Women missionaries face eviction

By January 8, 2013

South Asia (MNN) — Three women ministering in South Asia have brought many to Christ, but the local community is bristling.

According to Gospel for Asia (GFA), missionaries Idha, Sadaf and Rajahansa’s growing ministry got negative attention from local villagers.

The women were renting a home together, but their landlord has asked them to leave immediately.

They don’t know where to go from here. GFA says the women are discouraged by the situation.

Opposition to ministry in South Asia is a common struggle for missionaries there. The Joshua Project says South Asia is in the heart of the 10/40 window–a rectangular area of the world map where most of the unreached countries lie. Countries in South Asia lean either toward Hinduism with its 330 million gods, or Buddhism.

Furthermore, of the 50 largest unreached people groups, just over half of them reside in South Asia. The population of those combined South Asian groups is 732 million.

Missionaries in South Asia seem to have an overwhelming task ahead of them, and the hostility can be great, but God’s love and calling for His people to make disciples of all nations is greater.

Please pray for Idha, Sadaf and Rajahansa to hold onto Christ’s strength and that they will find a new home to continue their ministry. Pray for the opposing villagers to come to know Jesus as their Savior.

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