Mort Whitman, in student ministry, led a Chinese student studying at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo, to faith in Christ just before he returned to China. Since there was little time to disciple the young man before he returned, Mort was concerned.
Letters from China brought comfort, reassurance, and this wonderful story.
The mother of the student … who with her husband was a professor in a Communist University in China … contracted terminal cancer. At her hospital bedside her son asked her for permission to pray for her and ask Jesus to heal her.
She agreed … and he prayed in her presence.
The next day the son received a call from the hospital asking him to quickly return to his mother’s bedside. Upon entering her room, it was filled with medical people, standing around her. In a few moments one of the doctors said to him: “It’s gone! The cancer is gone! We cannot find it.!”
Then the mother said to those in the room: “It must have been Jesus!”
The parents were themselves to receive Christ by faith and, as an expression of it, were baptized.
Mort and Jenny Whitman serve God as staff missionaries with International Students, Inc. (www.isionline.org) and currently minister to the international students at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Mo. To continue their ministry, such as in the story above (told in the radio account), they must raise their own support. Donations can be mailed to Mort and Jenny Whitman, ISI, Box C, Colorado Springs, Co, account # 5 3 6 8.
More about ISI from www.isionline.org.
“International Students, Inc., exists to share Christ’s love with international college students. Since 1953, ISI has been training Americans to meet international students’ needs. These Americans befriend international students and help them adjust to American culture.
“Our culturally sensitive and concerned staff and volunteers are reaching out to thousands of the more than 1,100,000 international students who study in the United States each year. These students, separated from family and friends, often feel lonely and isolated and are unsure about how to relate to America’s culture and its people. Sadly, many international students are never invited into an American home. Many miss the opportunity to have an American friend.
“Meeting the Need
“ISI works closely with international student advisers and other college and university officials to help students. We offer friendship to any student, regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference. ISI staff and volunteers are working on 677 campuses across the country to orient and acquaint international students to their new home and cultural experience.”