Ministry: Updates

Updates: November 2007
Date: 11.23.2007
Dear Praying Partners,

Happy Thanksgiving!

We miss you all on this occasion. There is no turkey here but two hearts filled with gratitude toward God and His people for many blessing we have received thus far. Many thanks for your prayers.

Sonam is celebrating thanksgiving with other international students at Dordt College. She called this morning to ask for recipe for the Turkey. Neema and Joshua were sick last week in Woodstock but they have recovered and they are doing well.

I could not write to you earlier. My internet was down for five days. After several visits to the government office, they have finally corrected the fault.

People in India do not have any thanksgiving day. Probably, most people including me, as they end the day with disappointment and frustration in the midst of corruptions, chaoses, and confusion, have no mind even to think of thanking somebody.

This Sunday, AK is going to Baptize four individuals early in the morning. Two of them are from Hindu background. After baptism we will have the Communion service. This will be AKs first Baptismal and Communion service in the Church. AK will also preach in a Zeliangrong community advance Christmas program this Saturday. They are expecting more than 150 participants. Please pray that the Lord will help AK in all these.

Wish you a very blessed and meaningful thanksgiving

AK and Asangla
Shillong, India
Nov 23, 2007
November 1, 2007
Date: 11.01.2007
Dear Prayer Partners,

Last week, Asangla and I were in Delhi to minister for five days in the CMN mission conference. AK took seven sessions and Asangla two sessions. About 30 youths surrendered their lives.

For some youths, it was for the first time they heard the Word of God so deep and precise meeting their needs. Many youths sought personal time for counseling and guidance. Many admired us as they saw us as a couple serving the Lord together. Praise the Lord! Of course, we are very tired. AK is down with cold and he has lost his voice, but he is recovering.

AK has also begun teaching Hebrew in John Roberts Theological Seminary on Monday and Wednesday (7:30-9:30 am). There are 34 students and they are all promising.

The ministry at the Shillong Baptist Church is also very fulfilling. On Sunday, we have about 300-350 attendance. Most in the congregation enjoy AKs biblical preaching. On Saturday, AK teaches Bible Studies, which is also growing in attendance. Since the Church in still in developing stage, much has to be done on the administrative front to make the system work better and smooth without consuming much of our energy.

Children are doing well in their schools. We are looking forward to their coming during Christmas. We miss you all and we miss America, especially when the things move terribly slow and does not work, when AK has to run around for days pleading people to get a very small thing done, and when things are more expensive than it used to be. However, we also realize that it has been comparatively easy and smooth because of your financial support and prayers. Thank you all.

AK and Asangla

Updates: November 2007
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