I serve the Lord Jesus in India, where 120 billion and more live. How ever only 5-6% are christians of all kind, and we as Christians have lot of responsibilities in taking the Gospel to the perishing Souls. The Lord has hundreds and thousands of missions agencies who are doing there best to do the task. Christianity in India is still considered as a "White man's Religion", and to the un-touchables and lower caste people. No foreign missionaries are allowed in India and foreign donation to Indian churches and agencies are stopped, fearing that that will be used to convert the whole India to Christianity, which of course if not the method by which the LORD WINS A SOUL. The freedom to preach the gospel in villages and cities are opposed severely. Burning down of churches, raping of nuns, killing pastors and missionaries in various states of India is very well known to all of us. Our western brothers and sisters must understand that it is not as easy as in the west for a christian and for a new convert to exist and practice our faith.
When a non christian joins a church, he/she is cut off from the family and community attachment. None will engage them for any work. They can not draw water from a public well or a tap. No one will marry their kids. And if they die, they can not be buried in the community cemetery. And in the new church they joined they face various issues of caste, status issues, rich and poor issues etc..
There are huge "Main-Line churches" mostly they were established by foreign Missionaries.They have entrusted large properties, buildings, schools, hospitals. Millions of Rupees are bucketed from this resources. The most educated pastors and scholars occupy the seat. It is true that there is good music, sound preaching and other social activities but no time to "GO TO THE LOST" and preach the gospel. It is below their reputation to suffer opposition and persecution. And most of them have no time. The testimony of pastors and bishops, the fights for positions and possession, and court cases, divisions stink so high that we are criticized and mocked.
Who then can evangelize the lost? IT IS THE NEW FOUND HOUSE CHURCHES AND small Independent churches and missionary movements. The staunch faith and live testimony of a hindu man and a woman in a community can win more souls, than we preach 100 sermons. And this is true and Bethel is engaged in pioneering and planting churches in villages and people groups.
I CAN NOT DO IT ALL ALONE AND THE TIME LEFT IS VERY LITTLE WITH A VERY HUGE TASK LEFT. Here is an open challenge for you from the HOLY SPIRIT, to you. Can you be a part of God's eternal program? Will you pray for India and the work we do here? Will you send missionaries and pastors to villages? Bethel is in "Birth Pangs" with un ending needs. Will you extend support? Will you become a partner with Bethel? Will you kindly consider promoting Bethel?
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