After graduating from Grace Bible College, Brother Sunder primarily worked as a church planter in Gujarat, India. After planting a church, he moved back to his native state in South India in 2004. Since moving, God has graciously used him and allowed him to plant another church.
Greetings to you all. I wanted to send a brief update about the work of God here in South India.
Thank you for praying for us. Please pray for my wife Glory, as she has been suffering with a headache for a long time. She is taking medication, but sometimes she has a very hard time and is not able to take care of the home and children. I need her so much to stand with me in the Lord’s work. Please uphold her in your prayers.
My son Ebenezar Charis just turned fourteen last month. Pray with us for him that he will know Christ and be saved. This is a very important time for him. My son and I, along with my daughter Jemima Charity, are reading through the Gospels. At the moment, we are in John’s Gospel. May God grant us His grace so that we might be godly parents and guide them to God.
We continue to meet in our church building on Sundays. Approximately eighty people regularly gather for worship and fellowship, and once a month we take part in the Lord’s Supper. Most of the attendees and members are new converts, and only some of them are from traditional Christian backgrounds. We feel that the Lord is continuing to use these men and women for the purpose of making disciples. I have been seeking the Lord, that He might raise up leaders out of these groups and that they might grow to maturity. Recently, the church has finished studying through I Thessalonians, and now we are going through the book of Hebrews.
Along with the church-planting work, we are also engaged in training men and women who are already in the ministry but have never had the privilege of formal education. Every two months, about thirteen pastors gather for study and fellowship. Right now we are studying, The Gospel Call and True Conversion by Paul Washer. This study is helping us to understand the nature of true conversion. This is such a neglected teaching in our times, in our country, and in our churches. We greatly need this instruction.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN
We have around fifteen to twenty children gathering every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M. We have two sisters leading the children’s ministry. After the class, the children join with us in the main church service and recite their Bible memory verses. In the month of January, we conducted a Bible exam and presented gifts to the children for their encouragement. Our prayer and burden through this small effort is that these little children will be led to Christ the Savior.
PRAY FOR THE YOUNG MEN
In my last report, I shared about three young men who were recently baptized: Rajan, Ramesh, and Chandra. They are continuing to come to our church fellowship, and I believe that they are growing in the Lord.
Thank you for your valuable prayers and for being a blessing to us in so many ways.