Agape Bihar March 2018 Update
Category : India
We have just returned from India and had a wonderful trip! It was so great to visit with Victor and his family again. We were blessed by a surprise visit by Ashish (one of the Aimee’s Kids) and Sudonsu. We met Sudonsu last trip and he had recently become a believer. We felt lead to give him a treasure, and he now is an evangelist over 4 churches!
We had three days of a pastor training/ Sewing Seeds of Hope conference. Kevin taught 20 pastors and evangelists how to simply and effectively teach gospel concepts through skits and illustrations. The pastors were excited to learn these concepts in basic form and as they said, “humbled to be taught by such a great teacher.” A group of about 10 of them showed up at Victor’s apartment one morning at 5:00am because they were so excited to talk about all they had learned!
Bryan was able to do two of his monologues while there. One was on Mary Magdalene, and the other on the demoniac who had a legion of demons. He and Victor did an incredible job as Victor translated. They seemed like they had worked together for a long time as Victor could anticipate what Bryan would say next and also really added the same dramatic effect as Bryan used. After the Mary Magdalene presentation, many people shared that this was something God spoke to them deeply through.
Becky did a great job of teaching 13 women from our sewing centers how to sew women’s monthly necessity kits. The women caught on very quickly! Each was given a kit made by some of the women here at Surfside PCA. They were so proud of their new kits and so excited to learn how to make them themselves. I have talked to Victor for follow up and he said they have 48 women signed up for a sewing conference to teach them the things that we taught. The women who attended the conference went home and immediately began sewing more kits so that they would remember how to make them. They all said they would only use these kits from now on and would teach all the other women/girls to do the same. We believe the Lord will use these women to start a movement all over India!
The Lord arranged a surprise introduction for us in Delhi which we believe He will use to do even greater works through in Bihar, Delhi and throughout India. We will be excited to tell you more about this and other plan changes the Lord did while we were there that showed His ways are greater than our ways, and His thoughts greater than our thoughts. I would say from this trip the Lord taught us all lessons in Prov. 16:9, ” In his heart a man plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.” Glory to God that He is sovereign over all!
We hope to plan a night soon to share all that the Lord did and showed us while we were in India. We hope you will come join us! Thank you for all who prayed, gave and encouraged us in this journey. Thank you to our wonderful team who truly grasped what being part of a team is all about. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to serve in India with. I love you all!
If you give monthly to this ministry, please have your checks in by this Sunday, March 25. If you would like to partner with us, we would be honored and grateful. The following opportunities are available at this time:
Aimee’s Kids – Sponsor a child for $25/month
Pastor Kumar Family Support – As the Lord lays on your heart.
Sewing Seeds of Hope – monies will go toward buying the materials to make the women’s necessity kits to sell and as ministry outreach. Also purchases materials to make mosquito nets to sell. All monies earned from sales support families in the Agape Bihar churches.
Agape Bihar – bicycles for evangelists, literature, building churches, needs that arise in the Agape Bihar churches
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support. The Lord is doing more than we could ever ask or imagine!
Blessings in Christ,