Niwas and his wife serve as Global Mission pioneers in India. This Southern Asian country is home to more than 1.1 billion non-Christians, many of whom have never heard Jesus’ name. This poses an immense challenge for the Adventist Church and for Niwas and his wife.
One evening after they’d just finished up a Bible study with a young couple in their community, Niwas and his wife were returning home when it started raining heavily. The downpour was so strong that people were running out of their houses because of flooding. Niwas asked of one the families if he could help. It took nearly three hours to dig a trench and for the water to drain from the house.
The owner of the house, Mr. Bimal, asked Niwas what made them stop and help. Niwas explained that he’s a Christian and that helping others is part of his ministry. Mr. Bimal was so impressed he invited Niwas and his wife to come and tell his family more about Jesus.
Now three months later Mr. Bimal and his wife have accepted the gospel and were baptized along with six others.
To contribute to Global Mission work in Asian countries, such as India, please support Fund # 5240.
Worldwide there is one Seventh-day Adventist for every 423 people; but it’s far different in Asia. Less than one percent of Bangladesh’s population of 150 million is Christian. In Taiwan, there is one Adventist for every 4,247 people. In Laos there’s not one ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor for the country’s six million people. Please keep the work in Asia in your prayers.
Global Mission pioneers are local people who dedicate at least one year to starting new churches in areas or among people groups where there is little or no Adventist presence.
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