Saturday, August 28, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
We also had the privilege to worship in a village nearby in what they hope will become a house church. Right now, there is only one believer in that home, but the family and neighbors are meeting there with a pastor and his wife regularly to hear the word of God. It was exciting to see that process of a new church forming and people who have never heard the word of God to hear for the first time.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
|Billy preaching at the pastors' conference|
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Day #5 was mostly spent travelling back from the villages. After we had a short rest at the hotel, we went sightseeing in Delhi. Our first stop was the Sikh temple, where we were able to learn more about Sikhism and see their worship.
|Everyone wore head coverings out of respect for the Sikh religion|
The following day (#6), we travelled to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. It was an incredible experience!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Another group (Brett, Drew, Will, and Vijay) visited two different villages. They preached and worshiped with community churches. Drew preached on God's faithfulness through the story of Abraham, Brett shared the story of the sick man who was lowered through the room just to see Jesus, and Will spoke about the relationship of faith and works in a believer's life.
The third group (Jana, Lauren, Michelle, Shannon, and me) met with Jaya, a leader in the Indian church, who had been teaching at a village church for the past two weeks. She helped lead a worship service where we each shared a brief message to the local believers. We kept the messages simple to best reach these uneducated new believers. Jana spoke about how we will all worship together in heaven, Shannon shared a passage in Isaiah about how God deserves our worship, and then Lauren shared her testimony. I spoke on how a believers life is continually transformed, and Michelle finished up by explaining that it's our job to make disciples of all nations.
This was a fantastic experience for all of us. There are so many stories to share - we will give you the full version when we return home.
We are all still doing well and we love you all!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tomorrow, Andy, Billy, and Tyler will be speaking at a pastor's conference in the morning, and we will all be visiting several other villages to continue sharing the gospel and visiting with the house churches there.
Thank you all for your continued prayer support. We love you all!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Today we're traveling to a village in the northern part of India. Internet access will be very limited
We are all safe and we love you all!
Monday, July 26, 2010
The ladies spent all day at the women's shelter. In addition to teaching, we also spent some time in corporate worship and playing games with the women there.
The men got a chance to minister to some of the slum kids who came to see them play cricket. Drew's talk went very well, and the kids were very interested in seeing their English Bibles.
Afterward, we all went shopping at a crafts market. It was a good overview of the many different areas of India.
|Ramesh, Brett, Vijay, Drew, Will, Andy|
Today, we're going to visit the slums and one of Ramesh's Vocational Training Schools. We're all doing well and super excited about what today will bring.
Thanks for your prayers and we love you all!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
We got in India safe and sound, and all our luggage got here too!
It's about 10am on Monday morning here. We're about to leave for our ministry assignments. The ladies will be speaking on the Gospel and Womanhood, Marriage, and Parenting. The men will be meeting with the youth to play cricket, and Drew will be speaking to them on integrity for growing leaders.
Internet access is spotty here, so updates may be few and far between. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Sat. July 24- Meet at the b’ham airport at 5:30 am. We will then fly to Minnesota, then from Minnesota to Amsterdam, and then from Amsterdam to Delhi. We will arrive there at 10:50 pm on Sunday July 25th.
Mon. July 26- The ladies will go and teach woman about the gospel of womanhood, marriage, and parenthood. The guys are going to go to a youth center and play a little cricket with local youth. After our very active morning, Drew will be teaching the youth about being a leader through Jesus.
Tues. July 27- We are going to go visit COI’s children ministry and their vocational training center. We will be sharing with the woman in the center that day as well.
Wed. July 28- We will be traveling to a small village outside of Delhi. That evening we will be able to share the gospel with the locals
Thurs. July 29- Tyler, Andy, and myself will be teaching local pastors in the village on what aspects of a healthy church.
Fri. July 30- We travel back to Delhi. Then we will do a little shopping.
Sat. July 31- We will travel to Agra, India to see the Taj Mahal. After which we will travel back to Delhi for dinner and then to the airport.
Sun, Aug 1-Headed back home
Please pray over our time in India. Ask God to prepare the hearts of the people we come in contact with and prepare our hearts to be a light in the darkness. Of course things on a mission trip can change in a moment and normally do. Please pray for us to have patience and seek the Holy Spirit. Thanks everyone!!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Also, please join us in thanking God for providing all the funds needed to pay for this trip. We have more than enough to pay for the travel and lodging. And thank you for your financial and prayer support!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
*ladies' and mens' clothing
This Saturday, June 19 - sale starts at 8am
2272 Richmond Circle, Pelham, AL 35124
See you there!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We have some awesome t-shirts for sale that will help pay for the trip and show your support for global missions.
Monday, May 10, 2010
On Thursday, May 20th, please come have dinner with us at Jim 'n' Nick's to help support our India mission trip. They have agreed to donate 10% of the sales 5pm-9pm to our trip. We'll be at the Inverness 280 location (click here for map).
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The test will be held on June 5, 1pm-4pm at the Birmingham Kaplan Center. This practice test will be administered under proctored conditions just like the real exam, and afterward students will receive a comprehensive score report showing their strengths and weaknesses along with a composite score.
There are a limited number of seats available, so students will need to register soon to reserve their seat. Simply fill out a registration card and return it and the $15 registration donation to one of the India mission team members. Please make checks out to The Church at Brook Hills and write "India, July 24" in the memo line.
Or, if you prefer, you can register now via PayPal:
You'll receive an email confirming your purchase within one business day. That email will contain directions to the testing facility, and contact information if you have any questions.
Even if you're a little too old for the ACT, you can still help by praying for the success of this fundraiser. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Each team member needs to have $1650 turned in to the church by May 17. This is so that the church can buy our plane tickets in advance to keep costs to a minimum. Please pray that God would provide all of our team members with the funds to go on this trip. You can specifically pray for the following fundraisers:
- Prayer and donation letters
- T-shirt sales
- Yard Sale
- Jim and Nick's night
- ACT practice test
- Amazon Affiliates
- Iron Bowl tickets raffle
- 80% of the population is Hindu
- 12.5% of the population is Muslim
- 456 million people (42% of the population) lives on $1.25 or less a day
- 42.5% of children suffer from malnutrition
- India has the largest illiterate population of any nation
- The mortality rate for children under 5 years old is 69%
The links on the left side of this website will take you to Amazon.com, and everything you purchase during that shopping session will be counted to our Amazon Affiliates account. We'll receive 4-15% of the purchase price to fund our trip. Please be sure to do all your Amazon shopping through us!