I will have a laptop with me and will journal every days events of my time in India and a sequel to my EBook will be forthcoming within a few months of my return. This is an exciting new year and I am very much looking forward to returning to evangelize, to share my gift of music, and to see a move of God I think I cannot even fathom. I expect there will be a much greater outpouring of Gods spirit. I believe there will be great manifestations of his power with Signs and Wonders. I still have a heart for poor children with no parents and without our help they have a very bleak future. Unfortunately, we cannot save the world, but I still believe we can save a portion, one child at a time, and one soul at a time.
Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every living creature." Mark 16:1 That is the Great Commission, one I am still intent on fulfilling, for the love of God, for the love of children, and a burden for the lost.
The Indus Valley civilization is one of the oldest in the world and it dates back about 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest migrated onto Indian Territory around 1500 B.C.; their assimilation with the native Dravidian populace created the established Indian culture. It is about one-third the size of America with a total territory of 3,287,590 sq km. It is second most populated country in the world with a population of about 1.3 billion people. Its ethnic group consists of Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% and religious groups Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.9%. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated here, while Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, arrived in the first millennium CE and created India's variegated culture. English is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication. Hindi is the national language and primary spoken language of 30% of the populace. There are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit. There are 28 states and 7 Union Territories. New Delhi is the capital city situated in the north most part.