Today, Tuesday, Sam, Silvana, and I leave for India. We will meet our dear friend, French puppet Director, Anna, in Frankfurt and head for Bangalore. We will not be staying there as we plan to work with a very special group of people at Asian Christian Academy. Their President, Dr. Joy George is one of the dearest people, a man who walks humbly with his Lord.
This ministry impacts the world for Jesus as they train many people from many different countries, some from very difficult places for the Gospel. We are carrying with us 9 suitcases of equipment and would ask you to pray for its safe arrival. We have some things for the existing team there, but many more things that we want to place with individuals to help them with their work with the children.
It is a great honor to serve in India with people who love Jesus with their whole heart. Please ask the Lord to open doors for our programs. We have some openings that we want to see the Lord fill. On our last trip to India, we shared with 18,500 children in two weeks, so you can see how big the opportunities are in this place.
We see great hunger in the children as they ache for hope. It is very difficult to stand in a place where idol worship is common and expected. However, it is very sweet to see a child discover the one true God and His Son, Jesus.
Please pray especially for our very dear friend, Hanson , as he is scheduling our time. He and his wife have a lovely little baby girl. Please pray for her to come to faith as a very young child. I love Hanson like a son and am so excited to have time with he and his family.
During our short time in America, I have had the opportunity to speak at 2 churches about the work with the children and do some training with members of our summer team.
I am very grateful to my home church for allowing me to share about our sweet time in the Middle East, but I am especially grateful for their constant love and support. Their fellowship is a good place to come home to and refresh.
Covenant Presbyterian in Melbourne Florida gave me a wonderful opportunity to share twice last Sunday. I was very encouraged by people’s interest in the children that we love, that we seek to tell about Jesus Christ. I was especially happy at the many amazing opportunities that the Lord gave me in the airport to offer His comfort and His encouragement to people that I met.
I also had the joy of hosting a luncheon at my home for Sam and Silvana so that others could meet these dear and amazing friends. If you would like to get in touch with Sam and hear more about his ministry in Ireland and the world, just reply to this email.
Please feel free to contact me about speaking at your church , small group, or any gathering of friends. Just reply to this email. I will be in the states during March and April. Thank you all for your prayers!
THE MIDDLE EAST
Our time in the Middle East has changed me forever as now when I think about that place, I see the faces of our friends. Please continue to pray for the children and the believers there as their lives are difficult. It is strange , but I do not believe that they would describe their service that way. They simply love Jesus and serve their Lord. Their humility and passion has taught me so much. They do not seem to see the obstacles, just the solutions. Please pray especially for Gladys and Nancy as they threw open the doors for ministry for us with their hard work. Thank the Father that He has such lovely warriors in the Middle East.
Pray for our new team and for all the children who heard about Jesus to fall deeply in love with Him.
This is your opportunity! Due to some unexpected changes in our May team that is heading to Cape Town, South Africa, we have 3 openings for team members. We will leave May 1st and return around the 18th. Please reply quickly to this email if you are interested.
In Jesus, Linda for Sam, Sil, Anna, and Hanson