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7 Lessons from Christians in South Asia

Robert Hampshire

Christianity.com Contributing Writer
Published: May 04, 2023

Over these past few months of getting to know the pastor of this South Asian church, coaching him in his life and ministry, and teaching his congregation about discipleship and leadership, I have learned a lot about what believers deal with outside of the “Bible Belt” in America.

But most importantly, I have been inspired by their faith, commitment, and energy under the type of pressure that I may never be able to empathize with.

This pastor and his church have focused my mind a little more on the things that matter and have given me a bolder faith.

It makes me think of what Paul wrote to the believers he ministered to Rome: “I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world” (Romans 1:8, ESV).

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Robert Hampshire is a pastor, teacher, writer, and leader. He has been married to Rebecca since 2008 and has three children, Brooklyn, Bryson, and Abram. Robert attended North Greenville University in South Carolina for his undergraduate and Liberty University in Virginia for his Masters. He has served in a variety of roles as a worship pastor, youth pastor, family pastor, church planter, and now Pastor of Worship and Discipleship at Cheraw First Baptist Church in South Carolina. He furthers his ministry through his blog site, Faithful Thinking, and his YouTube channel. His life goal is to serve God and His Church by reaching the lost with the gospel, making devoted disciples, equipping and empowering others to go further in their faith and calling, and leading a culture of multiplication for the glory of God. Find out more about him here.

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