103 Degrees

We are in Chennai, India training leaders and pastors.  This is my fifth trip to Chennai as we are partnering with Equip led by Dr. John Maxwell. My first trip to India was 5 years ago and I am always amazed when I come here.  As I reflect on the conference here are some thoughts…

*It is hot!  They told me that May is the hottest month of the year in south India. Lucky me! I checked the weather today and it was 103 degrees here and 47 degrees in Raleigh.

*The Christians here are passionate for God!  And their passion is contagious.  Many of them have paid a high price to become believers.

*The Christians here are fully committed. Our host Pastor is David Moham of New Life Church. They have 35,000 attending one of their 13 services. Their first one is at 5am with over 4,000 attending that 
service.

*The leaders here are hungry to learn and grow. Every 6 months they come together from all over south India for training. They listen and apply the teaching and then share with at least 10 others.

*The Pastors here think BIG!  Pastor Mohan has a vision to build a 50,000 seat worship center with campuses all over south India.

Pray for Martha and I as we fly home. Our flight from Bombay to NY is about 14 hours. See you soon!

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(Martha and I with Pastor Mohan and my interpreter)

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(Martha with some of the Indian leaders)

  • Dan

    Wow thats warm!!! I am so glad that it went well. We are looking forward to having you back home

  • Erin

    Praying for you guys and your travels as you make your way back home!!

  • We’re proud of you guys! I hate I missed the heat 🙂
    Greg

  • Makes me want as spicy cookie and a hot drink:-)

  • Duane

    Hard drive crashed and burned a couple days ago. Glad to see all is well in India. Kinda chilly around here last night. LOL Can’t wait to hear your India stories.