For security reasons, the specific location of this mission work is not given, and the local pastor is referred to only by the initial D.
Being a Christian pastor in a largely non-Christian place can sometimes be a lonely, discouraging job. Brandon Williams and others from Temple Baptist Church recently helped such a pastor in south Asia.
D is the lead person in the Christian ministry in his area, and Temple has committed to support him and his work. A single Korean-American, D is committed to sharing the Gospel through a full-time ministry in south Asia.
Williams and others traveled to south Asia Oct. 12 – 21, 2018, not only to demonstrate support for D and his work but also to train other pastors and to share the Gospel directly with people in the area. They also spent time prayer walking for those residents. During their time there, Williams said, “God moved in different ways … He showed us the need for the Gospel in this area, and I feel that He has tasked us with following Him to bring His glory to this area.”
The challenge in south Asia is so great, Williams added, that it “can be overwhelming in all aspects.” The volunteers realized that human efforts seem small in comparison with the task of reaching so many people for Christ, but God’s power will make the difference.
While in south Asia, Temple’s people observed a worship service in a temple for one of the local gods, and the contrast with Christianity was striking. Williams said, “It was very eye-opening and emotional to see people devote their worship to an object that has no power to even move its permanent place.”