Happy New Year to you all! We pray that the Lord will bless you with His peace, joy and all heavenly blessings. We want to thank you for partnering with us in spreading the Gospel in our country in 2019. We hope you will continue to partner with us in the work of Gospel this year as well.
In our Bible Study on Fridays, we finished 3rd John. We had a potluck meal, and with that we finished the Bible study for 2019. We will begin again in January 2020. We will study the book of Jude.
We had both sweet and sour experiences during the month of December. We had our Christmas outreach program on December 17th. We invited people for the program and presented the Gospel to them through skits and Gospel songs. I preached the Gospel and gave the opportunity to people to respond to the Word. We cannot ask people to come forward because of the persecution here, but I asked them to pray the prayer of confession and receive Jesus in their lives. We also distributed New Testaments to the audience. During the program, we served them tea. Then after the program, we had a Christmas dinner.
I was invited to be a chief guest for a Christmas program at St. X. Senior Secondary School. I was given time to address the students and teachers. I praise the Lord that I could share the Gospel with them.
We arranged a program for the children who live in the area where we hold our Sunday Service. Many Christian and non-Christian children came and enjoyed dance, games and the Christmas story. They were given gifts and a book called “Who is Jesus?”.
We had some sour experiences as well. After our Christmas program, many of our students became ill. They had diarrhea and also vomiting. Eight of them had to be hospitalized in the local hospital, and the next day they were moved to the district hospital (city hospital). They were there for one day and one night. Praise the Lord! They all got well and went home for the Christmas holiday.
Our co-worker P.S. was in an accident and got a hairline crack in his palm in his little finger bone. V. M. and I also became ill during the last week of December.
We had a wonderful time New Year’s Eve night. We also had dinner together. We met for prayer at 7:30 PM and ended at 12:30. We entered the New Year with prayer and thanksgiving.
Please continue to uphold us in your prayers, that we would be effective witnesses for the Lord in 2020.
Thank you for your prayers and financial gifts!
Co-workers in Christ,
P.M. and V.M.