Gospel reaches Punjab

By May 26, 2009

(MNN) — People are coming to Christ in India's
Punjab state and Delhi
union territory, said Mawii Pudaite of Bibles for the World

"We received recently wonderful news from New
Delhi and Punjab, from our
national workers," Pudaite said. "They
reported to us that 45 new believers were baptized in Delhi
and 16 new believers in Punjab."

The Sikh religion originated in Punjab,
and most of the region's population still follow that religion. Hindus and Muslims also live
there, and historically the area has been difficult to reach with the Gospel.  Now, however, progress is being made.

"These are all new converts from other religions," Pudaite explained.  "These are all also adults who made their
own choice to receive Christ as Savior and Lord and follow Him
all the rest of their lives."

For the last few years, national missionaries have been
distributing hundreds of thousands of copies of the Gospel of John to homes in
the area between Punjab and New Delhi. Each Gospel contains an invitation to request
a free copy of the New Testament. Thousands of people are requesting New Testaments, and many are joining
new church plants. 

"We need many prayer partners for our national workers
serving in India to undergird them as they face the stronghold
of the enemy," Pudaite said. "And please
do pray that we may be able to provide God's Word in great abundance. God's Word is the good seed. As we sow the seed of God's Word in
abundance, there will be a bountiful harvest of souls in India and
around the world."

For only 25 cents, you can send a Gospel of John and give a
family in India
the opportunity to hear the Gospel. 

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