Greetings in Jesus’ name!
We have been praying for you all, and we believe that you are doing well by His grace. We are so thankful to you, for your constant prayers for us and the ministry in our country. We are doing well here, in spite of the increase of Covid-19 cases in our country.
These past few months have really not been good humanly speaking. We have seen many of our Christian friends and relatives go to be with the Lord. More than this, so many non-Christians have died during these last two or three months. We are sorry about the death of unbelievers because they are lost forever. We urge you to please pray for the unbelieving Christians (Christians in name only) and non-Christians: that before departing from this world they would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
One of the members of our church also went to be with the Lord this month. He was a first generation Christian. His wife died last year in November and five months later he died. His wife did not die due to Covid-19, but this brother died due to Covid-19.
His younger son and his family are also followers of Jesus. The villagers are pressuring this family to come back to the Hindu faith. Villagers say, “If you were Hindus, your parents would have not died. Disown Jesus and come back to the Hindu faith.”
Last week, they sent two policemen to this family to pressure them to perform Hindu rituals for the dead. Praise the Lord! This family remained strong in their faith. Though we are not allowed to visit any families during this lock-down, I was able to go and visit this family, encourage them, and pray with them.
Since we are not allowed to gather together to worship, we are doing our worship services online. Besides our weekly church service, we have a daily meeting with our co-workers Monday thru Thursday from 12 to 1:30 and on Fridays we have fasting prayer together. We also keep in touch with the church members by calling them on the phone. I am also busy translating an English commentary on Acts into our national language.
Physically, my wife and I are not doing well. My wife has severe back pain. When she takes medicine and rests, she gets some relief. But after a day or two, she has the same problem again.
Please Pray For:
- The pandemic situation in our country
- For God’s protection over His people
- For the family that is being pressured by the villagers to reconvert to Hinduism
- For our health
- For our daughter. She is a trained nurse and has been working with Covid patients.
Thank you so much for standing with us and for your partnership in ministry.
Co-workers in Christ,
Pastor 15* Family
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