“For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:12
Continue reading “Mission Driven – The Gowin Family”
Songs and prayers of thanksgiving rang out at the headquarters of Gambian-based Indigenous Mission of West Africa (IMWA) this past Saturday. Christian ministers gathered there for the handing over of evangelistic outreach materials to seven individuals who have been extraordinarily active in ministry in various parts of the country and to representatives of three local ministries that IMWA partners with.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” ~Matthew 28:19-20Continue reading “Mission Update – Pfister Family”
Dear brothers and sisters! Spring is a wonderful time! Nature awakens from wintery sleep. The birds are singing. The first thunderstorm! We were blessed to be born in Belarus, a country with four seasons! Every season has its beauty and charm! Spring is also a time of change! Below is the ministry update from Belarus Lutheran Missionary Fellowship.Continue reading “Mission Driven – Update from Belarus”
As we continue through this season of Pentecost, we are celebrating God’s goodness and faithfulness. In 1 Peter 2:6 we read:
For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
There are many discouraging things that we face today in this world: a continuing global pandemic, civil unrest, political instability throughout the world, and natural disasters. But these things should not come as a surprise to us since the fall in Genesis 3. We do not ignore the challenges, but rather, we proclaim the faithfulness and goodness of our God. We proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ which does not change, even in the midst of a changing world. And we know that other things may be shaken and fall away, that we rest securely because of the unshakable cornerstone. We rejoice in the privilege that God has called us into mission together as living stones, built upon the rock that is Jesus Christ.Continue reading “Mission Driven – The Faithfulness of God”
Update of Arrival in the DRC
We arrived in the DRC in January at Ndjili airport/Kinshasa. The trip was so long, as we had a layover of 7 hours at the Brussels Airport due to connection. A COVID-19 test was required before boarding the airplane from Brussels to Kinshasa. In Kinshasa, we arrived late at night and were required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours from the day of the original result. Unfortunately, we were forced to redo another test at the airport at the cost of $45 per person. We were blessed with negative results. Outside of the airport, we met with a CELCCO delegation that received us and escorted us to the hotel, where we prayed together to give thanks to God. After two days of rest in Kinshasa, we continued our trip by car and arrived in Boma on January 12, 2021.Continue reading “Mission Driven – Panzo Family Update”
“…great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…” (1 Timothy 3:16)Continue reading “Mission Driven – Gowin Family Update”
Please join India Transformed! for our monthly, “Live Updates from India with our founder John Peter” on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm MST. We will share stories of how God is miraculously moving through India and transforming lives through our Community Transformation Centers, Women’s Empowerment Program and Children’s ministry. Due to the rise of Christian persecution taking place in India, all attendees must pre-register to attend so we can verify your status. This is open to all NALC members. Register in advance for this webinar: http://bit.ly/3bJM0We
Despite the pandemic, the NALC network made 2020 a tremendous year!
We are humbled and honored by your faithfulness and the trust you place in us to be good stewards with your generous donations. You have brought so much joy to the children, women and communities we serve in India that it warms our hearts.
Highlights of 2020 include:
- caring for 469 Dalit children and bringing them hope and joy
- teaching 180 women in the ARISE! Program with employable skills
- training over 60 Community Transformation Workers to reach 2,350 families with the Good News
- expanding the Private School to add grades 11 and 12 to increase enrollment by 500 students
- purchasing property to build a Christian college to serve marginalized people
These opportunities happened because of your ongoing support, which is the basis of our community of devoted supporters. This promises to be another exciting year ahead as we develop a Mission Training Center on the new Christian college campus. To learn more, please click here to read the 2020 Impact Report.
Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to deliver hope through faith to vulnerable children, women, and communities. Because of your partnership, we are celebrating 32 years of ministry work in India.
To learn more or to partner in ministry, please visit: https://thenalc.org/partners/india-transformed/
It is with thankful hearts that we are able to say that we made it safely back to the states in December with negative Covid tests on both ends. As we shared in our last email we are planning to be in the states until the end of February as a short furlough with time to rest, regroup and take care of some things before we head back to Bulgaria for the spring. We have had a wonderful time with our family these past few weeks and while we are not able to see many of you in person due to the virus situation, it has been a blessing to see those of you that we can during this time. We do hope that we are able to connect with more of you either in person or virtually in the coming weeks while we are stateside.Continue reading “Global Worker Update – The Pfisters”