Gospel Preached Despite Opposition – Korada, India
Feb 13, 2018 10918
We have held a Gospel meeting for the first time in the village of Korada, India. As a result, five people from the village have accepted Jesus into their lives.
The people in Korada are very, very black caste [Eliezer’s note: This is the local term, referring to a very low caste]. They are a fishing community and many people leave to go fishing early in the morning and come back in the evening around 6pm. Many men in the village are alcoholics, so most of the families have no peace or happiness. Their daily life consists of working, eating and drinking, and sleeping.
God led us to spread the holy Gospel in Korada and so we went and organised a Gospel meeting. At the beginning of the meeting there was a problem with an alcoholic from the village who tried to stop the Gospel being preached. He scolded the people who came and listened, and he asked us “Who told you to come to the village and conduct a Gospel meeting?” and “Why are you conducting this meeting to convert people from Hinduism to Christianity?”
We didn’t argue with him but we prayed
For more than 15 minutes he was disturbing us as well as the people who were at the meeting. We didn’t argue with him but we prayed. At last some elders of the village came forward and took him out and slowly he went away on his own. So God helped us to hold the Gospel meeting in this village.
Many women and a few men came to the meeting and accepted Jesus into their lives.
Sarojana was a Hindu woman and she has had so many problems with her family. So with great faith she came to the Gospel meeting and listened to the Word of God. After that, she accepted Jesus into her life. She says,
My life has changed through this Gospel meeting. I am so happy and give thanks to God for bringing me here.
While she was in the meeting, her husband showed up and sat beside her
Ravanamma is a young lady who has had many problems with her husband. She came to the meeting where she heard the holy Gospel and prayed. While she was in the meeting, her husband showed up and sat beside her. After the meeting both of them came and accepted Jesus. They now have a peaceful life with one another. She says,
It is God who led me to attend the Gospel meeting and I am so happy and my husband is happy too. I give thanks to Jesus.
Saul Raj also came to the Gospel meeting. He says,
This is the first time a Gospel meeting like this has been conducted in my village. I have accepted Jesus before but have not been living faithfully for God. So by attending this Gospel meeting I have decided to be faithful to God and live my life according the to holy Gospel. I give thanks to Jesus.
– Pr Joseph Usala