Originally published in the November E-Newsletter
"Hello brothers and sisters in Christ,
Greetings to you in the mighty name of our Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST.
For many years you have been praying for India. And it is a crucial time to continue to lift India in your prayers.
Day by day a number of Indians being baptized all over India. Few organizations feel uncomfortable with it and tried to stop the conversions by threatening the pastors and putting police cases on them. This was meant to help them stop conversion in India, BUT their way of threatening, beating, burning and killing christians HELPS Christianity to grow in India.
Finally they have realized that they can't turn people away by threatening, destroying, and killing. So, they choose a way of love. They are trying to bring their (Hindus) people back to their religion. They realize Christianity is growing not by force, but by true LOVE. With the government's backing they start a scheme to bring all the Indians back to traditional Hinduism. By bringing this policy they are trying to attract Hindus and non Hindus too. And they name the policy "GHAR WAPASI".
Ghar Wapsi (Hindi, meaning "Home Coming") is a series of religious conversion activities, organized by Indian Hindu organizations to convert non-Hindus to Hinduism. They are doing this by giving special benefits to their families, such as scholarships, home loans, etc. I am very sad to read the paper's headlines, 'Fifteen Dalit Christians belonging to five Hindu families re-converted to Hinduisam at Ghar Wapasi (Home coming) ceremony'. This is just one example. Hundreds of Dalit Christians are voluntarily re-converting to Hinduism. Less than 5% of Indian population is Christian, but after Ghar Wapasi scheme started, the percentage of Christianity may decrease.
I am happy to know that those Hindu organization realized "Christianity is growing not by force, But by Love". But they should realize Christ's love is not just for food, health, and wealth. Christ love leads us to the Father in Heaven. The benefits these organizations providing may give health to the people but can not lead them to the Father in India. The Love they are sharing may provide food but cannot forgive their sins.
So my friends in America, one more time I am pleading you to pray more and more for the nation of India. 'No weapon formed against us shall prosper' in Jesus name..Amen.
Thank you. God Bless You. "