In 2017, we were able to send Pastor Balu Nayak donated funds to drill and install a bore well at their new church property in the city of Mahabubabad, and once they installed the necessary electrics, motor and piping, they have been able to show Christ’s love to those who live in the area by helping them with the supply of good, clean water.
Pastor Balu Nayak’s ministry – Balunayak Banjara Tribal Ministries – also has a branch church in a smaller village called Baluthanda (pictured at right). In early August, money raised by Sunrise Christian Church in Big Lake Township, Maine, in the United States was sent to help provide a bore-well for this church The church now has a clean water supply for its members, and they are generously sharing the water supply with their village neighbours.
On Sunday September 28 Pastor Balu Nayak wrote to Mission Manager Immanuel at Guindy, Chennai…
“Today after the Sunday service we opened borehole drinking / general use water for our AC church and our Balunthanda tribal village community. All of Advent Christian Church family and Balunthanda tribal village community people are so happy. They thank you very much.”
Please thank the Lord for the generous gift from the members of the Sunrise Christian Church and for the provision of good water for the members at Baluthanda. Thank Him also for the congregation’s generous decision to share their water with the other residents of their village – good, clean water is very important in India – and pray that this opportunity to reach out to their fellow villagers will be blessed by the Lord and may bring some to enquire about the Lord Jesus Christ who the church members love and serve.
Pastor Balu Nayak continues to be very active in the communities at Mahabubabad and Baluthanda, particularly in reaching out to the poor and homeless. On Sunday 3 October he wrote to Immanuel…
“Praise the Lord! Today I have done feeding for the poor, orphans, widows, and beggars at the Mahabubabad Railway station on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. I am sending pictures. All glory to God”
Please pray regularly for Pastor Balu Nayak, his congregation and his team of helpers, asking the Lord that as they regularly feed their people with earthly food, some may also be fed spiritually and will enquire about Jesus Christ in whose Name they serve.