'I was put in jail three times for my faith, and I was tortured'

Resham’s story | Running the race to the end

“I have Parkinson’s Disease now. I can’t walk anymore and I’m mostly in my bed. I can’t leave this room, or go to church, or visit people. It’s a change for me.”

“I spent my whole adult life sharing the Gospel. Back then, I walked through 72 districts in Nepal, preaching the Gospel. We had open-air meetings and we showed the ‘Jesus’ film and we started a Bible correspondence course. In total, we’ve had 700,000 students.

“I was put in jail three times for my faith, and I was tortured. But I can’t walk anymore, or get out of bed. The challenge for me, today, is in reading Colossians 1:28-29. The apostle Paul said, ‘Christ is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.’

“I want to be like Paul. I know that he used all his energy to share the Gospel, right to the end. And I want to do that too. I don’t have any energy in my body, anymore, but I still have energy in my heart and my mind.

“Even now, people can ring me on my phone [while I’m lying down] and they ask me about Jesus and I still tell them. I’m still taking calls from our Bible correspondence students.

“I’m still using all my energy, even while I’m lying on my bed – all the energy that Christ has given me!”

Resham’s story is part of Eternity’s Faith Stories series, compiled by Naomi Reed. Click here for more Faith Stories.

Bible verse Colossians 1 28 29

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