Friday, February 17, 2012

A Letter From India

Dear pastor Richard Merrill, elders and the congregation,

I greet you all in the name Jesus Christ.

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well. and church is going well. Might be very cold  and some snow?
Here in Calcutta our school will have the final exam in March and new session will have to start from April and we are praying for our own building by April.  So far we have 3300 hundred dollars and we are praying for the rest to buy the property. If we will not be able to purchase the the building, the school will be forced to close down. This $3300 includes the missionary support money which is $ 700 gave to me last year  and the other contribution from the st john congregation and the offering and  gifts from other friends in Christ. Thank you very much for all your prayers and financial help which made that fund. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your help and prayer.

Please continue to pray that God will provide the rest of the fund for the school. If any member of the congregation  or the church would like to make a the contribution or  would like fund for the school please talk to the pastor .. Thank you very much and may God bless you.

We also show Jesus film to non christian people in Calcutta and in the state of west Bengal where less than one percent are Christians and Jesus died for these people too. More people are coming to the Lord; We had  7 new baptism last month .  Faith comes by hearing and hearing from God's word. There are seven co workers are working with me and we have total 17 church fellowships in different places in Calcutta and in villages which is rural areas. Jesus said that He will build His churches and we are co workers with Him. He depends now for His work.  Please continue to pray for the work here. Your prayers and support can make an impact on our spiritual and moral strength and help us to work more effectively. We trust God for the support for the native  missionaries  and cost for showing Jesus film and printing literature, transportation etc. Please continue to pray for us . We can do something for the Lord while we are alive and nothing can be done after that. So we need to use our time and resources for His glory and night is coming that no man can work.

We  had Christmas program in our school and in out church fellowships and we gave gift to the poor believers in our church. All were happy and praised God.

Children in our school performed skit dance and songs in Christmas function in our school
We also conducted bible training program for the local workers so that they can be more effective in their evangelism. Thank you for reading this news letter. Pastor Richard, I sent to your email and to the church email  and it bounced back. Please let me know if your email has changed , I miss Cyndi. Thank you once again for all your prayers and financial support,help  and love for the Lord and  for us.

God  bless you all.
With love and prayer,
Your missionary for the lost in India,
John Thomas

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