Passage to India
Posted on February 19, 2019
When E. M. Forster’s classic work Passage to India was published in 1924, Southern Asia was still under the control of the British Empire. Western missionaries from various denominations were scattered across the land in the 1920s, and a great revival was underway in the southern region of Dornakal among the “untouchables.” India became an independent nation in 1947, and much of the work of evangelism since then has been carried out by Indian Christians who were impacted in some way by the work of earlier missionaries.
Global Action has a leader in India named Amit Mondal. Born in India, Amit graduated from Scottish Church College, which was founded by a missionary and is the oldest continually operating theological institution in India. Amit has been part of our team for 16 years, long enough to see some amazing results.
He recently sent us an update about four women’s seminars that took place this winter. Amit collaborated with some of our graduates to lead these seminars, which were attended by more than 120 women. These women were blessed through the teaching of important Biblical principles on godly womanhood and the equality and value of women.
In the male-dominated culture of India, these seminars were a breath of fresh air to female leaders. These amazing women often feel overlooked and forgotten, but through the work of Global Action and our graduates, they are being empowered to use their God-given talent for the Kingdom.
This is the power of providing good foundational education for Christian leaders. Already these leaders are impacting the lives of at least 120 women! Imagine the power of 120 women, set free by the Gospel, changing their homes, their churches and their communities. One well-trained leader has a ripple effect, changing the lives of men, women, children, churches, communities and the world. This is why I’m so excited about the work of Global Action!
Please pray about how you can help us this year and be part of this important work. We need your support to continue doing what we are doing, in India and around the world.