Pastor Denny Moses, writing on behalf of Pastor Paul Sundar Raj’s outreach team in Khagaria, Bihar wrote earlier this week as follows…
“This is the very urgent prayer request to you that we are facing tough time in India fighting with COVID -19. By the grace of God we are safe. Please continually pray for us in pandemic condition Our school St Xavier high school closed as per the order of Indian Government due to this reason we are facing financial need. Please kindly pray for us.”
He also sent this ministry report recently …
“Greetings to you all in the marvellous name of Jesus Christ.
As the verse says in Psalm 46:7, “The Lord Almighty is with us; The God of Jacob is our fortress”. The Lord Almighty is with us therefore, we have reached this far to worship the holy God of heaven and earth. The God of Jacob has protected us from all the disasters & diseases.
In Bihar, at Munger district there are a number of foreign missionaries’ graveyards. They are symbols to proclaim the love of godly people towards the kingdom of God and His work. Still the children (like you) of the unchanging God are there in various places around the world to serve the people for the sake of God’s love. We remember Nehemiah’s work, as he became a leader in the rebuilding of Jerusalem. You are here to replace the work of these missionaries, whose bodies are taking rest in the tombs of Bihar.
Through your prayers we have dedicated three churches for the glory of God on 13th, 14th and 21st of March 2021. And the school’s construction work is being continued. At the school a new Manager and a new Principal* were dedicated. Pray for their duties and the improvement of the school. Kindly pray for the CBSE X examinations. There are 107 students** to appear in the exam. We need a best result from God.
II Timothy 1:16 says “He often refreshed me” and of course, all your help and support refreshed us and motivated us in many folds. In each gospel related work of our ministries you have supported us. In our school’s education work you are helping us. May the blessings of our Father rest upon you and on your generation.
As per Acts 2:45, You have sold your property and possessions to give to the people who are in need, especially to these backward people and society of Bihar.
There are 45 new believers joined in our branch churches*** through baptism, 17 children were dedicated, 12 church board members are newly appointed to assist pastors in church activities, 74 non-Christian and Christian women received their Tailoring Course Completion Certificates in the church dedication events.
As Elijah blessed in I Kings 17:13, may God bless all of you for your generous help, which has been done even in the critical situation. The Lord of abundance bless you more and more.
Psalm 103:2 says “Praise the Lord, my soul and forget not all his benefits”. As per this verse, we feel that we are nothing, but we praise the Lord forever and ever for He is offering us such great souls from abroad to think of us and our ministry and school, to sustain us in all the ways of Lord’s ministry.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts”
*The new school principal is Mr. Santha Kumar, and the Manager is Mr Sahdu Sundar Singh. Please pray for both of these brothers.
**St Xavier’s High School had around 1,400 students before the Covid 19 pandemic, but that reduced to 900. They have now moved some classes to their partially completed new school complex and currently have 500 students. Before the pandemic they had 32 teachers and 10 non-teaching staff – they currently have 14 teachers and 4 non-teaching staff at the new school, but these figures will increase again as the pandemic subsides and the complex is completed.
***The outreach in Bihar now has 15 churches. God willing, they plan to add a further 5 new churches during this year. At present they have Prayer Cells at these 5 locations but are planning to make them into churches. They have a total of 16 pastors at present and two further brothers are training.