Please join me in praying for this ministry in Chennai, India. I just received this wonderful report from the pastor. Their zeal for winning the lost to Christ should inspire us all!
Warm greetings to you from Chennai, India.
We trust that you are doing well and enjoying the life in its full. We praise God for you and remember you in our prayers. Thank you for your prayer support for us and our nation, India.
We are so excited to share with you what God has done in and through us here in our place.
From the beginning of the year 2017, we have been experiencing the power of God in our life and ministry in a mighty way. Gospel of God was preached in different ways to many people. Hundreds of people heard about the love of God during these days and He set them free from their various issues.
One of the remarkable works God has helped us to do was to train the children to live a godly life. The Bible teach “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
We were able to train 80 children in Vocational Bible Class. Children learned from the Bible through Stories, Action Songs, Coloring the Bible Characters, Skits, etc.
Children from every religion were invited to participate in these VBS classes. At the end of the VBS there was a get together for the parents for these children where we shared the Word of God with them. Children were excited to perform what they learned, before their parents. Gifts were distributed for all the participants.
The Church in Tirunelveli: The believers in the Tirunelveli Church are sending their hello to you. All of them are growing in the Lord and experiencing the gifts and blessings of the Holy
Spirit. They are growing in the Lord and testifying about Him to their families and friends. Their living testimonies are drawing people to believe in Christ.
The church is in need of a building as during the rainy season we are facing problem to organize the prayer meetings. Kindly pray for God’s provision for us to construct a church building for us.
Equipping Gospel Workers. God also has called us to teach and train people for the Gospel work and also strengthen the body of Christ by visiting churches and training youngsters for Gospel work.
We were able to train 40 young people for the work of God. They have decided to testify Jesus among their friends, family, working places, schools and colleges etc.
Training women for the Gospel work was organized in two different areas in Tirunelveri. 25 women attended in these training classes. We taught them how to share the Gospel with their neighbors and co-workers. They are so excited for this training. We are receiving good reports and testimonies from these ladies, saying that many are hearing the word of God through their ministry. Please pray for these ladies as they are small types of house fellowship in their houses.
Ministry to Children. God has also given a vision to support the poor children for their educational needs, and as God enables us, we provide these children with school bags, uniforms, text books, Tiffin boxes, umbrellas, etc. Needs are high. Please pray with us that God may help us to help many more children in the days ahead. We request you to please pray for our ministry among the needy children.
Testimony. Chandrashekaran makes statues of Hindu gods and goddesses and he sells them to Hindus by going house to house. He also used to worship these gods and goddesses, thinking that they will hear his prayer and change the situation he is facing at his home and also his physical issues, but nothing has happened for many years of his prayers and other ritual sacrifices he made. He also spent almost all of his earning for solving these issues by medical treatment.
We met with him during an outreach program. As we shared with him about Jesus and the hope that we can put in Him, then he told us about the problem he and his family are facing. We prayed for him and asked him to continue his business but trust in Christ Jesus and pray to Him, He will surely answer to all your problems.
Few days back we met with him and he told us the changes that they have been experiencing at his home after he prayed to Jesus. Now we are visiting his home and praying for them all. Please pray for this family that many people would come to Christ through this family.
[Note from Karen: I asked the pastor if the family is still making the statues. He explained this: “Thank for your prayers. Chandraskaran and his family still doing this work. The reason is they did not have any thing theirs pocket to start new job. Shall we pray that let God provide financial for start other work.” Let’s join in that prayer!]
Praises. We want to praise God for all what He has done in and through us these five months. And with a grateful of heart I appreciate your valuable prayer support for our ministry and our nation, India. God will we want to do more for Him in the days ahead and we covet your prayer support for us.
More Prayer Requests. There are still many places in our area to be preached for Christ. We are planning and praying for reaching these people with the love of Christ. We request you to remember our work in your prayers and these people. Please pray for below urgent needs:
Pray for financial provision for church construction in Tirunelveli (USD $1500).
Pray for ten bicycles for pastors in different parts of Tirunelveli (USD $50 per bicycle).
Pray for the provision for children ministry.
Pray for church musical instruments and other things.