"All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do." Galatians 2:10
Do you have plans for Christmas 2010? How about spending Christmas on the beach in South India? How about serving the poor on the tsunami hit coast of Tamil Nadu? HOPE India runs a Centre of HOPE in Pudupattinam, very close to Chennai
The 2010 South Asian Leadership Conference for the International Churches of Christ was hosted January 28-30 in Mumbai, the Bollywood city, the city that never sleeps. Around 200 delegates from 3 countries (India, Nepal and Bangladesh) joined the event which was titled He Who Overcomes. It was great to have leaders from US and London as guest speakers.
A Travel Blog documents a trip to India by American disciples. One visitor, 70-year old Phill Morr, who leads the Grand Rapids church, had quite a challenging time - and God was faithfull
Selvi got baptised in Trichy Church eight years back. Her brother Ravi persecuted her and even beaten her up to the point of death. Ravi grew up in his life as an athiest, not believing in God and protesting and preaching against people who worship God. Once when Ravi slapped Selvi seven years back, she fell down almost dead. As she was falling she said Jesus.
The church plantings in India and Pakistan have grown incredibly, and their goals are impressive for 2009. Still, persecution has been intense in some places, with disciples going to jail, and services being targeted. Listen as Dinesh George tells the story in this video from ICOC Hot News.
world's desperate need for God. Many of the disciples live and work near
the attack sites.
HOPE worldwide also helps the poor near the areas that were attacked. Thankfully none of the disciples was harmed. The leaders of the Mumbai International Church of Christ give an update on how disciples were affected.