August 3rd for Harapan Komuniti will always be a date to remember for many. Lives are inexorably changed and although often seen as for the worse, one believes that there is a sovereign purpose at play and God is laying the foundation for an outcome that reflects His always interesting plans. I have but the slightest inkling of the negative effect the unjust and bloody minded actions of the Malaysian religious authority have on many lives. It is difficult to see anything other than destroyed lives and dreams. Yet I am reminded of the early church persecution, without which the history of gospel extension would look very different. The pool of people Christians can befriend for bringing into God’s kingdom straddle numerous countries and in vast numbers. The August 3rd Harapan Komuniti saga may well be the key event to start the work with this pool.