India Update 3/18/12

It is Monday morning in Mumbai, the 4th city on our five-city journey. Perry and Chris left Friday evening to go back to the USA and Charlie’s wife joined us.  Geoff Jordan will meet us here in Mumbai.  On Saturday in Hyderabad, Davidene did a seminar for ladies – many of whom are in the network of Sister Teresa who was a close follower of Mother Teresa and is one of the key ladies in all of India.

I finished the pastor seminar that morning to a wonderful group and a great response.  Then that night we had a very well attended workplace seminar where  a number of the attendees had a radical shift in thinking. It was great to see my friend , Vijay Burton, and the members from his FCCI group of leaders (which has been meeting now for six years).  I heard their stories of life change.  That is what it is all about – Jesus transforming the lives of leaders.

I also met with the other group that PKD Lee started four years ago and is still going strong. I spoke twice Saturday night, so that only made 4 times for the day and God enabled me to do it.  I am gaining strength as I go and the spiritual energy and life of seeing fellow laborers is invigorating.

Sunday morning, we continued our whirlwind Charlie Abro tour by flying to Mumbai. Charlie is one of the true servant leaders that I have met anywhere in the world and radiates Christ with his humble service.  He is connected all over India and we have now done 6 seminars in 4 cities in the first 7 days. It has gone on without one major problem of any kind.

We then got a 3 or 4 hour break for the first time in a week.  Last night, we had a workplace seminar for a 100+ leaders and were helped by our dear friend Rajeev Menon.  I got to see some people whom I first met with Cade Willis and Bobby Mitchell some 6 or 7 years ago.  This included Father Anthony D’Souza who is 86 years old (and looks 66); he is a humble, joyful, Godly leader, still travelling the world speaking for the Haggai Institute, the Pope and others.

Last night I needed a break and asked Davidene to say a few words on living with a driven leader.  Well of course she hit a home run.  The response from young men and many women and across the board was amazing.  Father Anthony told me that I need to have her  address the pastors – which we will do.  Pray for her to be well received.  There are major issues here just as in the USA in the marriages of leaders like us.

The whole concept of shepherds, horses, and sheep is really sweeping across these leaders’ thinking and they love the other analogy of frogs and lizards.  We give each pastor a CD-ROM and the book and we sell the book to business leaders. Most purchase the book for themselves and maybe another one for their pastor.  This will help build hundreds and thousands of bridges between pastors and workplace leaders across India.  The response has been wonderful.  I just wish our pastors were this responsive in the USA.

Your prayers have made this trip a huge blessing in seeing God work to radically change the thinking of many key leaders and it is truly a movement of the Holy Spirit in changing a religious mindset.  Pray that these pastors in Mumbai will have the same enthusiastic response that we have had in the first three cities.  This call to equipping and relationships and discipleship is a challenge to build leaders NOT just a church.  It is a huge shift in the current way of thinking and local pressures. So pray for help in this spiritual battle.  The hearts of these pastors are ready and open.

Appreciate you!!


About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

2 Responses to India Update 3/18/12

  1. Danna Humphreys says:

    I read Acts 13 right before I read your post – sounds like the same amazing work of God’s Spirit. So glad Davidene got to share! May God’s Spirit reach and teach through her in a mighty way! Rejoicing in these victories for Christ!

  2. Jim White says:

    Kent & Davidene,

    Thanks for your Lifestyle Impact blogs. So meaningful and encouraging. Thankful the Lord is lifting you both up and sustaining you with stamina and health with an outpouring of Blessings!

    Be Blessed!

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