God is Blessing the Pastors School in spite of the Persecution Surrounding Us

Pastors School Group

Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! He gave us strength to work hard to make all the necessary arrangements for the Pastors School to be able to house more students this year!

Sharing at a Church Service and recruiting Pastors School Students

In  May and June we visited some churches on Sundays. P.M. was given opportunity to teach the Word in the Sunday Services and also to share about the Pastors School. This helped us recruit students.  Thank you so much for your prayers for the new students as we start this new school year!

We accepted both men and women to the Bible/Pastors School this year. The Lord has provided a free place for the women to stay. This house (which is only two minutes walking distance from the Bible/Pastors School) belongs to V.M.’s distant relative. No one was living in this house, so we talked to the landlord about paying to rent it for Bible/Pastors School students to stay in. Instead, he let us use it for free! Our God knows our needs and provides for us in miraculous ways!

 

 

Worship with the New Students

 

There is a total of 17 students–11 men and 6 women.  Most of these students are new believers.  Some of them are the only believers in their family.  They have amazing testimonies!  It is not easy to become Christian here. You must take up your cross and follow the Lord.

One of the student’s parents cultivated sugarcane in a field they rented. (They do not have their own field. People in this area, who do not own land, rent others land to farm for a year or two.) After they accepted Jesus, their sugarcane field was set on fire. This happened in February. The family had borrowed money from the bank to be able to farm. So, now they are in a great financial crisis. But, they are standing firm in their faith.

Please pray for these students and their parents as they suffer

Having Class

for their faith.

Thanks for your prayers and financial support.

God bless,

Co-workers in Christ,

P.M. and V.M.

 

 

Having Class

 

 

Youth Meeting

 

Students Game Time

Having Class

Girl Students Game Time

 

Plunging Into Planting, Watering, and Harvesting

Teaching the Youth

Praise the Lord! We have started the City Prayer Fellowship. Every Friday, we meet at our home to pray for our city. People from different churches come together to pray. We believe that the Lord is going to do mighty things in this city. Thank you so much for your prayers. This is an answer to your prayers.

We are enjoying teaching the Word to the youth. Last week, we watched a movie called “Letters to God”. We are so blessed to interact with the youth, answering their questions. These young men and women are from different churches. The youth are neglected in churches. The youth do not get any spiritual guidance or teaching by their pastors. We praise God that He has given this opportunity to us to minister to them. Please pray that more and more youth will join the group.

Teaching the Word at a Sunday Service

We are going to start the new session of the Pastors Training School on July 2. We are praying that the Lord will give us students who have hearts for Him. We are visiting pastors and churches to get students. Last month we were invited to a church to teach the Word in Sunday Service. This church has gone through tremendous persecution for many years. Many of the church members were in prison. But now their situation is changed! The village people who persecuted them have asked for their forgiveness and have given them freedom to worship. We were blessed to worship the Lord with them.

Our Youth Ministry

Persecution is frequent here. Last week, a family in a nearby village was persecuted. This family belongs to one of my friend’s churches. There was a big mob armed and ready to attack the pastor and Christians who planned to visit the village. The mob was waiting for the pastor and the Christians to come to the village, but the news of this came to the pastor, and no one went there. The family of believers living in the village continues to be persecuted. For the first time, this news was broadcasted on TV in the local news. The news was in favor of the Christians! Please pray for the family and the pastor.

Thank you so much for partnering with us in spreading the Gospel in South Asia, through your prayers and financial support.

Co-workers in Christ,

Prayer Group

Pastor P.M. and V.M.

Showing a Christian Movie to the Youth

God is Opening More Doors for Ministry

Pastors School Students

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support! First of all,
we want to apologize for not being able to send the update earlier.
But we are sure that you did not stop praying for us and the ministry
in South Asia.

By the grace of our Lord Jesus, we were able to complete the first year of Pastors Training School here in South Asia. We enjoyed learning the Word of God through the Pastors from the States via Skype. When we started the school we had five students. In the middle of the year one man left the school due to illness. Please pray that these students will be used by the Lord to win souls.

