Tamil Nadu Church Planters’ fellowship
The church planters in the state of Tamil Nadu try to get together on a regular basis for updates, prayer, encouragement, and strategy regarding church planting. Not everyone is in the picture above. From left to right are Brothers Samuel, Alfred, Stephen, Vellusamy and David.
Some have asked about the Bible study Brother Moses is holding at the campus. That Bible study is going well. Currently, there are 12 men and women who attend. Also, he has been meeting with 8 children and has contact with their parents. Pray for the salvation of souls and worship services coming out of this Bible study.
You may also remember a young man by the name of Vijaykumar. He came to know the Lord at Agape Home and was baptized in 2015. Then, he began helping the other boys at Agape Home and teaching them the Bible. Believing that God is calling him into full-time service, Vijay is now attending a Bible College in the area. Pray for him that God will prepare him to be a part of the church planting team in India.
Recently, in the city of Coimbatore where Brother Paul Rajan and his family live, a Hindu leader was assassinated. As a result, Hindus demonstrated in the streets, damaged church buildings and mosques, and blamed the Christian community for his death. Though things have calmed down now, this underlines the potentially explosive climate in which our Brethren serve the Lord. Pray that they will be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves while they continue to reach out to unbelievers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our next scheduled trip to India is in May 2017. Pastor Jeff Pennington (Galion, Ohio GBC), Pastor Ike Graham, Johnathan Steiner, Grace Steiner (Orrville, Ohio GBC) and Abby Pearson (Peru, IN GBC) are planning to make the trip and minister to our Brethren there. Pray for an effective ministry, the opportunity to hear first-hand how the work is going, and for safety and health.
Prior to the trip to India in May 2017, Pastor Ike and Pastor Bryan Maley (Alto, MI GBC) have been invited to return to Myanmar and teach the Bible. This trip is also designed to help the Brethren practice the ordinances of the CGBCI statement of faith which they have recently adopted as their own.
You may send financial gifts for the ministry in India and Myanmar 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.
October 2016 India/Myanmar Update Bulletin Insert