Agape Bihar July Update

Agape Bihar July Update

Category : India

I am so excited to share with you what has happened this past month in Bihar!  As you can see, our first well was completed.  I kept asking Victor to send pictures, and he kept putting me off.  Yesterday when we talked, he said that it was because he was waiting for the sign to be finished.  These pastors have been so bold!  This is what is on the sign:
 
 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  John 7:37-38
 
The village leader came to them after the sign was completed.  He said that he and the village would take care of any future repairs on the well or the sign, even stating that if something happened to the Bible verse, they would personaly repaint it!  After this, the Lord gave wisdom to Victor, and he appointed the village leader as Chairman of the Zoe Water Committee.  He will attend meetings with the 7 other committee members who are all believers.  Before the drilling of the well, there were 11 women who attended the church in this village but their husbands and families did not come.  Now all 11 families come to church and have accepted Christ.  There are constant questions about Jesus from people in this village and the church is seeing much fruit coming from the boldness of this Scripture sign being put up.
 
Zoe Waters has created t-shirts as a fundraiser for future wells.  This is the website if you are interested in purchasing one and helping us drill more wells in Bihar.
Kevin Turner and I will be returning to India this coming fall along with any others the Lord would call to come with us.  Kevin and any other men the Lord calls will be doing a pastor training seminar.  I, along with any other wormen the Lord calls, will be teaching women about purity, women’s health, and teaching them to sew women’s necessity items to use during their monthly cycles.  This is a much needed ministry for the women as this is a very life-altering solution to women who do not have these items that we here in the States take for granted.  We will be sending more details on the trip as we get specific dates and costs, and how you can support us if you feel the Lord calling you to partner with us.
We continue to accept donations for the church that we are building in the same village as the well.  Donations can be made to Surfside Presbyterian Church or Doxa Church with Agape Bihar written in the memo.
Please give any monthly or one time gifts to Surfside Presbyterian Church or Doxa Church by July 30 so that they can be included in our next monthly transfer.
Thank you for your continualy prayer and support for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Bihar!
Blessings in Christ,
Cindy