South Asia Week 7 & Resend Week

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I have been dreading making this last post. I’ve procrastinated as long as I can, and here I sit in my living room, reflecting on my final days in South Asia. It is still so unreal that I am sitting at home on the sofa with my dog when a little over a week ago I was in Asia with my amazing team sharing the gospel.

Our last week in South Asia was wild. Sunday night we went to a training for national believers. This was a level one training where people came to learn the why and how of sharing the gospel in their city. People learned that we share the gospel because we are called to do this in Matthew 28:19-20. Then they learned ways they can share the gospel. After they learned how, they were each paired with an American believer to go out and share the gospel for an hour in the area near where we met. During this time about 65 people heard the gospel, and one came to accept salvation through Jesus Christ! This was amazing!

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

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On Monday we met with some of our field partners. While we originally planned on having brunch and prayer, it turned into a time discussing the importance of missions in South Asia. The country we were in has the largest concentration of unreached people groups in the world, and we learned that the fewest number of missionaries go to this area. The conversation we had about missions and how to go overseas opened doors. We learned about opportunities through the IMB (International Mission Board) and through seminary graduate programs. Please be praying that God gives me more clarity about what I should do post-graduation.

On Tuesday I went to the City Project apartments to do laundry since they had a washing machine. While we were all hanging out, one the of the CP girls was messaging a national she had been meeting with. During this conversation the national accept Jesus as her savior! This was amazing! Shortly after this we discovered that five of us had been separately praying for God to save one person that day. We all stopped everything to pray to God, thanking Him for what He was doing in this girl’s life, and for answering our prayers! We also took time to sing praises to God about how good He is. Within the span of a few days, we gained a brother and a sister in Christ! God was so sovereign in all of this!

On Thursday night all the teams gathered to worship. There were so many different teams in the city working in different ways to reach South Asians with the gospel. We learned that the millennial team (which our team was working with) had shared the gospel with 1300+ people over the last two months. That is crazy! Our team of seven shared with 676 people in two months! We spent time that night celebrating what God had been doing over the summer and praising Him for being a loving and amazing God.

On Friday we debriefed with our field partners. It was so awesome getting to know them and building friendships with them throughout the summer. We took some time to process our time in South Asia together. While I was excited I would be going home soon, I wished I could have stayed longer. God gave me a love for the people in South Asia, and I am praying God gives them a hunger to know who He is.

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On Saturday we made the 15 hour flight back to America. During the next week we debriefed with our teams and talked about the next steps. We had sessions on discipleship and on processing the things we experienced overseas. We also took time to pray for our campuses, and the ministry we would return to in August. At the end of the week we had a banquet to celebrate our summer with friends and family. Then we were sent out into the world. No matter where you are, you are in the mission field, and I plan to live my life this way.

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God has taught me so many awesome things this summer. I learned to depend on Him in everything because He is my strength, my joy, and my satisfaction. I learned I have to fight everyday to know God more, and through Him I can rejoice in my salvation. Jesus left the perfection of heaven to live the life of a servant and die the death I deserved. When He died on the cross for my disobedience and rose again three days later, I was given the opportunity to have a relationship with God and eternal life with Him in heaven. I am weak and sinful, but through the death of Jesus, God gives me His strength and His will to be righteous.

I really do miss being in South Asia, and I hope to return one day. Here is a video of my teammates and me that gives short summary of our time in South Asia. Check it out below!

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South Asia- Week 5 & 6

Due to the sporadic nature of our wifi, this blog post will cover week 5 & 6 of my time in South Asia.

While there is no set schedule for while we are in South Asia, by week 5 we had a daily rhythm in place. Since people don’t typically go anywhere until later in the day, we spend our mornings at home reading the Bible, praying, and journaling. After lunch, we go out sharing in different places around the city. We pray for people and find openings in conversation to share the gospel. By dinner time we either meet as a team or head out to follow up with nationals.

In this culture it is common for meetings to be changed last minute or canceled. This has made it difficult to follow up with some of the people who have shown interested in knowing more. Durning my time here I have only had one person follow up with me. 


We met her a couple weeks back at one of the local hangouts. She had a lot of questions about what we believe, and didn’t seem to be firmly rooted in any faith of her own. We exchanged numbers and planned to meet up. On the day we finally planned to meet, there was a protest going on near the coffee shop we had originally planned on going to. The traffic was also really bad due to the rain. Austin and I were prepared for her to cancel the meeting, but she messaged us that she was excited to join us for our Bible study. We made our way to the coffee shop to meet her, but there were no tables available. Long story short, after half an hour of trying to catch a rickshaw, we finally got to a Starbucks that was about a mile away.

The three of us read Ephesians 2 and discussed it as a group. We then walked through the gospel with her again. By the end of our meeting she was still interested in hearing more! 

We had another meeting with her this week, and she brought a friend with her. We all read about the trial, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. After reading we discusssed what this meant. While her is not ready to accept this as truth yet, please be praying for her to accept the free gift of salvation! Pray that this is the beginning of her path to become a Believer. 

Last Sunday night we picked up the City Project team from the airport.  With a mixture of excitement and exhaustion, they followed us to meet the Ubers we ordered. We helped them get settled in their hotel before leaving.

Monday morning we went to City Project’s orientation. After lunch we took them to different places around the city to practice what they learned. It was really awesome seeing how eager they were to learn! They were a little timid at first, but once we modeled how to share, they were ready to jump in! After taking the City Project team home, we met our field partners at another team’s orientation. This team was based out of Crosspoint Church in South Carolina. We took them out to share, and then we took them to dinner.  While we are not focused on the number of people we share with, we still keep track for paperwork purposes. On Monday we shared with 89 people total! This is amazing!!

On Saturday we had a camp reunion. We got together with the campers and staff from our first week in South Asia. We took this time to sing songs of worship, and listen to two speakers. One of the speakers was our leader, Conor. He explained what it means to be a disciple of Christ, and then taught how to share the gospel with others. We want nationals to to share their faith because God can use them to reach their city! 

There are 22 million people in this city, and approximately 110,000 (0.5%) are Believers. If all the believers in this city were to share with five people everyday, 550,000 people would hear the gospel everyday. Which means in 40 days 22 million people would hear the gospel. The harvest is plentiful in this city! People are searching for peace and searching for answers, but we need faithful laborers who are willing to do what it takes for this city to come to know the love of Christ!

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Believers in this city to boldly share the gospel. 
  • Pray for the people we meet to come to know Jesus and accept Salvation through Him. 
  • Pray for our team to joyfully spend time reading the Bible and in prayer everyday. 
  • Pray for our field partners to find new ways to reach the city with the gospel. 
  • Pray to God praising Him for the work He is doing in South Asia. 

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