(For security purposes we have not included photos or the names of the workers.)
Praise the Lord for such a great move of God among the students that were able to attend the Asia School of Christ. We had a total of 58 students from the countries of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Karakalpakstan.
Religious persecution is on the rise in these closed countries. Bibles are being taken away, churches are raided, Christians are jailed, and there is even a ban on Christians being buried in state cemeteries. But, persecution has not stopped these men and women of God wanting to know more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
While the spread of Christianity has been great, there are still huge segments of the world’s population that have never heard the name of Jesus or the message of salvation. In an article on the Future of the Global Church it said, “The disturbing truth is that there may still be nearly 2 billion individuals who have never had a chance to hear the Gospel.”
The Bible says in Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” God has laid upon the hearts of ministers to take the School of Christ training material into these areas that are closed to the western world. Through the teaching of the School of Christ we are equipping these pastors and workers to make not just converts, but disciples for Jesus Christ. Pray for these pastors and workers as they labor for God in this difficult field.
We must work while the door is open for the to minister and train in these areas. We are called to either “GO” or “SEND.” Help us send SOC workers while there is still time to work.