News from Asia
I hope you are all fine and doing good, in the Lord’s ministry. Thank you so much for being concerned for me. Our work for the Truth in Myanmar is going forward, I hope God will do great things in Myanmar. Thank you so much for your prayers, we are planning to go back to the Delta area in November and December, please pray for us. I hope one day you will come to Myanmar, and see what God had done.
Bro. Suum Pi
We are delighted to announce the baptism of ZHANG; may God be with him until His Kingdom comes.
Bro Zhang spent one day and night with me, staying at the hotel with me. We talked about work, the Bible doctrines, life and so on. In the morning I was satisfied and impressed with his knowledge of the Gospel and so I baptized him. I talked with him about a few examples of baptism from the Bible. About Philip who baptized the Ethiopian eunuch, now "They went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him." And I told my thoughts about Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, who believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized., Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip .etc. Immediately before immersing him, I asked him if he is willing to follow Jesus with all this means, he said yes, and only after he said that did I begin to turn the tap on to fill the bath with the water, and then I baptized him. Afterwards we read Romans 6 together and I emphasized upon Romans 6:4 "we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”. May God bless our new brother.
We ask for your prayers for Sis Ji-Ang. The situation in China varies- in some places there's little opposition to spreading the Gospel, in others (especially in rural areas) there's quite a lot. Our Sister has been zealously preaching in a rural and remote area, and she's unregistered with the authorities as she's independent. However, some trinitarian group who is registered with the authorities have reported her for spreading 'strange religion' and she faces quite some difficulties with the local police at this time. Please pray for her, although our contact with her is infrequent.
We are an ecclesia in Chennai, going well. Bro. Prakash Cornelius is recording brother responsible for the ecclesia. Please put him on the mailing list for Gospel News. We are glad to note that Bro. Duncan is well, ministering in Latvia and he is blessed with his first baby; please convey my greetings to him. I have a bad pain in my body now, with severe cold, due to the ageing process. I am 81 years old now and am thankful to our Heavenly Father for sustaining grace. Please pray for me.
India is disturbed by swine flu that gripped the whole nation with fears. Terrorism is another fearful factor. The newspaper is full of human deaths of various kinds. As we study the Bible one has to come to the conclusion that we are in the last days. The only answer is our Lord’s soon return to this earth which we need so much now.
Bro. I. Barnabas
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are still seeking support for our Raute tribal people work. Please you all pray for our ministry here in Western Nepal.