Chinese family finds God when prayers to stay in the US are answered
Our take: The Wang family members were about to depart for their home in China when Jenny Wang, the family matriarch, discovered she was pregnant with her second child. Because of China's "one child" rule, she faced forcible termination of her pregnancy upon the return to China and instead prayed that her family could remain in the U.S. until she gave birth. When that prayer was answered and baby Vivian was born, the Wangs ended up at a Chinese Baptist church before their return to China where they converted to Christianity and were baptized.
Were it not for newborn Vivian Wang, her family might have missed out. It was Vivian's life in utero that helped place the Wangs at a Chinese Baptist church on the Sunday when Vivian's mother Jenny and brother Jerry were baptized along with 14 others.
The family had been preparing to return to China when they learned during a routine doctor's visit that Jenny was two weeks pregnant with Vivian. What hindered their return was the certain threat of having to abort Vivian under China's one-child policy, since the couple already had a son.
The mother asked God to give her husband a job that would allow the family to remain in the U.S. long enough for her to deliver their child.
" prayed to God to give us direction how we do it," said Jerry Wang, translating for his wife who doesn't speak English. "We found a job ... because she prayed to God."
The answered prayer gave the family a focused view of the Lord, about whom they had studied in lessons led by a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary student when the family was living in Louisville, Ky.
"We just didn't know God," Wang said. "Now we get it."
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