Sixty-two Buddhist monks come to Christ
South Asia (MNN) – Knowledge and logic may help you win an argument, but it’s not always the most effective way to lead people to Christ. Often times, just showing God’s love has the greatest impact.
That was the case with one Tibetan priest. Last year, we told you about a Buddhist Lama from Tibet who came to Christ and had a vision to plant churches throughout the valleys of the Himalayas.
Joe Handley, President of Asian Access, says one of the major reasons why this man became a Christian was because of the love believers had shown him in providing relief efforts when a natural disaster struck a nearby country a year ago.
Now, Handley has an encouraging update:
“This priest had such an influence in his community, in his nation, that 62 other Buddhist monks have now decided to follow Christ,” Handley says. “It is really remarkable.”
That’s not all. “Just within the last year alone, [church leaders] are estimating that more than 200,000 people have come to Christ as a result of the labors of the Christian community there.”
Asian Access is one organization that has played a key role in this spiritual movement, by training and discipling church leaders in order to establish long-term spiritual growth.
“Asian Access just has the privilege of coming alongside key pastors like the ones that have invested in this Tibetan priest’s life,” Handley says. “We invest deeply, building their capacity so they can reach their communities.
“God does amazing things when you invest in people and see them grow deeper in Him, grow stronger as leaders, learn how to reproduce other leaders, and then it spreads through church planting efforts in ways that are simply remarkable.”
Asian Access is making a major difference, but it needs your help to keep going. Handley asks for prayers that God would continue this spiritual movement in South Asia. There are also opportunities for you to give financially or even take a trip through Asian Access.
- Originally published on 17 May, 2016 by Mission Network News
- Article written by Reagan Hoezee
- Photo credits: first image courtesy Joe Handley, Asian Access; Buddhist temple, courtesy of Harold Cecchetti via Flickr.
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