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Mother of Man Who Killed Pastor Embraces Christianity after Witnessing Forgiveness, Compassion of Church

Leah Marieann Klett : Feb 23, 2017  Gospel Herald

"She saw the love of the people towards her, and so she believed in Christ."

(North Vietnam)—[Gospel Herald] The mother of a man who struck a pastor with his car, killing him, embraced Christianity after witnessing the compassion and forgiveness extended by the church's congregation. (Photo: Associated Press/by Chris Brummitt/via Gospel Herald)

According to Christian Aid Mission, the incident occurred in Vinh City, on Vietnam's North Central Coast in Nghe An Province—a region known for its resistance to the Gospel.

Last year, the pastor of a local ministry was killed when a car veered into him. The director of another ministry in the region went to console the bereft congregation, and (asked) if anyone would volunteer to serve as a replacement for the late pastor.

"He asked for a replacement, and 30 men volunteered, even though it is a very hard place to minister," the ministry director revealed. "Now there are 12 other churches in the area."

Non-Christian relatives of the church members were angry, saying, "If God is a big God, why would He allow this to happen?"

However, what was intended for evil, God used for good. The mother of the driver who struck the pastor, surprised that there was no lawsuit and that the congregation forgave her son, came to the church.

"She saw the love of the people towards her, and so she believed in Christ," the ministry director revealed. "A month after the accident, the driver, his wife and 6-year-old daughter came to church, but they have not yet believed. Please continue to pray for this church, and pray that this driver and his family would come to know the Lord Jesus"...

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