Saturday, July 23, 2016

Urgent Need

Hello,
Thanks to all of you for prayers and provision for the Orphans and Widows in India.  John has recently contacted me with a serious issue.  We have known that the current landlord of the property was pressuring John's family for money to buy the property after the original lady (landlord) passed away and the property became under the control of the daughter.  (I have noted this in at least one video)  It seems that the daughter does not share in the same love of our Lord and compassion for the children, or she just needs money.  Please pray for a softening of her heart toward them and a realization that her need of money, if acted upon will cause death and misery (if these children are put out with no where to go).  These children have been brought out of terrible situations of slavery, abuse, hunger and abandonment.  The widows who care for them have been put out onto the streets after their husbands passed.  Please pray for John.  The resolution to this in money is $4000.00 US dollars.  There are 9 of us helping him right now and even with that, it is hard to raise that kind of money.  The timeline was 10 days and now it is 9 days.  I will be updating the blog with information soon. 


In John's words:
Again problems came but we are all praying abba today
today
What problems
About the land problem which we. Have to pay for a lady
Kids and congregation place
You have to move?
We have to pay them 5 lakhs ,means 4000$ I hope
Where we can go abba now
Let Charlie know
This place is good place for kids and cheap place abba
OK abba
3 times we prayed she gave us so much time abba ,but now she is asking to pay ,at least she asking to pay little which is in 4000$ abba
I think one time I told about this thing to you abba
John please explain the situation is that the lady that owns the property he now needs a dowry for her daughter
Is she going to kick you out of there if you don't pay her
Yes she is asking she kept that problem in village leaders ,they suggest us to pay at least 5 lakhs ,because they said its a orphan ministry that's why they reduce amount ,
And we have to pay in 10 days time if not we have to go
yes abba she need her money from her land
before that ladys mothere were come to our congergation ,10 years back she says us to live in this land for free with kids ,and she encouraged to do ministry after she passed her daughter started to forcing us to move from that land ,because she want oney fro that land,
that old lady passed away and her daughter is widow ,she kept this land matter in village leaders,and they said that since we are staying from 10 years where this people will go with kids ,so thats why they reduce amount ,and also if we move we dont found good place ,this place is very free to pray kids can happily stay ,if we took rents for 40 kids that is so much and same time the church people will be seprate ,because if we move they cannot able to come ,thats why we are worrying abba
When do you need to give her the money
Is there time to try to raise it?
Soon if we get some money we can give to them Abba May be they can extend few days to pay extra fees
John how much time do you have or do you even know
10 days time abba
I mentioned it to Charlie did you reach out to him
Yes Abba I told him
John give me all the names of the people who sent you money I think I can find their email addresses
I will try
OK Abba I will send you abba
I will pray
This can help us peace and comfort abba
John as I understand it the original lady who allowed you to stay there has passed away hopefully going on to be with Jesus now her daughter has taken over and her daughter needs a dowry for her daughter
Please correct me if I am wrong but it seems the mother was kind and the daughter is not
Old mother gave us permission to stay if she alive she can fought with us And she did not tell a word that she will give that land to us or any document giving that land to us Since we are staying in that land from 10 years Now her daughter is asking us to pay ,as she say that iam widow I need money for my daughters marriages abba
e2112@live.com Jeffdoublu@yahoo.com he said that he will help for provision for kids melindashae@gmail.com Stan2much@hotmail.com Klueyms@gmail.com bryantpaulm@gmail.com this brother also said that he want to help for provision but not yet abba
If I could raise that money somehow God willing I think that the Indian government would step in with money like that being transferred they would want their taxes or whatever taken out of it
So maybe we can get it done with smaller amounts from more people
You told Charlie the whole story right that it's 10 days and everything
3 times we prayed she gave us so much time abba ,but now she is asking to pay ,at least she asking to pay little which is in 4000$ abba

Yes she is asking she kept that problem in village leaders ,they suggest us to pay at least 5 lakhs ,because they said its a orphan ministry that's why they reduce amount ,
before that ladys mothere were come to our congergation ,10 years back she says us to live in this land for free with kids ,and she encouraged to do ministry after she passed her daughter started to forcing us to move from that land ,because she want oney fro that land,
that old lady passed away and her daughter is widow ,she kept this land matter in village leaders,and they said that since we are staying from 10 years where this people will go with kids ,so thats why they reduce amount ,and also if we move we dont found good place ,this place is very free to pray kids can happily stay ,if we took rents for 40 kids that is so much and same time the church people will be seprate ,because if we move they cannot able to come ,thats why we are worrying abba
Old mother gave us permission to stay if she alive she can fought with us 
And she did not tell a word that she will give that land to us or any document giving that land to us 
Since we are staying in that land from 10 years 
Now her daughter is asking us to pay ,as she say that iam widow I need money for my daughters marriages abba

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Truly today we are inundated with heart wrenching stories from the mission fields. We, as Christians often wonder if our gifts actually make it to the field to actually help in the good work for Jesus. In the USA there are so many 501c3 established ministries that follow the law of the land, are legal in their actions but many of the funds are swallowed up in administration and marketing. How many reading this have become soured on giving to these established outreaches? How many question where the money actually goes? Started with good intent, sadly many of these ministries grow into a service of mammon. This is because success in the administration of ministry often gets sidetracked on the idea that the amount of money taken in is a reflection of success. Even sadder is the fact that men profit even though the law allows a non-profit status. I don't want to go on about the failures I have witnessed and supported because I don't want to further the negative discourse, but I ask you all to consider John. He is an amazing young man not because he is a great man, but because he walks lowly in spirit with God. All the info is below to get into contact with John.


Blessings,
Bob
I am posting  pictures of Moses who John's ministry has helped. Moses had tuberculosis and died today. He went on to be with the Lord.
John has been such a blessing to me and to others. I often bring my burdens to him for prayer and advice. John is walking with the Holy Spirit and often can tell me things that I would not have known. I am always careful of things like this but I find his advice (yes a man in his early 20's giving me, aged 56, advice). I encourage everyone to contact John. He is an amazing servant of the Lord and a true blessing to me.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

THE COST OF FOLLOWING JESUS

This happened about a month ago and John was mourning and weeping over the loss of a friend.  Samson was blind since birth and could not read but he had an audio bible that he memorized.  He preached and worshiped very energetically, even so to the point of being mocked by some "christian" pastors.  He challenged sin when he discerned it and it cost him his life.  He was beaten to death by Hindus.  He is now rejoicing in Heaven!
Samson (left) pictured with John's dad.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

John's Home and Family

Old photo:  John's home which is used as the Church.  A lean-to was built on the right side where he sleeps with the Orphans.

This is the lean-to built onto the house (Church)
John's Dad and Mon  (Joshua and Anuradha)


John's brother "DD"


John's Sister Buela Rama

The kids

The kids in the lean-to (at home)
John sitting on what will be the front porch addition - still waiting for some materials.
8 people cram in this cab to venture out to slums to evangelize, etc.  1000 Rupees for 12 hours ($15) 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

John's friend help him put this together but the amazing thing is that they did it with a phone app!  He sent it to me in pieces over facebook (because his connection is so bad) and I reassembled it. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

John sent along some clips of the Orphans praising God and saying "Thank you."