D* shared the gospel with a close friend only to be criticized and rejected for it. He left the conversation troubled and hurt. It was the first time he encountered such opposition for sharing the good news.
D called our missionary, Aasim*, for guidance. Aasim is the one who led him to Christ last year. While they are not living near each other, Aasim continues to disciple him through Zoom and phone calls.
Aasim counseled D about the realities of persecution and the dangers that come with sharing the gospel in the city where D lives. D then asked Aasim, “If someone in my city asks me if I’m a Christian, what should I say?”. They looked through God’s word, discussed a bit more, and then D looked at Aasim to answer his own question by telling Aasim, “I’ll tell the people I follow Jesus and keep sharing the gospel”.
D’s boldness is evident and challenging to me because he lives in a city significant to Hindus, like Mecca is to Muslims. Hindus are the overwhelming majority with Christians accounting for only 0.02% of the population. To call D’s city gospel-deprived is an understatement. D may be 8,000 miles away from most of us but we can still come alongside him because we can pray for him. Ask God to empower D and his family with strength, boldness, wisdom, and the ability to persevere.
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Stories from the Field
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