A small team recently traveled to Bangladesh, India, kicking off what would be a whirlwind week in Asia.
47 New Believers in Only an Hour
The first training location was Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. This was the first Global Fire Advance training to be launched in this country, which has a population of approximately 170 million. The 50 men and women who attended were clearly passionate to see a change in their neighborhoods, their city, and their nation—which is one of the most densely populated in the world. Over the two days of training, participants learned about and practiced with the Heart of Man chart, as well as the hub church-planting model. Although the country is 99 percent Muslim or Hindu, these church planters shared the Gospel with 100 people in only an hour and welcomed 47 new believers into the family of God!
Next Stop Kolkata
After a swift and exciting two days in Dhaka, the team flew to Kolkata, the fifth largest city in India. An astounding 250 men and women were in attendance to launch the fifth Global Fire Advance training site in the country. Although India is 94 percent Hindu and Muslim, and many states have “anti-conversion laws,” the energy and passion were intense through the two-day training. Many of those in training have existing ministries; some work in the slums. Stories were shared of experiences with the anti-conversion laws in their states and how the church is growing even more in the midst of this incredibly tumultuous time for Indian Christians.
No doubt! God is on the move in India. Those in training are excited to be part of His plan for their country.
**Global Fire Advance is an extension of the Firewall Project AFRICA