Faith Comes by Hearing

Dear Pastors, Partners, and Leaders

Greetings to all of you from my church! I thank you and God that God is great, living and gracious. He is the one who makes the impossible possible! I was married last month. God helped everything to be done very nicely and orderly. God helped me more than I had imagined!

By the grace of God, house churches are now running in 9 villages. In these house churches, we have Bible study, worship, prayer etc. On Sundays we have fellowship at our house. During Sunday fellowship, I am teaching every verse from the book of Romans. About 60 to 70 believers and new seekers come. I also have a Bible study at my home on Fridays which is attended by 20 to 30 very established believers. On Fridays, I teach from the book of Genesis. 

I am teaching from the book of Romans in my church on Sundays. Through this, God is filling the people of my church with wisdom and knowledge. They are learning many things about faith and giving God’s Word first place in their lives. 

Thank God! For a long time, I have been working toward and praying about getting audio Bibles for my church. God arranged for me to get 12 pocket audio Bibles. I want to thank you for your help with this! To bring the Bibles, I traveled about 300 kms (186 miles) there and back on my bike. God helped me in every way so that I could reach my home safely with the audio Bibles. There are 60 to 80 illiterate believers in my church who need audio Bibles. But I was only able to get 12 audio Bibles. For this reason, I am giving audio Bibles to the people in whose house everyone is illiterate, or in whose house no one will read the Bible to them. Below are some small testimonies of those to whom I am giving audio Bibles.

Testimonies of Some of the People Who Received the Audio Bibles

1. Ministry begins at homes. 

My mother is very enthusiastic to listen to the Word of God. She does not know how to read or write at all, yet she talks very well with all the believers of the church. She comes and teaches them the Word of God. She keeps on telling everyone all the words she remembers after listening to them. She squealed with joy as I gave the audio Bible to her. Currently she is listening to her audio Bible all day long.

2. Even a hoard of devils could not defeat single women-

You must have heard about this sister many times. She is very strong believer. She worked very hard to be able read the Word of God. She even started taking classes so that he could learn to read and read the Word of God. But her mother-in-law quarreled a lot with her and chased away the teacher who used to come to teach her to read. Because she believed in God, she was persecuted a lot. The people of the village were about to kill her, but because of your prayers, God kept her alive. As I gave her the Audio Bible, she thanked God.

3. Weak in body but strong in faith

R* is a person with a disability. He is 21 years old. 60% of his body is disabled. He cannot speak clearly, but he can hear and understand everything. Together with him, live his mother, father, brother and grandmother. All of them believe in God with all their body, mind, and wealth. Ever since he was 14 years old, his mother used to carry him and bring him to the church. He believed in Jesus after hearing the Word of God and was baptized 4 years ago. His family is very poor financially but very forward in hospitality. His father and mother raise cows and the milk that comes out of the cows is all that nurtures the house. R* used to get bored living alone at home, but since I gave him the audio Bible, he has been listening to the Word of God all day long!

4. The person who donates everything for the church despite having nothing

I thank God for this brother. He believes in God, I shared about him in an update before. He collected the New Testaments that I distributed among the people of his village and threw them into the river. He hated God very much. But God chose him, so he believed and got baptized. Today he donates many things to the church. His wife is also a very good believer. She wants to get baptized. Because the river is dry, we are waiting for rain so that she can be baptized. When I gave the audio Bible to his family, he was very happy. He continues to listen to the Word with his family.

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray that God gives good health to my wife. It is very hot here for her.
  • Please pray that God heals Raju from paralysis. His father and brother have taken him to the hospital so that he can get foot clips made to help him walk.
  • Pray for the elections that are about to be held in our country. May God give us a good leader who will fulfill God’s will.
  • Please pray for me. There are a lot of expenditures in being married. May God help me to meet them.
  • Please pray for my mother’s to have good health..
  • In the last week of June, I am planning to take my wife to visit her mother. May God will fulfill all financial needs for this.
  • Please pray that everyone, who became believers through my ministry, keeps their faith during persecution. May God give them wisdom and knowledge and help them learn.

Thank you for your prayers, help, and support for the furtherance of the Gospel.

May God bless you, your family and your children abundantly! 

God bless you all,

Pastor 11

*Names and faces have been changed or omitted for security reasons.

Experiencing God’s Protection and Provision

Greetings to you all in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

We thank God for His mercy and grace. Through His mercy and grace, we can come to Jesus anytime and call Him Abba Father. We have experienced God’s protection and provisions in our daily life. We would also like to thank each one of you for your valuable prayers and financial support. We remember you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. May the good God bless you with all resources and good health.

In our family devotions we have been studying from Epistle of II Corinthians. It is so good to know that the Apostle Paul dealt with many issues in the early churches. Similar scenarios are found in today’s church as well. Yet we need to stand strong in the Word and we should be ready to teach whenever we get opportunities.  

Last month, we had good Easter fellowship at our church as well as with our family. However, at the end of the month, we had sad news in our family. One of our uncles went to be with the Lord. He was suffering with cancer.

These days we are arranging our CBI Library. As a family, we are visiting two new Hindu families to encourage them and have friendship.

Our Sunday school children are memorizing Bible verses. Every week they get the opportunity to recite them in church. 

Prayer Requests:

  • Kindly pray for God’s comfort in our grieving family, since our uncle passed away.
  • Pray for our church’s Sunday school children. May God give them wisdom and knowledge in school.
  • Please pray for our state’s Christians to be strengthened in their faith in Jesus. During this difficult time, may God take care His people. At the same time, pray that the fanatical group may come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
  • Lately the temperature is very high. It is 42° Celsius (107 Fahrenheit). I is very hard to sit in the church. Kindly pray for us. Also pray for the growth and needs of our local church.
  • Kindly pray for me and my family. May the Lord use us for the expansion of His kingdom.

Thank you very much for your prayers and support!

In Him,

Pastor 3* and Family

*Names and faces have been changed or omitted for security reasons.