10 October

Seth Barnes
Executive Director at Adventures

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The work of God is advancing at an incredible rate in parts of India. James and his wife, Sarah, received their own vision in 1997 and immediately began to run with it. Hearing about it, you might discount his goal of completely saturating the state of Andhra Pradesh with faith, hope and love – except for one thing: it’s actually happening.

The first step in their plan was to focus on one of the state’s 23 districts, and to saturate it within five years. Amazingly, with no resources, James recruited a team and accomplished the goal. By 2002 every village of the 997 villages in the district was reached and they formed 635 congregations.

Since then, they’ve taken the principles that worked so well in Prakasam and have begun roll them out in every district of the state. So far they are one fifth of the way to their goal.

I don’t know about you, but when I see how God uses men like James, I get excited. Perhaps some of you reading this need to come over here and see firsthand how the Spirit is moving. Who knows, maybe God wants you to help James saturate Andhra Pradesh with the love of Christ.

1 July

J. Frank Harrison III
Chairman, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

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Brother James,

I want to thank you again for a wonderful visit with you and your team in India. We were all so impressed with your people, your process, and your impact – God is clearly blessing your ministry!

Your hearts are evident throughout your ministry. Your teams recognize the spiritual and physical needs of the community and have a great passion for the villages. Your heads are equally impressive. The backshop processes you have created rival those of many U.S. businesses. Your diligence around accountability is enviable and something that many non-profits could learn from. We also admire your ability to drive strategic vision through tactics and execution. Finally your hands convert your words and thoughts to action. We were blown away by the activity we saw in the cities and in the villages. Real action, real caring about real issues.

So thanks again for the visit, the education, and the inspiration. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.