Sunday, November 11, 2012

Preaching in India

Thousands of people in this village area in India listened as I explained the Gospel in simple, easy-to-understand language. God performed many miracles! 

We gave away 8,000 copies of the Gospel of John to new believers. On the final night we ran out of books because we were overwhelmed with so many people getting saved.

I really appreciate my mother and father who came to help me minister. Their love and example is the reason I am an evangelist.

The #1 question I am asked is, "What do you eat when you are on the mission field?" Let's just say we ate a lot of chicken on this trip.

We also visited 7 small village churches. Here are some of the people we had the privilege of ministering to.

I love this picture of one of the village girls. 

I am so thankful for all our friends and partners who make it possible for us to go preach the Gospel! Look at the picture below. This harvest of souls is YOUR harvest. Thank you for your love and support. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Trials and Tribulations of an Evangelist

Paul the Apostle suffered from shipwrecks, being stoned, and beatings. My challenges are less severe.

It has been raining here in India and our festival grounds is like a swamp. Thousands of bugs and insects fill the air.

On the first night, I stood up to greet the people. When I opened my mouth, a bug flew in. I could feel it buzzing around at the back of my throat. Instead of saying, "I am so happy to be here in India!" I was coughing and hacking.

Below are the bugs flying around one of our light towers.

The entire time I was preaching, bugs flew into my mouth, my ears, and my nose. After the service we were supposed to eat dinner, but I told the pastors, "I'm not hungry because I already ate my fill of bugs."