A 20th anniversary and a historic first in India

Dear friends,

Thank you for praying for Dr. Richard while he ministered in India earlier this month. We are grateful to bring you the following praises from his trip!

Personal Proclamation:

  • While in India, Dr. Richard was able to see many friends when he spoke at the 20th anniversary of a church plant by Delhi Bible Fellowship, where he served as pastor in the mid-1980s. The church plant had struggled when Dr. Richard was serving in India, but the Lord has been gracious and in the last 20 years they have planted several more churches.
  • Dr. Richard also spoke at a leadership conference, and was thankful that RREACH friend and former coach Del Harris could join him and present a workshop.

Ministry Training:

  • In Bihar State (once called the “graveyard of missions”) Dr. Richard spoke at a pastors conference in Patna attended by 170 pastors and their wives. One of Dr. Richard’s childhood friends felt called to Bihar, where being a Christian meant being under threat in every way. Now, 30 years later, this place is called the “vineyard of missions” and there are 1,140 churches and 110 pastors there! (Pastoral training is of great importance here so that church health can keep up with church growth!)

Evangelizing opinion leaders:

  • RREACH and our partners in Bihar held their first-ever evangelistic event in Patna, attended by 70 people, including 45 unbelievers. Several trusted Christ!
  • At an evangelistic event in Bangalore, a former classmate of Dr. Richard’s responded to the invitation to trust Christ!

Please continue to pray for those who attended events and meetings at which Dr. Richard spoke, that God would continue to use Dr. Richard’s words in their lives to encourage, convict and bring them into fuller relationships with Himself.

For His glory,
Edie Ross
Prayer coordinator

P.S. We have updated news on the 2014 Dallas GPA! Click here to see it!

1 thought on “A 20th anniversary and a historic first in India

  1. Great to learn about the ministry openings in Bihar. We’ll continue to pray for the task ahead Dr. Richard

    On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 1:40 AM, WordPress.com

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