Greetings in Jesus Name! Hope you are doing well. We think of you and regularly pray for you in my personal prayer and our corporate prayers. Thank you for your prayers and faithful partnership to reach the unreached.
I will be heading to India on March 9th along with a few of the RIMI partners to participate at the seminary and Bible colleges’ graduation. 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 $11,000. 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