April 2018

Written by Michael Taylor on . Posted in Prayer Letters

“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” ~ Hebrews 11:6

Beloved Ones in Christ,

We are so grateful to you for your partnership with the work of our Lord in India. Thank you for your continued and faithful prayers. As it is written in Hebrews (see verse above), your faith is pleasing to the Lord. We are blessed to live out our faith in action with you. Your partnership is a cornerstone of this ministry, and we treasure your prayers as we continue to equip Indian nationals to transform India with the hope of the Gospel.

 Despite the obstacles we face and the confrontations we experience as a ministry based in India, the Lord remains faithful and has protected His servants as they share the Truth with others through evangelism, care, and compassion. They are carrying out the Lord’s Great Commission to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel,” and they claim the promise that His peace and presence and protection will be with them wherever they go (Matthew 28). We continue to ask God to empower these missionaries and enable them to bring many into His Kingdom.

Our team in India is preparing for evangelistic outreaches in two districts in Kerala state. Please pray for our pastors, church members and sponsored evangelists who are prayerfully anticipating this upcoming ministry excursion. We also ask that you pray for the hearts of those who they will be meeting on these short trips. Some are sure to learn the name of Jesus for the first time; others may be re-introduced to the love of God. Please pray that their ears would be receptive and their hearts open to the message of the Gospel.

Our Bible College students, including some who attended the Leadership Training Institute, have gone for three months of outreach ministry — visiting homes, sharing the Gospel, and hosting Bible studies in the villages. Please pray for their continued safety, health and renewed encouragement. This is a wonderful time for our students to apply what they have learned about evangelism and discipleship in their Bible classes.

We have appointed one of our Bible College graduates, Kiran (Class of 2013), to visit all our mission stations across India, as Brother Babu Paul was doing before he passed away in 2016. Kiran will travel to our ministry centers to encourage the believers as they hold evangelistic meetings. He is an enthusiastic young man, with a great desire to serve the Lord. Please pray for him as he travels and carries on the Lord’s work.

Again, your faithful partnership has enabled us to introduce many people to the unfailing love of the Lord. I wish I could come and visit all of you and express my gratitude to you in person.  Please continue praying for us, especially for Mariamma to be healed.  We love you all and uphold you in our prayers.

Yours in His Service,

G.V. Mathai