Two of our missionaries serving in South Asia are Rawson and Carlie Brinley. They go out to villages to share the gospel. Sometimes their ministry goes well. Sometimes not.
On one visit, three people in a village had said they wanted to become Christians. But when the Brinleys returned to that village, leaders told them the three had changed their minds. The leaders had beaten the three villagers to convince them to forget Christianity. The Brinleys were told never to come to the village again. But in another village, believers said they had located 10 homes where someone was interested in the gospel and were open to studying the Bible.
Today, let us pray that the Brinleys stay confident in the Lord and strong in their faith, so that, even when a door closes in their ministry, others will open. Our church supports Rawson and Carlie through our Cooperative Program giving.