Hello Dear Family in Christ,
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Thank you for being part of what God is doing here.
May and June were really busy. We had great outreaches. I am excited to share what God has done.
Calvary Chapel in the City
It is really a joy to share with you about what God is doing through our church.
I have been praying about reaching out to more people in the colony that we have been ministering in for 6 years. The God’s Holy Spirit directed us to start going to houses that we have not reached yet and have fellowship with the families there. So, I announced during our Sunday worship service that each believer should choose 3 families to take us to. They should be families they know, who have never heard the Gospel, so that we could go and have fellowship with them. This really worked and went really well. We reached 15-18 families and we are praying to continue to minister to them. Please pray for this.
I also really want you all to pray for unity and love in our church.
We have finished our spring semester successfully, by your prayers and support. Our students went back to their villages and started conducting youth meetings and sharing the Word. The Word of God stirred up their hearts. They have started small groups and teaching the Word. It is really a joy to see them spending time on the young people. During their break time, students planned youth meetings in different towns. They are ministering. Praise God for this! We are excited for what God has for them.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
We all, as brothers and sisters in the Lord, as one body, proclaim this truth over and over. We are so overwhelmingly amazed that the Lord has poured out His grace upon us to stand firm all through these years. No matter what. We share the good works that the Lord has prepared for this church here before the foundations of the world. We, as a church, are constantly encouraged through this truth to give ourselves, each and every one, “fully” to the work of the Lord, faithfully and wholly. Although many ministerial works are being served through this church, this truth encourages our hearts that each and every small work matters and counts before the eyes of the Lord. At the end of the day, Our labor in the Lord is never in vain.
Our Calvary Chapel Church’s 7th Anniversary Celebration and Gospel Outreach
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Truly, truly does this business of building church belong exclusively to Jesus, our Lord–never to us. The thread of never-ending history of the church from the beginning of the church-age ties up to this promise of the scripture. Very little did we know about His plan and love when God sent His men to a lukewarm church in our country. Now, we could understand and fathom the decisions taken by the saints were always stirred up by the Spirit of the Lord for the furtherance of the Gospel to our beloved brethren.
By saying this, we continuously praise God with a heart of thankfulness and gratitude that He has sustained His church and will faithfully continue to do so until His return. The Lord was gracious on each and every little detail of the celebrations. Church believers from the two church plants gathered with one accord and one mind in Christ. Sisters from Calvary Chapel in the city voluntarily joined in preparing dinner for all the attendees. Since it was decided to have the meeting on the college campus, we also had an opportunity to share the Gospel to our neighbors in the community. It was a joyous celebration all through the end and, of course, a powerful Word by Pastor S*, from the pastors’ association in the city, encouraged our hearts to keep pressing forward until the end.
Missions Outreach in Another State
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”
Our prayers and supplications to God did include some questions like,
“How will people of our country be saved, Lord?”
“How are we going to reach the people in the neighboring states, Lord?”
We are always amazed to see how our prayers are answered and doors opened to all possibilities. We prayed for the Lord’s guidance and assistance to send us. Initially, we had decided to minister in 2 different locations one after the other. Lord, in His foreknowledge changed our minds to have our teams separated and sent.
We started off our journey from our city to J* which took at least 18 hours. Meanwhile, we were met by a few co-passengers with whom we shared the glorious Gospel of our God through Jesus Christ.
As soon as we reached J*, we then stayed at church where B*’s dad pastors the church. The very next morning we went for a prayer walk all over the locality to intercede on behalf of the people, so that they could accept the free gift of salvation of God through Jesus Christ. In the evening, we headed to a local church for a youth meeting. Many of the sisters in the church are being excommunicated from their families for accepting Christ. Even though the cost is high, they are not ashamed of the Gospel.
Alongside with the help of B*’s dad, we traveled over 700 kilometers throughout all the surrounding districts of J*. Every meeting we attended, every word we preached brought a new awakening in the souls of the believers. For a matter of fact, there are churches in the deep jungles. The sad fact is, there are no churches that teach sound-doctrine. Some of the pastors were expressing their joy that we are the only preachers who focused on sin and repentance. This also bears so much burden on us that there will be a huge influx of youth who will be attending our Bible college to study the Word. Adding to that, all of the pastors requested us to come back and train their co-workers in the Word
Please pray for the future harvest in this region. May the Lord open many doors in the form of Bible-conferences, youth camps and many more to spread the Word.
Please pray for the many villages where there is huge scarcity of water resources and lack of knowledge about personal hygiene.
Note: God really put it in our hearts to reach out those villages and train young pastors and leaders who are serving there. I have been praying about it and have planned to have a small mission training trip twice a year for 10-15 days. Please pray for this.
This is a district in another state. We went to a village where a lot of young people were addicted to drugs and alcohol. On the first day we went to street to share the Gospel and stood at the center of the village and proclaimed the Gospel. Some people came to us and we prayed for them. We faced persecution in that village. They told us to stop sharing. After that we went to door to door to share the Gospel and hand out the Gospel tracks. It is really amazing to see how powerful the Gospel is.
Next day we took a loud speaker and drums. We sang songs on the main roads. Whoever we saw on the roads we went to them and shared about the love of God and prayed for them. After that the Holy Spirit of God lead us into a village. Our students prepared choreography and skits to perform an outreach program. So, we stopped at a place and started performing dances and skits which related to the Gospel.
Almost 30-40 people gathered. We got a great opportunity to share the Gospel and proclaimed it with the help of the Holy Spirit. Our Bible college students were lead by the Spirit of God to go and speak to them. It was really amazing to see students really touched by the Word of God and practically using the Word in others’ lives. Watching them doing those things, I really felt happy and praised God.
One of our students talked to a group of young people who were addicted to drugs and encouraged them and prayed for them. Almost 15 young people were there. The villagers were really happy and invited us to their houses to pray and asked us to come back again to teach the Word. So please be praying for that too.
Kids Camp in K*
We got to do a 3 day kids camp in the village. Almost 40- 50 kids gathered. We got to introduce Jesus to them and spent an awesome time with those little ones. It is really amazing the see how God is leading us and using the Bible college students and staff. I am really thankful to have such a great staff here who are helping equip the students and investing in their lives. It is really a blessing to have staff who are capable and men who fear God and have heart to reach out the unreached. It is a great team.
Calvary Chapel Children’s Camp in our City
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
God also led us to conduct children’s camp in our campus upon completion of the outreaches. Children from both churches were taken to the camp to be trained in the Word for 3 full days. It was a joy to see the kids playing Bible activities, songs and dances etc. On the final day, children were given toys and certificates for their active participation in all the activities. Please continuously praying for the work here.
- Pray for our family to grow more in Christ and to be strong.
- Pray for our staff to grow more in the knowledge of Christ and to be in unity
- Pray for our church to have unity
- Pray for our upcoming semester that starts in July.
- Pray for our Bible college’s new building construction. The paperwork should be finished soon. Please pray for the financial needs of the registration process.
- Pray as we are developing a ministry through media to reach out to many. Pray for God’s lead and provision for that.
- Pray for the students.
Pastor 6* and Family
*Names and faces have been changed or omitted for security reasons.