Pastor Dano was a Christian living in a Bhuddist village in Myanmar. Because of their Christian faith, Dano’s children were often threatened by other children, and their teachers sometimes pressured them to say Buddhist prayers. At times, angry groups of people gathered in front of Dano’s house. Many times, the village chief and other leaders would come to search for him to punish him. In one incident, Dano was held at gunpoint, but the gun malfunctioned. Even though Dano was badly treated, the villagers would sometimes approach him when they needed help. One day the vice-chief came to Dano to ask for help with his son. It seems the lad had been staying in the woods near a shrine for demons. His behaviour and health had deteriorated and it was believed he was demon-possessed. The physicians and magicians that many villagers relied upon were unable to help the young man.
When all hope was gone, the family remembered that Pastor Dano prayed for the sick. In desperation they approached him for help, but feeling awkward because they had been opposing him. Dano fasted and prayed for three days in preparation. After three days, he went to find the young man, but the vice chief’s son ran away when he saw him, shouting: “That person is going to catch me!’’ Undaunted, Pastor Dano returned to the shrine at 11pm night time and commanded the demon to come out. Then he burned the shrine and confronted the vice chief’s son. He called upon the name of the Lord and the demon left the young man. Not only did the demon flee, but villagers reported all the evil spirits left the village at the same time. But something even more remarkable happened: the vice chief and his family, along with four other families, accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord! Soon other villagers accepted Christ. Villagers who once opposed Pastor Dano now listen to him and are being led by him. He now pastors a church in his village, and he also has a vision to reach out to nearby Buddhist villages.
Source: Open Doors
Bible Study: Zechariah 13:2
DECEMBER PRAISE God His glory shines in the most unexpected ways to lead people to His Son.
PRAY for Pastor Dano to have courage and ongoing protection, and for the families in his village turning to Jesus.