John Victor Sakile and his son Prasad minister with the New Life Regular Baptist Society in Andhra Pradesh, India. In addition, John is a pastor in the East Godavari district of South India. They send the following ministry update.
Last week I conducted a Sunday School get-together for teachers’ field representatives. Twenty-five people attended from different regions. They oversee their representative areas to follow up the Sunday School teachers who are trained with our training program. By the grace of God I got a good report from them. I gave them motivation on how they will follow up the teachers in the coming days. Please pray for them to do their duty faithfully.
By the grace of God we conducted Christmas programs in all our churches. Sunday School prizes were distributed to 250 children. We also distributed Christmas clothes for the poor. We also conducted New Year Watch Night programs and a Love Feast for all our church members. This year we invited non-Christians to attend the Love Feast program. We baptized 35 new souls in the new year baptism program. Please pray for them to strengthen their lives in Christ.
On Jan. 1 we laid the foundation stone for a new church plant in Prasad Nagar Colony (a high racial communist area). We praise the Lord for giving us a chance to establish the new church plant. Please pray: we need $15,000 U.S. for this construction. We only have $1,000 U.S. in our hand. I know our Lord will be able to build His church in a miraculous way.
Please pray for pastors’ motivation camps in 2016. This year I want to train the pastors in the basics of computer technology and social media along with doctrine and church administration.
Also pray for Sunday School teachers training program, VBS 2016, material printing, and Sunday Schools retreats.
This year I want to establish Sunday Schools in every major city in India to win the souls of children. Please pray for Lord’s guidance for this program.
John and Prasad Sakile
New Life Regular Baptist Society
Andhrah Pradesh, India