This summer, I have been praying for divine appointments in South Asia. Honestly, my heart hurts deeply for this place. My biggest prayer is for God’s truth to be shared and embraced in the darkest corners of South Asia.
Recently, we were prayer-walking around a Hindu temple in the city. These temples are incredibly dark places. Hundreds of people are shoving you to make their daily sacrifices to their idols as they desperately try to mark themselves with “holy” water. Darkness is prevalent. It is overwhelming. Honestly, it is devastating at times. But, the Father allowed his glory and message to be revealed inside this particular temple.
A tour of the temple
We were prayer walking, and a temple priest offered to give us a tour. We were intrigued.. During the tour, the priest took us to a private section of the temple. This section had a pool of “holy” water only for the priests. He explained we could not wash in the water, but we could give sacrifices to the massive statue of Shiva. We were able to share with the priest inside the temple the entire gospel message. I was blown away by the opportunity!
The priest was intrigued. He said he had heard of Christ, however, he had never heard the Gospel story. The Holy Spirit was working in his heart by compelling him to ask more questions. Although he did not accept the message that day, the Father is working on his heart. I have never been so confident in the work of the Holy Spirit.
Pray for chains to be broken
I believe the Lord will continue to compel him to search into God’s heart and message. Pray for chains of darkness to be broken. Pray for him to submit to the freedom that is only found in Jesus Christ. This summer, I have been overblown by the Father’s constant display of his love and gospel in such radical and tangible ways—even in the midst of the darkest of places
Rebecca, a student at the University of Texas in Austin, is serving with Go Now Missions in South Asia. Her last name is withheld for security reasons.