Pastors School Classes

 

 

This year we are hoping to have 10 to 15 students. Praise the Lord! God has opened the heart of a Christian family to allow us to use their house to board the students. This house was vacant for some time and V.M. was praying that we could use it, so that we could also take some girls into the Pastors School. We don’t have to pay any rent for this house. We need your prayers and support for the Pastors School.

There are many teenage Christian boys and girls in the town. The Lord has given us the opportunity to hold a Bible study for these young men and women on Saturdays. We need your prayers for these youth. Please pray that more and more youth may join the group.

When we were here in our home town, before moving North, we had started “City Prayer Fellowship” to pray for the leaders of the town and for the leaders of the country. When we moved to the North, in 2005, it stopped. Since we are back we are praying and thinking of restarting that prayer group. Please pray that we would be able to do so.

This state in South Asia where I live is very hostile to Christians. It is one of the most persecuted regions of the country. We need much prayer that the Lord would prepare the hearts of the people for the Gospel, and that He would raise up the Christians and give them boldness to reach out to them with the Gospel. We believe that the

Lord is going to do His work. The tough land is the most fertile land for the Gospel, I believe. We beg your prayers, too.

V.M. in the Hospital

 

 

We are praying that the Lord open the door for us to start Sunday Service. We need a place. People are not willing to rent out their homes for Christian Services, but we are hopeful that the Lord would provide for us. We continue to pray that God would provide a way for us to purchase land for the Bible School and to have church. I have seen land in a few places.

Translating for American Pastors Teaching on Skype

I need a co-worker who would help me in our Pastors Training School. I can not leave, even if I have an emergency, because I don’t have anyone to translate [for Skype classes]. Last month, V.M. was sick and I needed to take her to the doctor, but I left her sick at home and went to the Pastors Training School for the morning class. After the class, I came back home and took her to the doctor. She was immediately admitted into the hospital. Please pray for a co-worker.

Thank you for your prayers for our health. I am doing good and V.M.
is getting better.

Pastors School Class

 

Co-workers in Christ,
P.M. and V.M.

Good Times in Ministry and a Visit with Our Son

P.M. Preached at this Christmas Program among New Believers

 

Praise the Lord! He has given us another year to take the Gospel to the lost souls. The Lord was so faithful to see us through, throughout the year 2017. One month of this New Year has passed, and we all are experiencing God’s grace each day.

I was invited to preach in two churches for Christmas. I chose to go to a small church where all the believers are first generation believers. I was asked to teach the Word for two hours. It was so surprising that they all sat quietly to learn the Word. I taught for one and a half hours. Even though Christian workers and believers are persecuted here now and then, people are still yielding their lives to Jesus. We enjoyed worshipping the Lord with these brothers and sisters.

 

Our son, R. M.’s Birthday

Our Son’s Birthday Cake

R.M., our son, came for a month to help in the Pastors Training School. One day V.M. was sick, and I had to take her to the doctor. Because of this, R.M. went to the PTS alone. In the evening, while he was driving back home, he was in an accident. He banged the car against the concrete wall (a one and a half foot high concrete wall made in the middle of the road to divide it). While you are driving in South Asia, you come across so many surprises (a huge hole in the middle of the road, a motorcycle coming from nowhere, cows andand many other obstacles without any warning). He was not familiar with the road and could not see the wall as very bright lights from another car coming toward him blinded him. The car was badly damaged, but he was safe. Praise God! He kept R.M. safe in this car accident.

Chicken Coop we helped build at our fellow workers house

In our co-worker D.K.’s house, we have made a chicken coop to help him financially. We bought 34 baby chicks. Now two months later, they have grown up and next month they will be ready to be sold. None of them are hens; they are all roosters. We would like to do this on a larger scale to raise support. Domestic chicken eggs are sold for 20 to 30 rupees per egg (31 to 47 cents per egg). We are praying about buying land to start a poultry and dairy farm along with the Bible school and church.

Teaching School with American SGWM pastors on Skype

Thank you so much for your prayers for our health! V.M. has been receiving treatment and is getting better! I am doing well, but sometimes I have breathing problems. The Lord is giving us strength to do the work of the ministry. We enjoy teaching the men to equip them for the ministry and also learning the Word through the pastors from the States via Skype.

