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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

589- Surrounded with Twenty-Six Guards

 

A believer whose heart was kindle by the love of God consecrated his life for preaching in a hospital. He traveled to an African country where he exerted much effort preaching for a tribe. Once he was obliged to travel for two days to get money from the bank. He actually took the money and bought some medicines. On his way back, he found two persons quarreling with each other and one of them was gravely wounded. He treated his wounds and talked to him about believing in Lord Jesus Christ and returned to his work.

St-Takla.org Image: A man sleeping with guards around صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: رجل نائم وحوله حراس

St-Takla.org Image: A man sleeping with guards around.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: رجل نائم وحوله حراس.

Two weeks later, he went on the same journey, On his way to the bank, he met the young man whom he treated. The young man said to him, “I want to confess about something. My friends and I knew that you got money from the bank and bought some medicines. We planned to kill you and take all what you had. As we approached your tent, we found twenty-six guards surrounding you.”

When he returned to his country, he narrated this story. Then, a believer asked him, “When did this happen?”

On the eve of…”

“On that time, I was playing golf with my friends. I then asked them to go together to the church to pray for our friend who is serving among the African tribes. We actually prayed for you. We were exactly twenty-six.”

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: محاط بستة وعشرين حارسًا.

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Lord, grant me a preaching heart.

I desire to see the whole world clinging to You.

May all people enjoy the new life.

Here am I! Send me.

I kindle with prayers for the ministers.

Use O Lord my love, fighting and prayers.

It is Your pleasure to use all people and all ways.


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