By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
SOUTH ASIA (ANS — September 14, 2016) — Sapru, 48, was brought up in South Asia and became an atheist and ardent communist. “I never believed in Jesus Christ or the Christian religion,” he says. He drove a taxi to support himself and his wife, Blessey.
Most of his friends were alcoholics and he became addicted to alcohol as well.
His wife, however, was a strong Christian, a woman of prayer who meditated on the Bible every day — without Sapru’s knowledge.
“If I would have seen her praying or reading the Bible, I would not allow it,” he says.
Despite her husband’s lost condition, Blessey held on to the promises of God and prayed regularly for his repentance.
Once night Sapru got drunk, quarreled with his wife, and severely beat her. He left the house, got into his taxi and sped off into the night.
In his impaired condition, his taxi collided with a truck and he was seriously injured. “My left eye came out and was totally destroyed,” he says. “I saw death face to face.”
When Blessey heard the news of the accident, she rushed to the hospital with some missionaries, led by Pastor Paul of Bibles for Mideast.
They knelt down before God in the hospital chapel. Blessey read the Bible aloud and cried out to the Lord for healing. “She asked God to give my life back as a new creation,” Sapru recounts.
While doctors performed surgery to save his life, Supra had a near-death experience.
“My soul was wandering to get a seat in heaven,” he recounts. “The angels would not allow me to enter into heaven, but pushed me toward hell.”
Photo captions: 1) Sapru, missing his left eye. 2) A recent “Windows on the World” show with, left to right: Edward Wooding, Mark Ellis, Andrew Wooding and his father, Dan Wooding.
About the writer: Mark Ellis is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net), and also the founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares testimonies and videos from the church around the world to build interest and involvement in world missions. Mark is also co-host with ANS founder, Dan Wooding, of “Windows on the World,” a weekly TV show broadcast on the Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (http://hsbn.tv), that features the top stories of the week on the ASSIST News Service.
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