National Missionary: Pouring Out His Life
Kuval Masih's ministry got off to a slow start. But as the saying goes, "slow and steady wins the race," and Kuval's perseverance paid off.
He first started by visiting people laboring out in the fields who had never heard about Jesus Christ, but the Good News wasn't a message they were willing to hear.
He also went to the markets and homes to distribute Gospel literature and tell people about the Man who died on the cross for them, but their hearts were hardened.
So Kuval went to the children. This young man used to attend a tutoring center Kuval started in his early days of ministry. At the center, Kuval was able to help him and other children with their studies and tell them about Jesus. Even after Kuval relocated his ministry, he and this young man maintained a friendship. Years later, Kuval continues to share Christ's love with him—and many of the other children he once tutored.
Kuval moved to another village and started over. In time and with much diligence and faithfulness to Christ's calling, the Lord helped Kuval raise up a church there. These people were more responsive and eager to hear about a God who loves them.
But God's desire was for Kuval to move on and continue to spread the Good News to other villages. Obedient to the Lord's voice, Kuval passed on his leadership to another GFA-supported pastor. Kuval still meets with this pastor to discuss and encourage him as he leads God's flock.
And Kuval still comes back to the initial church he started to encourage the believers in God's Word. The people in this church are the answer to Kuval's prayers and perseverance.
The Lord eventually led Kuval to yet another village where he started another church. The believers gather under a hut made of palm tree thatches and wooden sticks, which they built themselves. Although the church is significantly smaller than the first one he started, Kuval perseveres knowing this is where the Lord wants him.
An important part of Kuval's ministry is pouring his life into others. He makes it a habit to meet with several other missionaries and pastors serving in nearby villages at least once a week. They gather to pray, encourage one another and talk about ministry strategies.
Then they set out as a team to share the Good News with those around them. "This kind of group ministry," Pastor Kuval explained, "not only helps us cover vast areas on the mission field, but also encourages us in ministry because we know we are united."