Lord, teach us to pray

January 4th, 2017 by | | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

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Thank you for praying for the 2016 NAIC conference! Pastors from all over Sri Lanka, Nepal and India gathered last November to experience fellowship, prayer, teaching and spiritual refreshment over the three-day assembly. The conference debuted the 2017 teaching theme: “Lord, teach us to pray” based on Luke 11:1. It was a time filled with [. . .]

Unstoppable

January 4th, 2017 by | | Posted in Encouraging Stories, Featured Update

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“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 As the video crew began recording an interview with Reverend Samuel Stephens, everyone leaned in with anticipation and sat quietly transfixed. For the next two hours, we listened to him pour out his passion [. . .]

A look back at 2016

December 30th, 2016 by | | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

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Take a look back through 2016 with us! Below is a glimpse of a few of our most inspiring stories, prayer requests and videos! January 26 INSPIRING STORY: After teaching in Indian public schools for 30 years, Pastor Asir and his wife attended a church and… Posted by India Gospel League on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 [. . .]

Child Care Update

December 22nd, 2016 by | 1 Comment | Posted in Featured Update, Field Updates

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Star Fest 2016 Advent is upon us and soon we will celebrate Christmas. The joy, peace and hope of Christ’s birth is and always will be of great significance for all humankind. We, at India Gospel League (IGL), affirmed this as we began the 2016 Christmas celebrations. Star Fest, an annual two-day special Christmas event [. . .]

Bihar Flooding Update

December 8th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

Introduction Normally, in the Northern and Eastern parts of India, the rainy season starts in June and continues through the first week of October. After the devastating floods in 2008, the rainfall was much less than normal. But in July 2016, Bihar experienced much heavier rainfall than normal. Most of the rivers overflowed, including the [. . .]

Gratitude – it lightens up my soul!

November 22nd, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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“Praise the Lord.  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”  Psalm 106:1 I pray that this will be a very special Thanksgiving for all my friends in North America.    When things don’t seem to be going well and we are overcome with disappointment, when we feel overwhelmed by [. . .]

Love One Hundred More

November 8th, 2016 by | 3 Comments | Posted in Field Updates

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In God’s household there is never a sign that says, “Sorry, no more space here.” There is always a way to bring in, accept, embrace and extend generous love one more time, in one more direction. When Prati and I had our first child, we thought we could never love another in the same way. [. . .]

“Lord Teach Us to Pray”

October 25th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates, Opportunities

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“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 Pastors and leaders from across India eagerly anticipate the annual training conference in Salem, Tamil Nadu next month. It is a time of both biblical instruction and vital fellowship as they soak up teachings from the Word of God, encourage one another and [. . .]

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY UPDATE

October 17th, 2016 by | | Posted in Field Updates

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Medical Camps Medical camps are conducted in a different IGL children’s home every Saturday to ensure each child’s health status is screened once every three months. In a combined effort by IGL and Sharon Hospital, 800 children from IGL children’s homes received medical checkups this summer through these medical camps. Most of the children are [. . .]

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The church in South Asia is growing exponentially (adding nearly 1,000 churches to their number every month). This explosive growth requires ongoing leadership development and training, vital for the sustainability of the indigenous church. In August, in response to this great need, a poor, persecuted church living and operating in Southeast Asia committed to sacrificially [. . .]