Friday, January 4, 2013


Doctors Wallapa & Wirach  Wisawasukmongchol with their daughters
When you truly love someone, you'll never give up on them. That is the strongly held opinion of Dr Wallapa of Bangkok, Thailand.

As a convinced Buddhist, she and her husband were quite content in their busy, productive lifestyle. That is until one night this enthusiastic lady had a dream. She saw Jesus and wondered what it might mean. The next night she had the same dream and from then on tried to learn more about Him. Finding a christian church, she then began to grow in her faith.

However, convincing her husband about her new found Saviour was quite a different matter. He simply thought she was going through a phase and that it wouldn't last. "I am and will remain a Buddhist," he declared. As a successful gynaecologist* now teaching in the Dept.of Obstetrics and Gynaecology* in the Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, he had a certain reputation to consider.

Wallapa soon learned she couldn't convince him to become a Christian, it could only be God who could do that. So each night she waited until he slept and holding one hand over him, she raised the other to God. "Please save him, Lord Jesus," she prayed. "Change my dear husband's heart." She never wavered in her longing and persisted in her prayers.

Twelve long years later Wirach came to believe and follow the Lord Jesus Christ. For those twelve years he had watched his loving wife and experienced her heartfelt concern for him. And now besides his medical work he pastors a growing Alliance church with the enthusiastic help of Wallapa and their children.

When this couple booked a special room in a large Bangkok hotel, we, along with our interpreter/evangelist Somchai Soonthornturasuk, had the privilege of sharing the Gospel and to explain Christianity to many of her colleagues, some of whom were parliamentarians.

Praise the Lord for her faithful, loving and persistent prayer!
*Australian spelling.

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