The Masons Go To An Orphanage in India
Wow, what a greeting!
We came in and all the kids were singing in American "praise Him, praise him, praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noon time...". .that old chorus that many of us grew up singing. The put hand made flower around our neck. We gave them the small gifts (soccer balls, jump ropes, hacky sacks and jacks).
Bret Gives Us An Update
Yesterday they had church for five hours. I could not understand but I could tell Christ was being lifted up. I told the boys not to complain when Pastor Tim goes into extra innings by ten minutes.
After church I saw many crippled people outside the church and was later told that the poor and lepers are fed and cared for on Sundays after church. We really have no concept of need in America.
With your support we fed all of the kids a special meal of rice, curry and water buffalo. They don't get meat but on special occasions. They were very excited.
The picture of the holy cow is common in the streets. These cows wander the streets as sacred and are worshiped. This adorned cow is taken by beggars to homes to beg for money in return for the holy cow being taken to your home to bless you.
Today I am l speaking at a pastors conference and tonight I speak at the crusade. Please be praying that God's message is clear.
A Family That Serves
What an incredible day we had. The picture is the Mason family helping to serve a meal of water buffalo, rice and curry.
We started out early and went to the orphanage to watch the well boring team set up for the new well. Currently the orphans have to use a big tank that feeds into several pvc type lines down spouts. They have to pay to have this refilled constantly.
We then visited one of the church plants in a village. They started with 5 people and now they have 95.
The government will be tearing down their old church to build a road. They have started a larger church next door but don't have the funds to finish it yet. They have the walls mostly up in cement but it will take about 10k to finish.
We then went to see Indian Ocean and we are preparing for the second night of the crusade now.
Angie Prepares To Share Her Testimony
As you can see in the picture there are many people who have gathered to hear the Word of God.
The harvest is indeed plentiful - - all is needed is for the workers of the harvest to enter the field which is Here, There, and Anywhere.
Decatur First Church of the Nazarene