Friends of Missions
What a great time it is to serve the Lord and play a small part in carrying out the Great Commission. There have been many exciting things going on in the department of PNC Missions. Shortly after camp, we received a donation that helped us purchase a new vehicle for our work in India. The vehicle that has been used had many miles on it and was needing repair each month. A “new” 2012 Mahindra XUV 500, has been a very useful addition to the work in India. At this time the money has been transferred and the vehicle has been paid for.
For some time it has been our vision to begin a method of training the pastors in India. It is my personal belief that the future of the work depends on the pastors being educated in a manner that complements our beliefs and doctrines. Well, after much time and prayer, the Lord has helped us to begin the process of partnering with Shepherd’s Global Classroom with the goal of translating their material into the language of our partner in southern India. We are excited about this project and thankful for a donor that stepped up and provided the means to make it happen. It will be a very large project and will take some time to complete, but we have started the process, and I know that God will help us!
Our dear Sis. Shirley Fogleman, who serves in Papua New Guinea, contacted me following family camp and invited me to speak at the graduation ceremony at the Bible school where she ministers. I presented the opportunity to the General Board, and they agreed that we should go. Since it has been almost 2 years since we have visited India, we decided to add that to our itinerary.
On November 28th, Mike Covington, Chuck Dodd and I will fly out of Dallas, TX, and begin our seventeen-day journey. We will fly to London, UK, then on to Dubuai, UAE, then to Hyderabad, India. Bro. Johnpaul will meet us in Hyderabad, and we begin the five hour journey to Tenali. On December 7th, we will begin making our way to Papua New Guinea, stopping in Indonesia and Hong Kong. We are scheduled to arrive in PNG on December 9th, and then arrive back in Dallas on December 15th. Please pray for God’s protection and presence on this trip! While we are excited about the trip, we are very aware that we must have the help of the Lord in every way!
From time to time I receive a news report from Johnpaul and here is one that he sent in August:
“Greetings in His precious name. Here, we are all doing fine by His sufficient grace. Now a days River Krishna Hindu holy dip festivals [Krishna Pushkaram] going on in Vijayawada city. Where daily 4 million Hindus taking dip in River and devoting the river, it started on 12th August-2016 and will end by 23rd August-2016. This river festival they celebrate once in 12 years. When I see the huge number of Hindus celebrate like this, my heart is filled with sadness, they are celebrating the river which is created by our Savior. Need more prayers for all of them, so that they come to know the real Creator and Savior of the world that is our Lord Jesus Christ.” – J.P.
Thank you once again for your continued support for our work in India and also for Sis. Shirley Fogleman in PNG. As this world seems to be falling apart, we have the message that Jesus saves and hears the cry of the hearts of this sin-sick world! Let us continue to spread the “Good News!” - SRS