Acts 26:16-18

Acts 26:16–18 (ASV)

16But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things wherein thou hast seen me, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee; 17delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom I send thee, 18to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

Using the opportunity presented by his daughter's wedding, Pastor Sang Hah Leh spoke against the objectionable marriage customs of his people which made merchandise of girls and poor young men. By the sincerity of his words and of his matching actions, he advocated for a custom that was in the Spirit of the gospel.
During his time in Fiji from 1835 to 1885, James Calvert witnessed incredible transformation. Starting with the burial of victims of cannibalism, he eventually saw the same people partake in communion, celebrating their newfound faith. By the end of fifty years, there were 1,300 churches in Fiji and a significant majority of the population were regular churchgoers, showing a complete shift from their previous practices.
In Upper Burma between 1860 and 1890, there was a stark contrast in leadership and society. Theebau's reign began with extreme cruelty and massacres, including the sacrifice of young girls, leading to captivity or death for those attempting missions in the area. However, thirty years later, a Baptist Missionary Conference in Mandalay symbolized a transformation, with diverse groups coming together in peace and unity, including Burmese, English, Americans, and others, sharing the Lord's Supper in a display of harmony and fellowship.
John G. Paton spent three and a half years on Aniwa, transforming the society completely through his missionary work. His efforts turned the cannibal island into a civilized community with Christian values, overcoming enormous challenges and demonstrating the power of faith.