I n a country where nearly ninety-two percent of the one billion plus people profess to be either Hindu or Muslim, Christians in the nation of India are working hard to get the gospel message out to those who have never heard. For six days this past Christmas season, up to , home groups representing nearly sixty thousand churches invited non-Christian friends, family and neighbors into their homes to watch television Crusades that had been dubbed into fourteen different heart languages. Beginning in the Latin American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, the television Crusades and evangelistic movies were dubbed into Spanish, and adapted to local cultures. The BGEA purchased air time on television and began mobilizing and training local pastors and church leaders who would open their homes to non-Christians. After watching the Crusade or movie on television, the trained believers would then build on the gospel message. According to Parrish, there is great benefit in leading others to Christ in this type of home setting.
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I dont want them to dance, dress up or put on makeup. The hunt is least interested in highlighting their lives, just musical ability. Their looks, clothes or dancing abilities are of no consideration. Why not invite aspiring singers to send me their short two minute music videos, which I could review. If there was talent in them to be discovered, it could be showcased on my YouTube Channel and other social media platforms. I am sure if they are really good, the public viewing them would appreciate them. Perhaps, music directors would also notice them. Those who wish to participate are expected to send in their one or two minute videos in Hindi or English www.
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Its vision is transformation of our Present world towards a future that is regenerative in all areas of human activity. The Executive body comprises 10 members along with 6 Pastors and their wives followed by 6 church elders and their wives. Abiding Hope India is a phoenix that arose the ashes of a major disaster: a tsunami that decimated the eastern cost of India in Pastor Chad, who met Pastor Titus earlier at a conference, sent Titus a gift of fishing nets to help his community in recovery. Throughout the years, Abiding Hope India grew to seven congregations in Nellore and the surrounding area, soon to be ten as three other churches merge with the AH India system.
In a one-room house, Ramesh is preparing for guests. Papers and metal pots are stacked neatly on shelves, and the floor is clear except for some benches and chairs along the blue-painted, corrugated metal walls. A borrowed television is plugged in and placed against the wall. Finally, some 30 people are inside. Mothers hold babies and toddlers on their laps. The guests have come to watch a television program about Christmas and about hope. About Christmas, which seems to be celebrated throughout India but with little knowledge of its true meaning; about hope, which eludes multitudes in every nation, whether they live in a dump or in a palace. I want people to come to the Lord. The sounds of babies crying, children shouting and adults talking filter through the sheet in the doorway during the Billy Graham television program.