 

We need your prayers to do the ministry in this hostile region of the country. Please pray that God would give us wisdom and courage to share the Gospel.

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support!

Pastor P.M. and V.M.

TOUGH TIMES

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.

March 2017

It was our joy and privilege to attend Rahul’s wedding and to give him and his bride ride in our car to the wedding place and back home. When the Lord brought us to the North India in 2005 we met his parents, brother Rajendra and his wife Sunita, who were Hindus at that time. Rahul and his older sister Kiran were 13 and 14 years old. We were used to lead this family to the Lord after a year of continued sharing of the gospel. After his schooling Rahul went to a Bible College for two years. Last month he got married to his wife Pooja who is the only believer in her family. Her parents are Hindus, they wanted her to get married with a Hindu man, but she stood for the Lord. The Lord brought Rahul and his wife Pooja together and changed her parents heart to do the Christian wedding. In the wedding ceremony most of the people were Hindus. Please pray that Rahul and Pooja would be blessings to their Hindu relatives.

Our graduates who are serving the Lord, they too need to get married. We need your prayers for them that they should also get believer wives. They face pressure from family to marry Hindu girls as their parents are not believers. These graduates are doing great in the ministry. They are being used to bring young men and women to the Lord. Once a month we meet with them to pray with them and to hear from them what the Lord has been doing through them.

We are doing well in our walk with the Lord. He has been teaching us to trust Him for every thing. We are learning so much teaching the SOM students. Each book of the Bible that we go through with these students we are blessed and grow stronger in our faith and in knowledge of Him. Teaching in the som has two fold blessing first of all we have more time to study the Word for ourselves and give more time to the Lord and secondly we are equipping these men for the work of the gospel.

Physically we are not doing too good. V.M. has been suffering from urine infection since we came back from traveling to another state in India. She has been suffering so much of pain. Two weeks back she had cystoscopy. After this therapy she had pain for about a week and now she is feeling better. She needs to take medicine for two months.

My son, Pastor R.M., has been teaching ‘Prison Epistles‘ and I have been teaching Romans. The SOM students are now involved more in practical ministry. Each week two of them get opportunity to teach the Word, one student teaches in Tuesday house fellowship and one in Sunday Service for ten minutes. We are happy about the progress they are showing in their learning and teaching the Word. It is our prayer that the Lord would use them mightily for His glory.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

God bless!

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor P.M. and V.M.

February 2017

We want to apologize for writing to you bit late. Since we came back from our trip to another state in India, we were caught up with so many works and activities. Thank you for your prayers for us and our time traveling. We had wonderful time with our relatives and friends. We enjoyed time with them. It was good to see my (Pastor P.M.’s) mom after a year. She is 88 years old. In January she fell down on the floor at home and got a deep cut on the top of her left eye socket, but the Lord protected her eye. Though her eye became red for a week due to blood clot now she is well. We got opportunity to minister to the people from the Word. It seems that time passed so fast.

We came back to the North India on January 31st. We are busy with the School of Ministry and church ministry. It is joy to teach the Word to these young men in SOM and in cottage meeting and to visit families. The only thing that is not favorable is the weather. The cold weather of the north does not suit us. Both of us are not doing too good health wise. But we are growing in the Lord and the power of His Spirit.

Please continue to pray for our ministry in India. Our graduates are being used by the Lord mightily. One of our graduates showed Jesus movie in two villages . In one village 800, and in another about 500 people came to see the movie. With another graduate, the whole village came for the Christmas program and all of them raised their hands when asked if they want to  accept Jesus as their personal Savior. The very next day they came to our graduate (brother) and threatened him to not to preach about the Christian God.In another village where our another brother was taking Sunday Service one of the believer girls father came in and slapped his daughter and started yelling. The girl was so embarrassed because her father slapped her before all the believers. He had never beat her before. But she did not stopped coming for the Service. Praise the Lord!

