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Delfiana wasn’t interested in church and would often complain about going, that is until she was the victim of a suicide bombing attack outside her church building.

On 25 September 2011, when Delfiana was just 18 years old she walked outside of her church and was immediately struck down when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb injuring many people. She recalls: “All of a sudden, I lost my balance and my body was struck down. There was no warning; I didn’t even hear anything. It felt like a dream as shock and confusion flooded over me. Then I touched my head and realised my hand was full of blood”.

After arriving at the hospital and not realising how badly injured she was, the doctors soon discovered shrapnel was imbedded in Delfiana’s skull and she would need immediate surgery.

After surgery, the doctors said she would be in intensive care for about two weeks but it was only two days and after just a week, she was sent home. It was a miracle.

“I thank the Lord that I have been completely renewed by God’s grace. I am immersing myself into all the ministries at the church, which is such a contrast to what I was like before. I long to serve Jesus and I thank Him for His redeeming love that He shone on my life”, she said in 2014.

Delfiana is now 25 years old and has been working as an accountant for three years in Central Java. She still attends church and is actively involved in the music team as a vocalist.

Delfiana says she’s ready for a new challenge and wants to minister outside of her city.

We originally told Delfiana’s story in November 2014; this is the most recent update.

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