In China, we lived in a compound. It was the main house, the gate house, the servants quarters, and maybe some other buildings connected with the housing area. Around the compound was a 10 foot high mud wall with sharp pieces of glass imbedded in the top of the wall to keep out intruders.
My Dad has told this true story of a lady missionary in a compound with forty Chinese girls (who had been abandoned at birth). Their Chinese cook reported that a robber band was coming to rob, pillage, and loot the city. The missionary said "We'll pray and ask God to take care of us". She and the other workers spent the night in prayer. They could hear the commotion outside their compound walls, but the robbers did not enter their dwelling.
As the missionary went out the next morning, she saw the destruction that had taken place around them. She told the people that the robbers didn't come into their compound, that God had protected them. They exclaimed "No wonder, we saw with our own eyes, sitting on the four corners of your wall - were angels!"
The picture above is a Chinese pagoda, and if you look closely, you can see the wall around the compound.
Again, this is a story that shows God's protection and answer to a lady missionary's prayer!
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