Good news: India has not changed much
Bad news: India has not changed much
Good news: Some of the people are changing
Bad news: The change isn’t always for the better (persecution of Christians)Good news: Jesus never changes!
Good news: I only had one stomach issue
Bad news: it’s lasted the whole time I’ve been here
Good news: it isn’t nearly as bad as other years
Bad news: I can’t eat Indian food, and I’d really like to
Good news: a month’s worth of stomach medicine here is just two USA dollars
Good news: Nancy misses me lot
Bad news: I can’t be with her
Good news: I miss Nancy a lot
Bad news: she can’t be with me
Good news: soon we’ll be together again
Good news: the trip is almost over
Bad news: the trip is almost over
Good news: I’ll be going home soon
Bad news: I’ll be leaving India
Good news: I’ll see Nancy and everyone at home
Bad news: I won’t see all these wonderful people in India
Good news: I’ll see them all in heaven and NEVER say good-bye to any of them
Good news: We go to a new area and speak to different pastors every year
Bad news: we can’t return to pastors who want us to come back for more training
Good news: all we do, and more, is available on our India web side
Bad news: not even one pastor in a hundred is able to access our web site
Good news: The number of computer-literate pastors is slowly growing
Good news: God blesses me more than I can ever imagine or explain
Bad news: There always I a cost to be in the place where God’s blessings will fall
Good news: The blessing makes the cost seem well worth it
Bad news: the cost comes first, so many believers end up missing it
Good news: God is very patient and gracious, giving us opportunity after opportunity
Good news: We’ve trained about 1200 pastors this year who will impact at least 20 people each so 25,000 lives have been touched.
Bad news: There are 40,000 times that number that we haven’t touched
Good news: We’ve printed 29,000 books so far to help reach more pastors and churches
Bad news: We’ve still only touched a small portion of Telugu-speaking pastors, and there are 15 other major language groups in India.
Good news: We don’t have to reach India alone, others are doing the same
Bad news: There aren’t nearly enough to reach everyone in a hundred years!
Good news: God will spread His Word and it will be victorious in the end
Proverbs 15: 30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
How many “good news” items can you list which are present in your life right now? Don’t do the ‘bad news’ part, just the good news. Then thank God for each and every one.