“I have a similar story of abuse”, said a man from a Sikh background who recently watched Asim’s testimony online. He discovered Asim’s testimony on YouTube and was immediately captivated. Immediately, he reached out to Asim and invited him to his home (hours away). Asim accepted.
Upon meeting, Asim met some of his other family members, they shared a meal, conversed about their history and the Gospel, and ultimately, four of them gave their lives to Christ.
Asim published his testimony on YouTube and Facebook in 2016. In just five years, his testimony has garnered more than 1.4 million views. In just this past year, over 200 thousand people have seen it and it’s assumed that the vast majority are in South Asia.
His testimony is more than a story about how he lived through the abuses he experienced when he was young. The highlight is where Asim shared how Christ both redeemed him and delivered him from both his pain and sin.
Asim was born into a Hindu family but he now lives for and serves Christ. And just like Adam and Amos, who I shared about in my last two e-mails, Asim is part of our national staff in South Asia. It’s there where he runs a small juice shop and seeks to share the Gospel with students at a nearby university and online, like the story I just shared.
Our national staff in Asia need us to help them offset some of their support needs. During this year end season, I am asking you to join with me to provide our national staff with two crucial support needs that Western missionaries usually do not think twice about - Medical Insurance and an Annual Retreat.
Like I said, both are crucial. The insurance is self explanatory and the retreat is needed so they can fellowship with their fellow SRC colleagues, receive training, and rest from the day to day ministry, which is impossible to ignore if they are always at home. Therefore, traveling away from home is the best way to provide this kind of retreat and we need your help to support them.
Today is what’s known as #GivingTuesday and if you have plans to give a donation today and/or a special year end gift, I ask you to consider our national staff in Asia. They lack many of the networks we have access to here in the States, which is why the SRC board and I are doing what we can to assist them in these two areas.
If you would like to partner with them, use this link to give a special #GivingTuesday or Year End gift. https://bit.ly/3kE0FY9
Stories from the Field
This page is dedicated to real life stories from our global SRC family.