1.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Team leaders Paul Rajan and PK Moses
We are continuing house-to-house visitation and as a result, a new family has been coming to our Sunday services where they are hearing the Gospel. They claim to be believers, but are untaught. Two of the children in the orphanage are preparing for baptism since placing their trust in the Lord Jesus. The children hear the word of God daily and are taught by Sarah on Sundays. Please continue to pray for us as we continue to face stiff opposition in giving the Gospel and for our ministry to the children.
2. Cholapuram, Tamil Nadu
Team leader David Selvoraj
At present 7-8 families attend the Sunday service. Our Children’s and youth ministry are growing well. We have weekly house prayer meetings also. We also conduct one day a week meetings for kids and their families. Four people have come to Christ and, God willing, they may be baptized in May 2013. Prayers are needed for the youth in this village as most of them are addicted to alcohol and spending their money on drugs. We would also like to open a sewing training center to reach the many women in this village.
We are behind in the financial goals of our written plan for the financial support of the church planters in Tamil Nadu and Odisha. Currently, we have $4,934.23 and our plan calls for $9,945.00 every 3 months. So, as you can see, we are currently $5,010.77 short of our goal. In order to meet our goal, we need to receive $5,010.77 by September 30th. If you are able to give toward this goal, please send your offering to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111
Also, as you plan your church budget for 2013, please make provision for giving to the church planting effort in India.
In addition, our next trip to India is scheduled for May 2013. Joshua Steiner, Benjamin Miller and Pastor Ike Graham are planning to go to Myanmar and then to India. We are also in need of funds for this trip. We need about $6,000 for all 3 of us.
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India Sept 2012 update