Greetings in Jesus Name! Following up on last week’s email, we have another testimony from one of our graduating students. Again, I know you will be blessed by seeing this example of how God is working in the seminary student’s lives through RIMI.
Our seminary (www.mits-india.org) graduation will be held on March 19th and Bible school graduations (in 27 locations) will be held March 22/23 depends on the speakers and locations. There will be one day leadership seminar before the graduation so that we will be able to encourage/equip local pastors and bible students.
It will cost $1,000 for the pastors’ conference and graduation service at each school. These costs include tent rentals, invitations, graduation diplomas and gowns, transportation for the pastors, speaker expenses, and a gift of a Bible for each graduate. We also provide lunch for everyone since in many cases the relatives and other believers have to travel a long distance to join in the celebration. Each graduation is a great opportunity to celebrate the students’ accomplishments in the classroom and their ministry experience in the nearby villages.
Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the graduation/conference needs before I leave for India. So far we have received around $21,000. Thank you so much for those who have contributed for this need so far. I ask all of you my friends, if you are able, please kindly give a small gift towards this special need by sending a check to RIMI or donate online.
We will be thinking of you as I travel to various places in India, and planning to return on April 10. Once again thank you for your love and partnership. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Your Partner in the Gospel,
Saji and Mony Lukos