This past week, we had another rich time at our visit to the river community. We visited Sunkar, the boy who is crippled whom I previously mentioned. He was sitting on his new mat we had given him. We told the story of Jesus’ Crucifixion to wide-eyed little ones. The children are getting better at sitting and listening (candy can be a great incentive!) We also visited another crippled boy being raised by his grandmother, who is a Christian. However, she makes and sells alcohol to support her family! We are trying to encourage her to trust God and let her know that He can provide another way.
We are enjoying building relationships with these children and their families. We were saddened to find out that many of them do not attend school. Please pray for this community. They live hard lives and there is much alcoholism. Pray for God’s wisdom for us as we minister to their needs.
Nanda continues to press on with teaching Calvary Bible Training (CBT). He is in a village teaching as I’m writing. God continues to provide pastors who have already completed the course who ask him if they can go and help teach! This is a blessing, as Nanda is able to see first hand these pastors teaching what they have learned. It is also very helpful to Nanda as it is long hours of traveling and teaching that he doesn’t have to do alone! I am so proud of my husband and joyful to see what the Lord is doing through him!
Attached, is a picture of one of the newest groups of pastors in CBT. In the background, you can see their humble church building.
Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and support!