By God’s Grace

Praise the Lord!
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you, dear supporters and prayer partners, for your prayers and financial support. We are praying for your family and for your country. By the grace of God my family and I are doing well, God has kept us safe.
Christian Burial Service of a Woman from Our Church

Last month, one of our church members passed away. She was a good believer from our church, who lived in a nearby village. She was from a Hindu family. When she died, her relatives who are unbelievers also came to her funeral. They wanted to do her funeral the Hindu way. But her son, who is also a believer, stood firm and the burial was done in the Christian way.  So, we got the chance to conduct the funeral. So many non-believers also came to the funeral and we shared about Jesus Christ to them. They heard silently about Christ. We thank the Lord for that.

Here, in our country, non-Christians have their own way of burials. They perform some pooja (demonic idol worship) for the peace of the departed soul. Only men are allowed to attend the funerals. Women stay at home. Please pray for the family members who are believers–that they would continue to grow in their faith.

I went to a different state in the North to attend a wedding. God helped me to visit that area. We had a good time with the family and enjoyed the worship that was before the ceremony. It took about a 14 hour journey by car to get there. The roads were so horrible, but the Lord helped us to reach there safely. That place is filled with Hindu temples. People from all over the country come to worship there. But in the center of the city there is a church. I thank the Lord for keeping His people there to share the Gospel.  

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for my children-that they may grow in the fear and knowledge of the Lord.
  • Please pray that the Lord would intervene in the problem the world is facing.
  • Please pray for the local village ministry–that they may grow in the Lord’s Word
  • Please pray for the state in the North that I visited. May God’s work expand in that area.

God bless you,

Pastor 16 and Family* 

*Names have been omitted or changed for security reasons