I was blessed with the opportunity to serve in South Asia two months this summer. My team was a part of a project in which we would go out into the villages and survey the condition of government water pumps. The idea behind this project is to create opportunities for local village churches to go into unreached villages and fix these pumps and share the gospel.
There are 45,000 villages in the state where I served, and there are hopes to see a church planted in every one of them. In the past three years, 198 churches have been planted in the area.
In one of the villages we were able to visit a house church. After sharing in a home with about 30 people, a man came up to us and told us how great the gospel is and asked us to share with the rest of the village. People in South Asia are hungry for truth and the gospel. Just as Jesus said in Matthew, the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Please pray that God would prepare more nationals to be trained as church planters and pastors so that many more may come to know Christ.
Jill, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, served with Go Now Missions in South Asia. Her last name is withheld for security reasons.