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Bhutan Christian Evangelist Calls Persecution 'Necessary'

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    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Dec 16
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December 16, 2011

In a Buddhist region of South Asia, one Christian man from Bhutan spends each day going door-to-door to share the gospel, Baptist Press reports. After a sorcerer cursed his family and he watched his wife, three of his children, his sister and her children die, a Christian told him about Jesus. When his fourth son was miraculously healed from the sorcerer's spell, the man put his faith in Christ. Twenty-three years later, he now lives outside his home country of Bhutan, and makes it a point to share the gospel with everyone he comes in contact with in his area, especially those who are sick, hopeless or who have never heard it before. "I believe my job is to share the gospel," he says. "It is necessary to be persecuted; the work of God becomes greater." He has returned to his village in Bhutan many times to share with his extended family; no one has accepted his message yet, but he constantly prays they will come to faith in Jesus.