Hanok Masih, Elijah Challenge Coordinator North India
We conducted Christmas Feeding Events in Haridwar, Delhi and in Mainpuri.
If you remember last year in a village called Badrigrah our team was beaten and warned by the Hindu militants not to enter the village or take the name of Jesus there, as it is “the land of our gods.”
Brother Simon and Pastor Mange Singh felt very strongly to have our Christmas gospel event in that same village. Our local believers informed us that militant Hindus are planning to have their own religious meeting. Pastor Mange went to the police station to ask for permission, which they gave. This allowed us to use a public address system.
To our surprise our tent was full of people with over 800 people attending our Christmas Feeding Event. About 500 were first-time visitors who also stood up to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Our Elijah Challenge-trained pastor Mange Singh preached the gospel, and our church believers ministered to the sick. Many people were healed and delivered.
By God’s grace there was no opposition, but people were surprised to see so many people attend the event. And only 13 people attended the Hindu religious meeting.
Our second event was in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh where over 400 people attended the event. 300 of them gave their lives to Jesus. The following Sunday the church was packed with people.
Since Delhi was on high alert (with Sec 144) we were not allowed to have an open air meeting so we invited our neighbors to our homes and preached the gospel to them. We conducted two such meetings in Delhi and ministered to 300 people.