India (MNN) — A total of 829 pastoral leaders attended two Frontline Shepherds conferences in India.
David Shibley with Global Advance says the conference encouraged pastors to continue to be bold in their faith. "We are not suggesting that we be bombastic or culturally insensitive in the proclamation or the Gospel. At the same time, we are not to close our mouths, and we are not to back up in the proclamation of the Gospel. So yes, this does present a dilemma and a spiritual challenge for pastors in those places where there are anti-conversion laws."
Despite challenges, pastors were encouraged by the presence of so many other Christian leaders, 60 percent of whom were under the age of 30.
The number of believers in India has risen to 10 or 11 percent of the population, rising from three percent in the last 20 years. Pray for boldness for believers as they continue to be persecuted.