Report from India 1st Qtr 2021
GLOBAL INDIA TRAINING NETWORK
Report for January through March 2021
Dear Friends and Partners in Christ,
Greetings to you in the loving name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who continuously encourages and equips us to move forward in the Vision and Mission that He has given us! The year 2020 has been a difficult, and extremely sorrowful and sad year for many of us, since we lost our dear and near ones. Now that 2021 has come to us as a special year though with uncertainty, we believe that God will make this year for all of us the most blessed and beautiful year of harvest.
2020 – THE YEAR OF DEATH AND DEPRESSION
Last year (2020) for most of us was very painful, sorrowful and stressful, because the most part of the year, we stayed inside our homes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We lost many of our dear ones. Most of our meetings were held through ZOOM and google meet. Though it was the year of death and demise; yet it was a time of meditation and reflection from the Word of God to draw closer to the LORD our Yahweh.
2021- BEGAN WITH DEATH AND DESPERATION
From the beginning of the New Year, we had 2 deaths in our family. First Minnie lost her sister-in-law to cancer. Later, Sindhu’s mother passed away, after cardiac arrest. Please remember all of the family including Sidhu’s father, 9 children, 14 grandchildren 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
CHURCH LEADERS TRAINING (CLT)
A 2-day Church leaders training was organized on the 1st & 2nd of February by Global India Training Network at Paikmal Pentecostal Church. In Western Odisha. The topic taught was on the Sanctity of Human Life. 5 Pastors confessed their old sins that is: they had done ABORTION, without realizing it was a SIN and murder of their own babies, and asked forgiveness from the LORD.
ON 11th February, Sindhu was invited to speak to a group of 30+ Pastors and Church Planters from Semiliguda, Damanjodi, and Koraput region on effective church planting. Then in the evening Sindhu spoke through ZOOM meeting to another group of Pastors and Leaders from all over India on the topic of: “The Mission of God”
WOMEN’S BIBLE RETREAT & TAILORING TRAINING
On February 13th Minnie conducted a one-day Women’s Bible and Tailoring Retreat at our Training Centre. Thirty young girls and women attended and studied the Bible, prayed together, played games and had a delicious meal together in order to strengthen their fellowship with one another. Minnie also conducts a “Titus Women” weekly Prayer and Bible Study. At the Tailoring Training Center. We are praying for two more tailoring training centers to start in the villages.
PREACHING IN CHURCHES
Sindhu is often invited by churches to speak from God’s Word and edify them and encourage them. On February 21st Sindhu Preached at Henjraguda Church to PARJA Unreached People Groups. 110 people heard the Gospel for the first time and 70 people stood up to rededicate their lives and to Jesus. Then on 25th of February he preached in a special prayer meeting at Bhimulipatnam (Vizag) , where about 60 people heard and many young people dedicated their lives to Jesus.
WATER BAPTISM IN WEST BENGAL
Sindhu traveled from Odisha to Kolkata on 26th of February for a special Baptism service. There were 19 believers ready for the baptism, but because of some pressure from some local people only 7 actually received Baptism and received new Bibles.
CHURCH LEADERS TRAINING IN RAYAGADA
A two days CLT was organized by Sindhu at Rayagada during March 12 & 13. Many said that they have never heard before such teaching and training. This training was also about the Sanctity of Human Life I.e. saving an innocent babies from abortion, fighting abortion, giving value and dignity. Seeing and valuing the unborn children as precious Ones and protecting them. Various topics were dealt with, and books were given to all of them.
GROUNDBREAKING AT BAUNSAGUDA VILLAGE
On March 23, 2021 Sindhu, Minnie and others went to a village called Baunsaguda, for a ground breaking ceremony. After praising and prayer, measurement of the land were made ( 40 feet long and 20 feet wide ) and prayers were offered so that God will provide the needed funds to construct a church building. Please pray with us for the provision of God for this project. There is a need of $ 7,500 dollars toward this project.
AN UPDATE ON TRAINING CENTRE IN ODISHA
At Semiliguda, Southern Odisha, this Training Centre is under construction. We are in need of funds to buy the iron rod, cement, sand, bricks, and doors and windows. We also will need to hire masons and laborers. For all of this final work there is a need of $35,000 USD.
One month ago Sindhu and Pastor Subash B. made a trip to interior villages to find a new UPG ( Unreached People Group) and eventually found the MALI UPG at KURMAPUT, in Koraput district. There are 80 families in the village; and by God’s grace 20 families have come to faith in CHRIST. Church Planter Mohan H. is working among them.
- Pray for the establishment of a borehole at Luhaba Village church campus for Pastor Subash B.
- Pray for the Holistic Development projects some of our church planters have started doing and some are yet to start, and that funds will be made available to them.
- Pray for the persecuted Christians in many places in India to remain strong in their faith in Jesus.
- Pray for the financial needs to complete the training Centre.
- Pray for the needs of a church building construction work at Baunsaguda village.
- Pray for the monthly support for the church planters serving in the rural areas.
- Pray for Sharon and Sophia that God will provide their tuition needs for flight tickets as they want to come to India during summer break.
- Pray for the need of 10 Sewing Machines for two villages (where we are going to start the Tailoring Training for the village girls and women). (One machine cost $ 130 USD).
- Pray for Minnie as she has her US Visa interview on April 14, so that she will be able to visit the girls.