I wanted to take a second and tell you how unbelievably grateful I am for your partnership in the gospel through both finances and prayers that is allowing me to go to India to be a part of village development, child rescue, and church planting! Without your help this would not be possible. I want you to know that by praying and giving you will be playing a part in everything that happens both on this trip and hopefully the countless trips to India from The Point Church in the future! You will be a part of rescuing children in poverty! You will be a part of blessing villages in the name of Jesus. Most importantly you will be a part of establishing a permanent gospel presence in each village through a local church who will continue sharing the love of Jesus long after we go home!
Here are some specific things I would covet your prayers on!
1. Peace for my Family - My wife understandably gets nervous when I fly halfway across the world to a foreign country to tell people about Jesus. My kids are upset because they will miss their daddy and don't understand why I have to be gone for so long (this will be the longest we have been a part). Pray that God would give them a peace that surpasses all understanding.
2. Safety for our Team - Pray that God would watch over our every step from the time we step into RDU airport on June 19th to the time we set foot back into the terminal on June 28th. Pray that everything would go smoothly with customs and that he would give us favor with everyone we come in contact with.
3. Wisdom for the Future - A major goal for this trip is to determine if God is leading us to have a long term partnership with India as one of the major places we send future teams and invest our church's resources to fulfill the Great Commission. Pray that God would speak clearly and capture our hearts for the Indian people if this is where he wants us to be long term.
4. The Gospel to Change this Nation - We believe we are going to be sharing the greatest news of the greatest victory that brings the greatest joy of any message that has ever been shared in the history of the world! News that Jesus Christ has defeated sin and death and given us the joy of receiving eternal life and a restored relationship with our Heavenly Father! Pray that this message takes root deep in the hearts of the people we share it with and they would be so captivated by the message they would be compelled to share it with others! Pray that the Gospel would overtake this nation and Jesus would be made famous in a country with so much darkness! There are more unreached people groups in India than any other nation in the world!
Thank you for your prayers and I cannot wait to share what God has done when I get back!