INCREDULOUS in INDIA! by Andrew Strom I recently returned from my first trip to India, where I was ministering for 10 days in Bangalore. The first thing I noticed was how well India is doing compared with developing nations in Africa, etc. When you go to Africa, the conditions are often pretty primitive, and you can kiss goodbye to hot water, internet or regular electricity. In cities such as Bangalore though, things are much improved. But still there is great hunger for spiritual truth, and Christianity is growing. The most encouraging and amazing thing to me was the sheer hunger and devotion of the Christians. My last weekend was spent preaching at a large Pentecostal fellowship. Each Sunday the first meeting is at 6:30 AM (!!) and 2000 people show up to it week after week. Then they have another meeting at 9:30 AM with another 2000 people! This is a state where there has been real persecution of the Christians. If anything, it seems to make them stronger. The preaching there is pretty good, too. And they see God do amazing miracles. Every month there is a 3-day fast for the entire church (thousands of people fasting and praying). And every year there is a 21-day fast for the entire church!! Can you imagine any of this taking place in the West? It seems to me that we need to be importing Indian preachers into the Western nations, rather than the other way around! And so, I came back pretty encouraged that although we see apostasy growing all around us, there is still hope for the future in places where spiritual hunger and persecution are very much a reality. God is still building His Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. -PLEASE COMMENT on this topic at our website below- http://www.revivalschool.com/ Blessings to all, Andrew Strom.