Updates and prayer requests:
Most of this update focuses on our recent trip to Myanmar and what God is doing there. But first, I want to report that we are having issues transferring funds to India. This is a prayer request. The government of Prime Minister Modi is hostile toward Christians and Christian ministry. When we sent the recent bank wire transfer, it was returned. They demanded that we spell out the purpose of the monies. In God’s marvelous providence, Pastor Steve Burns and Brother Paul were able to work this out and they finally received the funds that we sent. It is another indication of the hostility of the government and many Hindus toward Christian ministry in India.
SOUTHERN CHIN (MYANMAR) BRETHREN
The Plymouth Brethren of Southern Chin State in Myanmar invited us to their National Conference to present the doctrines of Trine Immersion and Threefold Communion. We did this on January 22-24, 2016. We and the truth of God were well received. The President of the Fellowship, Thang Kee Ling, met with us and
stated that they need 3 months to consider what they heard and to present it to the churches in their Fellowship. We explained to them that, should they choose to embrace these biblical truths, then it could be the historic beginning of a great church planting effort in Myanmar among the tribal groups that have no Gospel witness. Their decision would allow us to partner together in a great church planting effort by sending teams of church planters to areas where there are no churches. It seems to us that God is opening this door as the government of Myanmar is currently undergoing a monumental change from a military dictatorship to a democracy. We expectantly wait to see what God may have in store for all of us in the days ahead. Your prayers are greatly appreciated for this. We also want to thank for praying for us during this long and arduous journey.
Over 50 elders and other lay leaders met with us.
You may send financial gifts for the ministry in India to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111 Telephone: 515-986-9698
For more information about the ministry in India, go to: http://www.insightintoindia.wordpress.com
If you would like to download the bulletin insert version of this update, please click on the link below.
February 2016 India Update Bulletin Insert