Miracles of God

I never imagined that I would be like a missionary as a facilitator in Compassion eastern Indonesia, living far from relatives, friends, and everything that satisfies my eye.

West Kutai is one of the regions in East Kalimantan. Here, there is no public transportation; sometimes we need a boat to cross the river, and we never know how deep the river is. We have many challenges here, such as how to fight the paganism that we find everywhere even though Christianity is already here.

I realize that equipping, facilitating and helping 14 Compassion partner churches is not easy. Sometimes it is even exhausting. But along the journey, I find many miracles of God.

Rhyfalis, a registered child in one of our child development centers, has strengthened my faith, increased my devotion with God, and encouraged me. This little boy has opened my heart to the truth that miracles of God are still here. Rhyfalis was hit by a motorcycle and his skull was fractured. Doctors said there was no hope for his life.

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Crying, I felt like his family as I stood beside his cold and unconscious body. Then I remembered that Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Through my tears, I prayed to God to spare this life, because I believe God has a purpose for this little boy’s future. Now, after two surgeries, Rhyfalis is recovered and able to attend his child development center, write to his sponsor, play, study and pray. God loves him so much.

People may have the same purposes and goals, but it is the journey that determines the strength of a vision. God’s miracles are still here, and that’s why I’m still here to serve Him.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” — Mark 10:27, NIV

Prayer: Give us strength and courage through Your miracles, Lord.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Grignard Tanari is a field-based partnership facilitator in eastern Indonesia. Grignard also volunteers in youth ministry in West Kutai, Borneo.

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  1. Fredrick Otieno January 7, 2019

    Thanks Grignard for sharing your experience with a miracle working God. It works to build our faith in our God. Your narration of this miracle reminds me of God’s love for us as per Lamentations 3:22 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning-Great is they faithfulness.”

  2. Punardan Madhu January 24, 2012

    Dependency on God sometimes may create some difficulties, but that is not the work of God,in this stage needs patience and more trust on Him.Continuously pray to see His miracles in our life as well as our mission.

  3. jaclyn January 24, 2012

    God will take care of kids. God loves everybody.This is Jaclyn I just sponsered Mariela.(with my mom) I am 7 yers old.

    1. Grignard January 24, 2012

      Thank you so much Jaclyn, especially for your heart and passion to be a sponsor, May God continue bless you and your Mom…

  4. Becca January 24, 2012

    Miracles happen every minute and every way..
    I like your journey, itis not easy to sacrifice your own happiness just
    to help other.

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