Another view of India
Another view of India
Convenient transport – the Bus terminal:
A Florist on every corner:
No wait tailoring:
SLOW – herd ahead:
Outdoor shopping mall:
I thought you might like to see what I was doing on this last trip. At the request of Talent Research Foundation, I had the opportunity to teach in Singapore, Chennia and Coimbatore. Here are two pictures of different lectures. These believers live in a very tough environment, surrounding by active, visible idolatry. Christians are in the small minority in these places. Offer a prayer for them as they take a stand for the truth of God’s word in circumstances where it could cost them dearly.
India was an experience in what happens when the culture lacks any sense of biblical underpinnings. The most visible sign of this is the complete disregard for the earth. In India, if it isn’t in my house or in my yard (not street), then I bear NO responsibility for stewarding the earth. Below are two examples of this (there are literally millions of scenes like these). Following these two examples of Man’s complete disregard for God’s creation are two examples of what God is doing – and what He could do – in spite of human environmental anarchy. In a few days I will post my first impressions about India and some conclusions I have drawn about the reason behind these impressions. Suffice it to say that being a Christian in this part of the world involves the simplest of tasks, like disposing of trash properly, but not even Christians seem to do this because “it’s not my problem.”
Behind my hotel room
Someone in India told me that only 17% of the 1.2 billion of India live below the poverty line. I am not sure if I believe that but I did think it was important to meet some of these people anyway. Just so you know their faces if you meet them (here or there), they send greetings.
Some photos of the influence of Hinduism in India.
Yesterday I attended a baptism of a young woman. The church (pictured below) is the only Christian church in the entire area. A congregation of 12 including the pastor were on hand. Being Christian in this Hindu/Muslim world means something real. The pastor’s family is the only Christian family in the village where he lives. I thought you should see what it takes to believe here.