Missions News & Stories

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

We give thanks to our loving, compassionate, Sovereign God for your ministries. Thank you!

— Rick and Debra R., WI

Many Receive Christ at Open-Air Meetings

February 23, 2012

Native Indian believers worshipping
Native Indian missionary addressing a sitting crowd

Punjab Ministries of India regularly conducts outside evangelistic outreaches in North India. In 2011, when the missionary team held an open- air meeting in one of the villages, they reported a wonderful work of God among the crowd of about 250 people. After they gathered, the missionary preached the gospel and 19 villagers repented from their sin and received Jesus Christ as their Savior. Afterward, 14 of them were baptized.

In another town, the team was invited for a second time to a community to share the gospel. The people there honored the missionaries with garlands, according to the Indian customs. The leader wrote, “We give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave us an opportunity to go to the same village again. All the people were so happy to hear the gospel. Five more folks received Christ as their personal Savior. All the glory goes to our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that God will continually do wonderful works in that village.”

At another one-day open air meeting near the border of Pakistan, about 75 people gathered and were eager to hear the gospel. Many were from different backgrounds. Eight of them received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and all are preparing to be baptized.

Native believers worshipping at night

One person who received Christ gave this testimony: "I was far away from God, and I was in search of salvation. I could not find peace in my heart. Suddenly, one day I met a missionary who told me about Jesus Christ and that He can give you peace. He told me that Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.’ He also told me that there is no other name in heaven and on the earth whereby I can be saved. I repented from my sin and received Jesus as my personal Savior. Now I have peace in my heart. All the glory goes to Almighty God. Please pray for me and for my family." --Brother Singh.

Gifts will help Punjab Ministries of India continue to send their outreach teams to the villages of northern India.

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