The First to be Held

The meeting place of the Chandigarh campaign which was made available by the Red Cross.

A. M. MASSEY, Pastor, North India Section, Southern Asia Division

THE first evangelistic meeting to be held  in Chandigarh, capital city of the Pun­jab and Haryana states, began April 16 in the Red Cross Hall. Many non-Christians were among the 150 regular attenders at the four-night-a-week meetings. Forty earned Bibles for regular attendance. Since these regular attendants did not under­stand all they read in the newly acquired Bibles, doors are now open for Bible studies.

W. G. Jenson, evangelist and Voice of Prophecy and lay activities secretary for the Northwestern India Union, was assisted by C. M. Dass, M. R. Massey, J. M. Bagga, A. M. Shingara, Edwin Mathews, and the writer. Inspiring music, motion pictures on the life of Christ, question-and-answer pe­riods, and the singing of a prayer by Pastor Jenson were regular features of the evan­gelistic series.

In addition to the four-night meetings each week a Moody Bible Institute film was shown each Saturday night.

During the six-week evangelistic series, Pastor Jenson met with his six assistants each week morning at eight o'clock for

prayer and Bible study. Difficult passages of Scripture were made plain by reading the Bible in various languages and transla­tions. One worker remarked, "This is a small seminary here in Chandigarh."

After one hour the group fanned throughout the city on cycle, scooter, and rickshaw. Handbills were distributed, in­terested people visited, questions were an­swered, prayer was offered in the homes.

Sunday night, May 28, marked the close of the four meetings each week. Meetings now continue twice a week in the same hall. Several interested people have ex­pressed a desire for their children to receive a Christian education.

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A. M. MASSEY, Pastor, North India Section, Southern Asia Division

November 1967

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