It is a miracle that Gift is still living. Gift grew up without his parents because they both passed away when he was very young. His grandmother took care of him but he struggled there and eventually left. He joined one gang after the other as he lived a life on the street.
Through the impact that Multiplication Network Ministries (MNM) has been making in Zambia, Gift was one day reached by one of the MNM trained church planters who shared Jesus Christ with him. Because Gift was stone hearted, he refused to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
After several months, Gift got very sick and his friends decided to take him back home to his grandmother. He was taken to many clinics and hospitals but nothing worked. His family lost all hope of his recovery. Sadly, Gift heard his family discussing his funeral and burial. He heard their plans to bury him quickly to cut down on the cost of holding a funeral for several days. Gift was so sick that he couldn’t move or talk. He had to hurt in silence.
By the grace of God, Gift remembered what the church planter had shared with him when he was living in the street. He prayed to God for healing. Gift felt strength return to his body and he got up out of bed!
After he was recovered fully, Gift searched for the church planter who had shared the gospel with him. When he found him, Gift told him everything that had happened to him. The church planter led him to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
God used Gift to share the gospel with his street friends and a few are now following Jesus! Without the training provided by MNM, that church planter would not have been empowered to care about Gift and share the gospel with him. The Lord uses us all in small ways to make eternal differences!