The boy who could not read, hear or talk

In Nepal, a majority Hindu country in the Himalayas, the government tries to hinder the growth of the church. But without success – the church grows strongly, often with miracles.

Take the story of 18 year old Tilak, a deaf-mute teenager.

One day Pastor Biju, a church planter affiliated with The Timothy Initiative, stopped to pray with him. As the pastor prayed for deliverance and healing he witnessed a bewildered look on Tilak’s face. Something amazing happened to the deaf-mute boy. Tears streamed down his face, as he discovered that he could hear and speak for the first time in his life. A miraculous healing had just taken place.

Tilak rushed to his mother, who heaved sobs of joy and relief. Her boy was healed, and it was all because of Jesus. The entire family surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ that day.

Tilak and his family became eager to learn more about God, so they began attending the very first church planted among their people. Now Tilak’s voice was able to join others in worship. As he listened to the teachings of Jesus, he was awed by the miracle that he could hear and understand what was shared.

Then a third miracle happened in Tilak’s life. When he opened God’s Word, he instantly was able to read, without any prior instruction. The symbols on the pages of Scripture came alive and he was given his own Bible to take home.

Tilak, the boy who could not read, is now studying the Word of God.
Tilak, the boy who could not hear, is listening to teachings and growing in his faith.
Tilak, the boy who could not talk, is now proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ among those who have never heard.

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  1. Joyce+Bradley on 14/04/2021 at 1:06 PM

    That was a very interesting story and a blessing to others just like him and to everyone else also we can learn a lot from him amen my God bless the readers and my GOD BLESS A MIRACLE EVERY DAY REMEMBER NOBODY LOVE YOU GUYS MORE THAN GOD DO STAY BLESSED EVERYONE AMEN AND THANK YOU JESUS AMEN SMILE BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU AMEN HAVE A BLESS DAY AMEN

  2. Lynnette Dockery on 14/04/2021 at 1:32 PM

    It is wonderful to hear of the miracles God is still doing in people lives this story helps me to believe God has a miracle saved up for me Thank you for a opportunity to read such a wonderful story we all are in need of a miracle.

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  4. Dianna VanHemert on 14/04/2021 at 2:44 PM

    This is truly a miracle, and as only being alive today because of a miracle that GOD BLESSED me with a few years back, I can testify that HE DOES do miracles like this… BUT I can also say that WE ALL NEED to take the time to THANK HIM for all the “LITTLE MIRACLES” that HE provides for each of us on a daily basis. HE has created a BEAUTIFUL WORLD around us that most of us just take for granted instead of noticing, praising, and thanking him continually for…

  5. Sylvia+skinner on 14/04/2021 at 9:27 PM


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