1200 Churches planted by just one NGO in India

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  1. sasi

    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    Though I’ve told tales of its influence for the past ten days, I have waited until now to come right out and share with you about Central India Christian Mission. I could tell you all the programs and initiatives that CICM has started from scratch and grown into a Gospel-spreading machine that is rivaled by none.
    *.The Mission Hospital
    *.The Bal Bahvan Children’s Home
    *.3 More Children’s Homes in Other Cities
    *.Central India Bible Academy
    *.2 More Bible Academies in Other Cities
    *.Ministry Center in Damoh
    *.MInistry Center in Delhi
    *.Ministry Center in Darjeeling
    *.The Nursing College
    *.The Ministry to Widows
    *.A Publication Ministry
    *.Children’s Ministry
    *.Youth Ministry
    *.Child Sponsorship Initiative
    *.An Elementary School
    *.Disaster Relief Ministry
    *.New Discipleship Training Initiatives
    *.Ministry to Persecuted Families
    *.Assistance to Unwed Mothers, Adoption Initiative
    *.Vocational Training/Economic Development
    Each of these programs/initiatives would in themselves a mission make. Central India Christian Mission has started and runsall of them.
    If that weren’t enough, I could also share statistics with you. The numbers would be so many and so large that you would find it almost startling.
    *.Over 1200 churches planted
    *.Over 300,000 people gather in weekly worship
    *.Over 320,000 people have been baptized since CICM’s inception
    *.The hospital treats about 60,000 patients annually
    *.More than 100 children safe in the children’s home
    *.Over 5,000 children sponsored
    *.More than 450 graduates of the Central India Bible Academy
    *.66 books and commentaries have been published
    *.The Bible is being translated for the first time into the Bundeli language, the native tongue of over 50 million people
    *.A website with Hindi sermons available receives over 15,000 hits each month
    *.They have rescued over 1,000 children who were sold as slaves
    *.198 children saved have gone into ministry
    *.One rescued child, Tiharu, has baptized over 3,000 and planted 5 churches
    But let’s face it. Programs and statistics only go so far. To truly understand what’s going on in India, you need to read the stories.
    Read about the persecuted church there. Or read more about it here. Or even more about it here. Or read about the village churches which are explodingin and around Lucknow. Read about the man who leads wellin those very churches. Let your mind be filled with wonder at the bigness of India and the potential for Kingdom impact.
    01Darbari-Lal1-300x200And that doesn’t even mention Darbari, 80, and his wife, Luli Bai. They lived in a house by a river in India with their large family before the devastating floods earlier this year. CICM, in partnership with IDES, an international disaster relief organization, provided aid and gave help. They received food and clothing from the CICM-IDES team. The team also shared the tender love and message of the Lord Jesus Christ. Darbari and Luli Bai said they now are feeling the Love of Christ and his compassion towards humanity and are grateful to God and the CICM-IDES team.
    Nor does it mention Ria. I don’t know if I’m spelling her name write, but this I do know. She was abandon as a baby. She was malnourished, had gangrene, and was not supposed to live. She was taken in by CICM through the Children’s Home. She was treated at the CICM hospital.
    She lived.
    Then she wasn’t supposed to walk. But I saw with my own eyes this week as she ran around and played with the other children. She’s 8 now.
    What else shall I tell you?
    QualityGallery79-300x225-1That in partnership with the Leap Foundation, thousands of children (like Ramswood, pictured here) have successfully underwent surgery for cleft lip and pallet? That Ajai Lall and his wife, Indu, are two of the most genuine, humble, gifted people you’ll ever meet? That the young people–dozens of leaders in their 20s–surrounding this ministry give it a bright future? That Ashish, a 13 year old boy I met after he translated for a children’s program we hosted, is going to be a fantastic preacher someday? I could go on and on and on. Words on paper don’t do this ministry justice. Whether it’s programs and statistics or stories and images, this ministry is a Gospel-spreading machine. It’s doing good for the people of India. You can be born in the mission hospital, raised in the mission children’s home, educated in the mission school, attend the mission college, and work in a mission church.

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    it would be a irony if churches in india have dharmic influence and this hybrid version spreads all over the world (especially since dharmic beliefs cover advanced terms). india has been open to people of many different faiths for era and experience dealing with religion of different faith . perhaps economic gain is linked to one religion but a look at the developed nations and financial power houses determines different beliefs . are these chruches by any chance near areas with high number of muslim people ... and what happens in Pakistan and to some extent PRC

    We need to start fixing other things first and not worry too much ... we are not that weak. if there is ulterior motives tackle it. dharmic religion is compatible to co-exist with other religions and beliefs. in fact other beliefs would see gain in dealing with dharmic beliefs (butterfly effect - silicon valley and taking a bite from a fruit).

     
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    Great work being done in the name of Christ, Our Saviour. :)

    Instead of complaining, should the Hindus not open up their Mission Schools, dispensaries, hospitals, dormitories, free food langars for the homeless and all that?

    Beat them at their game and do a great service to Society that is distressed.
     
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    1.)hindus temple in govt hands,

    2.)hindu schools are shutting down- thanks to upa's RTE..,

    3.)hindu run eductational institutions didn't get special tax benefits and subsides like minorities!

    4.)hindus didn't also get any help from foreign donation and ngo's!
     
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    And surprisingly they survive as they have survived all the ravages of Time and History.

    Speaks volumes.
     
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    This won't stop. NGO's he shut down aren't even the major ones just the environmental types that were blocking economic progress.
     
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    Not long ago, lands that were Hindu spheres of influence in Central Asia were irreversibly lost , parts of south east Asia lost to Islam/Xtianity & we lost more core territories in 47, continue to loose more daily and yet there are Hindus who say "we survived".

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    Note that back then none gave up their realms without putting up a big fight. But now, we're ever ready to cede more & more like pussies in the name of secularism. Those lands that were lost have absolutely no memory of being our people, just like today's Pakistan, Bengal, Kashmir and increasingly other parts of India. Still, no lessons learnt. Muslims/Xtians know they just have to sit back and bid time as Hindus self destruct.
     
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    don't worry if bjp forget its ideologies like in nda1. Core bjp voters and sangh willn't help bjp in 2019!

    Ps- let's give them some time!
     
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    They could, but the source of revenue is the problem. The donation that hindus give in the temples is huge, but that is taken by the Govt. for Secular work. Now those money should be diverted and put under a trust board which be governed by members nominated not by Govt. but the different temple committees and recognised hindu orgs. to use in the purposes that you mentioned. then the tide will turn.
     
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    I don't see an alternative to BJP, even if they screw their core voters. Philosophy is, they won't screw as bad as the Gandhis will. Core votebase will never desert them so easily, though they might abuse and pillory them.
     
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    What if AAP were to purge ultra leftists and takes a hard right turn on economic issues ? You never know. Muslims , Christians and many other groups will vote anyone other than BJP. There's already many secular, socially liberal, right wing Hindus in awe of Libertarianism and Austrian economics. I've friends who voted BJP in 2014 and are now considering voting for Loksatta party in 2019.
     
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    no they won't vote for other parties for sure, but they will sit at home on the voting day!


    If voting % decline,it is enough for seat fallout!
     
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    It needs money; and CIA is funding Churches big time. THe GOI doesn't fund Hindus unlike these western organizations..

    And Christ is NOT our saviour; we have been saved centuries before Christ even existed.
     
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    Of course you never know - but AAP turning in the direction you speak of seems very unlikely. Loksatta is too small a force as of now.

    Lets see what the future holds.
     

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