If each Adventist in India was to share with one person every day, it would take 36 years for every person to hear the gospel.
On a recent trip to India, I spent several days travelling around the country. I rode a third class train car so tightly packed with people that I could not move at all. I sat on top of the luggage in a bus because no seats were available. As I walked the streets of Delhi and was pressed by the crowds of people, I felt overwhelmed by the challenge given to us to share the gospel with every person.
There are 56 cities in India with a population of one million or more people. Half of these cities are in Northern India, where the church has struggled to survive during the past 100 years, and there is a ratio of only one Adventist for every 13,000 people. Fourteen cities in Northern India have fewer than 50 Seventh-day Adventists living in them.
When you talk about the mission challenge in these cities, there is no way to picture it adequately. If each Adventist in India was to share with one person every day, it would take 36 years for every person to hear the gospel.
It sounds overwhelming. But imagine what could be done if we had centers of influence and Global Mission pioneers ministering in every large city?
Would you partner with me in helping to provide more centers of influence and Global Mission pioneers for India? Your gift will provide a loving witness for Jesus in an area of the world that needs it the most.
Thank you for praying, caring, and providing—your gifts make a difference!
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