Because of the mercy of God over us and selfless friends who have jumped eagerly into His heart for India along with us, we now celebrate with you that a FOUNDATION has been laid in south India!!! God keeps proving His unfailing love to Paul and I over and over. It is not always easy to jump in blindly and obey when He asks, but His track record in faithfulness sure helps! We are humbled by the way that God is raising up people to come alongside with their love, talents and support to carry through the vision He has stirred deep within our hearts. Thank you for praying for the hurdles of red tape to be cut through as approvals were secured and men of integrity joined arms with us to help build a home…..all with the end goal in our minds and hearts—giving His precious ones a hope and future that far surpasses all stigmas and labels given them in this culture where being an orphan robs your chance to live.
Do you have any idea what this kind of affirmation does when GOD provides in radical ways!? It grants more crazy boldness knowing what we have to give, to say is right in the eyes of our radical Lord though we may be walking in the valley of the shadow of death.
Move over, enemies of children in India—We have declared war against you…..and we happen to know the end of the story being on the winner’s side!! Beware. It does not end well for you.
Please lift God’s work up in prayer. Prayer continues to be the wheels that carry the work—without which we would utterly fail.
John’s six tutor centers provide about 220 children total with a safe place to encourage them in their skills and help them with homework they can not find in another place—not even at “home” if they have one. We are still lacking regular support that would pay the tutors a fair wage and help cover expenses of renting space.
Xavier’s sports ministry continues to draw talented youth with yearnings for the ONE True God. Pray for God to raise up the right men and women to help our team, pray for His provision, pray for disciples to be raised up all over India with a passion for their nation.
Pray for our church VBS running this week…reaching nearly 700 children and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ – where being a Christian means putting it all on the line. Please pray for our family and our church to thrive in a dark part of the world.