“What shall I return to the Lord for all His goodness to me?” Psalm 116:12
Dear Ones in Christ,
As we come to the close of 2021, we have so much to be thankful for. We who are alive at this time, spared from the Covid virus, how grateful we should be to God for extending our days. Let us seek the mind of the Lord and do our utmost to please Him by accomplishing His plans and purposes here on earth.
God’s desire is for the whole world to know that He sent His Son to become a propitiation for the sins of those who will trust Him. Let us continue to make an all-out effort to spread the Gospel to the unreached. There is great joy in heaven among the angels, and joy in the heart of God, when sinners are saved.
IEM is continuing our food distribution programs in the states of Kerala and Uttar Pradesh. As the Lord provides, we will expand this program to reach more poor families with much-needed food supplies. We hear so many encouraging reports from those who have received help. Some of their stories are enclosed. Let us continue to pray for these precious people who are receiving the message of the love of God and basic food supplies for their families.
The government in Kerala is slowly allowing public schools to reopen. Our Bible College is a residential program, so we are not able to open at this time. However, our faculty is encouraged by the progress, and we are praying we can reopen our campus by June of next year. Please pray for our Bible College students who are continuing their studies online. We are utilizing this time to improve our college curriculum, administration and facilities.
During this season of Thanksgiving, let us count our blessings and be thankful to the Lord. Let us draw closer to the Lord. The members of the IEM Board join me in sending our love and appreciation to all of you for your partnership in this ministry. We give thanks to the Lord for you and remember you in our prayers. May the Lord richly bless you and keep you as you rejoice in Him.
Yours in His Service,
G.V. Mathai and Dayan Mathai