March 2012 Gospel for Asia
Forgotten Islands Now Reached
Life on the forgotten islands of South Asia is very secluded. They lack basic luxuries such as running water and toothbrushes. Not to mention that their only source of water is often from stagnant ponds where they bathe, wash dishes, and fish. To them, life may seem hopeless.
God has called 18 national missionaries to minister to these forgotten islands. Travelling by boat, these brothers bring a message of light into the deep darkness of these hidden waterways. As they build personal relationships with the villagers, God lowers the social barriers that usually exist between outsiders and the islanders.
Cultivating bonds with the people on the islands opens up many doors for sharing the Gospel. So far, 20 Bridge of Hope centers have been established, and Jesus Wells have been provided to help with the general health of the islands.
After witnessing the true love and dedication of these missionaries, these forgotten people want to learn more about the Lord. Because of this, more than 66 Christian fellowships started on over 44 of the forgotten islands. Everywhere these missionaries go, people learn of a personal relationship with Jesus—even their boat drivers!
There is still a lot of work to be done. With your help, we can continue to reach into places like these forgotten islands with the love of Christ. Partner with a national missionary, and watch how God moves mightily in both Asia, and your own life.
Published 2012 Gospel for Asia