During the annual Emmanuel Ministries commencement service in India, thousands of graduates stand and repeat with Dr. Samuel Thomas a “martyr’s oath,” as a prerequisite to receiving their diplomas. The oath includes these words:

“I commit to love my family, ophans, widows, lepers, the wealthy and the poor the way that Christ loved the church. I surrender this body on earth to the perfect will of Jesus and should my blood be spilled may it bring forth a mighty harvest of souls, I pledge alliance to the Lamb. I love my India and my fellow citizens and I claim India for Christ.”

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