Foot soldiers needed for Bible school graduates

By December 4, 2007

USA (MNN) — Persecution against Christians is at an all-time high in India. According to statistics released by a Christian group in the country, there are at least four cases of persecution every week in India. The victims include almost every denomination. The violence includes attempted murder, armed assault, sexual molestation, illegal confinement and grievous injury.

Despite these increasing attacks the church is growing. And out of that growth, an increasing number of Bible school students are taking an oath to give it ALL for the Gospel. However, resources to help these new graduates aren't affordable by most. That's why Bible Pathway is helping.

Bible Pathway's Al Joslyn says his organization will be helping a specific Bible Institute. "In early Spring, one Bible Institution over in Northern India is going to be graduating over 1,000 students. These students are young pastors who will be going into highly persecuted areas. And they will be starting churches and witnessing for Christ there."

Bible Pathway has been asked to send Bibles and Bible Pathway Commentaries to them. However, Joslyn says, "Unfortunately the shipping cost is upwards of $10,000. So we're looking for alternative ways of shipping so we can get them there in time to equip these young people to go out and win the world for Christ in their area."

Joslyn is either looking for space in a shipping container that could be donated, a number of volunteers that carry the resources into India, or a donor who could help financially.

Your assistance will help evangelism tremendously. "There are an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 villages that need churches and have none, or have never heard the Gospel. And these 1,000 young ministers will be leaving there and trying to go into those areas," says Joslyn.

Joslyn says this is an incredible opportunity for you to help in evangelism without leaving home. "There is no better way that we can minister or we can help our world than to get materials to dedicated young people who are risking their lives. We owe them the materials and the tools to be able to take the Gospel to a people who really, really need it."

If you'd like to help Bible Pathway, call (800) 598-7884, or click here.

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