Upcoming Ministry Trip
The map to the left shows the location of Coimbatore. This is the location for our Conference with the church planting teams in south India. After our arrival and ministry to the churches in the mountains of Sathyamanagalam, we will participate in the Conference May 9-11. The theme of the Conference is “The Christian Home.” This is the theme requested by the men. While we are in the south, we will also minister to the church in Cholapuram and the outreach point in Kandiyaperri. Lord willing, this will take place May 12-14. Later, on May 17th, the plan is to fly to Vishakapatnam in the north and meet there with the church planters and their families who are coming from the state of Odisha. Persecution continues as recently a village stripped a pastor and his wife naked and made them stand in the street for all to see. Activist Hindus want to embarrass, humiliate and intimidate Christians, especially pastors and church planters (John 15:18-20).
On the next map, you can see the location of Vishakapatnam where we will be for the Conference with the men and their families from Odisha. Yes, I know. The spelling I use is different. Well, that is true of many Hindi words when you transliterate them into English.
Our trip is registered with the U.S. State Department so that the U.S. Embassy has a record of our presence. We do this for precautionary measures. We also have medical insurance for the trip in the event that it is needed. Pray that no one will get malaria.
Pray specifically for…
• Clear and accurate communication.
• Reception of the Word of God (1 Thess. 2:13).
• The team’s health and safety.
• Flight connections, layovers & other red tape.
• Adjustment to the food and climate.
• Souls to be saved, baptized & added to the churches.
• Evaluation & encouragement for the India ministry.
Special thanks to many who have already contributed financially to this trip. Our expenses for the Conferences are more than usual because of holding 2 Conferences in 2 locations. In addition, new laws prohibit us from staying at the orphanages.
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
If you would like to download the bulletin insert version of this update,
please click on the link below.
April 2017 India Update Bulletin Insert