“These are the Children from My Dream”
By Georges Ntumba
As the COVID-19 pandemic has circled the globe, the news of God’s love continues to spread faster than any virus ever could. In Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, an incredible miracle took place during the “100 Days of Prayer” held by Adventist World Radio’s (AWR) Kinshasa Station from March 27 – July 4.
On the evening of May 27, as the intercessory prayer team was praying live on the radio, a man by the name of Gracia, who lived in the heart of the city, was listening intently. Although he was extremely sick, he’d decided to turn on his radio, where he heard AWR for the first time.
As he listened, he wanted to pray along with the radio team. He fell to his knees, prayed their prayer, and added, “And please help me be completely healed.”
Incredibly, Gracia’s illness suddenly left him, and he felt the timing could not be a coincidence, although he had lingering fears that it might return. That night, he had a vivid dream in which he saw a round table surrounded by children and pastors. A man spoke to him in the dream and said, “Let these children pray for you, and the pastors will anoint you.”
When Gracia woke in the morning—feeling great—he decided he wanted to learn more about AWR’s Kinshasa Station. He listened all day, and after hearing the Total Member Involvement (TMI) program in the evening, he contacted the speaker, Pastor Georges Ntumba, and asked if they could meet the following day.
When they met, Gracia shared his dream, and Pastor Ntumba said, “That’s incredible! This intercessory prayer program is actually hosted by two pastors and some children. I’d like you to meet them.”
As the children entered the room, Gracia exclaimed, “These are the children from my dream!”
Then Pastor Ntumba led him to the studio, at which point Gracia said, “This is the round table from my dream, where the pastors and children were sitting!”
The children sang to him, and the pastors prayed for him. Pastor Ntumba then asked Gracia if he understood the meaning of the anointing from his dream, and this led to a discussion about baptism and further Bible study.
Shortly thereafter, Gracia was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church and said with a wide smile and thankful heart, “I’m so happy to serve my God.”
Pastor Georges Ntumba serves in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city.
World Church Prayer Requests
September 4 - 11, 2020
• Pray for all our Adventist World Radio (AWR) stations around the world, that they will continue to share the truths of God’s Word with our dying world.
• Pray for your local church and any media ministries that are in operation. Pray that these ministries will grow and reach those who are too fearful to ask for Bible studies.
• Pray for this week’s Adventist Mission unreached people group, the Somalis. There are over 83,000 Somalis living in the United States. It has been a difficult transition for them to flee their homeland, learn a new language, and find employment. Please pray for gospel laborers to meet the physical and spiritual needs of Somalis living in the United States.
• Pray for the upcoming Annual Council that will take place in October. Pray for the Holy Spirit to be present during the online meetings. Important decisions are being made on how to share the gospel more effectively during these difficult times, and we as a church need God’s guidance.