Aye Le May in Myanmar was raised by Muslim parents, who instilled in her a strong faith in Allah from a young age. She was married at 20, and at first all went well. Then, the family business went from bad to worse. They went bankrupt in 2017, and her husband went on trial.
“I felt sad, I was angry with myself, and I felt hopeless,” Aye Le May says. “It finally dawned on us that we were headed either to jail or to the grave. In my great distress and depression, a former co-worker told me that I could find answers to all my questions in the Bible.” Aye Le May willingly listened and accepted an invitation to her home to hear more.
Her friend shared about Jesus Christ and gave Aye Le May a New Testament. When she heard that Jesus has the power to deliver and to bless, Aye Le May devoured the book and was eager to learn more. They studied together twice a week, with each session lasting about two hours!
Aye Le May was thrilled by what she was learning from the Bible. This God doesn’t just reveal His will; He reveals Himself in the person of Jesus Christ, the only sinless one, who paid the penalty of death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. In Islam, prophets can only show the way; they cannot rescue someone. No prophet can die in our place. Aye Le May could hardly believe that God would send His Only Son to be her Savior.
“Turning to the living Savior brought me inner peace and joy. But the situations around me actually got worse, not better,” Aye Le May shares. “I was lonely and afraid. Nevertheless, the Lord Jesus gives me hope for greater things.”
Later, Aye Le May’s youngest daughter developed an incurable kidney problem. “The doctor said it was hopeless, and we should prepare to lose her. They told us to call on a spirit priest or Mullah for her last hour and comfort,” she tells. “Instead, I went to the hospital with my Christian sister. We both held the hands of my daughter and spent the whole night praying for her in the name of Jesus Christ. The next morning, she was much better and her body started to function normally again. The Lord Jesus has been so good to us! He is alive, gracious and brought real transformation to our lives.”