Today in our prayer time we are going to South Asia so we can pray for one of our missionaries we’ll call Liz Karwood. We’ll hear about one of her teaching times that’s a good lesson for us as well.
Liz knows that missionaries alone cannot reach the millions of lost people in South Asia. They must train local believers to carry the gospel to their people. That’s why Liz took a new believer named Lipti out into the local Muslim community to teach her how to share her faith. They went into a hair salon; Liz had her eyebrows done.
She started talking to the hair stylist about how sins can be forgiven. Then she called on Lipti to continue the conversation. Lipti told the women that through Jesus their sins could be forgiven. The stylist called other women from the back of the salon so they could hear Lipti. The women did not become believers, but it was a good start.
This visit taught Lipti that sharing her faith is possible — and sometimes, even easy. That’s a good lesson for us too! Let’s pray for Liz and her ministry in that difficult area.