The year 2017 has been a year of so many ups and downs for us. We went through some of the most difficult times of our lives. We struggled and have been struggling physically, mentally and financially. But by God’sgrace, we are able to withstand these hardships. We are so thankful to you all who continually uphold us in your prayers. Since February 2017, Vinita has been suffering physically. She has had so many medical tests and has been taking so many medications. I also developed pain in my bones.
Since we moved to our new location, Vinita’s health has been improving. She went through some medical tests here, too. In the north, she was told that she has arthritis, but the test results here show that she does not have arthritis. Praise the Lord! My bone problem has gone, too. The cold in the north was not good for us.
Our Pastors School students are doing well. They are enjoying learning from different teachers everyday. I am not the only one teaching classes. Our Pastors from the States are teaching via Skype every day.
Our Christian brothers and sisters in the village are also very co-operative and helpful. Vinita’s mother had bought a bicycle for the Pastors Training School (PTS). The PTS is in the village, and we buy vegetables from a village market on Saturdays. There is another village market one and a half miles away on Wednesdays. The students used the bicycle from Vinita’s mother to go to this market to buy vegetables.One Wednesday, one of our students went to buy vegetables in that nearby village. He parked his bicycle and locked it. After he bought the vegetables, he came to get his bicycle and it was not there. It was stolen. One of my cousin brothers, who lives in thesame village where the PTS is, has given his used bicycle for thePTS. God is providing for our needs through His people.
We are praying about the possibility of getting some land for the Pastors Training School and for starting some business as well, to help support the school. Please remember this in your prayers.
Merry Christmas to you all! May this Christmas season be a great blessing for you and your family. Vinita and I will be alone for Christmas this year. Our children are not coming. Aroma has exams, and Reuben wants to celebrate Christmas in the north with the new believers there.
Please pray that God would raise more people to help us financially. Our monthly support coming in has gone down sharply, as some of our donors have stopped their support
Please pray for God’s wisdom and strength to do ministry.
Please pray for the students, that they would be equipped for the work of the gospel.
Please pray for our health. I am forgetting things so quickly. Pray that God would give me good memory.
Thank you so much for partnering with us in the ministry of the gospel.
Co-workers in Christ,
Pratim and Vinita