Dear praying and supporting friends,
Greetings to you all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We hope you had a blessed season of Christmas and the New Year. A very happy New Year to you all!
Praise for Baptism
Indeed, the Lord has granted us a great and fruitful season. I had the privilege of preaching in over twenty different meetings this past season, and I personally baptized eight believers. In addition, there were over 200 believers baptized in our churches on New Year’s day. We praise the Lord for every person baptized. We also thank God for His servants who were the instruments in God’s hands in leading them to the saving Knowledge of the Lord.
Our son Johanan, professed faith a few years ago when his uncle, Sanjay, led him through the plan of Salvation. Whenever we talked to him about getting baptized, he always thought that he was a little young to be baptized. He knew everything about believers’ baptism but he thought himself too young. But on the 31st of December 2018, in the watch night service, he prayed to the Lord, asking to give him an indication from the Word of God whether he should be baptized the next day. The Lord spoke with him from preaching that night and Joe came forward for baptism and obeyed the Lord in water baptism by immersion. We, as parents, were the most happy couple that day to see our son making that choice for the Lord.
Christmas in the Children’s Home
We celebrated Christmas with the kids in the children’s home. With various gifts from our supporting churches and individuals from the States, we were able to buy all the kids new clothes and Christmas presents. Thanks to all those who contribute specially for the children’s home ministry.
College Building Project
One of the greatest blessings this month was to see the college building work started. The Lord has enabled us to do the groundbreaking for the building project and we are hoping to see it finished for the students to use the facility. It is a big project to accommodate about 100 students, and is costing us about $200,000. The Lord is good, and He knows our needs. Please be in prayer for us and the building project.
God willing, we will be having our graduation program on the 25th of February. Dr. Ball and Pastor Judson, along with their spouses, will be the guests. We will be calling all the pastors in our organization along with their spouses for a one day seminar with our guests. In addition, eight students will be graduating with bachelor degrees on that day.
Church Building Dedications
We are also planning to dedicate a couple of church buildings next month. As you know, we are working with 9 different Church building construction projects. We were praying for $50,000 for these building projects, but God’s people have responded and donated over $30,000 already. We are praying for $20,000 more.
Thank you all for your loving prayers and faithful and regular support financially. Please continue to uphold us and our ministry in your regular prayers. We deeply appreciate your kind partnership with us in reaching India with the Light of the Gospel. May the Lord bless you all abundantly and continue to use you for a great blessing to others around the world!
Yours for India souls,
Solomon, Sandhya, Johanan and Jessika