A note from Pastor Sudhakar after the first training held in the Bad News Good News Training center in India.Dear Brothers in Christ, Its a great joy and blessing to see the work completed and the first batch of church planters trained this week at Sarampet. For two days I spoke about the Bad news and Good news and God has given me more clarity and also new illustrations while I was speaking to them. The more I speak about this the more I am getting to know and experience. Also we had each church planter demonstrate preaching the complete Gospel so that they would learn more effectively and also learn to practice. Out of these ten church planters few of them have really understood most of it and have demonstrated very well. I was so happy to see the seeds being sown on good soil. Your prayers and support will bring a great impact in the region of Telangana.
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Our Lord spoke these words as He sent His disciples into the world to spread the good news of the gospel. He assured them that there was plenty of work to do, but that there would also be problems they would encounter. Our first two months living in Cartersville has brought many blessings, but also many challenges. The Lord has blessed us with a faithful group of committed laborers that make up our “launch team,” and we have begun meeting weekly for fellowship and training in launching this new church. However, as we assess our gift mix in light of the needs of Cartersville and our new church, we find ourselves in a situation similar to the first disciples…there is much work to be done, but the laborers are few. Though this challenge is far greater than we are able to handle on our own, we take great comfort in the Lord’s strength and His promise to build His church, as well as in the gift of prayer He has given us, to ask Him for the laborers needed to join us in gathering His harvest. With that said, we ask that you would pray to the Lord on our behalf – to provide us with more laborers who are gifted in the areas of evangelism, gathering people, music, and more – so that we can see our vision “that the glory of God to become the glory of Cartersville and the nations” developed into reality.Praises and Prayer Requests
- Praise the Lord for providing 90% of our funds pledged! Please continue to pray that the Lord will provide for our partners that they may fulfill their pledges, and that He will bless us with additional partners through whom, He will get us to 100% of our funds raised.
- Pray for our upcoming Launch Team and Fourth Sunday Fellowship meetings. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in choosing a name for the church, that He would continue adding more people to our group, and that He will show us what He wants this church to look like, that we may effectively minister to those around us. Pray for unity among our group, that we would love one another and the people of Cartersville well.
- Pray for the Lord to introduce us to many new people here, especially the lost. Pray that He would give us divine appointments that lead to relationships that lead to gospel conversations and conversions.
It has been a busy yet rewarding week spent in the U.K. We arrived in London a little more than a week ago. During this week, I have had the opportunity to meet with over a dozen Church planting pastors.
One of the highlights of my trip was attending the second ever service of Trinity Church Everton. This church is pastored by Peter Roberts, and is located in Liverpool, England. There were about 30 people meeting in a local community center. The church is a wonderful blend of cultures in a very deprived area of Liverpool. Peter and his wife Ruth moved into the area a little more than a year ago. They are expecting their first child in February. Please keep Peter and Ruth Roberts in your prayers as they minister to the folks in their neighborhood.
I am now on my way to India, where I will be visiting with John Khusal in Lucknow, and then onto Manipur State to spend some time with Khen Tombing. I will be teaching a Gospel Boot Camp to over 300 pastors in that area. Please pray that we make much of Jesus, and for protection for the pastors of this region of India.