God was Using Me

This story written by Karen Matambo, a Compassion Boston Bible Worker.

Our training at the Boston Korean Church was only for one day, but we won’t forget the warm welcome we received from the Korean members. I especially befriended a young lady attending graduate school in the area. We’ll call her Gee.*

Gee and I both shared a missionary background and just “hit it off.” Gee told me that she’d reluctantly agreed to translate for the training and wished she’d been given more notice. Little did she know that in this apparent disorder, God was answering her prayer.

During the afternoon session, it was clear the Holy Spirit was touching many hearts through the speakers. You can guess who the chosen translator for the afternoon was—none other than Gee. As the training commenced I noticed frustration on her overwhelmed face, but no one could guess what happened next.

She started sobbing. “I'm sorry but ...” Before Gee could even finish she was sobbing again and several of us were trying to explain that the poor girl must be tired. Quickly, the church responded with another translator and an embarrassed Gee raced out of the room.

“Are you okay dear?” I followed and asked Gee.

“Yes, it’s just, when Jack was speaking, he said, ‘If you ask God, He can use you to minister to someone,’ and I realized then that God was using me, but I was too busy complaining to realize. I’ve been praying asking God to use me in some way and today He did.” She couldn’t hold back the tears of gratitude to the God who hears and answers our prayers. 

I praise God for Gee. Her testimony blessed me and taught me to pay attention to God using me even in the seemingly small things. He says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

For more stories from the Boston Korean training, see full article here.

*Name changed.