The Pacific region only consists of 6.3% of the world’s land surface, as compared to the other regions we have been praying for: Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Yet it has more ocean space than Africa, Asia and Europe combined. It is comprised of Australia, New Zealand and Papau New Guinea, and 25,000 other small islands scattered about, including Christmas Island, Midway Island, Fiji, French Polynesian and many others. Most of the Pacific Islanders are of European descent and the rest are mostly Asian. Based on the strategic location, there are several military bases there. The Pacific was one […]
I remember stepping off the plane in Bangkok a few years ago. I had never been to this far-reaching and culturally different region of the world called Asia and did not know what to expect. What I did know was that it was less than one percent Christian and held the majority of the world’s most ancient civilizations, a stark difference to my American Southeast culture. But I’ll never forget the young Thai girl I met in one of the shops. She had a framed picture of Jesus on one of her store shelves, and the store was noticeably lacking […]
Before leaving on my trip to Bangkok, Thailand, I asked God to show me His people while I was there (“I have many people in this city”). Bangkok is a Buddhist city of 8.5 million people and less than 1% are Christian. A couple of days into my trip, I wandered into this shop. I had found the 1%. I asked the young Thai girl in the shop about the Jesus picture hanging on the top shelf. With very broken English, she told me she was Christian. Wanting to know more, I asked her if she attended the Catholic church I saw down the street. She […]
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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.