of religion is guaranteed in our constitution, but that doesn't keep mobs from persecuting us. So, that's one of the reasons I refer to Indi ahhh!
But another is due to her beautiful people, the color of her culture, religion and technology.
The best and most of everything is here. Really!
Do you want aqua blue waters bordered by white sandy beaches? What about teaming, bustling cities with buildings scraping the skies? Maybe you want an idle countryside where you can hear yourself think? Oh, I know, you want to visit the Taj Mahal, whose white marble dazzles eyes even under a midnight moon. What about the Ganges River where bathers wash away their sins? Or maybe the word's tallest mountains, the Himalayas, would lift your spirits?
Yes! It's all here and more ... Indi ahhh!
We are a developing country, but our president has written that we should be fully developed by AD 2020. I believe we will be. Our people share a land mass about one third the size of the United States. Put it into a little more perspective:
1,300,000,000 people here.
0,300,000,000 people in the USA
1,000,000,000 BILLION people are our greatest asset!
We have poverty, to be sure, but we are poised to take the top spot amongst the nations. You would be surprised. Something else, we understand that a rich person is not the person with the most but actually the one who needs the least.
Did you know that we export our technology around the world? China doesn't. Hundreds of thousands fly here every year for their dental and elective surgery needs. It's the best in the world! After all, our technology was learned from the best schools around the globe and brought home for our people. Our institutions improved upon the best facilities and services anywhere in the world. We became so good, at unbelievably low prices, that people without insurance, and even insurance companies and businesses are clamoring to come for their own needs. By the way, did you know that we are the largest English speaking country in the world? Thank the British for something!
I'll bet you already knew we are the most spiritual country in the world. Our people know westerners laugh at us for prostrating ourselves before our stone and wooden carved gods. But our resolves have paid off, because many of us have refocused our religious convictions upon Jesus. You know something about those resolves and convictions from world famous Gandhi, and when we commit ourselves to Jesus it is with the same whole heart. Did you know our educated Hindus are outspoken monotheists?
Let me say that again; Hindus believe in One God. Our ancient Vedas have been rediscovered and teach only One God. They were written at the same time in history as the Pentateuch, but without the presence of God whom we have come to know from His word, the bible, & the most wonderful, good news we've ever been told. No more fear of revolving lives, fear of karma, death, etc. While the west is largely interested in separating God from every part of life, we are inviting Him into our hearts and every part of our lives in a way that would stun most people. That's right. Don't be surprised if we come as missionaries to the west.
Currently, the government data shows between 2-3% Christians. It's much higher that that, and growing exponentially. There are political reasons the world can't see the truth about our religion, just as there are reasons why we suffer for our faith. You see, the message of Jesus is truly the hope of the world and some of us are feverishly in love with the good news of Jesus Christ and at least 15,000 ministers spread the news every night
of the week around the whole land. Additionally, we have identified at least 59,000 congregations of the Lord's body here, and between January and March of 2007 the country baptized over 100k souls into Christ!
I hope we can get acquainted and that you will become interested in why all this is happening here at this time.
Because this is a very public place, please be very careful with the words you use, and don't use our country name if you can help it. We have brothers and sisters whose lives are on the line, and you want to be responsible because their families want to keep them alive and well.
I'll be telling you lots more as we go along. Feel free to ask your questions.
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