Thank you, everyone, for your prayers. Despite Covid and school closures the Lord has been faithful to me and my family as we have continued in the ministry.
One big change and update in my life was on April 29th, 2021 when I got married! It was a difficult time as we faced lock-downs due to increased Covid cases. We couldn’t call all our friends and family to attend, and many couldn’t travel due to Covid. It was a small but beautiful ceremony. The Lord protected us from the virus despite it spreading so quickly in our region.
Now that we are married and festivities completed, we look forward to moving forward together in the ministry. My wife is the daughter of a pastor and grew up as a missionary kid travelling all over the country. She speaks three languages and has a similar upbringing as my own. She went to school for nursing and has worked the passed 3 years in a hospital in the northern part of the country. She resigned from that hospital when we were married as she’s now living here with me in the southern part of the country. We are waiting on the Lord to see where He’ll lead us and how He’ll use her nursing skills.
In the book of Proverbs 1:7 Solomon says, “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge”. Solomon didn’t ask the Lord for wealth but for wisdom and the Lord provided for him. I am learning not to depend on earthly things but to set my mind on heavenly things. Colossions 3:1-2 says:
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
There has been a lot of down time in our area due to Covid. We have faced strict lock-downs which do not allow us to go out or have people come in.
It has been a great time for me to study the Word and read many books. Some of the books I’ve been reading are “Hunger for Reality” by George Verwer; “The Great Commission Lifestyle” by Robert E. Coleman and “Absolute Surrender” by Andrew Murray. Its been very edifying and I’ve enjoyed the time to read.
Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support which allows us to focus on the Work the Lord has set before us! Please continue to pray for our country as we are suffering from severe new strains of Covid. Pray for our family to stay healthy. Pray for our students and staff as they are also waiting for school to reopen.
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“The Lord is my strength and song, And he has become my salvation, he is my God, and I will praise him.” EXODUS 15:2
During the last couple of months, the Lord has been faithful to me. He is with me in this pandemic and protects me.
During this time, the Lord gave me so may opportunities to share the Word of God and love of Jesus with the local people.
In December I was able to hand out Christmas cakes to local people. I spent time with them and shared the Gospel with them. The people are so happy that the Lord is doing great things during this time. I also had a good time with the local young adults.
During the last couple of months, the Lord has been teaching me so many things in my life. Some of these things are to spend more time in studying His Word and preparing for the next semester. He has also helped me to be faithful in cleaning the Bible school campus and taking care of the buildings. The Lord also gave me the opportunity to teach in different students’ villages online .
Thank you for all of your support and prayers.
1. Pray for the Bible school and the upcoming new building project
2. Pray for me to grow spiritually
3. Pray for the next semester to start smoothly and bring more students
4. Pray for the staff and the students
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“I will bless the Lord at all times;His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”Psalm 34:1
I pray you are doing well. I want to thank you for your partnership in the Gospel with me. These past few months have looked different for me, but the Lord continues to do amazing things in a place that opposes Christ. He reigns over all and is raising up His soldiers for battle! I am thankful to the Lord that He allows me to be a part of His mission here on earth to reach the lost. Due to the lock-down, our campus has been closed, so there have been no students- but, there are many things to still be faithful over! The Lord has entrusted my family and I with this big land (the campus). Therefore, we have been faithful in cleaning it, cutting the grass, fixing water pipes and making sure nothing gets flooded due to the heavy monsoon season.
This also means getting rid of, from time to time, some un-welcomed friends around our place that are poisonous! With that said, I praise the Lord that He protected me from a poisonous snake last week. I went to reach inside a box and unknown to me, one was in the box. It did not have time to bite me. Praise God for His protection! The Lord has also opened up teaching opportunities via the phone to some villages where our students stay. I am teaching twice a week and ask for your prayers as the internet connection is not the best. I had the privilege to ask who wanted to accept Christ. As you see on the picture to your right, people were ready for truth and their Savior. Although COVID has changed things around, Christ is still moving and providing ways for people to hear His truth. Many here are hungry and seeking for Jesus Christ. Please pray for the laborers here to be strengthened and to be encouraged amidst the persecution. There are also many who are eager to study the Word, so please pray that in the Lord’s timing the Bible College would open up so that many can start being equipped to be sent out to their un-reached villages. I am excited for what the Lord has for these youth that want to serve Him.
I would like to share a brief story with you all from a village one of our student’s ministers in. The couple and baby pictured to your left were forced out of their home in their village because they would not renounce Christ. They were threatened, and having no choice they departed. Our student was able to help them out and get them connected to a pastor whom offered their home to them. They are doing well and continue running this race with endurance knowing this place is not their true home. Please lift them up in prayer and that this would be an eye opening testimony to the persecutors. For them to realize Christ is worth leaving everything for. I thank the Lord that during this time of persecution, I am reminded of what He went through and how Paul said in Romans 8:18, ” I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”. Keep running the race and keep your eyes on the Lord whom we get to be with forever in eternity after our short time here on earth!We have our hope in the Lord Jesus Christ because He has chosen us, but He has chosen us to take the Gospel to those who have no hope and give them the hope of Jesus Christ. We are His ambassadors and His soldiers and by His strength He helps us face our battles. May we learn to cling and depend on the Lord during these times. The world may be changing day to day, but our God remains the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you all for your prayers. Thank you for partnering alongside me and for your prayers that give us the strength when facing persecution.
The Lord has entrusted me with new things that are exciting in my life
The Lord is raising up youth that are eager to learn His Word
The Lord has given me the opportunity to teach the youth
Pray for the youth and for my teaching time with them
Pray for my surrounding community
Pray for continual health for me and my family
Pray for the Lord to open the school back up in His timing
I would love to connect with you and pray for you as well. Please feel free to email me and stay in touch.
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