I cannot believe that we (husband & I) have had a heart for India for 3 years now! Time sure does pass quickly. I can remember back to the day he told me about this "call from God", like it was yesterday. What an amazing adventure we've had, just in learning about this precious sub-continent. The culture, history, people, food, and so many other things. And to think, we actually made a trip there! But thinking back, I remember using a lot of resources in our quest for knowledge of anything Indian. One particular book comes to mind, that was titled Revolution in World Missions. I think my husband signed up for the free book from www.gfa.org. This book was very influential to us, since we knew God had placed India on our hearts. It was such a powerful book about the Gospel For Asia organization. How it started, how it continued, the struggles and victories. I remember just being stirred further in regards to the mission field. How often my prayers were laced with concern for those in need and in poverty, and those who were ministering to them. The book also showed the different opinions and attitudes that people here in America have towards missions and missionaries. Both good and bad. I remember times of sadness for the lack of interest in supporting missionary works, compared to the exorbitant materialistic mindsets. But there were also moments of awareness of the needs that needed to be met. This book was very eye-opening to the needs, and challenged me to personally support overseas & missionary works, both financially and prayerfully. Even now, we faithfully contribute to works in Africa and India. If you want the eyes of your heart to be opened up to God's desire to see other nations & peoples being reached, I highly recommend you read this book!
I also recently received No Longer a Slumdog (also from GFA), and am in the process of reading it. Looking forward to more of the Holy Spirit's challenging my heart for the nations!