There are no short cuts in the work among the Hui—no canned evangelism programs. To build relationships that earn a hearing for the gospel requires patience, endurance, faith and love. Relationship building requires patience, love and faith!
Sean and Heather have been serving on the island country of Haiti for the last 12 years. Heather, an MK, has been a part of what is now World Team since 1972. Sean an Heather have raised four children on the field… and share their backgrounds, and the challenges and joys of serving in Haiti in this podcast.
Christian missionary efforts have been sporadic in various locations. It is estimated that a few hundred Cham have decided to follow Jesus, but there are still no churches, and most live in places far away from the nearest missionary. The New Testament is being translated into Cham and is almost complete.
More than 100 people groups in Brazil have never heard the gospel, largely due to geography or policies which isolate them from the outside world. There is little to no evangelical presence working among this population. Locals refer to them as “the invisibles” or “hidden” people. World Team, in partnership with other like-minded agencies, is committed to reaching these migrant populations.
In many of the areas of South Asia, those that identify as Christian are fewer than 1%. Many of those believers come from Hindu backgrounds, posing many cultural and language obstacles to reaching their Muslim neighbors. Yet in the last forty years, Muslim-background believers have multiplied from about a dozen to perhaps 10,000 today.
Two Cultures, One Country – Ranked as the poorest European country, life is hard for most Moldovans. Communism and Orthodox Christianity offer little relief for people’s daily needs or hope for their future.
So many waiting to hear – From only a handful of Jesus followers in 1989 to over 15,000 worshipers on a given Sunday now, God has worked with power in this amazing land. The pressures against the Christian faith for the Kazakh include strenuous laws against sharing the Gospel and very significant family prohibitions.
A Nation of Influence – Germany, the homeland of Martin Luther and the Reformation, has become a post-Christian country and a new mission field in Europe. World Team desires to establish four new multicultural church planting teams in Germany.
Chinese – Hidden People in Peru – There are less than 1,000 believers among this first generation Chinese in Peru, and only two Chinese churches in Lima with about 150 worshippers on Sunday. Even at 1,000 believers, less than 1% of the Chinese population in Lima profess Christ. The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few!