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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Blessing in India
May 1999
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Blessing in India

I have been privileged once again to visit Repalle, Andhra Pradesh, accompanied by Tim and Norm, two men from my church, who participated in the ministry. The trip had a profound effect upon them, as they witnessed the extreme and extensive poverty, the intensive depth of spirituality of the believers, and the response of the unsaved. These people are poor in earthly goods, but the believers are very wealthy spiritually. Tim and Norm were able to share their testimony and witness for Christ both publicly and privately. They also prayed over many of the needy and ill, and helped in some maintenance work that was...

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Andra Pradesh,
December 1998
India

MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT-Andra Pradesh,

We have been visiting Southern India for the past six years. The province we go to is called Andra Pradesh, which has a population of approximately 65 million. As in all of India, the major religion is Hinduism. We have been working with a group called the India Rural Evangelical Fellowship. This ministry has been greatly influenced by those with truly biblical convictions. My involvement with this group came as a result of Dr John Armstrong’s recommendation. I have been trying to teach the Indian pastors and evangelists the gospel of God’s sovereign grace in Christ. I have also been trying to show them the...

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August 1997
India

Missionary Spotlight – India

History Civilizations were known in the Indus valley from the earliest times. In A.D. 700 Buddhism was driven out of India by Hinduism and in A.D. 712 Arab invasions of the Indus valley began. There has been perennial conflict between Hindus and Muslims ever since. By the eighteenth century India consisted of 562 princely states ruled by Indian princes or Maharajas. In 1505 the first European (Portuguese) trading contacts were established. In 1600 Britain formed the East India Company and from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries Great Britain progressively subjugated and annexed the various states of India. In 1857 anti-British feeling led to the...

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August 1997
India

Missionary Spotlight – India

Report from Madras Andrew Smithhas reported on a recent visit to Tamil Nadu in south India, where he spent some time with Tamil Baptist churches in an area near Madras. Young people in the churches were observed to be spiritually alert and grappling with issues similar to those faced by their contemporaries in the West – such as worldliness, trends in worship and relationships. Several of them had known great hardship since they were converted, including being shunned by Hindu parents and cut out of the family business. The churches have been active in evangelism near to their own areas and some new churches have...

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August 1997
India

Missionary Spotlight – India

Over 1,200,000 square miles. Bounded by China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. To the north there are the Himalayan mountains and in the plains the great rivers of Ganges, Indus and Brahmaputra. India, with over 900 million people, is predicted to overtake China soon as the world’s most populous country. Capital: New Delhi; twenty cities with over one million people, including Calcutta, Bombay, Madras and Bangalore. Great ethnic and linguistic diversity exists; ten languages are spoken in Bombay alone. There has been much industrial development since the 1960s but most people work on the land. Nearly half the population are in deep poverty....

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