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We’ve arrived in India this morning (24 hours on 3 planes). It’s been ten years since my first visit. I remember the train into Bombay. We passed the most fetid slums imaginable for nearly an hour straight. I thought the shanties lining the tracks would never end. People everywhere.   My …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
We’ve arrived in India this morning (24 hours on 3 planes). It’s been ten years since my first visit. I remember the train into Bombay. We passed the most fetid slums imaginable for nearly an hour straight. I thought the shanties lining the tracks would never end. People everywhere.
 
My first memory was of the driving. It’s like living in a video game: motorcycles, rickshaws, cars, camels, sacred cows, people, and elephants all appear suddenly in your field of view and must be avoided by the driver at the last second.

While waiting for the train one night, we were impressed by how many people just slept in the train station. There were bodies laying down everywhere! In the space of 15 minutes, we soon had a ring of about 50 men surrounding us just because they were curious and we were white.

The Hindu faith blankets the country and is as oppressive as the heat. Figurines of gods, temples, the herds of cows wandering urban streets. That said, we found the average Hindu to be respectful and curious. The main impediment to the spread of the gospel is a social one. The word “out-caste” takes on a new meaning when one considers the social penalties awaiting new believers.

India’s need is so huge it’s hard to fathom. With over a billion people, its material and spiritual poverty seem boundless. When Jesus looked out over Jerusalem and had compassion for the people, it must have felt like it feels to look out over the great hollow eyed, huddled masses in Hyderabad or Bombay.

Comments (11)

  • Your description of India is perfect. Makes me long to go back again. Praying God moves mightily while you are there. God’s blessings

  • “Oh God, please do what you want done on this trip. Jesus, I too can only imagine what your emotions were when you looked out over the many. We want your heart oh Lord. Please give us more…”

  • Praying for the Glory of God to fall on India. I pray for you to be filled with the fullness of God Seth. I pray you would hear and see what the Father is doing and do the same.

    I pray for the Kingdom to come to India as it is in heaven, open heavens!

    Abundant blessings.

    Looking forward to hearing testimonies form your trip.

  • Can’t wait to hear of what happens….praying for you! I remember how I just felt the oppression and bleakness being immersed in Nepal’s Hindu culture. I want to visit India too….such a need in those two countries. God Bless.

  • kiran kumar kalapala

    Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ

    It’s good to learn that you are in India.
    It’s our pleasure to invite you to our place.
    If you happen to come to Andhra Pradesh, please visit our ministry

    Kiran kumar Kalapala
    President
    All Souls Ministries
    #36-8-62, Nehru Nagar
    Venkateswarapuram post
    Vijayawada-520010
    Andhra Pradesh
    Mobile: 09848806926
    landline: 0866-3086392

  • Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ,
    It’s good to learn that you are in India.
    It’s our pleasure to invite you to our place.
    If you happen to come to CHENNAI (TAMILNADU), please visit our ministry please visit our ministry,

    OUR CONTACT ADDRESS
    PASTOR A.DEVADOSS
    N0 5A, PAUL STREET,
    KANMALAI NAGER,
    NEW PERUNGALATHUR,
    CHENNAI 600 063
    TAMILNADU
    INDIA
    CONTACT NUMBER – 09382649994
    CONTACT MAIL – [email protected]
    OUR WEB ADDRESS – http://www.kcphms.hpage.com
    FACEBOOK – http://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DEVADOSS.PASTOR

    THANKS
    PASTOR A.DEVADOSS

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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