Even before our South Asia mission team left the comforts of home in March, the PCBC family was praying about the state of uncertainty in the region where they were to visit and work. As they had feared, there were security concerns as this area has become increasingly hostile to Christians and the Gospel.
Indeed, the trip did turn out very differently than planned. Team members dealt with illness and some of projects were not able to be done. And yet, God daily led and provided new opportunities to bring hope. The team was able to visit Beem, a church planter, and his family in a remote area where three years ago, a PCBC team helped build the pastor’s house and a small meeting room for his church. Beem led the team on prayer walks in the village and they encountered many believers who were so encouraged by their visit.
“I was a little nervous about the trip,” team member Cynthia Dashiell said. “I had never been so far from home, was leaving my husband and kids for eight days during school and didn’t know the other team members well. But it was a joy to meet our Christian brothers and sisters in South Asia and make new friends from PCBC. It was awesome to learn this village has grown from four believers in 2001 to over 180 churches across the region!” Praise God for His work in South Asia that continues through our mission-minded church family!
Please Pray For
- Beem and his family as they work to reach the lost in this area. Around 20 people have trusted Christ and two churches (separated by several miles) are meeting each week
- Believers facing discrimination from their predominantly Buddhist villages because of their decisions to follow Christ.