Monthly Archives: May 2017

Agape Bihar India Update, May 2017

Category : India

First of all I woud like to thank everyone who has prayed for Geeta after the attack she experienced while sharing the gospel last month.  She has healed and The Lord has given her the strength and peace to return to the field where she and Victor continue to meet with individuals and families to share the hope that can be found only in Jesus.
We are excited to announce that the groundbreaking for both drilling the first well with Zoe Waters, and also the building of a church building all in Pastor Chhotlal’s village will be on June 6, 2017!  The Lord has done such a great, and quick, work of bringing together all of the necessary people, funds, and ecuipment to make this happen!  We are so thankful for our new partnerships with Zoe Waters and with World Mission.  Please pray for a successful well, and for spiritual protection as the church begins to be built.  Please pray that many would come to know Jesus through these two community building projects.  Please pray that the government officials would see the effect Agape Bihar is having in helping the people of India and would grant a charity registration to them.  Chloe and Joshua continue to allow individuals to buy bricks to build the church for India. 5 bricks for $1!  To date they have 12,107 of the 17,000 bricks needed.  Oportunities coming soon to purchase building material packages as well.
We are thankful to World Mission for helping us to be able to send the first backpack containing the Jesus Film in 10 Indian dialects to Agape Bihar.  This will enable them to transport and show the film much more effectively and many more unreached people who have never heard the Name of Jesus will hear,  In addition, we are raising funds, $40 per unit, to send Treasures to India.  These are MP3 players which can be programmed to many different India Dialects and contain the entire Bible in audio.  These are invaluable tools which allow many to hear the gospel message at one time.
Sister Rita’s home, the house with no walls, has been completed!  She is home and so filled with the joy of the Lord that he heard her prayers and responded with “I am the God Who sees you.”  Pictures will be coming next month.
Sister Rajani, who received the bicycle, cell phone, shoes and toys for her children has been faithful to take the call of God to share the gospel in neighboring villages which are steeped in witchcraft.  She has lead four families to the Lord in one village, and they have begun their own church.
Ten sewing machines have been purchased for Sewing Seeds of Hope.  Many women continue to hear the gospel while learning a new trade through this vital ministry.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers!  If you would like to donate this month to any of these projects, please give through Surfside Presbyterian Church (putting the specific ministry in the memo) or Doxa Church by May 28, 2017.
Blessings in Christ,
Cindy Milz

Chambers Caribbean update May 2017

Category : Caribbean

Dear Partners in Ministry,

 Sorry to miss last month’s Caribbean update.  Between training workshops, writing a paper to complete a master’s degree, and a trip to Belize, time slipped away.  We have also been helping our daughter and her family as Caryann recently had surgery.  We are hopeful that she will find relief from the much needed laproscopy.

 I just returned from Jamaica after a fruitful trip meeting with church, seminary, and deaf ministry leaders across the island.  I would appreciate your prayers as the Caribbean leadership team considers the possibility of theological education and leadership training ministries along with a unique opportunity to train pastors for the deaf community in Jamaica.  There is very little ministry to the deaf community in evangelical churches with only one deaf congregation and a couple of churches that have sign language ministries.  Unfortunately, the Jehovah Witnesses are doing more than the evangelical church.  Pray for wisdom as we seek the Lord’s guidance for future ministry in Jamaica.

MTW’s newest team in the Caribbean is in Nassau, Bahamas.  Rev. Julian and Christiana Russell, Bahamas team leader, arrived on the field in December and John and Karen Stodghill arrived in January.  The team is working at building relationships with their neighbors and communities and have begun a home Bible study which they hope will become a core group for a new church plant at the Russell’s home.  The team is also going to an inner city school, Stanley Primary School, where they are working on literacy, reading skills, and assisting the teaching staff as they build relationships and minister to the staff and children.  Ask God to bring both children and staff to faith through this ministry.

A ministry in the planning stage is for Anita and I to use our years of experience in Haiti to minister to the Haitian diaspora living throughout the Caribbean.  We will consider countries where MTW has long-term ministries such as the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and in Belize City.  Ask God for wisdom as we develop these ministries.

Thank you for your faithful support and your prayers.  We are excited to see what God has planned for future ministry for MTW in the Caribbean.

 Garry and Anita