October 21 2016
Susheel was trained by Sunil, a fellow Indian church planter. Amazingly, his life in the village early on was characterized by some sort of insanity. As a boy he roamed about the village touching people’s feet with a neem tree twig used as a tooth brush! He failed in school, eventually lost hope and any desire to live. He wanted to hang himself. Upon reading a Christian tract, given by a cousin, God’s truth began to penetrate his heart and mind. This led to a desperate prayer for help from Jesus, which over time, brought him healing from his mental and emotional distress. Later on, his sister in law was delivered from demonization, which also led to a dramatic change in his grandfather who was a witch doctor. When visiting Susheel’s church, I noticed his humble tears of gratitude to the God he now loves and serves. As a Train & Multiply church planter he has a vision to reach 100 villages with the Gospel and is already visiting 60 of them each month! He is training 20 pastoral workers who are helping to bring this goal to reality.
Pray for Susheel and other Indian church planters as they plant new churches and disciple new believers around India.
By OMS missionary Roger Kruse, India field leader
October 10 2016
thinking a lot about the people of Jérémie in the
southwest corner of Haiti. This is the second time that I have taken a survey
trip of a major disaster. The heart sure gets torn up on these trips–leaving
without feeling you have done anything, knowing you need to get back to
communicate needs and establish a strategic response, seeing people and
communities working together and wanting to join them, but knowing in your head
that you can do more by leaving and
communicating and working with others,” shared Brett Bundy, One
Mission Society Haiti field
Friday, Brett and a team of four Haitian OMS workers traveled to the
worst-affected areas in the south and southwest of Haiti, around the cities of Les Cayes
and Jérémie. Their
purpose was to assess how OMS can best respond to the many needs left behind in
the wake of the devastating category 4 hurricane that struck Haiti and several Caribbean
islands, as well as the southeast U.S. coast, on October 4 and the days
the majority of OMS’ ministries take place in Cap Haitien in northern Haiti,
which we give thanks to the Lord that it was not heavily impacted, our longstanding
presence in the country enables us to work in partnerships to provide resources
and quickly mobilize teams to bring aid to those in need.
difficult at this point to gauge the severity of the damage from the hurricane
as travel and communication within the country is challenging. However, early
reports indicate that the death toll has climbed above 1,000, with thousands
more injured, left homeless and in need of aid. Some reports even state that 90
percent of the southwest of Haiti was completely destroyed.
Our OMS survey
team also reported, “No roofs were left on homes, schools, or churches.
Crops, trees, animals are all gone. Things are very difficult. The government
has declared three days of mourning in memory of those who died in this
major concern is the outbreak and spread of cholera in the wake of the
our leadership team, making decisions about what to do. Pray for all those affected in Haiti and
in other regions. And pray that the people around the world would be generous
and wise in who they donate to.
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