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November 22, 2011 by  
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Heart of God India

ConvocationHAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving, friends, from our Indian family to yours this wonderful season of caring and sharing!

In the US, Thanksgiving is a time when we come together with our family for good food and warm fellowship and sentiments of thanksgiving.  It is the beginning of a season of sharing and thinking of others and reflection on the blessings of our Lord.

Heart of God India would like to wish you and yours a wonderfully blessed season of thanksgiving.  We sincerely thank you for your prayer and support of this ministry.  We would like to invite you to join our prayer team, contact us (link) for more information.  We have several volunteer opportunities, please prayerfully consider using your resource of time and your natural and spiritual gifts to further the Kingdom of God in India.  .  Contact us (CLICK HERE)

Last month our “first lady” finished her Bible curriculum and graduated from the school of theology. Our Head Pastor was recognized and honored at that ceremony as well. It is such a testimony of faithfulness and character when one is pulled from a crowd, as our Pastor was, and recognized and honored in this manner. We are so blessed to be partnered with such wonderful people who glorify God in their service, their continual preparation to better serve, and their daily walk.

New LepersCongratulations and love goes out to our lovely first lady as we celebrate this accomplishment with her. Please join us in prayer for this wonderful couple who oversee the ministry in India.

As we thank God for this wonderful couple, thoughts turn to the work in India and the path that God has laid before us. Recently our Head Pastor discovered a group of 20 lepers living in a canal.  It is common that lepers are banned from their villages and abandoned by their families. This group of 20 have been surviving by begging but need immediate help.

The lepers do not ask for much, just daily rice and vegetables a couple of times a month and some sauce to put on the rice. These minimal needs can be met at the cost of just $15 per person. We currently have 70 lepers in need of sponsorship. Will you please pray about these needs and choose a leper to sponsor? If you are unable to provide a monthly sponsorship, would you consider purchasing a blanket or clothing for one of our lepers?  A one time gift of $15 will help to provide these items for a leper. The needs are urgent as the weather is getting colder at night and last years items are quite worn.

These new 20 lepers join with Heart of God India, giving us 3 leper colonies. Only one of these colonies has shelter.  Please pray for this need and God’s provision. If your Church or group or family would like to “adopt” a leper colony, please contact me (CLICK HERE) for details. It would be a blessing beyond words for both you and the lepers.

As our teams go and pray, provide the Word of God and worship, provide medical care and fellowship, we see the lepers gain strength and have hope. As our lepers receive salvation and learn to lean upon God for their needs, their limbs might look the same but their entire lives are changed. The spiritual substance far surpasses the physical substance as they gain eternal hope and worship Him in spirit and in truth. God is glorified even in the lives of these suffering with such great physical need. God is glorified as these lepers stand on deformed feet and lift hands little more than stumps to clap and praise Him. This is a time of sincere thanksgiving.  Our lepers rejoice in the love of God and the eternal life that awaits them, through the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. What a blessing!

“And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you,
because of the surpassing grace God has given you.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9: 14-15)

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Jeanice McDade, Executive Director

Website: Heart of God India

Email: jeanice@heartofgodinternational.org

 

 

    

 


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