Aasim left Hinduism years ago when he turned to Christ. He’s been involved in a number of local ministries and churches. For the past several years, he’s been serving with Silk Road Catalyst.
A few years ago, he recorded his testimony which included his story about leaving Hinduism, what he dealt with as a result of leaving it, and then he shares the Gospel message. Today, this video has been viewed over a million times with 700,000 of those views happening over the past three months. That’s potentially 700k people across South Asia hearing the Gospel message, many for the very first time.
I live in a county with 300,000 people and 600 protestant churches, mostly evangelical. That’s 1 church for every 500 residents. New churches are planted every year, and of course, some are closing their doors. Regardless of how one spins it, my county is not short on churches.
Let’s compare my county with Abbaad’s community. I’m not talking about Abbaad’s county or city, but merely a community within a mega city. He serves in a community with about the same number of people as my county but without one known church. In fact, I’m not even aware of one other believer serving his community full-time.
A Hindu family arrived from the State of Punjab to visit family. A lady in a newly formed house church heard about them and decided to make a visit. After arriving, she invited them to her home to meet Amos* and take part in her house church.
It’s now Sunday morning and Amos is teaching God’s word at this house church. He meets this Hindu family, shares the Gospel, and soon after, the wife of the visiting couple gives her life to Christ. As they progressed in their conversation, this lady asked Amos how he dealt with leaving Hinduism to follow Jesus.