A Big Christmas with a Big Family

Eating Together During the Christmas Program

“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isaiah 55:1)

It is always great to invite people for different programs, especially for our annual Christmas program. More than that, we love to see the people actually come and attend the program! We always say that it is not us, but God who has brought them–like in the days of Noah when God brought all of the male and female animals inside the Ark. We know that we are not worthy for their presence, but God loves His people and wants to save them, so He leads them to come.

Family One:

Almost 60 People Joined Us All Day for the Christmas Program!

This past Christmas, we had so many friends and people from our neighborhood attend our Christmas outreach. There were almost 60 people who joined with us all day, beginning in the early morning.  One of these people was our closest neighbor, and we began a friendship with them. We took every opportunity to share the Gospel in front of all of the people who came. Our Sunday School children and youth group performed a Christmas dance.  It is always a joy when we see some of our young guys and girls participate in this kind of program, and they ask us a lot of questions about Jesus and learn more about Him.  Please keep praying for the people of our country, and that they will encounter Christ in their life.

Family Two:

Sharing God’s Word

“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”(Luke 14:13-14)

We see that it is always our job to reach people, just as Jesus reached out to His people when He was in this world.  We know that it is hard for the people to come to Christ both physically and spiritually.  Here in our country, the group of people who has leprosy faces the same problem because most of them have a hard time even walking to Church.  Some can’t walk at all, and the only way they can hear the Word of God is if someone goes to their house to teach them.

So, God spoke to our heart to reach these people.  It is a great joy to serve those who love to hear the Word of God, sing hymns with them (though some cannot speak well), and clap their hands (though they don’t have fingers).  We are so grateful to get the opportunity to be their mouth and hands for them.  They are so thankful for the solar water heaters that we installed.  All of the medical camps we did became a stepping-stone to take the Gospel to them.  They are starting to know that even though people reject them, they are not rejected by God.  They are starting to have a big hope in Christ.  Please pray for this group of people, that God may grow them in truth and in Spirit.

Family Three: 

Spending Time Visiting the Homes of the Bible College Students

“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.”(Matthew 19:29)

We give thanks to God, for He has granted us so many brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, etc. all around the world.  We are not worthy, but God has graciously given us many people to serve the Lord together with, as we encourage one another.  We call all these people who are alongside us our family. They are those who rejoice with us and mourn with us.  

Spending Time with the Bible College Students

In this last couple of months we visited our Bible College students homes and families to build relationships. We had a great time with them, some of the places we were only able to spend a few hours at, but it was very precious. We said good-bye, but hopefully we can see their families again soon. These visits encouraged us to see where our students’ hearts are and the areas they want to serve the Lord at after graduation. We appreciate our students. They have a heart for their people and their home areas where there are no formal ministries or churches. We thank God because He cares for the sons and daughters in these remote areas of the country.  We started to more deeply respect God’s calling for these young people. As we visited 10 of the student’s homes, we started to see all of these students as a David, Peter, Esther, Ruth, Timothy, Silas, Lydia, etc.  Please pray for all of our students, that God may strengthen them more and more in the coming days by His Word.

Spending Time Together During Our Christmas Program


Anand, Usha, Asher & Amos

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