Glad to Go

Church outside

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
Psalm 122:1 (NLT)

“I knew the burden of sin as my life was a mess. I am indebted to my friend who introduced me to Christ.” ~“Joyata”

Part of the mission of ServeNow is to help develop and support the local churches in the countries which we serve. Recently,Church speaking the national director of ServeNow India, Supratim, was asked to preach as a guest speaker at “Joyata’s” church. Supratim’s message inspired and challenged the congregation, and afterwards several people came to talk to him. One of those people was “Joyata” who thanked him and said,

“I want to help save as many as possible. Please pray for me.”

As the two men talked, “Joyata” explained that he walks 12 miles every Sunday to come to this church because there is no church in his village. “Joyata” is exactly the type of person for whom the Basic Series booklets, a resource provided by ServeNow, were developed. These booklets are transforming his passion into purpose and are equiping him to share his faith.

Please Pray:

  • In thanksgiving for the passion of “Joyata” who walks a great distance to go to church, and for those whom he shares the Gospel with to openly receive it.
  • For “Joyata’s” church to flourish and to be a blessing to its community.
  • For the Basic Series booklets to continue discipling and edifying new believers.

Please leave your prayers in the form of a comment below for “Joyata” and his church.

Shelter for the Oppressed

Zinc Sheet Distribution

The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Psalm 9:9 (NLT)

Recently, ServeNow Nepal gave over 1,500 corrugated zinc roofing sheets to people in need of shelter. The people were very grateful to receive this means of protection from the early monsoon rains.

One eighty-year-old woman, “Riea,” lost all of her family members to the earthquake, including her husband. Her poverty is so great that she is unable to afford sandals and is forced to walk barefoot. When provided with a metal sheet to protect her from the rain, “Riea” was overwhelmed with joy and expressed her gratitude with tears in her eyes.  zinc sheet construction

In the words of our national director of Nepal, “God is using ServeNow to provide hope to the hopeless people, help to the helpless people and encouragement to the discouraged people.”

Please Pray:

  • For “Riea” to find comfort and support from the Lord.
  • In thanksgiving for God’s faithful provision of hope, help, and encouragement to the people who ServeNow has been able to help.
  • For future distributions of food supplies, tarps, and zinc roofing sheets.

Please leave your prayers in the comments below for “Riea” and all who live with devastating loss due to the earthquake.