“What shall I return to the Lord for all of His goodness to me?” – Psalm 116:12
Dear Ones in Christ,
We pray you are keeping well during this Thanksgiving season as you reflect on how the Lord has blessed you and your loved ones this year. We have certainly faced many trials this year, as a family, and as a nation. But, the Lord promises to be near. Amidst all of the hardships and tragedies, we rest in His promise as we lift up our hearts and give praises and thanksgiving to the Lord.
Scripture reminds us to count and name our blessings, one by one. As a family, and as a ministry, we are so thankful for your love, prayers, and support. You are first among the bountiful blessings we are praising the Lord for this year. As we thank the Lord for you, we express our gratitude to you for laboring together with us to share the Gospel far and wide in India.
We are especially thankful for the fruitful ministry that has come from this year’s Leadership Training Institute program. The Lord has provided many outreach opportunities for our team members. They were able to share the Gospel with many through tract distribution, live skits and songs of worship. We also had the opportunity to pray with and encourage community members in need of prayer. Please pray for our team as we prepare for the December outreach, which will take place before the Christmas season.
We grieve with the church community in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Please join with us, as we extend our prayers and love to all those affected by the mass shooting. May God deeply comfort and strengthen this community.
The Mathai family requests your prayers for Mariamma, our children and their families. We are beginning to plan for a winter mission trip at the beginning of 2018. Please join us in praying over this planning process, that we may know what the Lord has in mind for us, specifically.
Our board members join me in sending you our gratitude for your faithful partnership. May the Lord bless you and your family with the riches of His glory and keep you under the shelter of His wings.
Yours in His Service,
G.V. Mathai and Family