We are glad to send out this news update. Thank you so much for your prayers.
We urge you to continue to uphold us and all the Christians in our country in your prayers. You must be aware of the increased persecution in our country. The persecution is very wide spread and intense in our state. Almost every Sunday, churches are attacked by various Hindu groups. Police are taking no action against the persecutors, instead, pastors are arrested on false charges. Large numbers of people in the extremist Hindu group are protesting on roads and shouting slogans against Christians. They are asking the government to declare our country a Hindu country and to cancel the citizenship of Christians and Muslims. These extremist groups are falsely accusing Christians of converting people by giving them money and of blaspheme against their gods and goddesses.
We are not in panic–we know that God is on the throne. All these things are actually preparing for the growth of the Gospel. People know that all these accusations against Christians are not true. We are very hopeful that we will have a great harvest in coming years. Please continue to pray for our country.
On September 26th we had a dedication and certificate distribution ceremony for our Bible College students. Due to COVID 19 protocol, we were not allowed to have a big gathering, but we were able to have our students with us. We had a small graduation ceremony. We prayed over them and committed them to the Lord for the work of the Gospel. It was nice to see them all after a year and a half. The Word was shared by our son to encourage them and every member of the church to do the work of the Gospel. Please pray that these students would be effective witnesses of our Lord Jesus Christ.
One Saturday we did social work to connect with the society. We, along with some of our church members, cleaned our neighborhood. We invited the local political leader to come and commence the work. We are praying and seeking God about going to the Government Hospital in December to distribute fruit to the patients. Whatever we do, we want to do it in the name of the Lord. Please pray that the name of the Lord would be glorified.
Thank you for your prayers! We are doing well by God’s grace. My wife has some health issues, please pray that the Lord will heal her.
Co-workers in Christ,
Pastor 15* Family
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