Evangelist Strives to Reach National Believers in India

( [email protected] ) Oct 17, 2003 02:00 PM EDT

India – Evangelist Sammy Tippit will travel to Tamil Nadu, India, where the anti-conversion legislation passed last summer, to reach the nation’s Christians for a revival in their faith.

I will be speaking to Christian pastors and leaders trying to equip them and challenge them in revival and provide leadership training. Secondarily, I'll be meeting with some of our partners that we have over there that use our digital evangelism equipment. And, then the third thing is we hope to meet with some broadcasting people who will perhaps broadcast our messages throughout India,” he said.

According to Tippit, it’s nearly impossible to hold large evangelistic meetings currently because of the growing Hindu nationalist sentiment that’s being played out in the courts and parliament.

"A couple of years ago I preached at a large evangelistic meeting, that's not being permitted at this time. Visas are being denied. People are not being allowed to hold open and public meetings."

Therefore, Tippit says the work is totally in the hands of national believers. "If India's going to be reached for Christ with the climate spiritually, religiously and politically that's there, then we must enable the local people to do that work."

Tippit's prayer is that whatever his team does there will result in millions of people in India turning to Christ.