1 Timothy 3:2

1 Timothy 3:2 (ASV 1901)

2The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

Mrs. Ma's fear of getting turned back after enduring starvation and journeying a 100 miles with her little son to a mission compound where she hoped to find healing for her blind eyes were completely quashed when they arrived. For with loving kindness they were received, fed and her sight in one eye restored after she was operated upon. Eventually, she became a Christian and worker at the mission hospital she was treated.
"Our house belongs to the Lord Jesus, therefore regard it as your dwelling-place whenever you come to Baku” were the sweet words of Dr. Baedeker's Christian hosts, and so warm was their hospitality that he remarked; "We may teach them from the Word; but they act the Word, and leave us far behind.”
Jonathan Goforth shares how the decision arrived at in prayer, to open up their new home to all locals for sightseeing, helped make the work of reaching and evangelizing to the people easier. As it made the people see them as friends and not just strangers.
While still trying to settle her guest in, a mother, her twin children, husband and father - who had been exiled by their people appeared on her yard seeking shelter. Hospitably, Mary Slessor ("Ma") received her uninvited guests; fed them, sheltered them, attended to the twins and had her guest comfort the weeping mother.