In 2013, ITMI's Gospel Joy Workshops and Evangelism had a Gospel Music Workshop in the city of Gniew, about a 3 hour drive north of Poznan, Poland where Gospel Joy's ministry is based.
Magda (we've changed her name for her protection) attended the workshop, where she experienced the joy of a personal relationship with Jesus through the joyful gospel music. She met Gospel Joy's Daria Przybyla. (Although, at that time, Daria's name was different. She hadn't married Bartek Przybyla yet.)
Gospel Joy's Daria and Bartek
Daria has a gift of making people feel comfortable to open up. Magda opened up to Daria, and told her about her life. Daria shared her testimony.
Using social media, Daria and Magda stayed in touch after both returned home. They talked more and more about Magda's struggles and about God. Via Facebook, Daria led Magda in studying the Bible and shared about grace, Jesus' sacrifice and how because of it, we can have a personal relationship with God.
Daria and Bartek prayed for Magda many times, and Daria was convinced that Magda was supposed to move to Poznan for her studies.
God was faithful and made it happen! In October 2016, Magda started her studies in Poznan.
For the past 3 months, she's been coming to Bartek and Daria's Word Zone, meeting with Daria and even volunteering during the Gospel Music Workshop in Poznan recently!
During the workshops Magda had the opportunity to sing a solo. After, she told Daria that this was the first time when it was not a performance for her, but a real prayer and a time of worship. After the workshops she experienced - for the first time in her life - a true and close relationship with Jesus.
Magda's first solo that wasn't a performance, but a prayer, at the Gospel Music Workshops in Poznan last year.
We think this was the moment when she truly entrusted her life to Him! She continues to participate in Bartek and Daria's Word Zone and mature in God. God is REALLY faithful!
Bartek and Daria ask, "Please join us in prayer for her spiritual growth and continued enthusiasm about God!"
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