INDIA: Thank the Lord for many great reports and expressions of appreciation from Mission partners in India concerning the special gifts we sent for their children for Christmas. The generosity of Kiwi donors brought joy to many disadvantaged children and adults. Thank the Lord for all who assist Advent Christian ministries in Asia financially.
INDIA: Continue to pray for the sale of the land at Guindy. With an upturn in the economy in India we now have three very serious enquiries. Pray for wisdom and patience for Immanuel and lawyer Ravi Paul in Chennai and for leaders in New Zealand and the United States as we seek to finalise the deal as soon as possible and make the right choice.
INDIA: Praise the Lord for 8 baptisms in the Advent Christian Conference church at Sithalappakkam in mid February. Immanuel spoke at the service and gave a Bible provided by the Mission to each candidate. Praise the Lord for new members of His great worldwide family. Pray for Pastor Simeon as he pastors the church.
INDIA: Continue to pray for the 13 rebel pastors from the Fellowship of Blessed Hope Churches – that they will see the error of their actions and activities and attitudes against the Mission and the legitimate officers of the Fellowship. Pray especially for the wives and children of the rebels as they will be suffering because of shortage of income. Pray that the wives may influence their husbands to cease their rebellious activities.
THAILAND: Continue to pray that the Lord may lead many from New Zealand and the US to join the Work/Ministry/English Teaching TEAM – project GEN12:1 – to go to Naratchakwai, North East Thailand in late December 2011 – early January 2012. We are hoping that many Parent/Child duos/groups will join the TEAM. Consider if the Lord would have YOU go or perhaps assist financially those who do go.
MYANMAR: Praise the Lord for this report from Pastor D….”I am so happy to send you our ministry outreach and relief work in January. God is good all the time for us and we are working hard for the kingdom of God in Myanmar as much as we can. We are nothing but God is with us and strength us for his ministry till today. Through our ministry many people hear the good news of Jesus Christ here in Myanmar now. Thank you so much for your partner with us in your prayer and financial for our ministry.”
MALAYSIA: Ruth and Wilfred report “Recently we had a Holy Communion service. Two Portuguese ladies came along with our contacts for this service.Food was served after the service. We are in touch with those who attended the Memorial service for the 83 year old lady [in December]” Continue to pray for Ruth and Wilfred as their ministry touches people from many nations and other faiths on a one to one basis.
THAILAND: John and Maeo Middlewood are seeking to employ a Thai Bible College graduate for a year on an internship. Pray that the Lord will give them wisdom as they decide and will provide the funds for the wages and cost of board. Pray also that the person of the Lord’s choice may be willing to continue in the ministry on a more permanent basis at the end of the internship.
MYANMAR: Praise the Lord for a generous gift which will buy a diesel generator for one of the groups within the AC Conference. Pray that the Lord will touch others to give similarly. Pastor K asks prayer that the Lord will provide funds for another years rent – he says “The house rent will be expired at the end of March. To be able to continue, we need to pay at the end of March for one whole year at once. We have nothing, though God will not allow us to stay on the street with His love children [the10 orphans he cares for in his home]. Therefore, please do remember us in your prayer time.”