By Manee Massey, Regional Director of GNPI-Damoh, India
Greetings from Damoh! We are pleased to report that our Christmas program was broadcast on December 24 at 6:00 p.m. on the Sahara Channel with an approximate viewership of 40 million.
The program included two music videos with a Western-Indian mix of Christmas songs and also a Christmas message by Dr. Ajai Lall. Christian youth from a local college performed on both music videos.
Before the telecast, we used Facebook and social Websites to tell as many people as possible about the program. We also used text messages to many contacts.
One of the responses we received was from a preacher, Mr. Patras. He said he decided to show this live program to his congregation, and he also invited many non-Christian neighbors. It opened dialog with the congregation and these non-Christian families as they learned about the birth of Christ and the Message of Christmas. These families also enjoyed some cake and tea afterwards. I am sure many other pastors were showing videos in their homes and inviting their friends.
May this program be a gift that continues giving hope to the people of India.