India Update #4

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Hello friends,

Thank you for praying today. The Chosen teaching event was well received and a blessing to all who came. There were several pastors with large groups from their congregations and a few priests did attend, so that was an answer to prayer. The Equipper for our team in this area felt they embraced the teaching. We'll find out more about this when Thomas does the follow up with them.

All the generations were represented. Many older folks with well worn Bibles were there, as well as dozens of school children, middle and high school age, many girls the age of Mary! It was impressive that they came on a Saturday, especially since they are still on winter break.

It was a nice surprise when two groups of young adults from the U.S. and Australia who are on YWAM's (Youth With a Mission) DTS (Disciple Training School) program joined us. They're spending their missions outreach months in India, Nepal, and Australia. One of the girls just graduated from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga., just a few miles from our home!

With such a diverse audience, Phil had a challenging day. The translator, a professor from a local Bible college, really captured the message and purpose of the course and did a great job, another answer to prayer!

2015-01-11 image-2At the end of the day, a pastor came up and grabbed Phil's hands and said, "Thank you! I never knew that Mary had so much to teach me!"

Please continue to pray for us.

Phil, Chris Tiegreen, and Mark Schaaf are all preaching at different churches tomorrow around the city. Then on Monday, we head back to Hyderabad for our South Asia Regional Consultation with our 25 leaders from across India as well as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

It may be a couple of days until you hear from us again.

Thank you for the prayers!

Ellen

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