EHC’s vision of systematic home-to home gospel literature distribution has been enthusiastically embraced by churches in this region of India. There is a large demand for the Summer Advance outreach, especially in Gujarat state. While people here appreciate the EHC work, evangelization itself is difficult. One worker said it was like, “Putting your hand into the mouth of a tiger, because people are so staunch in their false faiths. Anti-Christians are everywhere but by the grace of God we continue on!”
In the 2011 Summer Advance the outreach in Nadiad City utilized 30 volunteers, mostly retired from the workforce, who shared 13 different gospel booklets to 100,200 homes. A total of 1,783 responses were received, and all expressed an eagerness to know more about Christ. During the outreach, 13 disabled people were reached, many interested in expanding their knowledge of the Gospel. Despite unbearable heat, God protected all the workers.
One volunteer named Regina Christian said, “Nine of my friends and myself had been praying for Nadiad City. We knew that other Christians around the city also were praying. At just the right time, India EHC came to our city for the summer project.We are so happy that our prayers were answered and the Gospel has come here. We thank God for the opportunity to work with EHC!”