The TLA workshop was held in a remote area and we didn't have internet. We arrived in Shillong Sat 16th. and hit the ground running. Church all day beginning with church prayer time [about 30 to 40 church members participating] at AK and Asangla's home then church service @ Shillong Baptist Church There was standing room only with many outside in the yard. The bldg. capacity probably 250 with approx 350 in attendance. It is a dynamic ministry. Monday we traveled around 2.5 hrs to the mtg ctr for the TLA workshop and began our sessions early Tues AM. Typical day began with group quiet time then Bible study, session on virtues of a Spiritual leader; Biblical preaching; Biblical counseling; Devotional time; and fellowship sharing. Each day started at 7AM with last session ending @ 930 PM. Theme of workshop was taken from Paul "Imitate me as I imitate Christ" intended to train on virtues of a Spiritual leader. There were about 65 in attendance from all over N.E. India and 4 from Bangladesh. A highly successful and Spiritual time. It is overwhelming to see the excitement and commitment of these people to doing the Lord's work in spite of all the problems and persecution they face on a day to day
basis. We in USA are a spoiled lot. It's almost 1 PM on Tues. We head back Thursday and will be home Friday late AM. The Lord has truly blessed us with safety, good health, successful service and a renewed spirit. And we are convinced that it's because of your prayers lifted up on our behalf. Please continue to pray for us for our time left here with AK and Asangla and our trip home. Please pray for AK and his family separated, pray for the TLA ministry work going on here, for FBC Shillong and AK and Asangla's daily ministry. They have quite a heavy load and need much prayer for God's power and strength to uplift them constantly.
God bless. Jim & Eleanor