Thursday, February 25, 2016

India 2016

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your continued investment into my life and ministry through prayer and sacrificial giving...
 On April 6th, after a full day of work, I will drive two hours to prepare to board an very-early-morning flight which will begin my 14th ministry trip to India!

The lion-share of the trip will be spent leading a medical team into unreached villages in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir. We will be conducting 2-3 medical camps daily, and then take a train overnight to the next region to minister there, then a train overnight... You get the picture! It is a grueling schedule, but we continue to find it to be the most effective use of our time.

Last year, we traveled into the state of Himachal Pradesh for the first time, where Christians make up only .03% of the population. A highlight: an impromptu medical camp among a gypsy colony that was camped along a river. We dispensed medicine, shared the Gospel, and prayed for scores of hurting gypsy people.

 A bonus of this travel schedule will be connecting with local pastors whom I have met over the years, including “Abdul”. Abdul is targeting Muslim Imams (pastors) in and around his city, and as of last spring he had led five Imams to faith in Christ!

Our ultimate destination will be the city of Srinagar in northern Kashmir, where we will spend several days ministering in overwhelmingly Muslim areas with barely any Christian influence. A dear pastor, “Kelu”, has been a powerful witness in this Himalayan mountain region, converting many Muslims to Christ.

Last year, our visit to this region that was recovering from historic flooding which destroyed numerous villages was God-ordained. Our medical team’s presence opened many doors for Kelu to continue his witness and increase his influence for the Kingdom of God.

Although the terrorism threat is still very active in this northern region of India, going to where the people have never heard the name Jesus and sharing God's love with them is my heartbeat.

I encourage you to pray for our team as we will be breaking new ground and going into new and unreached areas with the love of Jesus.

If you would like to help me financially with this mission trip, click on the "Donate" button on the top right of this page, or you can send a check to: PO Box 2125, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742.

Thank you...

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