(The above photo shows a living area at the end of a narrow, short tunnel. It is the only entrance into the slum dwelling.)
Almost 600 million people live in slum conditions in Asia with poorly built houses, almost no basic services, and limited access to clean water. Life is horrible for these slum dwellers, but what’s even worse, 95% of them will die without ever knowing Jesus.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? (Romans 10:13-14)
My prayer today:
Lord, unleash an army of believers who will go into the slums of Asia, preaching the gospel to everyone there and baptizing those who believe. I pray also that signs will accompany these preachers so that demons will be cast out, the sick will be healed, and new believers will speak in tongues and prophesy. (Based on Mark 16:15-18)
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for prisoners in Asia, according to Hebrews 13:3.
1. 4.4 billion people live in Asia.
2.. 85.4% of world’s unevangelized people live in Asia. (Unevangelized means they may have heard the gospel but have no understanding on how to respond.)
3. The world’s three largest non-Christian religions – Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhists – are based in Asia.
4. Of the 37 countries of the world that are less than 10% Christian, 32 are in Asia. Of the 14 countries, that are less than 2% Christian, 12 are in Asia.
5. 85-90% of unreached people live in Asia. (Unreached means that they have never heard the name of Jesus.) (Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation)