Greetings from India where I am teaching in our Nations 2 Nations Discipleship program with more than 60 participants. It is being led by twin brothers called Shinu and Manu that came through our leadership training school four years ago in Amsterdam.
They had a vision these last years to see Nations 2 Nations launched in India with the emphasis of seeing Indians raised up to serve God in the nations. After 3 months of training, these students have indeed caught the heart of God to see the restoration of the identity, dignity and destiny of the nations.
It was awesome last night to be part of the celebration of the Southern Indian cultures which was the last of the 3 celebrations these last months to highlight the beauty and uniqueness of this multicultural and multilingual nation. I was rejoicing to see these young people embracing in authenticity, the treasures God has placed in this land and giving it back to Him in worship through their dances, music, rhythms and stories. It was colorful, vibrant and joyful.
On Thursday night I will have the privilege to commission different teams to go to various places of Asia and other parts of India for their 3 month outreach phase. For many of them it will be the first time to leave India. They are a new breed of missionaries that God is raising up to make a (spiritual and practical) difference in a time where India has seen huge economic growth but where many are still left in abject poverty.
Please pray that God will mark them with His love and grace, that their eyes will be opened to discover who they are in God, that they will be empowered with faith and that their outreaches will be fruitful.
Also pray for Shinu and Manu Joseph who is wanting to see this movement spread throughout India. Pray that God will give them great discernment as many trainees want to join the Nations 2 Nations team in India.
Pray that God will give me wisdom as I spent time with these key leaders this next few days and help them move forward in this vision.