Exclusive stories from the mission field
People in many areas have heard the gospel of salvation in face-to-face talks with local missionaries, but the pandemic also multiplied outreach when workers used video calls and virtual gatherings to proclaim Christ’s atonement.
A student at a school of theology said his studies greatly helped him in personal matters and challenges. With help from donors, the institution makes theological training available at affordable rates, making such growth accessible to people from a variety of churches.
With about 1,700 people getting baptized and 16 house churches forming over the course of six months, follow-up teaching was crucial. Native missionaries gave trainings to encourage new Christians in their faith and deepen their understanding of basic principles and practices.
In spite of the pandemic, a local ministry provided 688 classes on biblical precepts. One student who came to Christ was happy to obtain a wide range of biblical knowledge, from putting the kingdom before worldly riches to trusting in the Lord’s promises.