“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap,
if we do not give up” – Galatians 6:9
A Prayer Letter from Dayan Mathai, Executive Director
Dear Ones in Christ,
Thank you for lifting us up in prayer as we prepared for our trip to India this month. My dad, mom and I arrived safely in Kerala on Sunday, February 12th. We are doing well and happy to be on campus visiting with the staff, college students and children. Please continue to pray for my parents’ strength and health. We’ve had a full schedule since we arrived. But we are thankful for all that is happening on campus.
The beginning of the year is always a very busy season for the ministry. Last week, the Bible College students took their final exams. 195 students successfully graduated from the Leadership Training Institute and 25 Bible College students are preparing to graduate on March 4th. Pray that the Lord would continue to encourage the students as they study His Word and prepare to complete their courses shortly. After the graduation ceremony, the college students will be traveling extensively for their short-term mission. Many will be returning home to conduct ministry, and others will be traveling elsewhere in India. Please pray for their protection, safety, strength and endurance as they put into practice the biblical training they have had this school year.
The children are excited that we have arrived on campus. They have been performing songs, skits and reciting Bible verses for us. We are so encouraged to see the children express their joy as they worship the Lord. In between spending time with the children and Bible college students, we have been busy with many meetings, planning for the next school year and making some decisions about facilities, faculty, and staff. Please pray for the Lord to guide us.
This week, Dad and I traveled north to Mumbai. We gathered believers from several congregations in the area for a combined worship and baptism service. It is wonderful to worship with so many believers from several congregations throughout India’s most populated city. ¬¬
We are also planning for the annual Christian Worker’s Conference that will take place during the first week of March, leading up to graduation. Please pray that the Lord would prepare the hearts of all in attendance at the conference. We pray that it will be an uplifting and encouraging time for the hundreds who will be attending. We expect about 50 of our sponsored evangelists to travel to our campus for the event. Please pray for their safety.
Thank you for your faithful prayers. We remember you in our prayers as well. We look forward to sharing the rest of our journey with you upon our return in March.
Yours in His Service,