Great Things in India
I think of Mumbai, a city of over 20 million, when I hear the song, “You are the God of this city, you’re the King of these people, you’re the Lord of this nation,… greater things have yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city.”
In the Bible college dorm I have met new students from Nepal, Punjab, Afghanistan, and 18 other young men totally committed to the call of God. One of them is Manish. He will graduate from the 4-year program this May. It was only in 2013 that he got a gospel tract at our Good Friday Praise March. Manish got saved soon after and immediately joined the Bible college. He has grown into a mature assistant under Pastor Ganesh.
Last June, the city suffered from a water shortage. Pastor Ganesh loaded up a truck with jugs of purified water and drove to the slums. In 16 locations he preached about the living water of Jesus as people crowded around to hear and get water. Dharam, a sweet 60 year-old man, got saved there. He came to church, and grew as he hungered to know Jesus more.
He visited his village in Uttar Pradesh, an unreached state of 200 million, sharing with hundreds who had never heard about salvation. He called Pastor Ganesh every week asking what Scripture to share.
Dharam is young at heart with a child-like faith. I told him, “Ap Mero Dhost” (you are my friend and brother in spirit). He said in broken English, “This is the best day of my life to meet a friend like you, Pastor Douglas, and this is the first time I have shared Jesus’ message of love in a public park. I am so honored to do this work.” – Pastor Doug Pearson