Bir has sometimes gone to church with friends in Nepal, but these friends were also trouble-makers. His family moved to the United States when he was a teen. Bir struggled with addictions and violence. It was in prison when he first heard about salvation through Jesus from a cell-mate.
For a fresh start, an American friend of the family, Chris, gave Bir a job at his restaurant. Chris and several employees of various ethnic backgrounds were Christ-followers who intentionally tried to share the good news with Bir and other co-workers. Chris pointed out bridges between Hindu traditions and following Jesus. Others shared Bible stories or principles as they worked, invited Bir to go with them to church, and offered to read the Bible with him.
When these Christ-following employees gathered to pray, they would pray for their co-workers, like Bir, by name. They texted prayer requests back and forth; together they looked for what God might be doing in Bir’s life.
After a year, two nights in a row Bir had a dream about himself and Chris in the restaurant. In this dream there were coffee beans all over the floor. Bir started to sweep the floor. Then Chris said to him, “Your heart is dirty like this floor. Let me show you how to wash it clean.” When Bir woke up, he understood the dream’s meaning very clearly. When he found Chris, Bir prayed to entrust his life to the Lord Jesus. He knew it would not be an easy journey, but Bir said God had been calling him for a long time and he was finally answering. Wherever Bir’s journey takes him, Psalm 139:10 says, “Even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.”
WAYS TO PRAY:
PRAY THAT Christ-followers would be inspired to bless their Hindu co-workers through prayer and other Holy-Spirit-inspired actions. (Ruth 2:4)
ASK GOD to send dreams and visions to Hindus that will warn them away from evil and guide them to abundant life. Pray that they will find help from Christ-followers. (Daniel 2: 28–30)
PRAY FOR unity among Christ-followers who work alongside Hindus. (John 17:20–21)