A WHOLE BODY MINISTRY (Lessons Learned From India)

Mostly, my blogs are about what God is doing in India.  However, these blogs are about what God is doing in me)

I’ve always known the church works as a body with each part working with the other parts.  This is especially true for the India ministry. “I couldn’t have done it without you” is spot-on. We are totally dependent on God and others to make this happen.  We depend on others to take care of my computer and the web site.  I depend on people to proofread my books, transcript my talks and help manage the tax and legal work of the non-profit.  Friends make finger puppets for the children; others transport us to the airport or give accurate medical and dietary advice.  Transferring money into India is tricky but God provided trustworthy, experienced believers to help.  The list goes on and on. 

We are MOST appreciative of people who give and pray for this ministry.  It is humbling to see. A nightmare would happen without your prayer support. It is the key factor to any successful work. It’s the engine that powers the entire ministry.  We are more appreciative of your prayers than we can ever say.  Without prayer support we wouldn’t go.  

On the other side of the world there is another group of people -faithful Indians believers also working to make this possible. They pray fervently and regularly for us.  They translate the materials, print, store and then deliver the books hundreds of miles to remote villages.  They organize, set up and oversee each conference location.  They provide food and transportation.  We need translators, drivers and a small army of volunteers to make each conference successful.  Literally throughout the world we have believers that love, encourage and support us in dozens of ways.  Our hearts overflow with gratitude and thankfulness.

Yes, it’s great to be part of the Body of Christ.  Thanks to each of you for all you do and have done for this ministry.  We can’t reward you for what you do, but God will reward you and bless you for your faithfulness just as He does us. 

1 Corinthians 12:12-31  Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free

 Romans 12:4-5  For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Who has God put into your life to help and bless you?  Think of the many people who do big and small things to help you through life.  Where would you be without them?  Thank God for them, and thank them next time you see them. 

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