Last month we had some tough times. One Sunday V.M. and Pastor R.M. visited Pastor P.K. to meet him and believers of his fellowship. While they were having fellowship suddenly a man, the father of two believer women, entered the room and stated beating his younger daughter with his sandal. Then he dragged her out of the room and beat her badly. Every one in room was so afraid and could not understand what was happening. The older daughter (who is also a believer and was there) of the man and V.M. came out and then the man started beating the older one too. V.M. asked these women to go home. It was an awkward situation and nobody knew what to do. If the man had called the police and said that these people are converting my daughters then V.M., Pastor R.M. and Pastor P.K. could have been in danger of imprisonment. The police do not listen to Christians on this mater, they listen to the Hindus and arrest the Christians. But he did not call the police. This was the second time that he beat his younger daughter. Please pray for the new believers that they would stand firm in their faith in the mist of persecution. Also pray for God’s protection over His people.
Just about ten days after this incidence Pastor P.K. met an accident in the city. He and his brother had come to the city to do some purchasing. Pastor P.K. dropped his brother at a shop and came to pick up Pastor S.D. to hep them in buying a mobile phone. Pastor S.D. was waiting for him by the road side and when Pastor P.K. reached there he did not notice that a mini truck was coming behind him , he turned his motorcycle to go to Pastor S.D. and got hit by the truck. He and his motorcycle got caught beneath the truck. The Lord protected him and saved his life. The truck stopped there it self, otherwise front tyre (wheel) would have run over his legs. Pastor S.D. with the help of some men pulled Pastor P.K. and his motorcycle out. The motorcycle got damaged badly but he got some minor scratches on his left leg.
Our last year graduate Pastor H.A. has been serving the Lord in a very remote area. His parents are first generation Christians. They had two donkeys (mules) that was the means of their livelihood. In the mountains people hire donkeys to carry their goods. Last month one of the donkeys fell on the ground and died. The village people are accusing them saying that it has happened because they have changed their religion. Harpal’s parents and rest of the family members are so upset about it. They are not in position to buy another donkey as it cost lots of money. Please pray that they would not listen to the village people and get depressed but stand firm in their faith. The Lord would give them wisdom the answer those villages. Pray that God would help them to buy another donkey.
V.M. has been not doing well. She has been taking medicines for the urine infections. Now she has pains in her knees. She has been seeing many doctors. She is fade up with taking so much medicines. Doctors say that she has developed an arthritis. She has been doing some exercises. Please pray for her that the Lord would heal her. She gets depressed.
We had some good times too, learning the Word from our guest pastors from the State. Pastor M. and Pastor D. J. were here we learnt the Word from them. Our graduates were also here during that time. We had good time with them too. Present SOM students are ready to graduate this month. Please keep the up-coming graduation ceremony in your prayers. On 28 April our SOM students would graduate and go back to their home town to preach the gospel and plant churches. Pray that these graduates would be used for the extension of His kingdom. God would give them wisdom, words and boldness to share the gospel.
Thanks for your prayers and financial supports.
Co-workers in Christ,
Pastor P.M. and V.M.