From My Heart
Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2018
The sociopolitical conditions under which the churches were growing in Rome seems to be very similar to those in which the present indigenous church is growing in India. Just as in the Roman Church, the Church in India is suppressed by persecution and surrounded by spiritual darkness and striving to rid itself of unchristian cultural traditions and practices. Paul also observed that they were well instructed and “complete in all knowledge” that they were “competent to instruct one another.”
That is the greatest need of the rapidly growing indigenous church at the present time. Imagine, close to 6,000 new churches and over 130,000 new believers in just the past year! We cannot afford to stop with just baptizing them into their new faith. They have to be spiritually fed, nurtured and cared for.
IGL is deeply committed to effective discipleship of these believers through constant and consistent training, until every believer matures into a disciple-making disciple. Only then will we be able to see a strong, healthy and sustainable church emerge. Obviously, it isn’t an easy task. It takes an enormous amount of time and resources, but we cannot hold back. We must be firm in the faith in order to remain unmoved by the raging storms of the present day.
Thank you for standing with us as we faithfully allow ourselves to be used by God as He builds His Church. It must stand strong so that the ‘gates of hell’ will not prevail against it.