Dear beloved brothers and sisters,
Loving greetings from Vikasitha family, India! We wish all our faithful prayer partners and financial supporters a Very Blessed New Year 2013. We haven praying for you and your families.
A brief update…….
The Lord has been so gracious and faithful in keeping His word and using us in different ways in reaching people and touching their lives for Him.
Women (Pastors’ wives) conference (July 17 – 20) in Vijayawada left a great impact on many women and they all see and experience considerable changes in what they do for the Lord. About 330 attended. Still we are receiving number of phone calls from pastors. Through this we got invitations from 2 different areas to conduct Women conferences. One we did in August 22 – 24 and other inn October 16 and 17. In each places 70 – 80 attended. At that time we also conducted night gospel meetings.
In December we took a picture of Bible college faculty and students picture. Now 8 faculty teaching 50 trainee harvesters. This is the place where they clearly see the vision of ‘unreached and hard to reach people groups and areas’, equip themselves and go out with a great burden. Find attached picture.
In November and December months many gave their lives to the Lord through our pastors’ hard labour and fulfilled the Lord’s Word in their lives by taking water baptism. About 50 were baptized in different places. I baptized 9 on 27th of December. Picture attached.
The church facility that they have been using was so tight to hold the people so they built big one. Picture attached.
The Lord in a wonderful way provided Christmas dresses for all the Vikasitha buds. We thought that this year we may not be able to buy new cloths to them because of our financial situation. Brother Mark Smith took an initiative and raised funds for them. All were so happy and our special thanks to all who took part in this project.
We appreciate you all very much for standing with us and helping us in the past years. Please do continue to pray and support us more. Sometimes we are facing the struggle in meeting the needs of widows and children. You little regular financial help will do so much here.
Please contact Brother Mark Smith at 714 – 321 – 9888 and visit www.aslansarmy.com for more details.
Also you can contact me through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 011-91-9848074663.
Let us do something that lasts long for the Lord together.
In Him and for His glory,
Your Indian brother Steeven Veerapaneni for all