Persecution. Demon Possession. Ignored by Pastors. These are three things I came across during my recent trip to South Asia.
Abbaad* serves in our Kashmere Outpost. Shamim became a follower of Christ 19 years ago when he left Islam. He remains the only believer in his family, even after his father tried to kill him 19 years ago for becoming a Christ follower.
His parents have sense passed away but apart from Christ, and his living siblings still do not associate with him, except when necessary. Yet, through all this, Abbaad has persevered and remained steadfast. He has given his life to following Christ and multiplying disciples in this Gospel-Deprived Muslim community.
Heidi is Chinese and 13 years old. She came to Christ recently while meeting with one of our Silk Road Catalyst workers. In her country, sharing the Gospel with anyone under the age of 18 is worse, in the eyes of the government, than sharing with someone 18 and older. Yet, their laws do not bind God and He is moving in Heidi’s country in amazing ways.
Our workers used the Discovery Bible Study (DBS) method to help Heidi and her mother discover the Word of God. After coming to Christ, Heidi went to school and shared with her classmates. This allowed her to identify Christian classmates she had no idea existed.