Dear Prayer Partner and/or Supporter:
Greetings in the precious, unconditional love of our Lord Jesus Who died, was buried, arose again and is coming soon!
I have probably said this a million times in my life but I never cease to see the bountiful supply of our great God Who said, “I will supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.” What a wonderful Savior! This week in our staff devotions, it was shared that for the last month, 117 professions of faith and 40 baptisms were reported. In the last twenty hours 129 professions of faith and 2 baptisms were reported. You will find very few mega-churches in third-world countries. However, you will find hundreds of churches of 20 to 100 congregants. Most of the body of Christ, you find their love for Him is top priority in their lives with very limited distractions and complaints. In other words, they are committed to Jesus Christ and He is the pleasure of their lives.
June 29th – July 5th, Faith, Steve and family with 2 friends visited us for the July 4th holiday. Luke, Jennifer, and Aubrey joined us for our 4th of July celebration. We had a houseful with 13 of us. We had a wonderful time with them together, celebrating July 4th with a cookout and playing the game of “Cornhole”. We thank the Lord for our family and time to be all together. (It was sad that our oldest grandson, Steven, was unable to be with us because of working that day.)
You are aware of my trip to India July 8-20, 2019 and it was one of those trips to remember. There were four of us who visited Vishakhapatnam where Jacob Gaddala ministers. There were over 250 in attendance at a special conference Jacob had planned. It was here where we ran into complications with the government concerning our preaching in a local church. It reminded me of how blessed we are here in America to have total autonomy within our churches without government intervention. On July 13th, Philippe St. Denis and I traveled together until our return trip home and Marc and Kris Robertson returned to the US on July 15th. Phil and I traveled to Vijayawada and shared in the Bethel Baptist Church and then to Nidumolu to stay and on Monday shared with the pastors of the fellowship. We were able to see the works of Luther Chatla, Wesley Chatla, and Moses Chatla. On Tuesday July 16th, we were on to Bangalore where we were able to meet with P.D. Emmanuel and his dear wife, Shanth, who is in the fourth stage of cancer. Please pray for her. We also taught a group of pastors and met with Brother Reddy, Joseph K. Joseph, Tatagiri Gurappa and P. S. Kumar before heading to Hyderabad. In Hyderabad, we were able to meet Pastor Rao, K. Vjay, Mohan Kumar and Vara Earlagadda. We left for home at 3:00 am July 20th and arrived home at 11:00 pm July 20th!
Nancy has completed the cataract surgeries and now has a prescription for glasses that will help her see near and correct the astigmatism. She is amazed that she can now see clearly in the distance. I had cataract surgery in January 2017 and am enjoying 20/20 vision in the distance, but still need reading glasses for close-up work. We both praise the Lord for strength and wisdom as we continue to serve IGM as director and office manager. We are preparing for the National Church Planters coming, September 8 – October 13 for meetings. Again, we are grateful for you who continually pray and/or support us. You encourage us so much in this ministry. May the Lord bless as you continue to serve our awesome Lord and Savior.
Sincerely,in His Unconditional Love:
Gary and Nancy Newhart
? For daily strength, wisdom, and health to serve our Savior
? For the volunteer retired gentleman helper for repairs on Mission Central
? Safety and strength for July 8-20 India trip
? Need a gardener for the outside property at Mission Central
? Need a Volunteer Office Helper
? Need more MSA (Mission Service Account) funds needed to run the Mission
? *Booking meetings for each 6-week period. If your church would like to schedule a meeting for Team #4 – please call the IGM office, 585-334-9048.
? Continue to pray for all the Abbott Family which has served in Mexico for over 50 years. Pray especially for David Abbott’s family in the loss of a preacher, son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend and mentor to many and Ginger Abbott Franco’s family in the loss of a son, daughter-in-law, and a grandchild on May 6, 2019 in a tragic car accident. Also, pray for David’s daughter, Perla, and Ginger’s granddaughter which are both recovering from many injuries from the accident. Perla has had several surgeries on her knee and will soon have eye surgery.
Tentative IGM Activities
July 23—August 8– Wilson Maungo at IGM
July 23—August 16 – Justus Wafula at IGM
August– Preparation for Team #3
Sept. 8—Oct. 13 – Team #3:
Godfrey & Launa Watson (Jamaica)
Kouami Midekor (Togo) & Rock Otekpola (Benin)
Robert & Naomi Lompo (Burkina Faso) (with Jim Arnold-call Jim to book meetings)
Sept. 8 – Oct. 13 – Meetings for Rock and Watsons on next month’s letter.
Sept. 10–IGM Council Meeting
Nov. 3 – Dec. 8th – Team #4–working on this team
Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 10–IGM Annual Council Meeting