Story number 2 for 15 Feb 2000

By February 15, 2000

Elsewhere, four states in India are at the polls in legislative assembly elections. Counting of votes begins February 25th, but already there’s been election-related violence. Global Advance’s David Shibley says despite the trouble, they will continue with plans for evangelistic meetings scheduled for the same time: “We’re certainly not courting any kind of disruption or difficulty. At the same time, we believe that the very future of India is at stake. It is very, very important that the momentum that was gained in the 1990’s, through tremendous evangelistic advance, that that momentum continue in the 21rst century.” Shibley says this is where prayer is most helpful. “The church in the West needs to pray for great breakthroughs for the Gospel particularly in the decision-making arenas of government and education. No one has risen to the challenge of educating the children of India as Christians have historically done, and I frankly believe that will keep a Christian presence in India in the days ahead.”

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