Rabbi and Chitra, Mission Partners in India have just completed their first quarter of our formal engagement with ACMS and are thankful to the Lord for this partnership. The Lord has given us the vision and has been opening doors for ministering peace and reconciliation both in the body of Christ and in the larger society in India.
We completed another 45-hour module, ‘Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies’ at Christ University and a 40-hour module ‘Marriage and Family Therapy’ at Global School of Counselling. Praise God for this privilege to impact undergraduate and post graduate students and challenge them on dealing with conflicts in family, neighbourhood and community at large. Students are enthusiastic and responsive in the class – they are appreciative of participatory methods of teaching involving group activities, discussions and project presentations. Sessions on forgiveness and reconciliation were the most challenging for them as most of them believe that they are unreal and impossible. We believe the seeds sown will bear fruit in season.
Rabbi is leads ‘Peacemakers’ an organisation with a focus on peace and conflict resolution. Please pray for their important ministry and for God’s blessing on them with the various demands of teaching, travel and caring for their two young children. Specifically they ask prayer for ;
- We have been invited to minister to a team of pastors on peace and reconciliation. This is indeed an answer to prayer and please pray this will be an impactful time and these pastors will take this teaching into their homes and Churches and we can support them in their journey.
- If the Lord wills we will continue teaching in Christ University to another set of students. Please pray for revamping of the course to suit the student needs and that it would be transformational.
- Travelling long distance on his bike has been a challenge for Rabbi’s health as he goes teaching and ministering in various parts of the city. Praying for his health and also the bike to be in good shape.
- We are also praying for a little bigger house as our one bedroom is currently being used as office, children’s room and our bedroom which is getting very challenging. Pray for God’s guidance and provision.