Beloved Ones in Christ,
This month we are excited and look forward to our upcoming annual banquets. We are deeply grateful and moved by the prayers and financial support IEM has received over the past 51 years to help carry the Gospel further into unreached places. This week Dayan, Mariamma, and I returned from our Ohio Fellowship Dinner. We were so blessed by the love and support of our faithful partners there. We look forward to celebrating with our IEM family in Southern California on the 7th of October and in Washington on the 20th.
In India, a team of 16 of our evangelists and church members conducted an outreach from the 28th through 30th of August where they diligently passed out over 5,000 tracts and New Testaments. Over the course of the outreach, they shared in the streets and marketplaces singing, preaching, and performing skits. They spoke with one local official who was interested in hearing more about God’s love. Some of the team members talked with him and encouraged him with the Word of God and warmly gifted him with a Bible. Let us pray that God speaks into this man’s life and that he is brought to the knowledge of saving grace in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our outreach team is eager to continue engaging with more people through opportunities like this. Our prayer is that we would be able to hold a similar outreach once a month. Kindly remember our evangelists as they continue to enter the mission field and that the Lord would provide regular funds for this ministry to flourish.
This month our hearts are also heavy considering the calamity of natural disasters around the world. Please join us in praying for those affected by the hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and the Caribbean, as well as the earthquake in Mexico. As God’s people, we are strengthened by the promise of Psalm 46:1-3 that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea, though the waters roar and foam, and the mountains quake with their surging.”
We thank the Lord for the open door to share and preach the Word of God in village after village throughout India. Many Indian nationals are committed to sharing the Gospel, and we are excited about the results of so many people committing their lives to Jesus Christ. We are encouraged by the faithfulness and goodness of our supporters as they pray and support God’s work in India. My prayer is that we carry on all efforts to engage more people with the Good News of the Gospel. Please continue praying for my wife, Mariamma, as she is recovering from a recent bout with pneumonia.
Yours in His Service,