South Asia is a tough part of the world for spreading the
gospel, but one evangelist believes it is God's time for the
It is Benjamin Francis of Big Life Ministries who
says there are a lot of doors being opened and God is dealing with
"Not only individuals, but individuals committing themselves to
the cause of the gospel of Jesus Christ and really taking the
gospel into areas that I would say for hundreds of years have been
untouched, to people who don't know who Jesus is," he says. "In a
lot of places I've been to, people thought Jesus Christ was another
pack of cigarettes. Or, they would arrive in a village and ask if
villagers knew Jesus Christ and they would respond by saying he
doesn't live here."
Francis says in the last nine years God has changed his way of
thinking about what He is doing there. In that period, over 8,300
churches have been planted by Big Life Ministries, and it can only
be because of God. There has been resistance though.
"Sometimes, I want to thank God for the resistance because it is
the resistance that is actually strengthening the faith of the
people," he says.
"Once people are introduced to Christianity and they desert
their traditional religion, Francis says they are so serious they
are willing to pay any price to walk with Jesus. One man, Dael Sung
of Vietnam, has been in and out of prison for the last 16 years.
His primary accusers are his own family. But he has ministered in
the prison system during his incarceration.
"The legislative department saw that there were more people
coming out of prison who are believers than the ones who were going
in," he tells OneNewsNow.
The government finally gave him a certificate to preach anything
he wants to keep him out of prison. These believers show quite a
contrast with the American church.