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Dear Friends and partners,
Greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ I am sure His love and mercy was abundant in the last year and will continue to be so in this New Year too. The promise of God in this new year for our church and for us personally is from: Isa; 12; 5-6 "Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great are the Holy One of Israel among you."
Our New Year Service was really filled with the great out pour of the Holy Spirit. Five of our nearby branch churches came together. The church went on from 10 to 5 am, and every one had a chance to share the goodness of His mercy in the year 2007 which is our custom for many years, and we finished it with the Holy Communion. Then we distributed clothes to the widows and poor people who came from each church.
When the whole world was celebrating the birth of Christ, there was cry raised up to heaven from the villages of Orissa. In the state of Orissa the poorest of the poor people come from the tribal areas, where they also were celebrating Christmas with singing and praising. While they were rejoicing in the Lord, suddenly more than two hundred of anti-Christian people came and destroyed their homes, killed many ministers and poor people burning them alive. It was not great news to publish in the news paper because they are poor and nobody cares for them. During the Christmas night we got the news from our brothers from Orissa that many ministers working in these villages were hiding in the forest. The few days later the news paper said 800 homes were burned more than 200 people were missing, and many were burned alive. The end of 2007 in Orissa is the cry of the innocent Christian women and children who became the victim of religious fanaticism. But our missionaries working in these kinds of tribal areas are doing fine.
Two days later another attack took place against a Christian convention and in TV they showed live, beating the pastors and destroying the convention tents and so on, Can we stop these things? I believe that the power of prayer will bring the state of Orissa to the foot of the cross, let us pray for the revival to this state. All things are possible when we believe and pray. We are now looking for a place to build a worship center in this tribal area. We are planning to build a community hall or a charitable center and hold services and also to help the people.
Please see our website: www.indiagospelfoundation.com. Please pray and support our ministry as the Lord guides you, and also please do introduce this ministry to your friends and the body of Christ. We have included Table calendar about our ministry of this year 2008. We look forward to hear from you, with love and Prayers.
Bro. Roy & Kezia
発行：India Gospel Mission 翻訳：IGMを支える会（email : igm＠netpal.co.jp）