Kevin and Siew-Cho Ong host the International House, a ministry in San Francisco that provides housing and hospitality to international students. His recent newsletter shared the story of Zoe, a Chinese national who is now a child of God. Pray for Zoe as she continues to walk this path of faith. Below is a portion of the newsletter.
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One of the iHouse residents, Zoe from China, has been living with us for the past two years. Periodically, she attends our weekly Friday night gathering and the Bible Discovery Group. One morning at the dining table, she shared with Kevin that she often feels that God is always taking care of her. As we interacted further about her life, tears began to ﬂow down her cheeks. She shared that sometimes when she talks to God, she was moved to tears. She feels that God is not a complete stranger. Deep inside her soul, He is someone whom she has known for a long time.
Zoe believes in Jesus but is not comfortable to be called a Christian. For her, to be a Christian, she must be totally committed to Jesus. Kevin asked her to read John 1:12 and said, “Who are you according to this verse?” She replied, “I am a child of God because I believe in Jesus.” Kevin said, “We are in the same family because I am also a child of God. “
Her parting words were, “So, we are now brother and sister because we belong to God’s family, having the same Father in heaven.” We want to praise and thank God for bringing Zoe back to Himself.