WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) – Discussing the lives of Dhumal, his mute son, Japa, and their experiences of loss, grief, distraught, and ultimately hope in God through Whom all things are possible.
Clapping, stomping and cheerful singing filled the Sunday school room. Children in brightly colored clothes moved together as Sunday school teachers led them in the motions to their favorite praise songs. Little Japa, only 5 years old, clapped and danced with the other children. But when the songs ended, it became clear again that something was wrong with Japa. When Japa first started attending Sunday school, he sat quietly during the lessons. In fact, he was always quiet, except during the songs—Japa’s favorite part of the class. It didn’t take long before his teachers realized that Japa was mute.
Women’s Fellowship Speaks Hope to Father, Mute Son
After learning about Japa’s condition, the Women’s Fellowship reached out to the little boy. Tenderness filled their hearts, and they discussed how to help him. They visited his home and found out that Japa lost his mother when he was only 1 year old. Japa’s grieving father, Dhumal, did not know how to help his little boy who was mute from birth.
The Women’s Fellowship diligently fasted and prayed for Japa’s healing. At the same time, they visited the little boy and his father, encouraging them from God’s Word. As Dhumal listened attentively to their words, hope started to bloom in his heart. He started to believe God could heal his son. But would He?
Following a month of fervent prayer, the impossible happened—Japa experienced complete healing! The little boy began talking. Dhumal listened in awe at the sound of his son’s voice. What was impossible for the father to give his son was possible for God. Grateful to the Lord, Dhumal committed his life to serving the God of healing.
Father and son now attend worship services together, lifting their voices side by side to Jesus, the Great Healer and giver of hope.
Singing is still Japa’s favorite part of Sunday school, but he now also participates in the lessons with the other children, no longer watching in silence.
*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are Gospel for Asia stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.
Source: Gospel for Asia Reports, Mute Boy Reclaims Voice
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