Dear <<First Name>>,
When you picture in your mind masses of individuals coming to Christ you might picture a nation in Africa or the underground church perhaps in China. It’s true these areas are the world are experiencing unprecedented amounts of people coming to Christ! Now picture that happening in India and you have seen what is about to come! India will experience one of the largest end-time Harvest the world has ever seen!
It was our absolute privilege to work in India this last month and to partner specifically with India Christian Ministries (ICM). Their vision of reaching those who have never had the opportunity to know Christ has already resulted in 2,500 churches. For three weeks I (Cathy) had an opportunity to join their team, speak to their leaders both men and women and watch the Lord encourage their hearts.
Our vision has always been to partner with indigenous apostolic leaders and see nations come to Christ in addition to helping women and children at risk. So we are currently praying for direction on our future involvement in India. If you have a heart for India, we highly recommend you sow into India Christian Ministries. You can find out more about them at www.indiachristianministries.org.
Next stop Africa! We will be returning to Africa tentatively in February. We’ll send you an update later on this. Last year our friend, Jill Austin told us we would be like triple AAA going from Africa, Asia and America! At the time we couldn’t even begin to get our minds around what she was saying. Now we are watching those words come to pass.
The Lord is good and it’s our privilege to serve Him and watch His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven! For you in the US have an wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Blessings, Stuart and Cathy Greer
Over 1,000 Women attend the India Women’s Leadership Conference
Wow! Over 1,200 women attended the Women’s Leadership Conference. These are pastor’s wives and leaders. The theme and messages were on the Father’s Love and the transformation in their lives was visible after the first day!
On day two we prayed for and anointed each woman with oil releasing an impartation of the Father's love. Our team consists of Lisa Kelly, our team leader and a part of India Christian Ministries, her friend Kathryn and myself. So you can imagine how much time it took to pray for each person, I think it was about 2 and half hours! Many were healed physically in that moment and the main sessions! We praise God for the impact this will have in their lives, their churches and testimonies that are still to come!
Food and Blankets for the Persecuted Believers
I can hardly begin to describe the experience we had spending time with a group of persecuted believers. We made arrangements to meet them because of a dream Lisa had in which a group of people were crying out for help. The Lord is amazing! He gave a woman in America a dream to go to His persecuted bride in India! As she shared her dream many of the people began to weep. We heard their testimonies of what happened and I could only sit and cry. These believers were challenged to renounce Christianity and turn to Hinduism or die. They fled while watching their homes burn and everything they owned taken. Currently they are settled in the state of Orissa near the border of Andhra Pradesh border region with only palms and sticks as temporary shelter. Mission Support Network was able to help provide bags of rice for these believers and it was such a privilege! ICM also provided rice and over 200 blankets. In the end nothing seemed like enough! The cost of following Christ was so high and they were so willing. Please keep this precious group in your prayers.
Reaching the next generation in India
God is doing such an amazing thing with the Children through ICM from children’s homes, to after school programs to Sarah Covenant Homes for the disabled. My heart was especially touched by Sarah Covenant Homes for the disable and mentally retarded. These children are left to waste away in hospitals and eventually die. Who on earth would take them? They may never be able to move on and live an independent life. They will need personal care their entire life unless they receive a creative miracle from God. It looks monumental and burdensome in scope. Who will care for these absolutely forgotten and forsaken? Jesus will and he does through these homes. For a $150 a month please consider taking on one of the precious children. Find out more at www.sarahcovenanthomes.com.
1. Increase anointing and provision to advance the Kingdom both at home and in the nations.
2. Tickets to Africa in February we need $4,000.
3. Funds for another round of church planting $1,500 per church includes pastor salary for six months.
4. Funds for new school in Ghana.
5. Our future in India we need the Lord to speak and provide.