South Asia: New Year, New Beginnings

Hello from South Asia!

This week our team trained house church leaders in " Beginnings" series of Foundations of Bible Teaching in South Asia. About 30 attended the training. We taught the trainees how to effectively tell key stories from Genesis with picture and words. Then we trained the students in the Say/Teach/Do technique to summarize the Bible stories' facts about God, man, sin, and commands, the main and supporting points, and the actions to take. The trainees were very enthusiastic! They learned quickly! This training helped equip house church leaders to better disciple new believers in a region where the Gospel is spreading rapidly among unreached people groups! We are humbled to work alongside these new leaders who are on fire for the spread of the "Good news".

After each lesson, several students practiced leading the training and grasped the process & concepts well. Our translators were great - helped with the teaching too. Local house church leaders are boldly sharing the gospel. There is rapid growth in house church replication! Praise the Lord!

1. Pray that our students continue to be excited and encouraged to learn God’s Word.  Pray that our training will expand well beyond our time there and that the students will share what they have learned with others, who will share with others (2 Timothy 2:2).

2.  Look at a map and pray for South Asia.  Pray that God will open the hearts of people to the Gospel, and pray that the whole region will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord (Habakkuk 2:14).

We are excited to participate in the work of expanding God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.  Echoing the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 96:10, we are excited to “say among the nations that the Lord reigns”.  And we are excited to know that many faithful men and women are supporting us in prayer!