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South Asia is a tough part of the world for spreading the gospel, but one evangelist believes it is God's time for the region.
It is Benjamin Francis of Big Life Ministries who says there are a lot of doors being opened and God is dealing with people there.
"Not only individuals, but individuals committing themselves to the cause of the gospel of Jesus Christ and really taking the gospel into areas that I would say for hundreds of years have been untouched, to people who don't know who Jesus is," he says. "In a lot of places I've been to, people thought Jesus Christ was another pack of cigarettes. Or, they would arrive in a village and ask if villagers knew Jesus Christ and they would respond by saying he doesn't live here."
Francis says in the last nine years God has changed his way of thinking about what He is doing there. In that period, over 8,300 churches have been planted by Big Life Ministries, and it can only be because of God. There has been resistance though.
"Sometimes, I want to thank God for the resistance because it is the resistance that is actually strengthening the faith of the people," he says.
"Once people are introduced to Christianity and they desert their traditional religion, Francis says they are so serious they are willing to pay any price to walk with Jesus. One man, Dael Sung of Vietnam, has been in and out of prison for the last 16 years. His primary accusers are his own family. But he has ministered in the prison system during his incarceration.
"The legislative department saw that there were more people coming out of prison who are believers than the ones who were going in," he tells OneNewsNow.
The government finally gave him a certificate to preach anything he wants to keep him out of prison. These believers show quite a contrast with the American church.
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