We Walk By Faith

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

We have been praying for you all, and we believe that you are doing well by His grace. We are so thankful to you, for your constant prayers for us and the ministry in our country. We are doing well here, in spite of the increase of Covid-19 cases in our country.

These past few months have really not been good humanly speaking. We have seen many of our Christian friends and relatives go to be with the Lord. More than this, so many non-Christians have died during these last two or three months. We are sorry about the death of unbelievers because they are lost forever. We urge you to please pray for the unbelieving Christians (Christians in name only) and non-Christians: that before departing from this world they would accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Burial Service for Our Church Member

One of the members of our church also went to be with the Lord this month. He was a first generation Christian. His wife died last year in November and five months later he died. His wife did not die due to Covid-19, but this brother died due to Covid-19.

His younger son and his family are also followers of Jesus. The villagers are pressuring this family to come back to the Hindu faith. Villagers say, “If you were Hindus, your parents would have not died. Disown Jesus and come back to the Hindu faith.” 

Last week, they sent two policemen to this family to pressure them to perform Hindu rituals for the dead. Praise the Lord! This family remained strong in their faith. Though we are not allowed to visit any families during this lock-down, I was able to go and visit this family, encourage them, and pray with them.

Recording Online Church Services

Since we are not allowed to gather together to worship, we are doing our worship services online. Besides our weekly church service, we have a daily meeting with our co-workers Monday thru Thursday from 12 to 1:30 and on Fridays we have fasting prayer together. We also keep in touch with the church members by calling them on the phone. I am also busy translating an English commentary on Acts into our national language.

Translating an English Commentary into the National Language

Physically, my wife and I are not doing well. My wife has severe back pain. When she takes medicine and rests, she gets some relief. But after a day or two, she has the same problem again.

Please Pray For:

  • The pandemic situation in our country
  • For God’s protection over His people
  • For the family that is being pressured by the villagers to reconvert to Hinduism
  • For our health
  • For our daughter. She is a trained nurse and has been working with Covid patients.

Thank you so much for standing with us and for your partnership in ministry.

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor 15* Family

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

The Lord Sustains Us

Dear prayer partners and supporters,

Spending Time With My Mother

Thank you for constant prayers and support. We appreciate that you are standing with us in prayers and extending financial support to us even during this tough situation which is affecting everyone due to the Corona virus. 

My mother lives with my sister about 6 hours away. We were able to see my mother and celebrate her 92nd birthday. She has trouble hearing, so we could not talk to her much but we were able to spend time with her. 

Some families from our church are being persecuted by their village. The government has some programs that help provide villagers work. The Christians are not allowed to work in the village. They are also not given any of the privileges that they should have for being members of the village.

God’s Word Was Shared at the Wedding

The daughter of one of the Christian families was married last month. We prayed that the village people would not cause any problem for the Christian wedding. Praise the Lord! The wedding was wonderful. The weather was cloudy and it rained in surrounding areas, but it did not rain in the village until the wedding program was over and every one was gone.

Worshiping the Lord Together
Helping with the Wedding

Persecution is increasing in our area. Christian leaders and new believers in Jesus are beaten. But, the Spirit of God is also changing lives. More and more Hindus are believing in Jesus. Thank you everyone for praying for the 10/40 window. God is answering the prayers of His faithful ones.

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor 15 and Family

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

Praising the Lord Together
Serving Food at the Wedding
Praising the Lord Together at the Wedding

Our Hope in Jesus Is Certain

The Christian Burial of a Woman From Our Church

Greetings to you all! Merry Christmas! Praise be to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ for sustaining us and providing all of our needs even in this time of the pandemic. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. We have been praying for you–that the Lord would supply all of your needs and keep you and your family safe.

This pandemic has affected every one in the world. Nothing seems to be certain. Praise God that our hope in Jesus is certain!  The day of his return is near. He came into this world two thousand years ago as a baby and we are preparing to celebrate his birth, but now He is coming to take us, His bride, home. Let us hold on to this sure promise of the Lord and be ready to meet Him.

Praise the Lord! We were able to have a Christian Funeral

Last month one woman from our church, who was around 60 years old, went to be with the Lord.  She had been ill, but not seriously ill. She was a first generation Christian. Her husband also comes to church and her younger son and his family are believers in Jesus, but her older son and his family are not. We thought that the village people would create a problem for her funeral ceremony, but they did not. Praise the Lord! These days are not easy for Christians in our country and especially for new believers.
We are still doing audio teachings for our students. We are not sure yet when government will allow schools and colleges to reopen.
Please pray for us and the ministry in our country.

Thank you so much for your partnership in the ministry of the Gospel.

Funeral Service

God bless you,

Pastor 15 and Family*

*Names have been changed or omitted for security reasons.

The Lord is My Deliverer

So sorry that it has been so long since we have written. We are doing well. We pray that the Lord will keep you safe as the whole world is going through this pandemic.

We had one week left to finish our fourth semester of the Bible college when a total lockdown was imposed in our country. Immediately, we had to send the students home.  Now the lockdown has been lifted, with some restrictions, but we still can not reopen the Bible college. All schools and colleges are closed.  We can not reopen Bible college this year. When other schools and colleges open then we will also be able to start our new semester.

We can’t gather together for Sunday Service yet. We are having online services.  Praise the Lord for technology! Online service is a blessing. Many non-Christian friends are able to join with us for our Sunday services and are hearing the Gospel!  We pray that these non-Christian friends will believe in Jesus and call upon His name and be saved.

We have been going through some hard times in life. Persecution broke out in the North where our son was. Our son was taken to the police station and flogged (beaten) by the police. He was charged with converting people (to Christianity) with foreign aid. He was continually harassed by the police, but no Christian stood with him. Finally, we had to take him out from there. Now he is with us. Our local co-workers there have been harassed by political people, anti-Christian groups and police. Now, the Lord heard our prayers and the situation is better. 

The people (who were harassing our friends in the North) have some photos of us and our local workers with our American friends and with Christian literature. They have gotten these from Facebook. Please do not post any photos of you with any of us. We need your prayers.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor 15’s Family*

*Names have been changed/omitted for security reasons.