On the island of Penang, Malaysia, there are about 1.4 million Chinese people. This past spring Global Mission pioneer Samuel Wang held a public series of meetings here. Samuel won his audience’s respect by finding creative ways to relate his nightly sermons to their Chinese heritage.
Each night between 100 and 150 eager community members showed up. About 150 local church members attended as well to help out with the meetings. The church members also helped through prayer, personal invitations and by befriending as many new people who came as possible. Thanks to the church members prayers and hard work, more community members attended the last night than the opening night.
Now the group is actively planning their next step. Please pray with us that the church members in Penang will continue to work in harmony with God’s revealed will as they work together to gather in a rich harvest for the Lord.
To contribute to Global Mission work in Asian countries, such as Malaysia, please support Fund #5240.
Worldwide there is one Seventh-day Adventist for every 400 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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