When you think of evangelism, does a Daniel and Revelation series come to mind? You may not link evangelism to camp meetings, but let me tell you, much evangelism happened during two special camp meetings that took place this summer for the people of Myanmar now living in the United States.
“Why, God? I am dying, my family is hungry, I cannot work! Why is this happening to me?” Renas,* a Syrian refugee in Lebanon did not consider himself a religious man, but in his desperation, he cried out to God.
After almost two years of gathering information, assessing needs, writing proposals, listening to expert advice, developing an administrative team, preparing curriculum materials, setting up an office, acquiring visas, and much more; the Eternity ASAP Virtual School (EAVS) is opening with the target audience being Pakistani refugees in Thailand.
As I finished sharing the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 with a small group of house-church members, I looked up and my eyes met deep sadness. Tia sat there in silence. I knew she had a story to share. When Tia spoke, her voice was filled remorse. "I am that prodigal!" she said.
I jolted out of bed at 2:00 a.m. My sister’s voice whispered on the phone, “Ben, they are on the roof! What should I do?”
“Who is on the roof?” I asked as my heart beat wildly.
“I don’t know, but they are yelling and shining a flashlight back and forth in the windows to see if anyone is moving inside. I’m so scared.”
“They gave me two choices,” recalls Chavanh. “Give up Christianity, or give up my position as village chief. So, I gave up my position.” But although he had lost his title, his reputation, and his freedom, he did not lose his faith.
On the steps of Pioneer Memorial Church, by the statue of John Andrews and his children staring off across the ocean to the mission field, she said, “We need someone in the Thailand refugee camps right now. Will you go?” Her passion, her prayers, and her invitation changed the course of our entire lives.
Sister Judy was in the audience that day, and after my presentation, she came to talk to me. “I want to help you, Pastor Isaiah! What can I do?” she offered. “Could you raise funds to buy Bibles?” I asked her. This was the beginning of a partnership with ASAP that continues to this day.
What began as a normal day for two ASAP missionaries in a closed country took a sudden turn for the worse when one was arrested for sharing sermon DVDs in the market. See how God turned her interrogation into an unexpected witnessing opportunity!
Vietnam continues to be an exciting and challenging place to share the gospel. Dinh was nervous about the growing unrest against Christians in his village. His group quietly worshipped in his home, trying not to disturb anyone, but now they had been discovered. In a short time the crowd was back. One man hit the jaw of a member who was praying. Dinh also felt the sting as he was slapped. Read more…
Millions of children are at risk of being abused, enslaved, or even trafficked into prostitution. Is there something we can do? ASAP Ministries has just finished a new curriculum for protecting children and taught our teachers in Cambodia how to use it. One teacher said, "Sometimes I’m so angry that I just shake as I hear the children share about the things they have experienced." Read More...
Gospel truth moves forward rapidly in Vietnam. The house church members believe they must fulfill God’s command to teach and preach the truth in the Bible. They go out boldly to distribute DVDs to anyone who will accept them.
Dy Ky passed through the first, second, third, and fourth police checkpoint without any problems. But the at the fifth checkpoint Satan almost succeeded in stopping Dy Ky from reaching the needy believers waiting inside.