Merry Christmas! – Pastor 15 Update December 2023

Merry Christmas to you all! May the peace and grace of our Lord Jesus be upon you and may His joy fill your heart. God bless you all. Have a blessed wonderful season of Christmas. It’s our prayer that the Lord would make you channels of His salvation to many lost souls during this season.

Many events took place last month. We know that it is a busy time for everyone, therefore we will share briefly about some of them. I was invited to share the Word in a three-day meeting in a big city church for their church anniversary. I preached for those three days on “The Purpose of the Church.” The people were challenged. Many made commitments to live their lives to bring glory to the Lord. 

I was also invited to share the Word in a school in the morning school assembly on “Thanksgiving Day.” Most of the teachers are non-Christians. The Gospel was preached to the teachers and students. Pray that the teachers and students would put their faith in Jesus. 

One of our church members who is from a Hindu background had a birthday celebration and house dedication ceremony. Their Hindu relatives and Hindu friends from the village were invited, so we had the opportunity to preach the Gospel. In our area, we are not allowed to openly preach the Gospel. Occasions like this give us opportunities to preach the Gospel. 

We had State elections in our state and in four other states as well. Previously we had a government in our state that favored democracy. Now the government that is anti-Christian has come in power. The same government is in power in the central government as well. This government wants to make our country a Hindu nation. They are making public statements on TV like this, “Muslims and Christians have to come back to Hinduism because they were originally Hindus. If they don’t become Hindus, they won’t be allowed to live in our country.”

We praise the Lord because He reigns in the kingdom of man. The church is established by the Lord and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Please keep us in your prayers that we will be His bold witnesses. Pray also that during this Christmas season, He will give us many opportunities to preach the Gospel to the lost souls around us.

Thank you for being a valuable partner in the ministry of the Gospel through your prayers and financial support.

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor 15* Family

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