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Mission Report #7

  • February 10, 2010

Well, the time has come for the team to start their journey home! While you were sleeping last night they were on the first leg of the journey by taking  a 5 hour drive in a Jeep. They arrived in Bangalore and are sleeping right now. At 4 a.m. our time they will board a plane and fly to New Delhi where they will spend another night. From Delhi they will fly to Chicago then another flight to Louisville. I am on pins and needles! When I spoke with Toby this morning it was around 6:30 p.m. there and they were getting ready to do some shopping for souvenirs. I know the ladies were excited about this. Toby is really ready to get home now and I think I am safe in saying the ladies are too. Please remember them in your prayers as they do a lot of  traveling in the next 3 days. Also remember the ones who came to faith in Christ during these past 2 weeks.

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! Psalm 34:1-3

In Christ Alone,

Sonia

Psalm 27

  • February 10, 2010

Toby would like all of us to read and meditate on Psalm 27.

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold [1] of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.

3 Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet [2] I will be confident.

4 One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire [3] in his temple.

5 For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.

6 And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
8 You have said, “Seek [4] my face.”
My heart says to you,
“Your face, Lord, do I seek.” [5]
9 Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will take me in.

11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they breathe out violence.

13 I believe [6] that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!

(from the English Standard Version)

Mission Report #5

First I want to apologize for not having a post up sooner for those of you who check for one. I worked the past 2 days. When Toby calls in the mornings I am on my way out the door. This morning however I spoke with him as they were ending another day. He was excited to tell me that many had believed the gospel today! They are all doing well. This is the halfway mark. Please continue to pray for them to have strength and energy. We will have a cottage prayer meeting for them tonight at 6:00 at Mandy’s house for anyone who wants to join. The team will be calling to talk to us on speaker phone around 6:30 so come if you can. You can hear for yourself how things are going in India! Love you all and pray you have a great last half of the week.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7

In Christ Alone,

Sonia

Mission Report #4

  • February 1, 2010

Well, it is Monday afternoon around 6:30 p.m in India. Toby called to say that everything is going great. They have seen around 40 decisions made for Christ today! And that is only the first day. God is so good! I am so excited about all that the Lord is doing in India as well as Henryville. I have had so many ask about myself and the boys while Toby is away. For that I am very thankful. It lets me know that we have a caring church family who really do love us. Continue to pray that the Lord leads the team in all that they say and do 13 more days.

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; show forth his salvation form day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Psalm 96: 1-5

Pray that the Lord is lifted high and the people will see the one true and living God!

In Christ Alone,

Sonia

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Mission Report #4

Well, it is Monday afternoon around 6:30 p.m in India. Toby called to say that everything is going great. They have seen around 40 decisions made for Christ today! And that is only the first day. God is so good! I am so excited about all that the Lord is doing in India as well as Henryville. I have had so many ask about myself and the boys while Toby is away. For that I am very thankful. It lets me know that we have a caring church family who really do love us. Continue to pray that the Lord leads the team in all that they say and do 13 more days.

O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the  earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; show forth his salvation form day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Psalm 96: 1-5

Pray that the Lord is lifted high and the people will see the one true and living God!

In Christ Alone,

Sonia

Mission Report #2

  • January 30, 2010

I just received a text from Toby. They have arrived in New Delhi, India safe and sound! The local time there is 10:15 p.m. They are about to get off the plane and head to the hotel. I love the feature on the computer that allows you to track a flight. I was watching it and saw where they were landing when he text me!
In Christ,
Sonia

India Mission Report #1

  • January 29, 2010

Just wanted you all to know the team flew from Louisville yesterday and arrived safe and sound in Chicago. They have completed all of the orientation and training classes and Toby said all went very well. They are at the airport now awaiting their flight to New Delhi, India. The flight is at 7:15 p.m Chicago time and will be 14 hours long. They will spend the night in New Delhi then another flight to Bangalor, India. Then a drive to their final destination in Ananthapur, India. Please continue to pray for safe travel as you can see they still have a lot of travel time ahead of them. Also pray for them and those they will come in contact with. May God be lifted high! Love ya’ll and stay tuned for more post.
In Christ Alone,
Sonia

Thanks

  • January 28, 2010

Someone called yesterday and let me know that House bill 1032 was not going to pass.  That is very good news!  I wanted to thank everyone for your quick response.  The other great news is that it snowed last night.  it is so beautiful!  i just love it.  I will be posting another blog on the 28th about our mission trip to India, so keep checking back.

I want to thank all of you for giving generously to Haiti.  Also, I want you to be praying about whether our Church should go to Haiti next year.  I know that this nation will need help for many years to come as they try and rebuild their nation and lives.  This is a door that God has opened for us to go and show them Christ, and to teach them that they need to build their lives on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.

In Christ,

Toby

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Toby Jenkins

Pastor of FIrst Baptist Chruch Henryville

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Service this Sunday Night

  • January 13, 2010

Safe Harbor has invited us to come and worship with them this Sunday night, 1/17/2010.  They have invited me to preach and our choir to sing for the service, and then after the service they are going to feed us.  I wanted to encourage everyone to come out and be a part of this service.  The service will start at 5:00 p.m.  We will eat after the service.  We will meet at our church and leave at 4:30 but if you want to just meet us there, here are the directions:

Leaving the church you turn right on 160 and proceed to the stop light.  Go straight to the railroad track at the bottom of the hill.  Once you cross the rail road track you make an immediate right that will bring you right beside the grocery store.  You will follow that road until you come to another 4 way stop.  You will continue to go straight through this stop as well.  Follow this road for approx. 3 miles and you will see the church on the left side.

I look forward to seeing you all there.

In Christ,

Toby

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