Healing of the sick, discipling new believers, fellowshipping, and teaching are taking place under the trees of India.
Every week, in India, Back to Jerusalem (BTJ) volunteers are reaching out to new communities living in difficult terrains. They are training many communities where roads are non-existent and electricity is a distant dream. If anyone is able to have a cellphone, for a small fee they are able to charge it by using the money lender’s solar charger. They either do that or they charge it while going to the nearby towns or markets.
The rural communities are open to volunteers who will teach them the “Garden of Eden” farming method. This method only uses sustainable farming methods. This means that the input they use comes only from the farm and its local surroundings.
These methods help communities to shift from their dependence upon market-bought chemical fertilizers, towards the integration of local organic fertilizers. This allows these communities to maintain healthy living. The methods that are taught are methods that have been adopted and influenced from reliable sources; IE Back to Eden, Weed-free farming (Neversink Farm), and other Japanese Natural farming practices.
The relationships that are formed with these community’s lead to stories of the Garden of Eden and the first Adam. The conversations then go towards conversations about the second Adam and how, through the sacrificial love of Jesus, that will lead to the redemption of the land, Life, and one’s Soul.
The role of the volunteers have now been changed from laborer to Priest. The gospel is not shared from a pulpit, but on the field, while working. How exciting is it that in India people are being healed, discipled, fellowshipping, and teaching under the trees?