Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. Rom 13:1
“When we obey the rules and laws of a nation, even though they may restrict or forbid proselytizing, God will open an even greater opportunity for the gospel than if we break the laws of the land.”
The above quote is from a recently returned tentmaker from the northern Asia region. Officials are aggressively trying to stop Christian expats from proselytizing and even connecting with locals outside of work hours.
So how does one bring light into the darkness under such conditions?
Apparently, God always finds a way when we remain obedient to his Word. Even with officials in classrooms monitoring what was being said and taught by the teacher, the Holy Spirit was at work. Much prayer preceded each day’s teaching, praying for the students and officials by name.
Eventually, the questions from students became more and more brave as they noticed that some officials were less concerned about the class discussions with some of them even joining in on the topics.
After a few years of earning the respect of local people and even some authorities, a Bible study group was born right in the classroom. Since having a Bible is not permitted in this country, creative methods were used to get the Word into the students’ hands.
For more on what these “creative methods” are, attend one of our courses.
The door remains wide open for committed, intentional Christian expat teachers to bring the Gospel to this least-reached nation. A government-imposed spiritual vacuum is crying for something to fill this void. Let it be Jesus.
Are you up for it?
If so, contact us – we will get you there.