Pastor Moses and I have evaluated our ministry this year and make plans for the next trip. It is always amazing how we are both led in the same way at the same time. Next time we are actually changing our focus a bit. We have found some areas especially responsive to our ministries and really wanting more than what we give in a day or two.
So in 2016, in addition to several one and two conferences to new locations, we will have 5 three-day conferences. We will have larger venues so we can accommodate more pastors and because they will be staying they can come from a larger distance. Many will be new pastors but a good number will be pastors who want to come for more. We feel this is the year to do that. I’m looking forward to building on what we have done in the past and then going deeper then ever with these men. Three of these 5 will be for any pastors in the area who want to come, one will be for the leaders of the leaders, pastors who help with our work and oversee other churches in their area. They will also be at a 3-day conference in their area so I will be able to minister to these special men for 6 days! An additional feature, if it works out and Nancy can come with me, is for her to have an afternoon speaking just to the wives. That will be marvelous for them, a wonderful addition.
The 5th 3-day conference will be for youth (teens and twenties). We’ll do a shorter conference for them in each of the 3 areas we will have larger conferences, but want to have one where those interested can come, learn and grow. I really look forward to that! World View Plus in India!!!!!!!
I have other opportunities to minister and will see how God will lead with some of them. These plans are exciting for me. Believe it or not, but I can say I am actually looking forward to coming back to India in 2016! (“The spirit is willing but the body is weak” Matthew 26:41b)
First, though, is planning a trip for Pastor Moses to come to this country this summer to help expand our prayer and giving base for the future. New books are needed and these plans for next year will cost more for transportation and housing. I really hope if any of you know of an opportunity for Pastor Moses to speak and present our ministry you would let me know so we know if such a trip would be worth taking. Please pray for His wisdom and guidance.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
The verses above remind us that God has plans for all of us, not just our work in India. Do you know what His plans are for you and your family? Are you following them? Don’t think He doesn’t have any, this verse guarantees He does, and they are GOOD plans! Take time to spend with Him, listening, writing down what you think His plans may be, and then follow them. If you don’t your life will drift aimlessly – who wants that?
by Rev. Dr. Jerry Schmoyer, Christian Training Organization