The God of All Grace Will Strengthen You – Pastor 3 Update December 2023

Dear Ministry Partners,

Greetings to you all in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

1 Peter 5:10

Last month we all suffered from a viral fever. My wife especially suffered and was seriously ill for almost 25 days. Because of that she was quite weak physically. However, God in His mercy, healed all of us and restored our strength. We express our heartfelt thanks to God almighty for His abundant grace, and that He protected our lives and provided for our needs. We appreciate for your valuable prayers and financial support. We remember you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. May the good God bless you with all resources and good health.

For the past several months, Christians in our country have been going through many challenges and trials because of the religious nationalism agenda by the ruling party. In November there are elections in 5 states of our country. We are praying and hoping for a change in our government, so that believers may have the freedom to worship and to share their faith.

I was privileged to be invited to a Central Synergy Summit. We had a wonderful discussion about the growth and failures of missions in the central area of our country. I also led a session on challenges and solutions in the mission field in practical ways. We had very effective discussions. During the summit, I ran into a first fruit from my ministry, SA* (right). He is a wonderful man and is now doing ministry with his family. I also met three other friends (pictured below) who all are doing ministry in different parts of the central area of our country. I was so pleased to see them after such a long time.

In October, we completed our 3rd semester of CBI. Because of the election in our state, we are starting our 4th semester on November 20th. As a family we participate in all the church activities and visit families to testify about the Lord and pray for them. We also take the CBI students on home visitation as part of their practical training.

Prayer Requests:

  • Kindly pray for the upcoming election. May good leaders come to power, so that all of the believers may have freedom to worship and share about Jesus’ love.
  • Please pray for SA* (a first fruit of my ministry) and the friends that I saw at the summit. Pray that God will use them effectively for His kingdom.
  • Kindly pray for the growth of our church.
  • Please pray that we may get suitable land for our church.
  • Kindly pray for me and my family–may the Lord use us for the expansion of His kingdom.

Thank you very much for your prayers and support!

In Him,

Pastor 3* and Family

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