July 2003

Written by Mairin McCuistion on . Posted in Prayer Letters

“O give thanks unto the Lord…for His mercy endureth forever.” Psalm 106:1

Beloved Ones in Christ:

Warm greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I thank the Lord for enabling me to arrive safely here in India after the school session started in June. Presently we have 70 students enrolled in the Bible College. They represent seven states of India. The Lord is fulfilling our desire to train Indian nationals so that they will be able to reach their own people without any cultural barriers.

The Bible College students returned safely from their summer mission trip the end of May. They were thrilled to share many reports of souls being won for the Lord. They conducted mini-crusades, Vacation Bible Schools, house-to-house visitation, and tract distribution. The enemies of the Gospel tried many methods to distract and disrupt their witnessing; but the Lord is still the victor, and He is triumphing over His enemies. Praise the Lord for the protection and for the effectiveness of the ministry the students enjoyed during the summer.

We have 150 children in our two IEM homes. Most of the children came because of dire poverty and hopeless living conditions. Some of them have heartbreaking stories to share. Thank you for your part in helping these children to find hope in the Lord and enjoyable living conditions.

During the last week of June, I was able to conduct a teaching seminar to the IEM evangelists in our new auditorium. They were all much encouraged and left with great enthusiasm. Please pray for these servants of the Lord. Pray for protection from the enemy and that the Holy Spirit will empower the evangelists to win and disciple many souls for the Lord.

It is monsoon season here in India, and there have been various kinds of sickness spreading throughout the area. We thank the Lord for His mighty protection and His tender care for the children and everyone on the campus.

Please pray for one of our Bible College teachers, Johnson Solomon, who is suffering from cancer. He is only about 40 years old and is in critical condition. Please pray for him and for his family during this difficult time.

By God’s grace, my health condition is much better. I went to the hospital for a checkup, and I am OK. Thank you for your fervent prayers and genuine love for me and for my family and for the ministry. Let us rejoice over the great things He is doing. His mercy endureth forever. I thank the Lord for each one of you, for your faithfulness, and for your sacrificial giving towards the furtherance of the Gospel in the land of India. May the peace and joy of the Lord be with you all.

Yours in His Service,

G.V. Mathai