Jai Masihki!! Praise the Lord. Summer is finally bidding us farewell as the colder weather slowly sets in. It has been an unusually extended summer. We were beginning to think that winter was not coming this year, but to our relief – it has come. And what a difference! At present the temperature is down to between 15 and 20 degrees – compared to between 40 and 50 degrees a few weeks ago. We are reminded that there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. So welcome winter!!
We have just returned from a stint in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh (South India). Again we were privileged to teach at the Agape Calvary Bible School. This is a school organized by the Agape Calvary Church – one of our ministry partners in South India. Students from different parts of Andhra Pradesh (AP) come to be equipped for service. Some go on to serve as pastors in villages while others become better equipped to serve in their local churches. Through our interaction with the students we are able to play an important role in their future. It is incredible to see the close bond being forged during our time with them – and it goes beyond that through our fervent intercession on their behalf. Please remember the students in prayer – that they will be useful instruments in the proclamation of the Good News in South India.
We also had the opportunity of conducting a prayer walk in Atmakur (about 25kms from Ananthapur). Do you remember Atmakur ? This is the first village where we labored and toiled when we first arrived in India in 2007. You may remember the Gospel meetings we organized under a tent at the entrance to this village. This area has been saturated with prayer – as various teams from SA, Mauritius and Bangalore joined us in prayer walking. I am glad to let you know that there are some real possibilities of a local person going to work there. Please pray with us – that the person of God’s choosing will be set apart for this challenge. And pray also for the guidance of the Holy Spirit – to help us to do what pleases the Lord.
Towards the end of September I had a freak dental accident. While having lunch one day, one of my front teeth broke in two. It was a very, very painful experience. An emergency visit to a dental surgeon confirmed the worst. Treatment was started, and it culminated with root canal treatment and the fitting of a crown. With the fitting of the crown came a piece of metal under the gum. This caused me great discomfort, and it was only yesterday ( 3rd Nov ) that it has been rectified. Praise the Lord that I’m finally on the road to recovery. Please pray for good health for the both of us. Just before our return from south India, I had an allergic reaction to something. My hands and my feet began to itch terribly. Some home remedies were tried, and it did help. On our return home, I went to the doctor who suspects scabies and is treating me accordingly. Pray for a speedy recovery.
Praise the Lord for the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in our local fellowships. Our prayer movement is gaining momentum as the call to prayer comes sharply into focus. Our Sunday morning service continues with a small but determined group of people. We take heart from the Word of God which says: "Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you shall see it." On the 2nd of October (Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary) our intercessory prayer group conducted a prayer journey in the village where we are seeking to plant the Gospel. We are expecting some breakthroughs there.
Please continue to pray as we plan and prepare for the Christmas and New Year season. These are opportune moments for the Gospel – so pray for the Lord’s leading as we seek to do something different. Something that will impact lives for the glory of the Lord.
Thank you again for your prayers and support. We greatly value your partnership in this work the Lord is doing. May our Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you with all that you need for your life, your work, your family and your ministry. When you have some time – write us a few lines. We would love to hear from you and pray for you.
Keep looking up!!!
With warmest Christian greetings
Ed & Vivienne Moses.