Thursday, August 1, 2019

Team Uppahar, India

Dearly Beloved,

Greetings to you all in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let our hearts be filled with gratitude as we enter this new month which our Lord has graciously given us. This month on August 15th we are celebrating the 73rd Independence Day. Let us thank God for our country and never forget to pray for its peace and prosperity and the real independent from the bondage of Satan.

Matthew 9:36-38 says that as Jesus looked upon the multitudes that had gathered around Him - the helpless and hopeless. He was moved with compassion. Why? Because, first, Jesus saw that they had departed from God. They were scattered. They were like sheep outside the fold without company or fellowship. They were away from the Shepherd without guidance or protection. Second, Jesus saw that they were dead in their transgressions and sins. They were lost under a burdensome load of sin. They were ruled by the spirit of disobedience and rebellion. Third, Jesus saw that they were destined to go to hell. He could see their end from the beginning. He knew that apart from Him, they would not be saved. Fourth, Jesus saw their despair without a shepherd. They did not have a right spiritual leader. They knew nothing about the blessings of the Church the joy and peace that comes in the fellowship of believers.
Beloved, the people of our country and the world at large have gone away from God. They do not have a right relationship with Him. They are dead in their sin. They need to be reached by soul winners who have great passion for souls as that of Jesus. Do we have such a compassionate heart? Are our hearts broken because our people do not know the Savior? Jesus calls us to do two things. First, Visualize - See the harvest! Millions of people are rushing to hell everyday to face eternal condemnation. They need Jesus who alone can save their souls. Let us enter the field and harvest the crop - the souls of our dear ones, for Jesus before they perish. Second, we need to agonize in prayer - Jesus said, “Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for His harvest field.” We have to constantly pray to the Lord to raise up more men and women to go and work in His field. Our Lord has given us the greatest job the world has ever known! Let us rise up now and do our part cheerfully.

We thank God for our CDO’s, VDW’s and leaders who are in the harvest field. Please uphold them in your prayers. We plan to have more spiritual program from September to February 2020. We would like to count all His blessings since last 20 years he has done we have experienced. Praise the Lord!

Please continue to pray for the ministry, safety of visitors who will be ministering to us and encouraging from the Word of God.

God bless. Yours in His service,
Rajat Kumar Pani