John McLaurin, although tested in sacrifice, loss, ill-health and other trials of missionary labor, proved to be a faithful and tireless worker, and gifted for the mission work [in India] in ways only the Lord could fit a man for the field. . . . The great ingathering in which the Lord used McLaurin and others is a testament to their commitment and work. Indeed, thousands confessed Christ as Lord and Savior during those years, with McLaurin personally baptizing over 2,000 individuals. The baptisms were not just quick and easy; rather he testified that they tried to make sure the candidate for baptism had a credible testimony. . . --Patrick Kennedy
The illustration is of the Telugu Mission Chapel at Ongole.