The Bible teaches us that physical needs are to be met first, then people are open to dealing with spiritual needs. That’s what witnessing is all about. As we go we need to be armed with compassion, love and be quick to forgive. Not everyone will be receptive to the gospel and they may lash out at us. If we can have a good attitude and know we’ve met a need and shared God’s good news (planted a seed), it makes it easier to take rejection. We did our best and that’s all God expects of us.
God led me to some wonderful words today:
The power of forgiveness transforms us from ‘victim to victor’ removing the power the hurt had over our life. Forgiveness allows us to no longer be defined by how we’ve been hurt. In the process of forgiving we find happiness, emotional and spiritual healing. – Barbara Dunn
This is the message being taught to this congregation in India by pastor David Brainard. He tells me that the need for Christ in India is great. The enthusiasm and hope he feels for the Indian people is contagious. I pray for pastor Brainard’s ministry every day and hope you will join me. They have planted seven churches in their region already and have plans to plant more churches.
Pastor David would like to have friends on facebook to share his vision for the people of India. The need is not only financial, but he wants prayer support as well. He and his staff want to spread the gospel of Christ and forgiveness to all the people of India.
Once you catch a glimpse of the vision you can’t help but offer up prayers every day for this wonderful ministry. The need for Christ is world-wide, but there are still those in India who have never heard the name of Jesus, according to pastor David. In our western culture that’s difficult to fathom, isn’t it? We do know that Jesus will come back to take us home to heaven one day, but that can’t happen until everyone has heard the gospel of Christ.
God bless the ministry of pastor David and all who work with him. May they plant many more churches and spread the Good News of Christ even farther. Forgiveness is the cornerstone of our faith. Christ forgave our sins and we must in turn forgive each other. That’s the design God wanted for mankind. That’s the way it should be.
There are two immediate needs. The congregation is praying for a church van. They also need help to fund the congregation’s television ministry. Please prayerfully consider what part God may want you to play in this wonderful outreach to the people of India. Thank you.
If you would like more information, please email pastor David at:
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I hope you will send a friend request to pastor David and learn more about the great things happening in India. God bless you! ❤