It’s difficult when you feel a calling in your heart from the Lord, but you see no way to accomplish it. You know the exact tool you need, in fact, but have no way to acquire it. This is the dilemma that Gospel for Asia pastor Rasul faced.
Rasul, along with his wife and four children, had been serving the Lord faithfully in his village. But this wasn’t the only village the Lord had given him a burden for. He knew of one village 31 miles from his own where nobody had ever heard the Gospel. Rasul had such a burden to share the love of Christ with the people of that village, but obstacles stood in his way.
This village had only recently been settled and was still surrounded by a lot of jungle vegetation. Travelling there also involved the threat of being attacked by wild animals or militant groups. The paths leading to the village are not large enough for buses or other vehicles to travel.
Certain the Lord had placed a call on his heart for this village, Rasul began to pray. He asked God for a way to reach the village and share the love of Jesus with the people there. As months stretched into years, Rasul never gave up hope that the Lord would answer. So he continued to pray.
Going Farther, Reaching More
Four years after Rasul began praying, he received the perfect solution—the gift of a bicycle. Rasul was so excited because he knew the Lord had answered his prayer.
It has been five years since Rasul first reached the village with the Gospel. Since then, 10 families have chosen to follow Christ and are now worshipping the Lord together. Without the gift of a bicycle, this congregation may not have ever been started.
“How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14–15 asks. Rasul needed a bicycle to share the Good News with those who had never heard. Because of friends like you who gave toward bicycles, he was able to go much farther to share Christ’s love with others.