Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you so much for praying us through our wonderful trip to the Philippines! For 3 days we met with pastors and leaders from 23 Asian countries to be further equipped and hear what the LORD is doing in these nations, and we also had the privilege of sharing what the LORD has been doing in India. It was so encouraging to hear the amazing reports…God is building His kingdom rapidly…Pray for LABORERS TO GO INTO THE RIPE HARVEST FIELDS!!
We also spent 3 days with some 50 missionaries-young couples with children and some singles-who are serving in Davao in the south of the Philippines. Many of them have labored there around 10 years, and the Lord is bringing in a great harvest! In the Saturday evening youth service around 50 kids and youth gave their hearts to Jesus, most of these from very desperate living conditions, and even some Satan worshipers! In the Sunday morning church service hundreds responded to the call to lay down their lives and follow Jesus wherever He will lead them! Check out our Facebook page for photos of our time!
BIBLES FOR MADAGASCAR…Pastor Raja, who leads the largest church in Madagascar with around 14,000 members, joined us for our time in the Philippines. It was wonderful spending time and serving together with this humble servant of the LORD. We had mentioned in a previous email about the shortage of Bibles in Madagascar, and now we feel compelled to do what we can to help. Pastor Raja has a connection with a printing company in Russia, and for just $10,000USD, he can get 2 shipments of 20,000 Bibles shipped freely to Madagascar in 1 year! Would you like to help provide 40,000 Bibles in 1 year to the nation of Madagascar!?? Please give online and mention ‘Bibles for Mada’!
India…PURCHASE OF ADJOINING LAND…the Lord continues to faithfully provide! We are now almost at $13,000…just over $7,000 to go. We so appreciate your help with this.
PRAYER MOUNT AND HOSPITAL PROJECT…please continue to pray for the final BREAKTHROUGHS to begin construction! See our indiahospital.org website for info.
JESUS HOUSE IN GERMANY…yesterday, Friday, the contract for Love-n-Care Ministries to buy Jesus House was officially signed before a lawyer! God provided all the $40,000 and some extra for the renovations. On January 1st, 2013, Jesus House will be ours!! Thank you for your prayers and rejoicing with us!
TRIP TO ISRAEL…anyone interested in joining us for the previously mentioned HOLY SPIRIT GLOBAL PRAYER CONVOCATION in Israel from April 29th to May 8th, 2013, please check out this website for more details, holyspiritglobalprayer.com, and REGISTER as soon as possible, mentioning Love-n-Care as your group name. We hope many of you can join us!
God bless you, and we covet your continued prayers and support.
Yesupadam, Monika, Bethany and Benjamin