Testimony of Gift packages to India
This is a wonderful testimony from a pastor in India who Missionary Ventures work alongside. Hear how The Lord is changing hearts and minds in this time of crisis
I hope you all are doing well.
I would like to share a quick testimony about how God has turned the hostile situation into a great opportunity.
On Thursday, our team was at the church to pack the food kits to be distributed to the needy people affected by the lockdown. We also planned to record our church service to be streamed on online this Sunday.
But some neighbor from the building called the police complaining that we were running church. The police arrived and took me to the Miyapur police station. The police initially said that they will file an FIR against us for gathering at the church during the quarantine. But thankfully they let us go within a few anxious minutes without even filing a case or an undertaking letter. By God’s grace, the same police who were against us, came forward to help us yesterday in our COVID-19 relief program by assisting us in distributing the food kits to the poor.
Through this incident, God has opened a way for us to meet very senior police officials of the Cyberabad Police commissionerate as we met them to seek their assistance in the relief program. They were interested in our work and assured us their assistance. They have even provided us vehicle passes for free movement during the relief program. They also requested us to provide aid to around 400 families in the tribal places of our region and offered us with a truck for transportation to that place.
All things worked together for good for the glory of God. We thank you all for your prayers and support.’
We want to help too.
MVGB with MV India care packages
We have identified 500 of the most vulnerable families and would like to reach out to them with a package of essential food and hygiene items (including the inevitable large bag of rice!) This is not just humanitarian aid we are talking about. It will open doors for the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ by demonstrating His unconditional love. Many of the packages will go directly into Hindu or Muslim homes. We are believing and praying that hearts will be opened and that many will turn to Christ as a result.
The packages will be delivered personally (and hopefully safely) by the local churches and will cost around £20 each so our target is to raise a daunting £10,000! Our MV colleagues in the USA have already generously committed $2,000 (about £1,600) and others have already made pledges, so we are well on the way!
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in India to remain steadfast, strong and protected in their own situations. Also please consider a donation to feed one or more families in some of the poorest communities. You can do this by filling the form below or clicking here https://mvgb.org.uk/give/give-project/, by an online bank transfer to MV (Sort Code 201003, Account No 10575828) or by sending a cheque payable to Missionary Ventures, PO Box 741, Rochdale OL16 9QD. In each case please make sure you state ‘India Appeal’ as the reference.
Thank you for taking the time to read this important message and may the LORD protect you and keep you in these challenging times.
Darren and Sue Mitzi (MVGB Directors)
Luther and Sandy Meier (MVI)
Viv Penfold and Rob Carter (MVGB Champions for India)