Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings in Jesus’ name!
I am in India now for the next three weeks. I will be visiting various locations for strategic planning for the next year. Please pray for safe travels and good health.
I received this touching letter from P.D. Joseph, our Chief Functionary.
“It is with a heavy heart I write this letter to you. Our pastor Chand [name change for protection] from Odisha, who has been working with Mission India for more than a decade, does not have a house to live in now. His house that was built years ago with mud and bricks was heavily damaged by rain and wind on August 2, 2019. Chand and his family were sleeping in the room when it happened, but God miraculously saved their lives!
He has three children going to school and is pastoring the church along with his tailoring job. Recently, due to a kidney infection, his doctor restricted him from working. Also, in January while returning from the doctor, he met with an accident. Although he did not have any broken bones or fractures, the accident left him weak.
Pastor Chand accepted Christ in 2004 after being healed from a serious sickness. Eleven families from Gondh and Hindu communities worship the Lord in his church. The land for the church was donated by a believer who also had experienced the Lord’s healing touch.
The village leaders passed a rule that they wouldn’t give any help for pastors or pujaris of temples.
Chandrashekhar needs a shelter where his wife and kids can sleep in safety. Will you, dear brothers and sisters, stand with him? Will you please extend your helping hands to build a safe shelter for Pastor Chand and his family? Shall we be our brother’s keeper?”
This is exactly the kind of need for which we have a benevolence fund. Your gift will enable us to help Pastor Chand with this urgent need as well as the many other needs that come to our office every day from our missionaries. They are living by faith in their big God. Please consider giving a special gift today to help these dear brothers.
Founder and President