Dr. Chandra Bose from India
Hearing that he was making a trip to the USA, we invited Dr. Bose to make a stop in Tulsa. He is the General Secretary of the Gospel Mission of India as well as the President of the Indian Bible Society, and we wanted to discuss with him the possibility of working together on certain mission projects in India.
One of the problems we faced was the sharp increase in the costs for drilling water wells. Therefore, we were happy to hear that Dr. Bose’s organization has a water project similar to Omega’s, and by combining our efforts and resources, we can continue with this program at a reasonable increase in the costs. We asked Dr. Bose to locate two villages in need of a water well and promised to pay for them.
In addition, we discussed the need for Bibles in the Telugu language which is spoken by 40 million people in the state of Andhra Pradesh alone. We will do our best to raise funds to provide Telugu Bibles, so the people can read the Word of God in their own language.
Impacting Their Communities
These girls are also determined to pass their blessings on to other children, as they are now sponsoring children from their villages.
In additions, they are involved in community outreaches and teach Sunday school classes for adults and children. Many lives have been changed because of their dedication to the Lord and the desire to change their communities. Five more of our girls will graduate this coming April, and we are grateful for the influence we can have in their lives.
From Jay. . .
The words ‘give up’ can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. However, God has a solution for this, and it’s found in the dynamics of perseverance.
When England faced what was a sure defeat in World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill rallied the country and those who were fighting for England with these words: “Never give up!” His speech went into details as to how and where they were going to fight, and it culminated with this statement, “We shall never surrender.”
The power of persistence is a mighty force. We know the end of the story: the allied troops joined forces, and the war took a dramatic turn toward victory. But England had to come to a crossroads where its leaders and countrymen decided: Enough is enough. We will not yield to defeat.
Often successful people are people who have faced defeat but refused to give up or in.
As we think about success from God’s perspective, we must realize that there will be times when we experience disappointment and even failure. However, this does not mean we are defeated.
Remember and keep believing that. . .