|Let the Games Begin|
|Pastor Rick (arms crossed) and Ellen Coffin (Pink w/purple scarf) of Mercy Vineyard|
Many of these people have never been to a church service -- they would typically never gather in a place like this -- so it was a very big deal for Jagadish to get all these folks to come -- he told me he spent a lot of time on reaching out to various groups around the city -- even those spread out quite a bit -- but they were coming. He had an evening of some songs, special songs, testimonies -- himself and his wifes', David's and his boss K.V. Paul was to bring the main gospel message. K. V. is a business man who is involved in publishing of childrens learning books around the country, among other things. He also has been very involved in ministry over the years and has deeply impacted the body of Christ with his work. Jagadish told me that he has been mentored by K. V. over the years and he has had a profound impact on him -- like he is his own father.
Anyway, after the message, they were going to all be treated to a wonderful home cooked meal and then some gifts. Everyone was settling in once the program got going and with the words on the screen -- many of the guests began to join in the singing.
|Hijira singing special song (David in black jacket)|
|K. V. Paul & Carolyn w/Translation for Gospel Message|
Jagadish was thrilled, His commitment to have people know Jesus is really amazing and in his own journey, as God develops and grows him -- he continues to have an impact on very many people in this area -- pretty remarkable. Both he and Carolyn need our prayers that they would continue to be strengthened in the work that they are doing and that in this foundational time in their marriage that they would really grow in love and understanding of each other -- that will be the foundation for the years to come!
|Jagadish & Wife Carolyn Sharing Testimony|
|Jagadish, Carolyn look on while David shares testimony|
|Jagadish and David hand out gifts|
|David and Me|
My time with Jagadish was very limited -- I got to speak with Carolyn a bit at the outreach -- she worked late the next night and could not join us for dinner -- but I got some time with Jagadish and I just feel blessed to know him and will continue to lift him up and all that the Lord is doing in and through him and the Hijira. God is on the move!