Greetings from India. We’re just about halfway through our visit here, and Father has blessed us each step of the way. The purpose for coming was to visit and encourage believers that have left the institutional church in the areas where they live, and we’ve been able to just that. I know just in our own experience it was a difficult time of adjustment and sorting out our previous understanding about our relationship with Father. The transition from religion to relationship wasn’t easy, filled with a lot of questions, and often wondering if you were doing the right thing
Since being here we’ve seen the same transitional pains, only more compounded by the intensity of pressure the institutional church brings to these folks. This pressure ranges from being derided as a cult to out and out physical attacks on these believers. In a culture where just about everyone identifies with one religion or another, these folks are much more isolated in fellowship with others of the same heart. By being available to discuss and encourage these folks, the Holy Spirit has increased their understanding of what it means to be a royal priesthood, growing in the knowledge of Father’s unconditional love for them.
We are currently in Shillong and will be here for the rest of our visit in India meeting with the believers here.