Our first week in Kashmir began in Jammu where we met Pastor Ashish, a church planter with a government position as Minister of Religion in Jammu-Kashmir…a man of influence and action. We both feel our time together is strategic in laying a foundation for much more ministry in the future…his heart is for unreached people groups. He then joined our team for the remaining time in Kashmir…only God could put this together! The Christian school in Jammu where we ministered has over 300 students and about 70 orphans…such beautiful children. I shared my testimony and we prayed with the teachers.
In Srinagar we were able to celebrate the Muslim holiday called Eid at the home of our friend Irfan. There are two Eid celebrations each year and we happened to be in Srinagar for both of them this year. Each time God’s presence and love has come into the room so beautifully.
We spent time in the Gujjar village to initiate the sheep project. THANK YOU to all of you who gave and prayed to make this happen. God has miraculously provided! What a joy to pray with the village leader and go from house to house in the village praying for the shepherds and their families. They are so gracious and so grateful for this opportunity. This picture is an example of the sheep that will be purchased this coming month.
They have invited us to return next June. The shepherds have agreed to take us trekking in the mountains to visit the shepherd camps and some other villages. I am so excited about this opportunity to trek with them, and pray in this region.
Again, thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer and giving as we GO!