Summer is making a last ditch stand here as we continue to grapple with late summer temperatures averaging between 30 and 35 degrees on a daily basis. The humidity level is another story – dangerously between 90 and 100%.
By the grace of God we are learning to live one day at a time. Winter may be just around the corner – but it seems to be delayed corner.
Thank you for your prayers and intercession. It’s good to know there are people who pray for missions, evangelism and for missionaries. God’s work gets done in large measure through these means.
In the village where we are planting the Gospel – we are plodding on. You will remember that we cannot do anything public. So we are striving to be more creative and innovative. Much time is spent in prayer in the village. We are praying for souls – just like John Knox who prayed : “ Oh God give me Scotland or I die … “ We are also building bridges with a view to establishing relationships. Meeting people under trees and other informal settings takes on new proportions as we seek to point people to Jesus. Pray with us about the following :
Our weekly prayer meeting in our home on Thursday evening is going well. So is our Sunday morning worship service. Our desire is to give the people of our own locality a taste of the Good News. There is no church or witness in the village where we live. We are grateful to God for small mercies as we meet together in small groups. But we have a great vision. And who knows what may happen in the near future.
Vivienne is now teaching English to a young non Christian man from our village. This is significant in the sense that the request came from him and not from us. We have to careful in this area as we could be accused of trying to coerce people to follow the way of the Lord.
Last week I was involved in a freak accident while riding my scooter. I sustained a deep cut on my right heel and was out of action for a few days. It could have been worse – but I’m grateful there was no fracture or broken bones. It was a very painful experience – but I’m on the mend.
Next month we will be going to Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh ( AP ) where we have been invited to teach at a Bible School. Vivienne will be teaching English and I will be teaching a course entitled Personal Growth and Development. Pray for the long journey we would be undertaking – from north to south. We will be away from home from the 10th October till the 27th.
Let me end with a quotation by William Carey, the father of modern missions. He said : “ I can plod. That is my only genius. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything. ‘’ We take heart as we too plod on – at times when it seems as if we are getting nowhere and nothing visible is in view. May you too be encouraged to plod on in the face of the challenges you may be facing. Patiently plod on – and don’t forget – KEEP LOOKING UP !!!!
With warmest Christian greetings
Ed & Vivienne Moses