Vijay, sent back to India by Bethlehem Baptist Church after finishing seminary in the United States, has started an indigenous missionary organization which aims at equipping and supporting church planters among South Asia’s least reached people. In many ways, his ministry is built upon the foundation that his father laid after 30 years of faithful ministry in rural parts of South India. Please pray for him as he labors in this work.
Greetings in Jesus name! I just wanted to say thank you for the numerous ways you have supported our ministry of training and church planting. I thank God for each of you and for your faithfulness in giving. Your support has been a great source of blessing and encouragement in the Lord. The Lord has used you in many ways to be a blessing to this ministry.
Thank you also for supporting the HeartCry conferences. Though the HeartCry sponsored conferences, we have not only been able to bring HeartCry supported church planters, but also other pastors in the ministry, for a dedicated time of hearing God’s Word, praying together, and fellowship. Through these conferences, we have examined the true gospel, true conversion, and the life and holiness of the gospel minister. This has helped us grow and evaluate our lives and ministries in the light of the Scriptures. Thank you for allowing them to give their time, energy, resources, and knowledge to equip us, and our missionaries. This is one of the greatest needs in the Indian church, and it is not possible without your support.
Thank you also for providing us with sound theological resources. The knowledge of biblical truth is the greatest need of the hour in India. Each time a HeartCry missionary comes to visit us in India, they always come with good books and other theological resources. This means a lot to us. It shows that you are interested in our spiritual health, our walk with the Lord, the study of the Scriptures, and our personal relationship with God. Thank you for giving so we can have these resources.
I was personally blessed by the following books I received: “How Readest Thou” by J.C. Ryle, “The Life of Martyn Loyd-Jones” by Ian Murray, and “Gospel Assurance & Warnings” by Paul Washer. One of the best resources I received was the “Accordance” Bible software. It has been a huge blessing in my personal study and understanding of the God’s Word, and in my preparation of sermons. Thank you for sponsoring this very important resource. This is a huge blessing.
Also thank you for the Gospel sermon series in Telugu. During my visit to the HeartCry office, the Lord opened a way to translate many gospel sermons by Brother Paul. This is an amazing blessing to have as a resource. I have had Telugu speaking people in various parts of Andhra Pradesh, India, USA, and Australia contact me to express their thanks for providing a right understanding of the gospel. We regularly use these sermons as one of the courses in our Bible training programs and Bible study gatherings.
This series of gospel messages was also aired on television in India. Through this media, it was viewed in many parts of the world. We have had many phone calls from viewers who testified of the blessing it has had on their lives. One of the calls came from a Maoist (we call them Naxlites). It was such a surprise for me. He said he watched the program, and it was the first Christian program he watched where there was a clear understanding of the gospel, without someone asking for money. I was able to share with him further, and ended up praying with him on the phone. Praise the Lord for such good resource. I would like to thank you for your help in this. It has not been done in vain. Lives have, and are being, impacted and transformed.
Thank you also for the finances to support our native missionaries. One of our primary focuses is church planting in the unreached regions of India. After going through the Bible training program, we have people sent to remote areas of the mission field to plant churches. In the early stages of the church planting work, it is difficult for the missionary to financially support his family. So, with the support you provide, they are aided in the early stages of their work. Thank you for providing financial support for our native missionaries. It is because of God’s grace through you, that these brothers are able stay on the mission field. Thank you for your kind and generous support. May the Grace of the Lord be with you.
Finally, thank you for supporting HeartCry, who is a faithful example to us in serving Christ: There is much going on in Christendom in the name of Christ. Many question what is truth, what to follow, and how to be a faithful minister of the gospel. In such a time as this, through your support, the Lord has allowed HeartCry to be a light in the darkness. It is not an overstatement to say that the Lord has lifted that ministry to be a model and example for many individuals, churches, and ministries across the globe. I am thankful to the Lord for connecting us with this ministry for the sake of His glory and purposes. Thank you.
I pray that the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Thank you.