Doubting Thomas grew in his faith and became Daring Thomas, and the first century church flourished. Nineteen centuries later the Daring Thomases are back, and the church is flourishing. The last time Gloria and I were in India was October 12, 1986, for the first service of the church in Bombay. The team of 12 from Boston were tough and seasoned. Their level of sacrifice is modern-day legend: the one-suitcase challenge. Each member and each child took with him only what would fit into one suitcase; everything else was either sold or given away.
In only eight weeks, the Los Angeles Church of Christ will be taking our special Missions Contribution totalling almost $1.5 Million. Since many of you have become disciples in the past year, this is your first time to sacrifice for world missions.