Endeavoring to obey the Word of our Lord...Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.
Rooted and Grounded. These are two words that come to mind when speaking of many of the Christians in India. Some of the congregations are large in number and the people are hungry for the "meat" of the word. It was a blessing for our team who visited in January/February to see that many of the congregations are thriving and reaching out to their communities and beyond to share the gospel.
While in India our team served in various ways. Pastors Seminars, church services, medical clinics, woman's bible studies, Sunday School, prayer walks, and visiting many people. The next Where He Leads Newsletter will feature much more about this trip.
In India it is very common for a respected elder to name your child. "Victory Princess" is the translation of the name of the baby in the photo below. Her father was once a child at the ALC Childrens home and is now married. Pictured below are his wife and daughter. When their baby was born they asked Pastor K to name her.
The Ashburnham ALC confirmation and 8th grade classes made a trip to Guatemala in February, along with several parents. They had opportunities to meet and fellowship with many people. The team visited new mothers in the hospital, learned of life in Guatemala, and spent time with the youth in our churches there. Many stated "we went to bring something to them, but it was us who received"
Reports from the Field:
Togo: During the four days of seminars, all the topics we have studied in the past from the "Doctrine of Christ" were revisited with greater emphasis on"Justification by Faith in the Gospel of Christ; Confession and Forgiveness of Sins, and the Sanctifying work of the Spirit in the lives of believers. As usual, the teachings were interspersed with the actual preaching of the Gospel. We could not have brought our seminars to a close without the usual "Challenge" to ourselves to go and preach Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins as directed by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Philippe of the Church in Aklotsi on behalf of the participants thanked the FM and myself for organizing and leading regular seminars for the leaders of the their churches and prayed that the Lord would sustain the program in Togo so their people will grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. In my opinion, the Togo pastors and Church need to hear the Gospel very often to help them pass it on to many dying souls in their predominantly animistic societies
Thank you for your time and the Lord bless your day In His Grace,
Pastor Frank Famiyeh
Haiti Dear Pastors,
Please don't forsake us, we do need your teaching. Please keep coming to teach us, we are so thirsty of your teaching, because your teaching changed the hearts of people and we believe if this teaching continues we will make an impact where ever there is an Apostolic Lutheran Church of America and step by step we will have a better Haiti tomorrow.
We do keep you in prayer, we are fast for you all of Apostolic Lutheran Church of America
May Jesus Christ bless America
I look forward Respectfully in Jesus Christ
Email or click on the Donate link above for regular support options.
Only funded with earmarked funds
Emergency Medical Fund: The emergency medical fund was recently used in many places and is currently empty. Here is a list of recent needs that were assisted through this fund. Please keep each of these people in your prayers. ~ Pastor Joseph in Africa ~Giveth Lyn in the Philippines (Pastor Bert's Daughter, she was treated many years ago and has been in remission. Recently her leukemia has returned.) ~Two small boys in Africa ~Some medical aid to Lepers in India.
Top five list: Are you looking to donate for specific most needed causes? Ask for the administrators top 5 list! Click here to email!
Have you seen this poster? The Foreign Mission would love it if someone in each church that does not already have this poster, would volunteer to get one printed and put up in your church! We want to be able to share that which the Lord is allowing His Church to participate in within His Vineyard! CLICK HERE if you are willing to help put one in your church.
The Bible Fund Thank you to all who have donated to the Bible Fund. Bibles were recently distributed in Liberia, India and Ghana.
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
Would you like to receive the quarterly Where He Leads newsletter in the mail each month? CLICK HERE
> There is a trip being planned for The Philippines in March. Please pray for the team as they prepare to go, and for those who they will be in contact with in The Philippines as the endeavor to obey the Word of our Lord..."Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature..."
> The Foreign Mission will be meeting in New Hampshire on March 11 & 12. Please keep the board in your prayers.
> Please also pray for the ALC Central Board meeting being held in New Hampshire March 10-12.
> Please pray for our friend Pastor Sylvester and his family in Kenya. His son who is serving in the Kenyan Army was captured and is being held by the terrorist enemies.