Editor’s note: This is the tenth post in a 12-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2019 research data. A full copy of the report is available at imb.org/asr.
STORIES FROM THE FIELD – SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLES
In 2019, many people were affected by floods in South Asia. One village of 60 families was nearly destroyed. Because the area was not registered as being flood-prone, no governmental aid is available. Give thanks to the Lord that believers were able to provide relief supplies in the name of Jesus and the people both heard and saw the love of Jesus!
Pastors, along with their small congregations, decided to dedicate 30 minutes a day for 30 days to talk to people intentionally about Jesus. Over the course of one month, these faithful individuals shared with more than 7,000 people! Praise God for their gospel witness and that many people living in darkness have now seen a great light.
Amit* is a faithful disciple-maker who, over the past two years, has been sharing the gospel in new and unreached places. In one village, Amit began visiting a home in order to share 35 chronological Bible lessons. The family committed their lives to Christ, becoming the village’s first believers. Over several months, this family began sharing the gospel with others. Now, there are 18 believing families and 55 in-home Bible studies in this village. The believers are sharing 35 chronological Bible lessons with the help of SD cards.
In 2019, IMB workers in South Asia reported that there were 73,110 on-going Bible study participants.
Your giving enables IMB workers in South Asia to respond to crises with the message of the cross, share the gospel daily and disciple South Asians using 35 chronological Bible stories. Give now to support the work in South Asia.
All data, except for active field personnel and unreached people group counts, reflects information from the 2019 Data-Year Annual Statistical Report (IMB).