DAY 17 – JUNE 22nd, 2016
Baisi is a town of about 10,000 people in Bihar, India. It is locally famous for being a stronghold of Islam, and young men from all around the region come to Baisi to be trained in the ways of Islam. Yet somehow, when we found Abdul and his father working in their roadside shop we discovered they had a deep interest in Jesus, and His books. For the last few months they have been studying the books of Jesus, obeying what it says, and even leading similar studies with their friends and relatives. A few of the Muslim leaders in the town have begun to show a desire to read these books, and hear more about Jesus. Something is happening in Baisi.
The state of Bihar, India contains approximately 100 million people living in villages just like Baisi. Only a few decades ago Bihar was referred to as “the Graveyard of Missions” because no ministry ever seemed to take root and grow. Things are starting to change but Bihar still only has a Christian population of .05% – similar to Somalia and Afghanistan with the lowest overall percentage in the world.
Things have begun to change in Bihar, but very little has been done to reach the 17-20 million Muslims of this state. Muslims here are still waiting to hear the Good News about Jesus. In the future, when someone in these villages asks where the Christians or churches are, what will be the reply?
How to Pray
- Please pray that the Lord of the harvest would raise up workers in Baisi and all throughout Bihar.
- Please pray that the Spirit of God and the Word of God would draw Muslim leaders and whole family groups all throughout Bihar to Jesus.
- Pray that the Scripture in Isaiah 55:11 will come to pass in Bihar: “…It is the same with my word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”