Pray that more and more people would be brought to the saving knowledge of the Lord. Pray that the Lord would give gift to our graduates to share the gospel boldly. Pray for our health and our financial needs. Since some of our supports have stopped their support we are in financial need.

We appreciate your support and prayers. Please continue to uphold us through your prayers and financial supports.

Thank you so much!

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor P.M. and V.M.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

Wish you blessed Happy New Year!!!!!! Praise the Lord for giving us one more year to serve Him and live for Him on this earth. Thank you for your prayers and generous financial support for the work of gospel in India. We hope that you would continue to partner with us in this New Year as well to train many more workers of the gospel.

Last month we had our Christmas celebration on December 16th. We had prepared drama and dances and nice gospel message too. We invited mostly the non-Christian friends for the program. After the program we had Christmas dinner together. More than 150 people came and heard the gospel. Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to speak to them that they would surrender their life to Jesus.

We are in another state of India right now. We came here to be with our parents and relatives for Christmas. Aroma had exams till December 24. She travelled on 24 night and joined us on 25th noon. We celebrated Christmas with my older brother and his family. We always gathered to gather for Christmas, but for last 13 years we had not celebrated Christmas together.

Prayer requests: 1- We are going here for three more weeks. Pray that we would have ministry opportunities and nice time with our dear ones.

2- Pray for our safe travel back. We would be driving back in the end of January.

3- Pray for our financial need. We need more supporters who would support us on monthly basis or give one time gift.

4- Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for future ministry.

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor P.M. and V.M.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our prayer partners and financial supporters!
May the joy and peace of His salvation overflow from your heart as you
celebrate the birth of the Savior.  May this 1wonderful time of the
year help you touch the heart of people in a special way to show the
love of God.  Wish you all a wonderful Christmas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support throughout
this year.  2It is because of your prayers and support that we have been able to reach out
to many unreached areas of India. We saw lives
transformed through the ministry of our graduates.  We are so thankful
to the Lord for helping us to start the School of Ministry to train
the locals for the work of the gospel.  Previously we were limited to a small area and language was a barrier to communicate the gospel.
Training the locals has eliminated this barrier and expanded our area
of ministry.  This year we baptized about 20 people who truly
made a commitment to follow Christ.  There are many who are interested
in learning about Jesus and put their faith in Him.

3Recently Vinita was used to teach the Word at a ‘Women Conference’ in
another area.  More than 850 women from all over India from different
church backgrounds came for the conference.  Vinita had never taught
such a big group, therefore, she was scared, but because of your
prayers the Lord gave her boldness to teach.  After this conference
she got an invitation to go to China to teach the Word, but she refuse6d
because she had to teach in English.  Please pray for her that she
would not hesitate to teach in English.

The School of Ministry students are doing great in learning the Word.  We
went to a picnic spot by the stream of river. It was wonderful
experience to learn the Word in the open by the streams of water.  We
could feel how people and the disciples of the Lord would have felt
when they were taught by the Lord by the Sea of Galilee.

Last month the students had another exposure of ministry among the
school students through music and testimony.  They had opportunity to
go to seven different school in the city with a Christian band for a
week.  Students are more open to the gospel. At the end of the 4program
feedback forms were distributed to the students and many responded .
Please pray that these students would keep searching for the truth and
know the Lord.

We also went for camping last month for two nights to meet the
believers and encourage them in their faith.  They
are all doing well in the faith.  I (Pastor P.M) am bit 4sad that I could
not go to this camping trip due to my back problem.  My back is troubling
me so much these days.  Winter is not good for my health.  Please pray
for my health and also for my wife’s health as she has been often sick this
past month.

We were recently informed by our missions organization that several of our financial partners have had to cancel their monthly support over the past few months. We would like to request that you please pray about supporting us financially on a monthly basis or giving a one time gift as the Lord leads you so that we are able to continue the 5ministry that the Lord has called us to. To support us, you can give online at: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=E46C575741924CB or by mail make checks payable to SGWM, 17451 Bastanchury Rd, Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 and in the memo portion note “Pastor P.M.”

With all good wishes for Christmas and New Year !!!!!!!!!!!

Co-workers in Christ,
Pastor P.M., V.M. and R.M.