Dear friends of Ting Ministries,
We have received our December update from our ministry partners in South Asia. We share it with you, in part, here:
By the grace of God, we are all doing fine in the family and ministry as well. We praise God for continuing to pour His abundant love, blessings, and faithfulness to our ongoing ministry. Though we are weak as humans in flesh, the Holy Spirit is always with us and helps us in our every activity. We thank God for everything that He has been doing in our ministry. We really praise God for your continued standing besides us through support, love, generosity, thinking, and prayers for us and His Kingdom. We thank you for your great commitment and partnership in the ministry.
Evangelism: We had an evangelism program in the village. The village is quite far and situated near the border of [COUNTRY UNDISCLOSED]. They are all Buddhists and so they strongly believed in superstitions. It was not totally easy to share the gospel among them since they never ever heard about the word of God. But through the help of the Holy Spirit, we were able to share the gospel to them. We started first our introduced session, then our testimonies and gospel presentation. We shared about sin, His love, and salvation. When we shared the gospel they were receptive to listen to it and after the end of the sharing many of them changed in their countenances […] Through the help of God in our sharing ten people were touched in their hearts and surrendered to Christ and four people were baptized.
We were somehow worried about sharing the gospel at first but through the help of God, we were able to do it without problem. Praise God for His continued help, leading and protection in our every activity. The villagers invited us again to visit and share the gospel to them. We told them that if you are all welcomed and receptive to us for gospel we will surely visit again.
Church dedication service: A village church collected bamboo, cane, woods etc from the jungle. Then they built it.he dedication service went well. After the dedication service, every family contributed for the occasion of church dedication and bought a big pig and they launched a fellowship together for all the villagers. They enjoyed the program very much. They also have much unity and harmony in their ministry activities. They used to have regular bible studies, prayer meetings and home visits every night. They also shared the gospel to their neighbors to those who are still far away from God. Please pray for them in your prayers so they may continue to practice what they have learnt and taught from us. They were very much happy for the new church. They gave thanks to God for providing a new church.
Annual area conference: We had a wonderful annual area conference near the border of [COUNTRY UNDISCLOSED]. It’s very far and needed to go by Jeep and boat on foot. The church leaders, men, women, youth, and lay leaders attended about two hundred. The conference was held for three days and the conference went very well. The conference theme was “Reward” (Revelations: 22:12). We had seminars, fellowship, refreshment, group discussion, area executive meeting, reporting each village leaders in their respective from their fields, praying for one another, giving encouragement to each other, how to work forward in the next year, worship together and mass prayer for each of us and you all and together partaking the Lord’s supper service etc during the event. We enjoyed it so much at the conference. We praise God for His abundant blessings, successful and fruitful giving us during the event.
Souls received: We have received fourteen souls and four of them are baptized.
We thank you so much for your Great partnership in the ministry. We know how much you have worked hard for our ongoing ministry needs. We really appreciate your continued love, generosity, thinking, and prayers.
We pray daily for you all. We send our love and prayer to you all.
May God abundantly bless your family and ministry.
TEAM Ting in South Asia