Brunei is a small country enclave within the area of Malaysia.  It has some interesting facts.  It is one of the riches states in Asia due to their oil and gas reserves, and has free education and health care, no income tax for most, and heavily subsidized housing, fuel and food.  The Sultan rules as an absolute monarch and maintains the traditions of a Muslim monarchy that dates back to the 15th century.  The Christian church does exist there, but under difficult conditions.  Evangelism is illegal, no foreign Christian workers are permitted, and importing Bibles or Christian literature is illegal.  Religious instruction in all schools, including Christian schools, is only Islam. Brunei gained their independence from Britain in 1983.  In […]
Bhutan is a small kingdom in the eastern Himalaya Mountains above India.  The state religion is Buddhism.  Other religions are barely tolerated.  Proselytism is illegal, church buildings are not allowed, and Christians do not receive state benefits available to Buddhist, such as free education.  It is one of the least evangelized nations.  The New Testament has been translated into Dzongha, the national language, but the majority of indigenous languages have no Bible Scriptures.  There is shortwave radio as media, but that is about it.  The Jesus film is used around Bhutan and available in five languages. There is hope, and we have the promise from God that the whole world will be made known about His Son, Jesus.  Everyone will […]
Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest nations.  Nearly half the population lives on less than $1 day.  Think about that for a moment. The official state religion is Islam, however there are several churches there, and the churches have been growing faster than the population rate for the last 50 years.  Some of the churches include Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Church of the Nazarene, and a rather large one called Muslim followers of Jesus.  There are tens of thousands Muslim believers who claim to follow Jesus but it is hard for them to leave their Muslim background.  It can be almost impossible to find a job, your family can be persecuted, and you are disassociated from the community. The Bengali […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.