Pastor O

Recent Ministry

The two separate groups in the village to the East have continued to meet regularly. One group consists mostly of one large family, and the members of this family are preparing to be baptized. Pray for them especially, as they get ready to take this step of obedience in recognition of what God has done in their lives. This family is also planning to move out of the country soon. Remember them in your prayers as they leave to start a new life in another place.

  • Pray for the family members who are preparing to be baptized. Pray for courage and faithfulness as they boldly declare their faith.
  • Pray for the group that remains after this family moves to stand firm and remain confident in their faith.

We continue to meet new families in this village. We are blessed to share the good news about Jesus with them for the first time and often they have many questions.

  • Pray for wisdom and discernment for those who are sharing the gospel.
  • Pray for those who are hearing to have their doubts answered and to come to salvation in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for the teachers in the school in this village. They work hard, often doing much more than what is required of them. Two of them are extremely close to believing in the truth.
  • Pray for the teachers to take the step of faith and ask Jesus Christ to be the Lord and Savior of their lives.
  • Pray for the children who are being taught to be open to hearing the gospel.
  • Pray for the school to continue to find funding. It provides an excellent way to follow up with the refugees and teachers in addition to many opportunities to preach the message of salvation.

In the village to the South, we have seen more consistency with some of the members of the group. One of the daughters in one family committed her life to Christ in a new way. Pray for her faith to grow deeper. Another couple is sorting through difficulties in their marriage and speaking of divorce. They have one child.

  • Pray for the daughter to grow in her relationship with the Lord and in her knowledge of the Word of God.
  • Pray for the couple struggling in their marriage to be strengthened by the Word of God and to come to a place of understanding. Pray for their child during this time of challenge.

One of the sons in the village to the East is trying to reach his friends and family with the gospel message.

  • Pray for courage and boldness to speak the truth with compassion.
  • Pray for health during the flu season.
  • Pray for the poor families that we serve to find sustenance in the Lord.

We pray for you, thanking the Lord for your love and participation in the glorification of His name. Thank you for praying for our ministry.

Pastor O Story

(Editors Note: Names and places have been changed or redacted due to government persecution.)

We are proud to introduce Pastor O who is serving in the Middle East. Pastor O has served in ministry for many years and began being supported by White Fields in 2018. Take a moment to read his testimony of how he became a believer in Jesus.

“For many years, I thought that I was a Christian because I was part of the Catholic church. I had the title but had no idea about the grace of God. Because of my Christian identity, I was often ridiculed by my coworkers about my religion. They used to challenge my beliefs continually and, although I claimed to be a Christian, I had no understanding of the Bible or answers to their questions.

This constant conflict created hate in my heart against them, and I started to search to understand both religions. My motivation was not to know God but to be able to win arguments. I was a very bitter person and lost jobs repeatedly because of my antagonism. The saddest part is that I also lost many friends. I had arguments to make, but I didn’t have a hope to give them because I was personally a hopeless person.

One day I met a Baptist pastor at a wedding party who reached out to me and came to visit me in my home. It was interesting to find that he was involved in sharing the Christian faith with Muslims. As I listened to him more, I was shocked to see how he trusted them, loved them, and considered them friends. He invited me to his church, and I found many new believers who had come to Christ from the majority religion. I discovered that, without loving them, there is very little hope of reaching them.

This Pastor challenged me and told me that I needed to admit my sins and accept the grace offered to me through the gospel. I prayed and asked Jesus Christ to come into my heart, and I was baptized. I finally found the hope that had been missing. I believe that Jesus is God, that He is the only way to salvation and that He alone offers eternal life and reconciliation with God. Offering this great hope to others is now my mission.”

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