Author: Pastor Ben Hiwale

Christians: Declare Your Independence!

One hundred years ago, if you had the capacity to survey every person in the world regarding religious belief, you would have discovered that 34% of the world’s 1.65 billion people had checked the box “Christian” in one of its dominant forms of Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox. Today, with the explosion of conversions all over Africa, Latin America and Asia, with prolific church planting strategies and effective evangelistic outreaches like the Jesus film, the percentage of Christians is still at 34%. With our current population near 6.5 billion people there are, certainly, many more Christians today than in the year 1900; but the percentage has not changed. To create a different future–to change the trajectory of the church– we need to think differently and act differently. What is the one thing that is most deadly to the spread of the gospel to every tribe and tongue? Many would say the lack of money, manpower or vision. I believe it can be safely argued that dependency and the passivity it breeds is the most deadly problem for the spread of the gospel. Whether it is dependence upon foreign missionaries and foreign funds or even our own dependence upon the pastor of our local church.  Dependency is a ministry killer. It burns out the people and ministries that people are dependent upon and it prevents God’s people from realizing their full...

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A Message from a Foreign Missionary

When you read autobiographies of men like William Carey, Hudson Taylor, George Mueller, and the Moravian missionaries, you learn of people whose lives demonstrate why some of us need to “go” to a mission field in a foreign land. Over the centuries, these missionaries have written letters back to their home churches, challenging them to send and support workers in the harvest fields of Asia, Africa and South America.

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The State of the Church in India

The real church across India is doing well. The greater the persecution, the stronger the church gets. The churches continue to grow in the Word and in numbers as the Lord gives increase. Pastors in the field from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and so many other states report a steady stream of souls being added to the Kingdom by His grace.  They ask that we diligently pray for the new saints as the attacks of the enemy become vicious. The pastors are resolved to serve faithfully and lift Jesus up. We are...

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The True Mission of the Church

The church in India is facing the same challenges as the church in the U.S.  There is a great divide between Convicted Christians and Cultural Christians. Cultural Christians don’t want to make waves, they are so conformed to “normal society” that they no longer bear witness to the truth. Many walk away from the Gospel because they have no Convictions. Many Christians view their relationship to God in terms of works-based performance and/or experience-seeking encounters. They are caught up in the whirlwind of education and career — two deceptive “gods” of this present age. There’s a veneer of spirituality,...

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Report From Pune – March 2015

Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you...

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