Pastor Praveen has been busy sharing the Gospel in Orissa, a state in India with a population of more than 42 million. Going into the deeper, darker places of the country, finding villages, and sharing the Gospel with the village leadership, is just one way that Praveen is spreading Light in this violent Hindu state. Of course every well we can drill opens up a whole village—a couple thousand souls—to be reached. But since we’re “only” drilling 9 wells a month right now, and still primarily in the Andhra Pradesh region of India, further evangelism is taking place in this vast country of 1.25 billion.
Praveen has had great success converting the leadership of these villages in Orissa, which in turn, well, “helps the bad guys go away.” He’s winning [God-given] favor with the local police, who are first to call him when they find abandoned children in need, and gaining favor with the local government who are more likely to step in and prevent the abuse and persecution of Christians because Praveen is providing wells for these desperate communities.
An Indian pastor from the Sylom Pastors League is assigned to a community once Pastor Praveen has visited and shared the Gospel. The pastor moves in in order to disciple true converts, and to grow the confirmation of these life-changing decisions to follow Christ.
The greatest need in India is what it’s ever been: more resources to reach more people with clean water and the Gospel. There are tremendous results, an unbelievable amount of new Christians, and all because people gave so that Pastor Praveen can continue his life mission of converting India to a nation that worships and serves Jesus Christ alone. There’s a place you can give with confidence that your money is being put to good use. Pastor Praveen is a man without a home or a salary, fully devoted to God’s direct calling on his life to risk his life daily to reach his country for the Gospel. This is a man that God has placed as leader over 3,600 eager (also unpaid) men ready to fill their nation with Christ’s love and eternal truth. Donations to Water of Life are gas money for the van (affectionately named “The Gospel on Wheels”), bicycles for the pastors, cell phones and body guards, and of course, abundantly-flowing, disease-free water “for the least of these.”
By giving to Water of Life, India will be transformed. Eternally. One village at a time.