One day, someone will write a history of how Christianity “took off” in East Asia.
That history will include a 2017 meeting which our missionary, Jeremiah Farmer, led. That’s not his real name, of course. But we are going to pray for him today.
Jeremiah’s missionary team worked with national church leaders across East Asia to develop a new type of training that would enable every believer to become a witness.
Leaders from many countries gathered for an important meeting to decide on the new method. The meeting did not seem to go well at first. But finally, the leaders decided to fully adopt it.
Two years later, in early 2019, the church leaders reported what had happened: more than 3,500 church members were trained — and more than 3,000 people came to faith in Christ. Some 1,300 new believers had been baptized and 156 new churches planted!
Our church sort of “invests” our mission dollars in Jeremiah — and these miraculous results for God’s Kingdom are our spiritual earnings. It’s too soon to know if this great beginning will continue across East Asia.
But let’s pray today that it will. Let’s ask God to guide Jeremiah and continue to work through him.