This past week, Ezra (SRC leader in South Asia) traveled to a rural community in South Asia. He hosted Christmas parties and shared the Gospel with Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists. Five people were baptized on the spot while many others made an initial profession of faith.
More than 1500 people accepted Christ. 18 new house churches were established. 1,120 Afghan refugees were served. 5,672 people heard the Gospel with 2,293 of them for the first time. And this is not all.
2021 has been a year to remember. I did not see our massive change in China coming like it did but it came. I did not see us adding the Middle East to our areas of focus just yet (I saw it in the future though) but it has now become my number one personal focus for the time being. And, I had no idea we would be serving Afghan refugees as a result of that horrific Afghan crisis this past summer. But, God’s ways are higher than ours and my aim is that we always follow the Holy Spirit rather than our own plans.
Their marriage was torn apart. They drifted away from the Lord. Yet, this did not happen overnight. It was a gradual journey as their hearts became consumed with the stress of finances and lack of work.
Ved and his family were confessed followers of Jesus. But, confession was not enough to keep them centered on Christ. They lacked discipleship.
When a few years had gone by, Isaac and Rebekah connected with this family, although Ved was out of picture at this point. They learned that Ved left his wife and family and lived far away, like a wanderer searching for hope while ignoring the One who gives it.
Stories from the Field
This page is dedicated to real life stories from our global SRC family.