This trip, we held two Conferences. The first was in Coimbatore (state of Tamil Nadu) and the second was for the church planters in Odisha though we met in the city of Vishakhapatnam. At the Conference in Coimbatore, 11 new Christians were baptized and one believer who had not been baptized by trine immersion previously.
When we visited the village of Cholapuram, 4 new Christians were baptized there. Two of them were a young married couple and one was a 65 year old man whose parents were Christians, but he had not been saved. On the next page, you will see a picture of those who were baptized at the Conference in Tamil Nadu. One man is not in the picture because he had to leave for work before the picture was taken.
One of the constant messages that we received was the increasing opposition to Christians and the harassment, even physical abuse that they are subjected to at the hands of Hindu nationalists. So when they heard that the Orrville, Ohio GBC had written a letter to President Trump asking him to impress upon Prime Minister Modi at their meeting in June that the constitution of India guarantees religious freedom, they were very encouraged. Please pray the President Trump will make this an issue with Prime Minister Modi when they meet at the end of June (this month).
At Conference in Laurelville (Mt. Pleasant, PA), we will be sharing more about the trip in May and more about the Conference in Vishakhapatnam. We have a number of pictures and video clips to share. Thank you for your prayers while we were gone as there was some sickness, but the Lord sustained us through your prayers.
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June 2017 India Update Bulletin Insert