December 2022

December 2022

“The angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

Luke 2:10

Beloved Ones, 

On that first Christmas, the angel told the shepherds the good news that a Savior, Jesus Christ, had been born in Bethlehem. This good news of great joy is for all the people of the world. During this Christmas season, we rejoice in this great gift we have received. 

God willing, I am planning to go to India at the end of December with my son, Dayan, for our annual ministry trip. Please pray for me as I am recovering from the RSV virus, that God will give me strength to make the journey. Although my body is still weak, I am getting stronger each day. I am very excited that my second daughter, Mishal, and her family (Len, Schuyler, Ethan and Luke) will be joining us in India to participate in the ministry. 

I am looking forward to going to Mumbai, since I wasn’t able to go on my last trip. We will be visiting the slum areas where we have helped plant churches, and we hope to encourage the congregations and help develop food kit distribution programs while in those areas. While there, we are planning a large gathering with all the pastors we support in Mumbai.

One of the fastest-growing regions for our ministry is in the state of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), where we have started a food kit program and where there is a small group of believers who meet regularly. God willing, Dayan will travel to U.P. with our IEM Administrator, Reji, to get updates from our evangelists on what is happening there. Please pray for a safe trip and that the believers in U.P. will be greatly encouraged.

As the end of the year draws near, we are reminded of all the blessings God has provided during the last twelve months. I am so grateful God has given me the strength to continue in the ministry. Please pray for me, and I will continue praying for you as well. 

Thank you all for your faithful support of IEM’s many ministries. Please continue praying for all the work of IEM throughout India. We thank the Lord for you and love you very much!

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and joyous New Year,

G.V. Mathai and Family