From Death to Life

Sawadii Kha! My name is Khun Amphan.( Woman in light blue on the left.) I am 47 years old. A little over a year ago my husband and I became very sick. We went to the hospital and discovered that we both had AIDS. Shortly after we were diagnosed, my husband became very ill and died. I felt very sad and without hope. I didn’t want to live in this world anymore. I began to take street drugs in order to kill myself.

I took every drug I could buy until I became very sick. My cousin found me at home and took me to the hospital. While I was in the hospital, I wouldn’t let the doctors help me. I refused to take the medicine they gave me. One day a nurse came to visit me. She told me the story of Jesus. She said that God loved me and had power to help me. Before she left, she prayed for me and asked God to heal my heart and body. After she left, I began to feel better. Steadily, my health improved. I left the hospital and went home.

A short time later, I went to a seminar where I began to learn how to take care of my disease. At the seminar, the nurse shared the Gospel with me. That day, I gave my life to Jesus Christ because I knew that God had given me the will to live again. I didn’t know how to live like a Christian until this past Christmas. Some ladies from the Bethel Church phoned me and invited me to a Christmas party. They gave me a beautiful blanket for a present. Then they invited me to come and study the Bible with them. Once I started going to church, they noticed that my eyes were not very good. I really enjoy reading but I couldn’t read my Bible because I couldn’t afford a pair of glasses. One day someone at church gave me some money and said, “Go buy some eye glasses so that you can read the best book in the whole world!” Today, I have some nice eyeglasses and I can read my Bible! Everything in my life has changed since I put my faith in Christ. My physical health gets better all the time. I know that God loves me. I thank God for all that he has done for me.

*Written with the Sincliar-Peters