Friday, July 22, 2011

Joshua Project in India

The Joshua project is a US project backed by the CIA to identify groups of peoples unreached by the Gospel. It was established in 1989 and it first major "field trial" was in North India below is an extract from the book "The Armies of God a study of militant Christianity by Ian Buchanan (Citizens International)

"......Northern India was considered by the AD2000 organizers to be a key region for attention. It was where modern evangelism began, with William Carey,some 200 years ago. But it has immense significance today as one of the most poverty stricken parts of India (the Hindi speaking belt has a literacy rate of jut 30%, and an infant mortality rate double the national) It also the heartland of also has the smallest christian population in all of India just 0.5%.

The structure included World Vision Gospel for Asia US government agencies and unwitting local partners, like the Indian Missions association the Indian Postal Service, Indian Immigration Department.....the three acronyms to describe the strategy are:

1. PLUG People in every Language,Urban centre,Geographic division;
2. PREM Prayer Research, Evangelisation,and Mobilization
3. NICE Networking;Initiative;use Evangelists to spur existing Cohorts in an effort . to convert.

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