Saturday, January 1 – Indonesia
A widow came to Christ under the home church teaching of a local missionary, and later the native ministry helped her start a laundry business with a micro-enterprise loan. A Muslim customer who left money in the pocket of clothes to be washed was surprised when she returned the money, and he asked her why she hadn’t pocketed it like most people. Her answer about doing godly business intrigued him, and when local missionaries shared the gospel with him and his family, they began a Bible study and put their faith in Christ. Donations are sought for workers to carry out such evangelism and discipleship. Pray the love of God would penetrate barriers to bring more people to Christ.
“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” (1 Thess. 2:4)