In eastern Poland, 40 years of Communism was particularly harsh on all peoples. It crushed the small cluster of evangelical churches there, leaving very few Bible-believing Christians.
Several years ago, two pastors set out to plant a church in the eastern town of Łukow. No Protestant church had existed in the towns 750-year history. The Pastors knew no one there, yet, they began holding worship services every Sunday, preaching more than 300 sermons, and handing out hundreds of gospel tracts among the townfolk. For six long years, there was no response. The high financial cost of hiring a small room and ministering in a town with no spiritual fruit left the pastors tired, and they considered giving up. After much prayer, they decided to stay awhile longer and over the next 12 months, five people entrusted their lives to Christ. Today, there are seven born-again believers in Łukow, a 700 percent increase of evangelical Christians in one year.
Pray for those who leave the comfort and security of their own homes to travel and minister in unfamiliar and harsh territory. Pray for the strength to persevere even when they see no response. Pray for those still living in countries where Christians are the minority and persecuted for their faith. Pray also that your life will be a living testimony to those around you and that those you come into contact with daily will see Christ living in you and want that change in their lives too.
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” - Luke 15:7