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Christ-like Character

In a letter from Tom Elliff, President of the International Mission Board, he tells the story of a mission worker, who goes by the name "Zeek Rocks," and a new believer named Rohan. They were traveling in India when another car bumped theirs but kept going. When they reached their destination, the other car—which was carrying five college students—was also there, and the students surrounded Zeek and Rohan, and demanded $125 for their car repairs!

Well, the letter says, even in India, it’s reasonable to expect the car that did the bumping to do the paying, but these guys weren’t hearing any of it. Zeke eventually gave them the money, which infuriated the new believer Rohan. Zeke explained that’s God’s Word encourages us to turn the other cheek, and asked Rohan to pray with him that the students would realize their mistake.

When Zeek got home, he found five new friend requests waiting for him on Facebook. The students wrote that they felt bad about their behavior and were impressed by how respectfully Zeek treated them. The next weekend, at the same spot where the students had ambushed them, Zeek and Rohan met with them and shared Christ with them.

President Elliff wrote, "I think this story may have turned out right after all!"

A bad situation was turned around for good by Christ-like character.

Reference: Tom Elliff, International Mission Board, 10/4/11