Utsang sat atop the bus and ordered the driver to stop. The other passengers stared at Utsang while he shook uncontrollably. Then they jumped to his aid when he tried to kill himself. Something was terribly wrong.
One year earlier, Utsang had said goodbye to his wife, Sreva, in their remote village and moved to a large city in search of better work. He found a position in the construction industry that paid much better than the hit-or-miss daily labor jobs his tiny village offered, and everything seemed to be going well.
Then a cloud of unexplainable anxiety moved over his mind. Utsang withdrew from others and lived in turmoil. He took medications for severe depression, but his internal darkness only grew. Work became impossible. Self-harm and suicide attempts came next, until finally, Sreva came to bring him home.
While riding the bus together back to their small village, Utsang started quivering and acting strange. He forced the bus to stop, then tried to commit suicide yet again. The only thing Sreva, and the other passengers knew to do was hold Utsang down to prevent him from harming himself.
A Step Toward Healing
Two women riding the bus realized what was happening to Utsang. They approached Sreva and said, “If you allow us, we want to pray for him. We are Christians, and we pray to God when someone is not feeling well.”
These women attended a nearby church led by Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported pastor Batsal, and their faith set off a chain of miracles in Utsang’s life.
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