Greetings to you all! Merry Christmas! Praise be to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ for sustaining us and providing all of our needs even in this time of the pandemic. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. We have been praying for you–that the Lord would supply all of your needs and keep you and your family safe.
This pandemic has affected every one in the world. Nothing seems to be certain. Praise God that our hope in Jesus is certain! The day of his return is near. He came into this world two thousand years ago as a baby and we are preparing to celebrate his birth, but now He is coming to take us, His bride, home. Let us hold on to this sure promise of the Lord and be ready to meet Him.
Last month one woman from our church, who was around 60 years old, went to be with the Lord. She had been ill, but not seriously ill. She was a first generation Christian. Her husband also comes to church and her younger son and his family are believers in Jesus, but her older son and his family are not. We thought that the village people would create a problem for her funeral ceremony, but they did not. Praise the Lord! These days are not easy for Christians in our country and especially for new believers. We are still doing audio teachings for our students. We are not sure yet when government will allow schools and colleges to reopen. Please pray for us and the ministry in our country.
Thank you so much for your partnership in the ministry of the Gospel.
God bless you,
Pastor 15 and Family*
*Names have been changed or omitted for security reasons.
So sorry that it has been so long since we have written. We are doing well. We pray that the Lord will keep you safe as the whole world is going through this pandemic.
We had one week left to finish our fourth semester of the Bible college when a total lockdown was imposed in our country. Immediately, we had to send the students home. Now the lockdown has been lifted, with some restrictions, but we still can not reopen the Bible college. All schools and colleges are closed. We can not reopen Bible college this year. When other schools and colleges open then we will also be able to start our new semester.
We can’t gather together for Sunday Service yet. We are having online services. Praise the Lord for technology! Online service is a blessing. Many non-Christian friends are able to join with us for our Sunday services and are hearing the Gospel! We pray that these non-Christian friends will believe in Jesus and call upon His name and be saved.
We have been going through some hard times in life. Persecution broke out in the North where our son was. Our son was taken to the police station and flogged (beaten) by the police. He was charged with converting people (to Christianity) with foreign aid. He was continually harassed by the police, but no Christian stood with him. Finally, we had to take him out from there. Now he is with us. Our local co-workers there have been harassed by political people, anti-Christian groups and police. Now, the Lord heard our prayers and the situation is better.
The people (who were harassing our friends in the North) have some photos of us and our local workers with our American friends and with Christian literature. They have gotten these from Facebook. Please do not post any photos of you with any of us. We need your prayers.
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Co-workers in Christ,
Pastor 15’s Family*
*Names have been changed/omitted for security reasons.