January 8, 2017
Blessings Overflow in India
From the Superintendent's DESKThe saints in India send New Year’s greetings. This past week, they concluded their special meetings and began holding Vacation Bible School (VBS) with several locations taking a turn at hosting.
Clark Wolfe and Charles and Antonia Schleicher are still in India and were able to visit fourteen of our churches during the special meetings as well as two for VBS. They wrote that there have been too many blessings to number, including five saved in Durganagar, where over one hundred had gathered, filling the small church past its capacity of about sixty.
This year the Masakapali church was the first to host VBS, and about sixty-five children participated. The lesson, which was on faith, was conducted on the roof to take advantage of the sunlight as the power had gone out in the building leaving it dark. The children really enjoyed the activities. At the close, each was given a gift bag containing soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, cookies, chips, candy, a lunch container, and ten rupees, which they were especially excited about. (The photo above shows a team of workers preparing the gift bags for all locations).
Saturday afternoon, our Nadimpalem church was the next to host VBS, with children from our Yanam and Uppongala churches joining. Everyone had a great time.
On Sunday morning, the Kaikavolu church held their quarterly ordinance service. Many were in attendance and the blessings overflowed. During the time of prayer that preceded the taking of the emblems, one woman was saved, about six were sanctified, and another six received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. God is good!
Vacation Bible School is scheduled to continue throughout this week among our India churches. Our hope is that the children who attend will be touched by the love of Jesus. Please keep them in your prayers.