Despite persecution, churches are being planted

India (MNN) ― India continues to be a place where Christians face incredible amounts of oppression. We hear stories of pastors being threatened, beaten, attacked and even forced from their villages. However, India Gospel League is seeing many people turn to Christ despite the violence.

Executive Director of India Gospel League Dr. David Rice says church growth has been phenomenal. "As we roll into 2010, all over India we're actually seeing about 700 new churches being planted every single month."

IGL has been in existence since 1992. Dr. Rice describes their church-planting strategy. "This really isn't about strategy. This isn't about personalities. This is one of those incredible times when God decides to do something that we can't explain."

While church planting is the key pillar of their ministry -- coupled with evangelism, Rice says as they move into a village, it can't stop there. "Often we encounter tremendous challenges physically and materially -- clean water, adequate housing, adequate restroom facilities, and drainage issues."

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“India continues to be a place where Christians face incredible amounts of oppression. We hear stories of pastors being threatened, beaten, attacked and even forced from their villages.”

Obviously the author of this article has chosen to ignore what’s happening in Tripura.

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