I was hanging on to the back of the motor bike with one hand and grasping an umbrella with the other. I had been with a local pastor all day doing house visits. Now the rain had come and it was coming hard. As we zipped through the traffic we were completely drenched and shivering from the cold wind. We were high in the mountains of North India where the pastor was accustomed to riding his motor bike through the rain and snow. The motor bike was all he had so like most pastors he “made do.” But as the rain poured down my back and I shivered from the cold and the umbrella whipped me in the face, I thought, “Wouldn’t a car make this pastor’s ministry a lot more effective?” Shortly after, we were able to help this man purchase a car which allowed him to take teams of people into nearby villages to start new churches.
During the past 6 years I have met many dedicated people who have sacrificed so much to take the Gospel to where it has never been preached before. These men and women have committed themselves fully to do whatever it takes to advance the Kingdom of God. But one of the greatest hindrances to fruitful ministry is the inability to get to those they are trying to reach. It is a simple truth – hundreds of thousands of people remain unreached because Christians do not have transportation to get to them. The gift of a bicycle, motor bike, car or 4wd SUV can do more to advance the Kingdom of God than we can imagine.
Dan will be heading back to India Mar 22-Apr 25. This trip will involve travel to 6 states, and include conducting revival services at an Anglican church over Easter, helping with a leadership conference for 500 senior house church leaders, meeting with ministry partners, visiting and prayer walking mountain villages, conducting a pastors’ conference and doing many, many house visits. Please cover Dan in prayer (see prayer points below). It’s going to be an amazing journey, and we look forward to far reaching results.
During our 4th (final) seminar, the teachers came up in groups to give a presentation on stage prior to the graduation ceremony. They had worked together to come up with a creative way to teach 10 of the English words we had learned in the last 3 weeks. Everyone in the group had to participate and be as creative as possible. Wow, did they deliver! My teacher’s heart was so full of joy to see these teachers take the stage to teach English using games, songs, and activities. A little girl was sitting behind me who had come with her mom. As she was watching the presentations, she was saying the English words under her breath to practice and learn. It was such a perfect picture of what we are hoping to accomplish: that every young girl and boy in the province will be learning English. We’re off to a great start but there’s much work ahead! Thank you for your prayers and support of Operation Water Drop.
Jenni’s link: https://www.razoo.com/story/5lovesenglisheducationcambodia
Team report submitted by Chrissy
During the last two weeks of January a group of 6 intercessors took a road trip along the Nile river. The vision was to pray in cities and places the Lord had highlighted as gateways of sin, violence, false religion, oppression and declare God’s Kingdom rule and reign.
We piled into a trusty SUV and meandered 2,900 kilometers along the complex yet astounding roads of the country. Each leg of the drive was distinct, and each meeting ordained by the Lord. We sped along at breakneck pace on curvy desert roads. We encountered countless speedbumps on an agricultural road, dodging sugarcane tractors, donkey carts, rickshaws, and praying through towns and villages as God brought to our eyes and hearts the beauty of the land and people.
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