Each National Evangelist conducts weekly three-day festivals throughout India's most unreached villages to share the Gospel to people who have not heard. Evangelists reach an average of 5,000-10,000 decisions for Christ each year. That's just $1 a decision!
L. Raju was raised in a Hindu family, and his father was a Hindu priest. As a 10 year old, L. Raju remembers a Christian coming to his village and gathering him with a few other children to tell Bible stories and sing songs.
Later in life, when L. Raju began to explore Christianity, the people of his village fought against him and persuaded him against it. So when a Christian pastor came to his village to share the gospel, L. Raju and his friends tore the pastor's shirt and chased him away. Even so, the pastor did not retaliate, but spoke very gently.
That night, L. Raju awoke with severe body pain. He asked his father if this pain could be related to assaulting the pastor. His father said, "No, you probably just fell down somewhere." But L. Raju knew that he had not fallen, and he realized that God was punishing him for mistreating the pastor.
A couple days later, the pastor returned to the village and L. Raju apologized for attacking him. The forgiving pastor shared about Jesus and his words touched L. Raju's heart. He accepted Jesus as his Savior in 1993. Then God called him to Bible College for two years. After college, L. Raju served in as an evangelist for two years where he showed the Jesus film and shared his faith with people.
L. Raju served as a pastor for five years and then realized that few people accept Jesus inside the church, but outside the church, the harvest was plentiful. L. Raju passed the mantel of church pastor to another pastor and worked as an evangelist for three years before becoming a National Evangelist with Oasis World Ministries.
L. Raju is married with one daughter and one son.
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National Evangelist: $7,500
Each national evangelist conducts weekly three-day festivals and shares the Gospel with people who live throughout India's most unreached villages. Sponsorship covers a pastor's full-time salary, transportation and festival expenses.