The 2007 Mission Team has been busy the last month doing ministry all over India. What follows is an excerpt from the team’s online journal.
“Shod your feet with The Gospel of Peace: In some of the epistles the apostle Paul wrote, he urged us to finish a race so that we may have our heavenly reward. In order to do well we need to do two things. First we should have the right equipment; otherwise our feet will get sore or scraped up. The second thing we need to do is condition ourselves to run the race. Without conditioning we will not last very long in any sporting event. So how do we condition ourselves for the race?
A song we sing for the kids is to read your Bible, and pray every day, so that you may grow, grow, grow. In our race of life Paul also urges us to grow as we come to the finish line, so that as we grow, we strengthen our foundation. Without the Gospel the foundation of Christianity is no more. As the Old Testament leads us to Christ, it’s Christ who teaches us how to live. Many people can talk the talk when it comes to Christ’s teaching, but without the Gospel of Peace we can not walk the walk, while doing the talk. If we have the same attitude as the author of Psalm 119, we will find peace in every area of life, and we can confidently go out fulfilling the Great Commission, going out to all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I’ve taught you.”
The team, who will be returning the last week of June, have been conducting VBSs for hundreds of children in Hyderabad, Ramachandrapuram, Kakinada, Bangalore, Kalimpong and Sikkim while also traveling in Dehradun, Mussoorie and Darjeeling.
Continue to pray for them as they wind up their travels. Pray also for the many people they witnessed to – that God might be glorified in saving his elect in India.