Joyful in Jesus – Pastor 7* Update April 2024

Dear Team and Family in Christ,

It is my joy to share with you all the great things that our God has been doing in this part of the 10/40 window and in my life. 1 Timothy 2:4 says that God our Savior “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”. Knowing the heart of God, when you ask Him to open doors to reach those in darkness, we will begin to see Him move.

There is a group of villages that I have wanted to visit and share the Good News of Jesus to. As I approach them, I can see that they are in deep idolatry and completely devoted to Hinduism. In these villages, the people have few resources. Many of them do not know how to read. The greatest tragedy is that they do not know Jesus. I knew I had an opportunity during the Christmas season. Here in my nation, people are more open to join in Christmas celebrations. As I planned Christmas outreaches, I decided to visit these villages. God opened the door for me to visit 5 new villages. The people were open and interested to hear as I shared about the true meaning of Christmas. 

Since the outreaches, I have been welcomed back to revisit families in 2 of those villages. The people have not surrendered their lives to the Lord yet, but the seeds have been planted. I know the watering must continue. When I go into these villages, I am surrounded by many children who are so curious about what I have to say. My heart is broken for the people because of the darkness they are in. It is hard for us, as humans, to reach so many people, but it is not hard for the Holy Spirit to reach them. My prayer is that these souls would be convicted by the Holy Spirit and turn their lives from their idols to the Living God. Please join me in praying for their salvation.

As I have tried to reach as many as I can, I have found that there is a great need to raise up men and women that will reach the unreached people. I am in lack of men that will go with me. I understand that it is my responsibility to raise them up within my ministry. Just as Paul raised up Timothy, I am seeking those Timothy’s. I am asking God to bring them. Please pray for the Lord to raise up many disciples among my people. Men and women that will have a heart for God and to reach our nation. The work that is happening now should not stop when I leave this world. It should last for generations, for God’s glory.

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

For the past few years I have been praying for a godly woman in my life. I am happy to share with you that the Lord has brought her to me. Over 1 year ago, I met her. As our hearts have grown from friendship to love, the Lord has made it clear that He is calling us to marriage. She is being sent out as a worker with SGWM. She loves the Lord and shares the same Kingdom vision and dreams as I do. God has blessed us with great pastors and leaders that have been walking with us, encouraging us, and discipling us in this season, with so much love. Please pray for us as we begin preparations for our marriage and life together. There are many things involved. We are trusting God every step of the way and for every thing.

My friends, thank you for your faithful prayers and your partnership in this work of God. Everything that we are doing is for the glory of God and the fruit of your faithfulness.

God bless,

Pastor 7*

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