infection ravaging Makul’s lungs completely vanished. When Makul sensed healing, he and his family rejoiced and decided they would live for this God who took away his sickness.
Today, Makul and his family are active members of Siraj’s church.
Working with the Tribals
Siraj has been a missionary since 2003 and works with people who belong to a tribe that lives in the jungle. They practice black magic and witchcraft as part of their traditional religion.
In the midst of this spiritual darkness, Siraj pastors a church of 30 believers and has begun four mission stations in nearby villages, where five to eight believers regularly meet for prayer.
By his faithfulness and the Lord’s grace, Siraj is being used to share with more and more people the love of Christ—Makul and his family being a few of them.