As many of you know, I have been out of the country for a few weeks. After missing my trip in September, I was finally able to visit India and Nepal in January 2019. I cannot begin to describe the things I saw. I cannot begin to describe the different ways of life I saw within the two countries. I cannot begin to explain the smells and food and the culture shock. It is so different than anything I have ever seen.
In a place where there are millions of people, the one thing I noticed is that they had loneliness written all over their faces. In a place where cows rule the streets and are idolized, people are struggling to find food and shelter. Some finding food in trash heaps and dumpsters. If there is ever a time to pray for our brothers and sisters in India and Nepal it is now. The struggle is real. Some worry about where they are going to get the next meal. Most worry about where they are going to get clean water. Some worry about where they will lay their head. The physical struggles are real.
The Spiritual struggles are real as well. The struggle that they have in sharing Christ is real. We as Americans have no idea what it is like to worry about whether or not someone is going to throw us in jail for worshipping Jesus, but those in India and Nepal struggle with this every time they come together. Despite the government and their hatred toward Christianity, Jesus Christ is proclaimed in church buildings and homes every day. I pray that you will take the time to thank God for the blessings you have and for the opportunity to share Christ openly. I pray that we would not take the opportunity to share for granted. I pray that as you look at the pictures that you count your blessings for what you have and how God has truly blessed you and your family.
There is no doubt that God is working in and among the Indians and Nepalis. I had the opportunity to meet with 3 children’s homes and 2 pastors. In each home the children sang and danced and quoted scripture. Their hospitality was contagious. We had the opportunity to eat, talk, and share life with them. I can honestly say they were a blessing. As I met with the pastors that we partner with they told me story after story of how God is working, and the gospel is going out throughout the land. They told stories of church plants, bible schools, mobile training units, and how church building were being built and how many more churches were meeting in homes just like the book of Acts.
What is so great about this opportunity to visit each and every partner is now I have a face and name to pray for. Each picture that you see here are pictures of real-life partners that we at The Lambs Chapel pour into to share the gospel across the world. Please pray for them and the children and the pastors that put their life on the line every time they open their mouth to share the gospel. Please pray for the Spirit of God to move across the land to raise up spiritual leaders in India and Nepal.
Please pray Psalm 2:8
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession