The Gospel to the Nations

Well, the time has arrived for us to depart for India.  There are so many different things that go through your mind as you prepare to leave.  There is that part of you that doesn’t want to leave your family, and then that other part is driving deep within you to go and bring the gospel of Life to the nations.  I wonder what it was like for William Carey, the father of modern mission, as he waited to board a ship that he would be on for months making the voyage to India.  I know the task that lay before him was much more difficult than the one that lay before us, but I believe that which drove him drives us.  The Spirit of God compels me to go to the nations, and I must go.

There are so many people in India who have never heard that name which is above every name.  There are so many who have never heard the sweetest name I know.  They don’t know that they are loved so much by God that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for them.  I can’t explain how awesome it is to stand in front of them and preach the gospel.  The looks on their faces, when they hear about this God who loves them and came and died for them, are breath taking.  I can’t  begin to explain the joy that fills my soul when they bobble their heads, after you have asked them, “do you want to give your life to Jesus?”.  When they bobble their heads, they are saying yes I want to believe the gospel.

Please pray for God to open a door to the Word in India, Colossians 4:3.  Pray that He would cause us to speak in the power of the Holy Spirit with clarity, Colossians 4:4.  Pray for our safety, for our families, and for our own spiritual growth.  Also pray for God to move in our Church in such a way that when people see it, they know, there is no other explanation for what is happening at First Baptist Church Henryville, except that the Spirit of God is moving amongst them.

I want all of you to know that I love you and I am so grateful that God has called me to be your pastor. I’ve taught Sonia how to write and publish a post, so she will be giving updates on the Pastor’s blog, so keep coming back and checking.

Because of the Lamb,

Toby

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Sonia says January 28, 2010

Praying for the power of God to fall down on India!

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Robin Jones says January 28, 2010

Miss you all already!

When part of our church is missing it feels like part of me is missing. I am praying for God to allow you into places that others haven’t been to before and that He place a hedge of protection around you as you do His will. I am praying for your families that you leave behind for us to take care of and make sure they don’t go without. I am hoping for a change in the lives in the people of India, but also for those that are going, that they come back different than when they left this morning. That they bring that back to us and challenge us to never be satisfied with where we are in our relationship with God, and that we continue to strive to do better and serve God in a way that will only bring Him honor and Glory. I know that God is blessing us right now as a church body and I know that as we continue to grow closer to him that others will come to know Him, not because of our words, but because of how we live our lives.

Sending big hugs to the India team and to their famlies….we are all on this journey together so get on your knees and pray without ceasing to the awesome Creator of all things.

Until He returns,

Robin

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