Beloved Ones in Christ,
Greetings of Love from South India.
We are well into monsoon rainy season here in Kerala State. The school session started the first week of June. We have 73 students enrolled in the Bible College this year. They represent eight states of India and the country of Nepal. We thank the Lord for these young men and women. They came with great enthusiasm to learn the Word of God in order to go back and have church planting ministries in their own villages and states. Some of them have come from a strong Hindu background and have committed their lives to serve the Lord and be a witness for the cause of Christ.
This year the Lord has entrusted to us nearly 180 children in the two children’s homes (Mavelikara and Idukki), plus some who are supported in their homes. Some of the children have heartbreaking stories. We thank the Lord for our prayerful supporters who have helped build facilities to provide accommodations, food and the necessities of life for these poor, abandoned, or orphaned children. And we also pray that we shall be able to bring them to the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We have so much for which to praise the Lord. He has answered the prayers of Christians in India and abroad for the election that took place recently and the change of government. It is a real answer to prayer and a real miracle. It appears that the door has been opened for further advancement of the Gospel for the next four years. I believe the response of God’s people needs to be quick and effective.
We have received great blessing through Brother Paul Wallace from Sedona, Arizona who came to teach the Word of God at the Bible College for two weeks. The students, as well as the church body were blessed by his ministry and deep spiritual insight. The Lord inspired the heart of a young man, Brother Arlen Miller from Ohio, to come and study the Word of God at the Bible College. He is a real encouragement and blessing to the ministry here. Please pray for him.
I am thankful that the Lord has given me the grace to come and oversee the ministry and for the ministering of the Word of God to the Bible College students as well as other Indian believers. We needed to hire some new staff for both the Bible College and the Children’s Home. The Lord has been faithful to help enlarge the ministry. I’m grateful to our dear brothers and sisters in the Lord whose hearts the Lord has inspired to help support this ministry.
We had some wonderful experiences with a few people from Hindu background trusting the Lord. Eleven persons were recently baptized, including five from the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, who are in fellowship with a local body of believers.
As the ministry has been growing, the needs have also been increasing. We look to the Lord for His provision. I would request that you seek the mind of the Lord and prayerfully support the ministry. I pray the Lord will bless you as you partner with the work of our Lord in India.
Would you please . . .
- Pray for safety during our stay in India.
- Pray for the 180 children who God has entrusted to our care and support.
- Pray for the new believers; those who have recently been baptized and those who have recently committed their lives to the Lord.
- Pray for all the Bible College students; for their study and faithfulness to the ministry call on their lives.
- Pray for the staff at the Bible College and Children’s Homes
The children, students, evangelists and believers at large in India are thanking the Lord for you and praying for you. May His grace abound towards you. Your sacrificial financial support and fervent prayer support is enabling us to reach many souls for the cause of Christ and is helping to train Indian nationals to reach the lost of this generation. May the Lord richly bless you and reward you for your partnership.
Yours in His Service,