Treatments, medicine, rituals and sacrifices—no matter what Gagana and her husband tried, nothing seemed to work. Spiritual Warfare Gagana and her husband, Shreyars, lived in a rural village in Asia. Farming and agriculture were the primary sources of income for the villagers. The people strictly observed local traditions and practices. Gagana and Shreyars were among the especially devout, visiting shrines and partaking in nine-day fasts every year.For 15 years, problems had beset the family. Gagana suffered mentally and physically. Stomach pains wracked her body, followed by mental disturbances. Wife and husband searched for relief, but hospital visits, treatments and medications did nothing. Eventually, Gagana and Shreyars came to the conclusion it was spiritual in nature and consulted local shrines, but no relief came. Gagana’s anxiety and fear grew with each attack of the spirit. She attempted to take her own life multiple times to put an end to her suffering, but Shreyars always intervened. The spiritual attacks continued, leaving husband and wife without hope.The Power of Prayer A neighbor of the family saw their struggle and told them of a GFA-supported radio program that aired every Friday in their specific language. Desperate for any help, the couple tuned in. Once a week, for four months, Gagana and Shreyars tuned in to the radio station. But one day, something special happened.
One particular Friday, the speaker on the radio program was praying for any sick or ailing people. As soon as Gagana heard the words of healing and hope, she let out a loud shout. Seconds later, the woman collapsed.
Learn more about how the Holy Spirit is moving powerfully in the hearts of listeners throughout Asia through radio. GFA Radio is reaching across geographical and political barriers, establishing fellowships in isolated areas yet to be reached by missionaries.