Bertha’s Change of Heart

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Bertha is a happy wife and mother who rejoices in the Lord. But she has a confession to make.

“I was a rude and hot-tempered person,” she says of her life before Christ. "I was often cursing and sometimes abusive.”
Until she met Mimie.

Mimie is a listener community coordinator for Back to God Ministries International’s Indonesian outreach—one of hundreds of volunteers at work in remote regions.
“I didn’t care about Mimie at first,” said Bertha. “But in the course of time, I became more and more curious about her.

“I found out that Mimie and a small group of friends had formed a radio listener community and routinely listened to Suara Nusa Bahagia (Happy Sound of the Island) radio.”

The next time Mimie visited the village, Bertha asked to join and was welcomed into the group.

Six months later, Bertha received the gift of a radio. Now she listens to programs every day.

“I like your Rencana Agung (Majestic Plan) program the most, because in addition to the many lovely songs, the program helps me grow my faith in Jesus,” says Bertha.

About the Author

Claudia Elzinga, special to Christian Reformed World Missions

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