Dec 8, 2020, 8:58 AM (1 day ago)
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:3-6).
We can’t help but notice the massive dimensions of the apostle’s prayers. How compassionate: “I thank my God upon EVERY remembrance of you.” What a great example, no limited prayer list; everyone in the Philippi church was on his heart. How consistent: “ALWAYS in EVERY prayer of mine.” How comprehensive: “making requests for you ALL.” Here’s a great way to spread the wealth; ask the Lord to enrich everyone you know. And what confidence: every believer can be sure every day that God will move everyone towards the goal of our Christlikeness.
The huge examples shown out by Apostles and Prophets of their prayers would inspire us, guide us to pray out God’s heart. The less rewarded ministry of prayer out of the closet, would manifest great results for people and ministries we pray for!
India, a land of many cultures, inhabits 1.380 billion people. God loves India, Apostle Thomas landed in AD 52 and was martyred in AD 72. Progression of the Gospel since then has a long-long story, to cut short the gospel is yet to be heard by many in India. India in the 10/40 window region.
Can we continue to pray as Philippians 1:3-6 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of India, always in every prayer of mine making request for India all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in India will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:3-6).
Dear Pastor Wright,
Warm Christian greetings during this Advent Season of Christmas. India is getting colder and colder, but it may seem this Christmas will also be solemn calm and cold throughout India due to the continued pandemic wave.
Online Social Media Ministries which began earlier in 2019 continued to bless many during this pandemic.
Facebook Live Streaming
Facebook has been a way to minister as a recorded sermon library of different languages to be viewed by friends & others who were not able to join at that very moment and friends count increased from 238 to 921, with increased viewership up to 820 views.
Facebook Group started as Praying People Mission 11 years ago and got a revamp as Kingdom Harvester, a source that brought many God’s ministers from different regions to minister His Word. It built new contacts & rebuilt lost contacts.
Facebook Speaking Occasions:
Efforts to organise daily online streaming from 7:30pm to 8:30pm IST have not been that easy, but all glory to God for all the spiritual blessings it showered among new converts, ministers and believers. It was a delight to learn new designing skills. On Many occasions I too spoke to different groups.
Word Enrichment Seminar which began on Facebook took a new look on Zoom & Google Meet. First time on Facebook, we were able to conduct a 5 days Word Enrichment Seminar, though viewership was low only due to language barrier. Shifted to Zoom/Google Meet to have translations simultaneously to reach more people. Four seasons of word enrichment seminars with translations were conducted on Zoom & Google Meet.
WhatsApp Prayer Group
WhatsApp daily Telugu video devotionals, Bible verses in English, Hindi, Telugu & Punjabi blessed many around India. WhatsApp prayer room continues to receive many prayer requests. Many forwarded the devotional ministry to others, which encourages us to keep up the work. Hindi video devotionals are in the pipeline, with short scripts to translate.
New Equipment Added
A new laptop has added a new taste to use new equipment for Google Meet/Zoom Seminars. I keep wanting to acquire new equipment, but I continue to focus on things God has given in store.
South Asia Online Conference 15th – 17th October
To host a 3 days online conference was a leap of faith. The conference was hosted in a hostile weather condition, a typhoon at one hand, uprooted internet lines on the other. Continuing prayer, and seeking God’s intervention, we saw wonders of getting the conference going. The Internet got switched on just before the conference began, getting a bike ride daily to the village where a family had let out their home with an internet connection.
Conference speaker, Rev Dr Wright Doyle’s message on the subject “The purpose of pain and everything else” was a blessing to many. The real-life examples of Pastor Wright encouraged each participant in the conference.
Zoom Seminar on Covid19 Awareness & Remedy
It was a joy to hosta COVID-19 awareness & remedial series over Zoom. Doctor Bhanu Prasad, New York (USA) the panellist brought deeper insight on COVID-19 infections. Dr. Bhanu holding a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Creighton University, USA cleared doubts on infections, and how best it can be treated with available remedies in the local market. He emphasized taking Vitamin D3 to reduce the chances of infections. We praise God for godly doctors who found ways to delay the rate of infection and get complete healing through the use of Vitamin D3. Many in India have been blessed by this special doctor. Weeks later, the Indian newspapers started sharing ways to use Vitamin D3. Hallelujah, God had already brought this word to the Church in India.
South-Asia Online Conference participant:
a. Rev. Dr Daniel: Speaker of the conference is a spiritual man with a heart to reach souls for Christ. Pastor. Peter, please translate for our programs too.
b. Rev. Caesar: I’ve been blessed in my innermost being by the spoken Word.
c. Pastor Alok: Pastor Peter your translation is excellent. Roots of pain must be dealt personally before it is too late.
d. Sister Vijaya: God showed me my old roots of pain and helped me to seek God’s forgiveness and healing.
Pastor P from Varanasi reports of continued growth, continues persecution. During lockdown 3 fellowships got established. Many new converts, with 16 water baptised. Pst. P’s motorbike broke down once, once met with an accident; in both instances God saved him from all harm. Even today he runs his bike without a headlight.
Pastor J from Jharkhand completed his 40 days of continuous chain prayer. Join hands with Pst. J seeking God’s grace to find a larger room to accommodate new believers.
Pastor H from Punjab reports of his heart ailment, initially his ECG and other reports were abnormal, but today God has completely healed him.
Pastor. S from Haryana, continues to copy our virtual ministry and help many in Haryana state. Pastor S got married last month, and it was a joy to see the beautiful couple at the virtual marriage ceremony.
Skills for Ministry
God has given me patience to learn designing and other aspects of streaming. I’m learning more about OBS software for live streaming. While these improvements happen, craving for better equiipment keeps ringing in my mind. A few technical needs: Keyboard stand, Microphone stand, a good DSLR camera, Mobile/DSLR tripod are badly needed.
Gifts & Donations
This is the first time I am including a paragraph to appreciate the generosity and faithfulness of donors who extended their hands to partner in the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ. Each penny that has been sent is carefully used to meet basic needs, and most part used for the extension of God’s Kingdom. A total of 2,650 USD was received in 2020.
Before I write words of appreciation, I want you to use this quote, “What you do for Christ today shall remain for eternity”.
· Thank you, Sister Don Hui, for extending your hands to meet the pending house/power rents. We greatly appreciate your faithful gift.
· Brother Peter Wright & family for their love & generous giving. We appreciate you giving.
Pastor George Wright Doyle, Director Global China Centre, Texas (USA) a partner in the Gospel for the past 27 years has shown his love as a father, guided as a mentor and shared his gifts with us all through these years of spiritual relationship. I found him faithful not only in giving, but writing every week a prayer update which has always inspired me to pray for him. He is kind enough to connect us to prayer partners and faithful givers. He owns a faithful name to reach out to know more about us.
Closing with a Word of prayer, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” AMEN
Yours in His love,
Pastor Kaki Peter Pal, India