Brothers and sisters, we don't want you to be ignorant about the suffering we experienced in the province of Asia. It was so extreme that it was beyond our ability to endure. We even wondered if we could go on living.
In fact, we still feel as if we're under a death sentence. But we suffered so that we would stop trusting ourselves and learn to trust God, who brings the dead back to life.
He has rescued us from a terrible death, and he will rescue us in the future. We are confident that he will continue to rescue us,
since you are also joining to help us when you pray for us. Then many people will thank God for the favor he will show us because many people prayed for us.