In 2009 a young pastor found our website and connected with us. I began mentoring him and teaching him about how then Operation Rolling Thunder which became 1Church1Day in 2014 worked. He began to mobilize congregations with one church taking one day to pray 24/7. The last time we visited him in 2017 many of the pastors from the churches brought their watch list showing me the watches their people covered in their day of 24/7 prayer. Now, back to the article. Check this out!
Excerpt with underlines I added from The good (Christian) news you didn’t hear from India... "But there is good news from India as well. Really good news.First, the gospel continues to spread powerfully in that vast nation of more than 1.3 billion souls. As reported by Dr. Ralph Wilson, “the percentage of Christians has increased substantially from 2.5% a decade ago to about 5.8% today. That represents a huge increase in the growth rate. Something is happening!”
And in some states, the growth is much greater, with Christians representing as much as 10-15 percent of the total population.
This is truly unprecedented.
Second, this surge in Christian population was in evidence in the election results in the state of Andhra (that is, Andhra Pradesh, a state I have visited annually since 1993). End of excerpt.
The unprecedented growth began in 2009, the same year the 1Church1Day strategy began to be used to mobilize continual prayer in Andhra Pradesh. Now I am not claiming that these were the only churches praying. I know there had to have been others. But this does reflect the kind of Church growth we've seen in times past. Secondly, they are applying the principles we teach praying into the 7 mountains. They were praying for this party and candidate. This is a powerful testimony and example of what can happen with the Church unites together to pray as one.
Discipling Nations & the 7 Spheres