February 2020

February 2020

“I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation.” ~ Psalm 13:5

Beloved Ones in Christ,

Warm greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Even though I am in India, far from the U.S., I feel close to all of you in spirit and uphold you in my daily prayers.

I am getting ready to wrap up my time in India and return to America on March 4th. It has been a wonderful season of ministry. The Lord is doing great and mighty things here! It is a blessing to be a part of His work in South India, as we equip ministers of the Gospel to bring the Good News to the people of India.

The Lord has been gracious in allowing me to visit local Bible study groups almost every day since I returned from Mumbai in early February. I travel with Reji, our IEM administrator, and it has been a joy to see the believers’ enthusiasm as they grow in the knowledge of the Lord.

I thank the Lord for the open doors to share the Gospel, and for the many people who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Our pastors and evangelists are busily engaged in distributing Gospel literature and Bibles to the people, especially in Mumbai where there continues to be a great hunger for the Word of God. They gladly receive the Bibles and Gospel tracts and faithfully attend the worship meetings. Please pray for all the new believers to grow strong in the Lord and to be faithful witnesses.

Our Bible College students are excited about their three-month summer ministries back in their home villages in north and northeastern India. They will be conducting VBS programs, house-to-house visitation, Bible studies, and open-air preaching. Please pray for them as they apply all they have learned during their time in the classroom. We are so thankful for their eagerness to share the Gospel, and count it a joy to partner with them in their Bible training. Returning students will arrive back in Kerala in June to start another school year.

The children in our Children’s Home are happy and enjoying life on the IEM campus. It is really encouraging to see them growing spiritually. Please continue praying for them also.

We thank all of you for your fervent prayers and loving support. Please remember to pray for my return trip to California on March 4th as I resume the work there. We thank the Lord for each one of you! May He keep you in good health and in the joy of the Lord.

Yours in His Service,

G.V. Mathai