Dear Prayer Partners,
Greetings to you all in the blessed Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Isa 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”
The Lord has been so good to us and the ministry is going on well by His grace and through your prayers. The first semester of the Gateway Project went very well and the second semester just started. October 9th to the 13th of 2013, we had a wonderful time of fellowship with all of our sister churches and members from Sikkim, Darjeeling, Nepal, West Bengal, etc. Rev. Dr. Jim Starr and Pastor Chris Luppino brought wonderful messages of revival and the Gospel for unsaved Hindus and all the delegates were blessed.
The orphan children are growing spiritually in the Lord and also physically growing. The month of November is a very important month for them as they have to prepare for the final examinations to be held in the first week of December.
Pastor Rohit Rai and Jyoty donated a piece of land for the Grace Academy, Biblical Baptist Church Ranka, and orphanage buildings. Pray for the construction. The believers at Ranka Biblical Baptist Church are growing in numbers as well as in spirit. Six souls were saved in Ranka thus far in 2013. The Vision2020Asia’s “Understanding the Times Conference” 2013 was successfully held November 1st to 4th , 2013 at Life Spring Corner, Dimapur, Nagaland. Twenty-one young men and women dedicated their lives to be full-time missionaries. Some of them will soon attend our missionary apprenticeship training in the months of May and June 2014.
Praises and Thanksgiving: Please give thanks to Almighty God for all His goodness bestowed upon us and praise Him for the successful conferences. Praise God also for saving lost souls in Sikkim, Darjeeling and Nepal. Two new churches were planted in Nepal and one church in Darjeeling by our ministry partners.
Prayer Requests and Future Events: Please pray for the spiritual growth of all the new believers in the Himalayas. Please pray for the upcoming Youth Camp to be held November 6th to 9th, 2013. The youth camp is still in need of $1500 for food and stationery. Please also pray for the 10,000 Bibles to be distributed during the Christmas season 2013. Please also pray for the orphan children’s gifts for Christmas.
Ph. 4:10, 17 “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity…Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.”
In His Service,
Rev. Athem K. Chothe