Praise the Lord for the good experiences we have had so far this trip. During our free time, we have been playing with Praveen (Pastor George's right hand man)'s two children, Rajesh (10?) and "Sunny" (8?) as well as with Pastor George's children, Abigail and Nene. On Saturday, we spent some time getting on the same page for VBS. That evening, we went to the Total shopping center, which is similar to a shopping mall. Saturday was a good day to catch up on sleep and to spend time with the children here.
Lord's Day morning, Pastor George preached on the Christian's struggle between the flesh and the new man, based on Romans 7. We met several new young people that have been coming to the congregation, and we enjoyed chatting with them for quite some time. At 4:00 was the Kannada service, led by Pastor Babu. He preached from the first part of John 1, talking about Jesus being the light that came into the world. God blessed this Lord's Day, and I pray that He was glorified through it.
Tomorrow is the start of VBS, one of the highlights of our trip. Pray that God would speak through us to the children, and that the Holy Spirit would be working in their hearts to bring salvation. We look forward to being with the children and sharing the love of our Lord Jesus Christ with them.
Keep continuing to pray! Our God is mighty, and He listens to His people's prayers! Here are a few requests:
- that God would be glorified through the VBS and that His Spirit would be working in the hearts of individual children, bringing them to Him
- that the teachers (us) would have wisdom in leading and instructing the VBS