Something wonderful is happening in Tibet. Last year, one Tibetan Buddhist priest embraced Jesus Christ and became a Christian pastor. He converted after seeing the love of Christ shown by a group of Christian workers who helped out and provided relief goods to the people of the region after a major earthquake struck the area. Now, the seed of Christian love has grown. In an update, Asian Access reports that 62 other Buddhist monks have decided to follow Christ as well.
As a result of the labours of this new Christian community, thousands of others Tibetans followed. What is causing this avalanche of Christian conversions? Director Joe Handley of Asian Access says it is mainly due to Christian workers who provided hope and healing to the people of Tibet. “They haven’t seen Buddhists, Hindus, or other religious groups helping in the midst of the rubble. Rather, week after week, it is the followers of Jesus who have proved the test of time, sacrificed their own lives to serve and been the hands and feet of Jesus.”
The new converts have been discipled immediately. “We invest deeply, building their capacity so they can reach their communities,” Hanley says. “God does amazing things when you invest in people and see them grow deeper in Him, grow stronger as leaders, learn how to reproduce other leaders, and then it spreads through church planting efforts in ways that are simply remarkable.”
Source: Asian Access; Joel News International
Bible Study: Exodus 33:19
PRAISE God for His amazing work in this community. Pray that the new converts will remain strong in Christ and continue to witness further afield.