Ian Portwine has just returned from visiting the two Regions Beyond churches that we have close links with in India. With Colin he gave a weekend’s teaching to the In Depth Discipleship group. The growth in the church was noticeable here, as only six of the 20 were part of the group last year.
Time was also spent visiting families in the church, enjoying curries, encouraging and praying for them.
He was able to visit Kishan & Luton in their new apartment. If you remember, last year we took up an offering, part of which has assisted them in getting a bigger apartment outside the slum. They lead the growing work among the Hindi speakers, and at Christmas were able to host a party for nearly 30 of their contacts.
After a six-hour drive he was with Edgar’s church, and straight into some teaching, as they were involved in a 21-day prayer & fasting series. Ian was able to deliver the recent gift that we had given which was immediately put into use to buy equipment to launch a new project working with 0-5 years children and their mothers in the slum.
Please do continue to pray for India. They have an uncertain political future ahead of them, which may impact on their freedoms.