God’s Faithfulness – One Man’s Legacy
In Fall 2016, Bond visited South Asia with several pastors and met Joseph who shared his heart to see the work of the Lord continue on the land that was entrusted to him and his family. When we arrived last month in South Asia, Joseph’s health was failing and he was hospitalized. Bond was humbled to be able to visit Joseph in the hospital during his final days on this earth to assure him that God was honoring his legacy and the example that he had set forth. The next day at the age of 98, Joseph entered heaven and heard those words “well done, good and faithful servant”. It is rare to meet a family like the “K” family and a man like Joseph who gave his whole life to serve the Lord, help the community and gave everything he had to honor God. Please join us in praying for the “K” family and this community as they grieve the loss of their father / grandfather / neighbor who was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Reconstruction of a Ministry Campus
CCBC South Asia campus construction is nearing completion for phase #1. Several of the buildings that are being reconstructed and renovated (formerly used as a hospital, bible college and school room on-site) are being updated. They will be used as classrooms, dorms, sanctuary, library, dining hall and kitchen for the new extension campus. There is also new construction for staff housing as the Lord has provided an amazing team to serve in this place.
2017 – Classroom Bldg (Before)
January 2018 – Classroom Bldg (During)
February 2018 – Classroom Bldg (After / Now)
Bunk beds are being made, chairs have been ordered, flooring and windows are being installed, water tanks are being placed on the roof tops and the kitchen will soon be stocked as we are weeks away from welcoming new students to this place.
What an honor to be able to train up those that will take the Word of God and the Gospel to their own people as there are currently 2,276 unreached people groups in S. Asia. Psalm 105:1 says, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the people!” That is our prayer, that the good news will be proclaimed through His people in Asia, Africa and beyond!
-Pray for the completion of the construction to go smoothly.
-Pray for the students who will be traveling to S. Asia.
-Pray for the staff as we have had several injuries / accidents amongst our team.
-Pray for adjustment. Everything is new – location, language, people, customs.
-Pray for vision and insight into how to effectively reach out to the community.
-Pray that the Lord would pour out His spirit in this place and use it mightily to continue to carry forth the legacy of Joseph and the “K” family and see the ministry expand.
With Love From South Asia,
Bond, Heather and Breanna