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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by hdavy2002, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. hdavy2002

    hdavy2002 New Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Hi all,
    I have finally decided to pursue preaching the good news by an act of love.

    After lot of thinking and discouragement, I finally decided to take the plunge. The concept in my article remains the same, but my mission now has changed.

    I now want to approach small remote villages in the India with a plate full of love. I want to preach around the world with friends who would be committed to the same cause.

    The love I will carry will help me to a dig well, provide sustainable energy sources, build small huts/brick houses, built bio-gas plants using village waste, so that everyone can have cooking gas, solar panels, so that remote home can light a small bulb and call it Christmas. Most important i want to educate children of these villages, so that when the floods come and they have nothing to eat, at least they can afford to go to the city and look for work and not beg.

    I want to create small co-operatives so that local talents can create art and craft and we can help them to sell it, thus providing income. I want to create a program to teach men the goodness about good health, so that they can stop drinking and beating their wife.

    I have a tough challenge as the Hindus would not want me to uplift these so called low caste people, the higher cast would not stand the thought that the lower caste is traveling on a plane or white people visiting his hut. (I know the mentally)

    Often times a high caste man is going to the temple and if by chance a man from the lower caste cross his path, the Higher caste hindu would go back to his house (cursing) and have a bath again, wear fresh clothes and then walk back to the temple.

    True story:
    It was a hot summer night and a small village full of lower caste people was sleeping, an old woman who was sick woke up her son to bring some water from the nearby well as she was thirsty. The son went out of his thatched hut and when he threw the bucket into the well, he heard the bucket hitting the ground.

    The next village which was full of higher caste had a deeper well. The boy namely Ramu, decided to sneak and fetch a bucket for his sick mother. He walked a mile in the thick forest and reached the well, which was near a temple. He pulled a bucket full of water and as he was about to leave, the temple priest woke up and saw him. The priest woke up the others, they asked the boys his name and address, when they found him to be a boy of a lower caste, they beat him. The boy kept screaming and the people who gathered around him, just kept watching. No one did anything, ultimately the boy died.

    His mother was waiting and waiting and by morning she died of thirst as she had high fever.

    This was just another normal story in an Indian news paper friends. The power of evil has spread all over the world in different forms. I cannot change the world but I can do a small part.

    I have decided to study first before I begin to preach.This is the place where i have decided to learn.

    This is a school in England I want to study for a year, I am praying that the lord will gift me like minded friends, so that we all can do our part in this wide world. Jesus saved me and gifted me a beautiful baby, it's time I help him carry his cross for a while. You never know, many years form now, someone would be writing a thank you thread in this site saying " A man came to my village in the name of Jesus and he dug a well for us, he gave us education and today i work for an international company and I look after my mother, I have also adopted 3 kids, I just want to thank Jesus for saving us and giving new life"

    Thanks brothers and sisters, I will keep you guys posted as long as this site is up.

    (Edited to remove links. Soliciting money is a no-no on the Baptist Board.)
    #1 hdavy2002, Nov 23, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 24, 2007
  2. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    All I can say is if you feel God called you to preach, then sit at His feet and learn from Him.
    We do not call ourselves to preach, we do not "want" ourselves to preach, and we do not make plans on when, where, and what to preach.
    God does that for us, after all it is His word, and not ours.

    Pick up your Bible, get down on your knees and pray, read slowly, digest each verse, turn it over and over in your mind, compare spiritual with spiritual, compare Scripture with Scripture, research, learn and learn and learn, and when you're ready, God will open the door for you, God will prepare the money for you, and God will prepare His people for you wherever He wants to send you to preach.
    But I would advise against what you are doing now.


    If you are truly God's called preacher, then is money a problem for the Creator of the Universe ?
  3. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Also, rereading your post gives me the impression that what you might want to do is go into politics, not preaching.
    A good way to change the caste system is by political, social and educational reform.

    I can understand where you are coming from.

    You love your Indian countrymen, just as I loved my Filipino countrymen, and many, many years ago took up the gun to try and effect political and social change.

    Didn't work.

    God took me out of that path, in His own due time.
  4. Jkdbuck76

    Jkdbuck76 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2007

    I don't think the gospel was intended to make the world a better place from which to go to hell.
    The gospel is to save the souls of men and women. God will renovate the world. Not us.

    You'll never uproot the caste system. It is at least 3,000 years old and the entire way of life in India is based on it. I'm not saying the caste system is godly, I'm just saying that you cannot do it.
  5. Gwyneth

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    Feb 21, 2002
    What a lot of I`s