Thursday, February 5, 2009

How many is a billion?

India is people. It's current population is 1,147,995,904 ... give or take a couple million. That's over a BILLION people. By comparison, U.S. population is 303,824,640. Even though India occupies only 2.4% of the world's land area, it supports over 15% of the world's population. Only China has a larger population than V-Team's current homebase. But, demographers expect India to pass China's population sometime around the year 2030.
Here are a few examples of the crowds that are everywhere. Above Left, washing plates to feed a crowd. Below, children waiting to play, or lining the streets in greeting. Bottom, crowds gathered for the big tent meeting. These pictures are just tiny glimpses of what V-Team is seeing and experiencing in their current crowded home.

1 comment:

Wendy Chase said...

Evan, Andrew and Christian, So good to hear that you are in India and getting to see the vast number of people that are hungry for the Word of God. I have been to India 5 times and everytime is so special. The people are so warm and humble. Their love for the Lord is contagious. My prayers are with you. Wendy Chase