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August 2017

Written by Michael Taylor on . Posted in Prayer Letters

Dear Ones in Christ,

My son Dayan and I thank God for His faithfulness in giving us a safe journey to India and allowing us to accomplish many things for the Lord. Thank you for your fervent prayers on our behalf and for your financial support of the ongoing ministry.

The monsoon season in India (June-July) not only brought heavy rains, but also the spread of a deadly viral fever, which has taken the lives of many people. Sadly, the mother of one of our 7th grade children (Kiran Raj) died from the fever in early August. She was 45 years old, and had been ill for only three days. Please pray for Kiran and his sister, as they are now orphans, that they may feel the love of the Heavenly Father. Pray also that God would continue to put a hedge of protection around our IEM campus so that the believers, students, and children will be protected from the fever.

Through the summer ministry of our Bible College students, many young people came to know the Lord in the northern provinces of India. About 15 of these new believers came in June to join our Bible College. We currently have 70 students enrolled in the Bible College. They are very committed to studying the Word of God and taking the message of salvation back to their villages.

As you know, my wife Mariamma was diagnosed with breast cancer last month, and I came home a week early to be with her. She has started the medication treatment, and so far the side effects are minimal. Thank you all for loving us and for upholding her in your prayers.

On August 3rd one of our long-time board members, May Carpenter (wife of Dr. Bob Carpenter) went home to be with the Lord. Bob and May were a great influence in helping with the work of our Lord in India, and great will be their reward. Please pray for Sister May’s family at this time. The memorial service will be in November.

Let us remember that “God is still on the throne, and He will remember His own.” We can thank God for the redemption He has brought to our lives. May we share the Good News with a dying world and do our utmost for the furtherance of the Gospel. We love you very much and uphold you in our prayers.

Yours in His Service,
G.V. Mathai

July 2017

Written by Michael Taylor on . Posted in Prayer Letters

Beloved Ones in Christ,

Thank you for your continual prayers and support of the good work happening at India Evangelical Mission. I am reminded of Paul’s words to the church in Philippi, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you … because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3,5). We can rejoice together that the Gospel is being preached in India and many are coming to the knowledge of saving grace through Jesus Christ.

Please pray that the Gospel would continue to minister to the hearts of people who have received the message of good news, and that the Lord would continue to reveal Himself through the word that He has spoken. We are currently accepting applications for the annual Leadership Training Institute, which is held at our Bible College campus. This ministry equips men and women with knowledge and understanding of how to minister the Gospel to others in their day-to-day lives. Please pray that God will lead students to the program who will have a positive impact in their community for the Gospel.

GV returned from India on the 18th of this month after six weeks of faithful ministry. He was able to minister to believers at several churches in both Kerala and Mumbai. We thank the Lord for giving him strength to continue in the ministry, and for bringing him home safely.

We are overwhelmed by the grace of God and your faithful partnership with us. Thank you for your prayerful support in furthering the Gospel in India. Please especially pray for Mariamma (Mom), who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Although it is serious, she remains strong in her faith, and we are praying that the treatment she is receiving will be effective.

Yours in His Service,

Dayan Mathai
Executive Director

June 2017

Written by Michael Taylor on . Posted in Prayer Letters

Dear Ones in Christ,

We pray that you are enjoying the summer! As you spend time with family and friends, we pray that the Lord is renewing and nourishing you in this season of rest. Exodus 33:14 reminds us that the Lord’s presence is with us wherever we go, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” We can rest assured, that the Lord is our sustainer and protector. We pray that the Lord communicates this truth to you in deep ways this season.

In June, I again had the opportunity to witness how the Lord is continually at work with the ministry in India. My dad and I left for India on June 11th. We arrived safely, and had many productive meetings while we were both on the campus in Kerala. We are thankful that we met this year’s Bible college students and the children in the children’s home. The new school year, which began the first week of June is starting off well. Please join us in prayer, as we lift up the Bible college students as they continue with their studies. Please also pray for the children, that each may know the deep love of the Lord in a refreshing way this new school year. We are thankful for your partnership in prayer, as we truly believe that the Lord responds faithfully to your prayers.

G.V. is still ministering in India, continuing to conduct meetings and disciple new believers. He plans to return to California on July 25th. Please pray that the Lord would continue to strengthen him and give him restorative nights of rest, as he prepares for each new day. Last week, my dad conducted special meetings with local churches in Mumbai. As you saw in the Spring 2017 newsletter, the Lord is working through the faithful evangelists who desire to make His name known throughout India’s financial capital. Please pray that God would continue to sustain them, and give them each what they need for each day.

We praise the Lord for His faithfulness in providing us with a new administrative assistant at our campus in Kerala. While I was at the campus, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the IEM team. She will be assisting with various tasks around the campus, and will be communicating with the U.S. office on a regular basis, informing us of campus happenings and sharing specific stories of how the ministry continues to impact people’s lives. Please pray for her and her family.

Thank you for your continued partnership in touching the lives of people in India with the Gospel. We are uplifting you in our prayers as well.

Yours in His Service,

Dayan Mathai
Executive Director