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Take an Urdu Bible by Roseleen Macdonald (Forever Grateful Moments)

George and I were going to a convention in South India but before leaving the Lord had said to me, “Take an Urdu Bible”. Urdu? I thought. There are not many Urdu speakers in the south.

We put the large Bible in our cabin luggage, rather than the tin trunk in the plane’s hold, just in case there was a Pakistani we met on the journey. However, we did not meet the person the Lord had told us to give the Bible to on the journey or during the conference. Our last few days in India were spent in Chennai — known then as Madras.

As we walked into the ELS (CLC) HQ, an elderly gentleman was there as another guest, wearing the typical blanket over his shoulders of a north Indian. “That’s him”, the Lord said. The man was so amazed. He had been a shepherd but was now a village pastor serving thousands of miles north of where he sat that day. He was longing for an Urdu Bible of his very own. Writing this all these years later, what a joy to remember how God wonderfully answered that shepherd pastor’s prayer.

Forever Grateful, CLC 75

Based on material first published in a 75th anniversary magazine, you will find stories from the 75 years of CLC. There are stories of God’s faithfulness and miracles, of people coming to faith and special ‘forever grateful’ moments.

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