There is a non-mainstream theory that during the "lost years" of Jesus' life (there is no mention in the Bible of what he was doing between the ages of 12-30) that he traveled to India and spent time learning from spiritual masters there. There are some interesting parallels between Buddhism and Christianity, so it might not be that far-fetched.

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ODISHA, REPUBLIC OF INDIA | India’s 27 million Christians credit the Apostle Thomas with bringing Jesus' message there—and dying for it. Adhering to a faith that challenges the Hindu caste system can still be risky: In 2008 extreme nationalists killed at least 60 Christians and displaced some 60,000 in Odisha state. Worshippers there still gather, but less openly, in a pastor’s home (above). -- Photograph by Lynn Johnson

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Amy Carmichael (1867-1951): served as a missionary in India for 55 years without furlough, and founded an orphanage to rescue girls from a life of prostitution in Hindu temples.

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A heart at rest - Amy Carmichael ~Amy Wilson Carmichael (16 December 1867 – 18 January 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

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or the Greek says, "As your going, make disciples of all nations" The nations are around us even where we are in our schools and cities, we are always able to share Gospel hospitality and love!

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What are you preaching with your life?

Your mission field may not be in Africa or India but it is in your home, in your school, and at your job. Serve Christ well right where you're at.

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