Greetings to you all! I just wanted to send a brief update on couple of things that are going on within the Church and the pastor’s training that we have been doing.
Thank you for praying for us. My wife Glory is getting better from her headaches. She is still under medication, so please uphold her in your prayers concerning these health issues. My son is now in 10th grade studying in a boarding school far away from us. Pray with us for him that he will know Christ and be saved. My daughter (8th grade) and I have been reading through the gospels. She is now reading Luke’s gospel, as well as Psalms and Proverbs. May God grant us His grace so that we may guide them to the Lord.
We continue to meet with around 80 people for worship on Sundays. Once in a month we take part in the Lord’s Table. Saturday evenings are devoted to a prayer meeting. Most of them are new converts, some coming from traditional Christian backgrounds. We feel that the Lord is continuing to use these men and women for the purpose of making disciples. I have been seeking the Lord that He would raise up leaders out of these groups, and that they would grow to maturity. Recently the church finished studying through the book of Esther. We were so blessed by this study, we are now going through the book of Nehemiah. We are also studying the book KNOWING THE LIVING GOD by Paul Washer.
We have around 30 children gathering every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45am for Sunday school. We have two sisters helping to lead the children’s ministry. The children then join us in the main church service. During the service they stand and recite their Bible memory verses. They are also learning songs. Our prayer and burden is that through this little effort, these little children will be led to Christ the Savior.
Along with the church planting work we are also engaged in training men and women who are already in the ministry, but have no formal training. Every two months, around thirteen pastors gather for study and fellowship. We have been studying the series of the Recovering the Gospel books along with other material. We have seen change taking place in these Pastor’s lives, as well as in their Church planting work through these training classes. We thank God for His providence in providing the resources for training. We are trusting that God would raise up faithful men to plant Biblical Churches through these training classes. Last time we met at brother Vijaya Kumar’s church for training and fellowship. It was a blessing to all of us.
I have been examining a couple of men for water baptism. They are continuing to come to our church fellowship. I am teaching and discipling them. The church is also praying for them. Please pray for them that they would be convicted by the Word of God and His Spirit. Thank you for your valuable prayers and for being a blessing to us in so many ways.
Your co laborer in Christ,