Praying for more believers they don't know
SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- They love hearing about baptisms of people they don't know. News of strangers being baptized means there has been generational growth of Christians in their area, say William and Nancy Potter,* International Mission Board workers who serve in Southeast Asia.
The Keos' ministry was slow at first, Nancy reported. It took eight years to see the first church start, then another few years to start a second church.
Now the Keos are discipling and baptizing believers who do the same with other believers. Approximately 60 Christians recently were baptized in one part of the country.
The Potters are witnessing a discipling domino effect. They discipled the Keos, and members of their community have gone on to disciple other communities. Now church growth is expanding far beyond their reach. Their vision is to see churches start in 10,000 unreached villages across the nation.
The Potters also recently witnessed a third generation of believers being baptized in a church where they've been connected for many years.
The Potters are praying for more stories of believers they haven't personally met because this means the Gospel is spreading throughout their country. They hope soon there will be a day when everyone in their Southeast Asian nation has heard the name of Jesus.