Life Testimony: Founding Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center,Drug Addict converts to Christianity and Serve Junkies(Part 1)

By Li Ming, November 14, 2015 08:11 AM

Li Ming

Editor's note: This story talks about the life testimony of Li Ming, the founder of faith hope love family. It tells how God led him out of drugs successfully, called him to found the drug rehabilitation center and to help lots of drug addicts in pain convert to Christianity. When we see the change and restoration of these people, what we can do is to give our thanks and praise to God.

There are four miracles in Li’s life, including two healing miracles and two miracles which lead him to gospel ministry

The first healing: Li quit the drugs within 21 days 

Li Ming had graduated from primary school when he quit his studies. He was a well-behaved introverted boy. His parents were in the clothing business and his family lived a good life. He had an elder brother who died of drug overdose. It was his brother who taught him to take drugs. The family became broken because the two brothers were both drug addicts. His mother worshipped lots of idols in hopes that he would get rid of the drugs. She even gave him water mixed with ashes of the candles, saying that it would help him get out of drug usage, which made him think it was truly foolish.   

“My mother gave her life to Christ in 1997 and brought me to church. I converted to Christianity in Guangzhou in 1998. For some years I quit drugs  and started my own business which was successful. I was really proud at that time. The Bible says, "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."(Proverbs 16:18)

However, later he began to take drugs again thinking it was nothing since he had already quit it for some years. But it was the beginning of a disaster. Finally his business went bankrupt and he ran into debt, his house mortgaged. Even if he had a daughter, he would use whatever money he had to buy drugs instead of his daughter’s milk powder. He was blamed greatly and he took more drugs while crying, hating himself for doing such a thing. 

He went to at least seven to eight different drug rehabilitation centers to try and quit drugs. But he never succeeded for there was no real repentance inside him. Eventually, his wife asked for divorce. It seemed like this was his end but it was only the beginning of God's work. .  

He cried to God that he didn't want to live a life like this. He wanted to be a man of dignity. He asked God to cure him, to take away his memory of taking drugs and to change him into an ordinary man. At that moment, the Holy Spirit said to him: "You should clean your hands and purify your heart and live a Godly life." Then his heart became soft and he became grateful. On the eighteenth day, he went home for he had some health problems. 

From that day on, he had no interest in drugs. His family and Christian friends were waiting for his arrival. He hugged them one by one for he felt he owed them and his family. With shameful tear on his face, he apologized to them because they raised money to send him to the gospel center and bought new clothes and daily necessities for him. He shared with them that each time he saw the necessities they bought for him, he felt really moved. There were people who cared him and loved him, even when he hated himself and felt unworthy of being loved. He finally understood what "love your neighbor as yourself" meant. It meant treating those who are worthy of being loved as the best way you treat yourself.

The Second healing: God healed his disease through his faith

At home, he was sick and thought he couldn't live long. He couldn't eat and was getting thinner, suffering from pain even sleeping. One day he told his mom about the sickness. The next day his mom went to church to attend the prayer meeting and asked brothers and sisters to pray for him. In the evening, alone in the drawing room, he suddenly felt joyful and excited while his sadness and worry were gone. The joy he never had before may come from the pouring of the Spirit. God was calling him and they had a conversation:

"You should follow me."

"I do. I do!" He replied.

"Do you dare to follow me at the risk of your life?"

"I dare."

He asked God with tears: "Heavenly father I ask you: if you want me to follow you, please heal me and grant me good health to serve you."

That time God responded to him, "I will heal you unless you listen to me and stop sinning."

He felt peaceful since then. When his mother came back, a sister of her group called to him and wanted to bring him to the hospital after parying for him. But he refused to go to hopistal nor take medicine. He believed if he listened to God and stopped sinning, God would definitely heal him. Since then, he often cried for feeling God's love, describing himself as the world's happiest man. After a month, he was feeling better and the disease was almost gone, as the bible says "a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22)

 

 

 

 

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Chinese Translation of Biography of Samuel Pollard Published

A Chinese translation version of "the best biography of Samuel Pollard" was published.

Microcosm of Dalian Modern History through Churches

Dalian, located in the southernmost part of Northeast China, witnessed the complex situation in Northeast Asia spanning/from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

Amity Foundation Aids Snow Disaster Stricken Areas in Yushu, Qinghai

The Amity Foundation, together with the Snowland Great Rivers Environmental Protection Association, launched an aid project for the Yushu snow disaster areas in order to help the herding families pull through.

Aid to Displaced People in DR Congo Makes A Difference

Strengthened by emergency food, 700 families displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are preparing to plant crops and to raise pigs to support themselves.

Hungarian Embassy in Shanghai Hosts New Year Concert in Moore Memorial Church

On January 22, 2019, the Hungarian Embassy in Shanghai hosted a new year concert in Shanghai Moore Memorial Church, according to the WeChat account of "Shanghai Christianity".

Shanghai Holds Symposium on Foreign Christians’ Worship

A symposium on foreign Christians' worshipping was organized by the Shanghai Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs and the Shanghai China Christian Council (CCC) & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) and held on January 1, 2019.

Baby Found Alive After 35 Hours Under Rubble in Russia

A miracle occurred after a dangerous gas explosion rocked Russia on Monday.

Pope Calls for Unity in New Year Message

Learn the contents of the Pope's New Year Address for 2019.

China to Add 6,800 KM Railway Line This Year

New railway lines will be seen in China this year according to the national railway operators.

Xi: Cooperation is Best for both China and US

Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a US President Donald Trump a special message as part of the 40th anniversary of US-Chinese relations.