A blog post from one of our teams who just returned home from India.

When God called me to go to India this summer, I did not know what to expect. I told God to use me for the advancement of His kingdom and that His name to be glorified through it all. I went as a blank check, ready to see God at work. As a Christ follower, my life is rooted into living out the Gospel. Jesus' last commandment, Matthew 28:18-20, the Great Commission, is what brought me to India.

Our team prayed for months that God would prepare the hearts of those whom we would come into contact. When we got to North India, we went to the unreached and told them the greatest story ever known to us. Asking over 1500 people if they had ever heard of the name of Jesus and getting 1500 odd looks was breath-taking. It made me feel the words of Paul from Romans 10:14. Chill bumps covered my body after experiencing that. It was incredible that everywhere we went, we did not experience hostility to the Gospel, but rather, eagerness to learn more. God is so good! Although we were there for a week, God is using our partner, COI, to farm the seeds that God used us to plant. How great is our God?

What keeps my wheels turning day after day is that Revelation 7:9-10 is going to become reality really soon. "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb..." This alone should keep the Church active in living out the Great Commission. We are here to bring glory to God which means we need to go to the unreached. Our Brook Hills partner, COI is doing just that by actively building relationships and pursuing the young generation. Although I am not there physically, I know the Spirit is well at work. I will be praying everyday for my brothers and sisters to be lifted up and for the lost to be found. May they no longer be blinded to the truth 2 Corinthians 4:4.

Praise be to God!

Andrew Bocchino