We appreciate your part in our lives and in our work
We attend a house church that currently meets in a colleague’s home. There is a certain freshness that comes from this type of situation, especially in our setting. Two weeks ago, a first-time visitor was passed a small Bible to use during the service. When the leader told everyone to open their Bibles to a certain spot, Rohan* blurted out, “This is a Bible?” When we answered affirmatively, he grinned widely and said excitedly, “I am holding (for) the first time the Bible!”
Last week, our teen-age daughters had a long conversation, though a stilted one due to language differences, with a 17-year-old girl from a neighboring state. (There are at least four languages represented in our small congregation.) There has been a lot of persecution of Christians in her state during this last year. In order to be safe, Rashmi* had come to our city to stay with her uncle’s family, members of our church. Rashmi was talking about her family and how much she missed them and her life in the village, especially at Christmas time. She particularly misses her older brother who taught her how to play a type of Indian drum and who, in her words, “knows everything!” She doesn’t like it as well as the drum, but she will laughingly play on a pot if we push hard enough.
In other areas, please pray for the training sessions Lonnie* is doing. Some of these are really taking off as attendees take the material and do their own training sessions with others. Exciting!
Your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering help provide training materials, Bibles, and evangelistic materials among other things, as well as help provide for our family’s needs and for many others like us. Please consider prayerfully what the Lord would have you give.
May God richly bless you and yours during this holiday season and in the year to follow!
*Names changed for security reasons in South Asia.