“I was so fed up with life,” Hlaing Arkar (at right) in Myanmar shares. “I have a lot of anxiety and depression due to terminal illness and poverty. I didn't think that the pain and suffering would ever end.”
It never occurred to him that God could possibly be real. One day, Hlaing Arkar was discussing his problems with his nephew. “He helped me learn a little bit about Jesus and prayer. I also found out about a meeting in their house, which led me to know more about God,” Hlaing Arkar tells.
As he attended the Bible studies with local Christians, Hlaing Arkar began to realize that nobody could help him but Jesus, Himself. “I felt like I couldn't trust my religion, people, money, fate, or even myself. So, I turned to the Lord. The day I gave my life to Jesus was Sept. 23, 2019,” he says.
The Bible verse that changed his life was Ephesians 2:8-9: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast."
Hlaing Arkar proclaims, “I am totally astounded at what God has done for me! I've never been happier. Now I believe the Lord has taken away my sin, sickness and poverty. Eventually, He freed me from all anxiety and depression. I know I couldn't do this by myself, but the Lord has done it for me on the cross!”