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DAY 20

I grew up not knowing God, and in particular in the later stages of high school I found myself in a very difficult season with my health and relationships. At my lowest point I reached out to the God I didn't yet believe in and asked Him:

"If you are real, show it with definitive action". I had no expectation of my prayer being answered but having run out of worldly answers I sought God's.

That very evening as people shared their testimonies I was moved to share my own story even though God was not yet in it. Starting that day, and in the days to come, these people and the church helped me more than I could have imagined and set me on a journey to following God that I never dreamed I would embark on. A journey that continues to this day and God and His church are still there for me wherever I go and when I need them most. I often wondered why things had to be so hard for me, but sometimes God needs you to be broken so that He can fix you. Looking back I can see the big picture and how my struggles led to hope, but God always saw it from the very beginning, as He says:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Now I have abundantly received so much of the hope and prosperity I always longed for. And it all started with a prayer God answering a prayer for someone who didn't even know if He was there.


Duncan Tong

Re:Hope Southside


Do you have friends you’d love to see come to know God by praying like Duncan prayed? Bring their names to the Lord today.


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