Saturday, November 27, 2010

Church of Christ in India

Today, I have a day at home to do laundry and catch up on things.

A few weeks ago, I started receiving messages from Bontha, that lives in India. I am not sure how he found me but he did and we started chatting. Because of the time difference from Guatemala and India, when he is starting his day, I am ending mine.

This is The Church of Christ that meets in Kamepalli, India. They very much support the widows and orphans in the area.

Almost every night, we chat for a few minutes and we talk about our day. This is Bontha as he prepares to baptize a gentleman.

Distribution of food for those who are in need.

Bontha asks for our prayers in their ministry. Prayer is so important to the work of The Church. It does not matter which county we are in. The needs of people are the same and yet situations are different. Some areas are poorer than others when it comes to material blessings yet everyone needs Christ.

Material things will end. Think about the words of Christ in Luke 12, when He talked about the rich fool. The man thought he would build more barns for his grains and his goods. His priorities were not on his relationship with God.

So, God said to him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself? This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."

So, the question is, "How do we apply this parable or story to ourselves today?"

Please pray for the work of Bontha and the work of The Church in Kamepalli, India.


Kemmel and Lisa Dunham said...

Great international coverage!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Sheri this is so great! Guatemala and India are in my prayers with my Ghanaian family. God bless you. Cheryl B