Sharing New Life Experiences

We’ve moved again-it’s becoming an annual thing. But we’re so excited about our new house. It’s smaller than our old one (homechurchless cleaning!), has a nice kitchen with a proper counter and sink, a big yard and a fence. God gave it to us at about half our previous rent! One more “feature” of our house is that it’s situated in the neighborhood of one of our church’s fastest growing groups. Though we’ve only been there two months, we’re already seen what a blessing it has been to move.

Caiden’s sister, brother-in-law and nephew surprised us with a visit a few weeks ago. This is only the second time he’s seen his sister in about 15 years. She ran away when she was a teenager and they only reconnected in the last two years.

During their visit, we held Wednesday evening prayer meeting at our house. They joined in group dinner followed by a lot of singing and then testimony time. Their family is animist and they got to hear experiences of former animists.

One young man was demon possessed at the time he was about to get married. After going to several spirit doctors and spending a lot of money, the family decided to just handcuff him to keep him under control. It took several people holding him down to be able to get the job done. Then a little old grandma in the neighborhood stopped by and prayed for him. Today, he is the leader of our group.

Other people shared how they used to believe is spirits which didn’t help them, but hurt them and how, now they’ve become Christian, the spirits can’t hurt them anymore.

Caiden’s sister and brother-in-law really showed interest. It was evident they enjoyed the singing and were intrigued by the sharing. Prayer meeting that evening lasted several hours; finally, after everyone had gone home, we were able to give them a Bible as well as Christian children’s books.

I’m thankful we can join these Christian believers near our new home. The group is growing quickly because these people have truly experienced God’s power and the Christian community. They see something so different from their previous lives and want others to experience it too.

Please pray for Caiden’s sister and brother-in-law as well as for our group.

Editor’s Note: Thank you for your continued prayers for Adara and Caiden. If you would like to support their work financially, you can make a one-time gift or be a monthly supporter by donating on-line at



About adaraabroad

Adara Hadriel lives in Southeast Asia teaching English and doing community outreach among the Tai-Kadai people. She is married to a Tai-Kadai Christian pastor, Caiden. Because they live in a 'Creative-Access Country', or a country unfriendly to evangelism, names of people and places have been changed.
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