Report from Pastor Peter in India

Pastor Peter Pal

Wed, Jul 22,

(Note: At the end Pastor Peter tells us of his urgent financial needs. Contact me if you want to know how to wire funds to him. wright.doyle@gail.com)

Dear Praying Friends,

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

Our prayers to God are not unlike our requests of men. Our prayers are based on a relationship. When we ask our earthly fathers for something they know will hurt us, those things are denied. A child may be frustrated and unhappy when his father denies his request for something bad, but he still trusts his father. And when a request is for something that the father knows is good for his child, he will provide it willingly and eagerly because he loves his child. This relationship is further alluded to when Jesus follows His promise in John 14:14-15, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, keep My commandments.” Loving Jesus, obeying Him, and praying according to His will are all part asking in His name.

The past two weeks have been a blessing and challenging too. God kept His promises, even as we prayed for many requests.

FB live Sessions Over "Kingdom Harvester '' Facebook Group (10 - 10:30 am; 5-5:30 pm; 7-7:30pm)

We praise God for the men and women who spoke every day during these times set apart to minister using Facebook Live Streaming. These men & women of God were an encouragement for many from different corners of Indian sub-continent. Many prayer requests kept pouring out, especially to uphold families during this pandemic.

We praise God that for the next two weeks we have people already scheduled to speak.

Zoom Webinar

We had three wonderful Zoom Webinar sessions.

WhatsApp Prayer Room

This is a daily devotional and prayer request room that is updated every day. On two occasions that I missed to update due to non availability of internet, friends who keep sharing to their friends asked me why I did not send the update. Daily devotions in Telugu language are a blessing to many. We're praying to start Hindi devotions too.

Praise Points

Requests that had God's intervention, especially for C19 infections. Sister A at Varanasi house fellowship suddenly fell unconscious, God touched her to raise her up.

Pastor's family who had to undergo C19 tests; the Pastor is positive and under medication in an isolated hospital; the rest of the family results were negative.

Field Update

Pastor P rejoices to have added 12 new souls into the fellowship. Now in a week 3 times they get together to worship. His prayer is to have 20 souls added into the fellowship. Pastor, his wife and son use their old bike to visit these remote regions of Varanasi.

Pastor S shares that his wife had to undergo gallbladder stone (11mm) surgery and that she is doing well now. His ministry field being 80 kms away, during this lockdown he is only able to speak to believers over the phone.

Pastor W, alone with family, rejoiced to share new ministry opportunities via Facebook where a new family was added to the fold.

Pastor M is on a high sugar level and hypertension and on medication, but kept visiting new converts all through the week in spite of the lockdown.

Brother is under the tremendous pressure of not having any supplies during this lockdown.

Pastor Peter: while we had our house fellowship this Sunday. Just as we were in worship, we had a knock on the door from the medical department, that we had c19 infection in the lane we live in, and cautioned us to stay home.

Needs

A few gadgets are needed immediately: A microphone boom stand, tripod for Mobile Phone, keyboard stand and purchase of basic plan to broadcast Zoom directly in Facebook.

Prayer Request

The rise in C19 infections, especially where we live, has uncontrolled red zones. We have extended lockdowns with full closures of shops and other businesses.

30,31 July 2020. Keziah (his daughter) has her KCET entrance exam and the allotted exam center falls under a highly infectious zone.

Please pray for us; last month I was not able to pay the house rent of power bill due to the financial crunch.

Praise Point

While I paid a shop keeper’s bill through Google Pay, I got a surprise gift, 737 rupees. This Sunday morning, while about to begin the Sunday house worship, I got a call from a friend. He asked me a question, and there was a cash reward. I answered correctly, and 1100 rupees were awarded. These were the days when I did not have enough cash even to buy milk. Praise God for His provisions this way.

Yours in the Lord Jesus Christ,

Peter