Pastor O

Recent Ministry

We now have weekly or semi-weekly meetings in six different places; two of these meetings are in villages over two hours away in opposite directions. We thank God for the influence that He has given us among these people. We desire that God will produce among them leaders that I can develop to share the needs of this ministry.

We are encouraged by opportunities to meet new families as well. Some of the groups of believers are beginning to function as a church. Watching these groups develop into churches is one of our greatest desires, and a difficult and challenging process as none of the believers are from a Christian background. Due to this vast difference in backgrounds, thoughts, and reactions, it is stressful for them to be public about their beliefs or connect as a group. We praise God for their spiritual growth as they learn from His Word.

  • Pray for God’s grace to draw them together into one body.
  • Pray these groups would grow in number and spiritual development. 

Last month we met a new family in the village to the East, and they have been very eager to know more about Christ and meet with us regularly.

  • Pray for this new family to come to know Christ and join the fold.
  • Please continue to pray that we do not grow tired of traveling to many different places for ministry.
  • Also, pray for the physical needs of this ministry as we conduct this ministry full time from support. 

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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