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JL's Journal

March 20, 2017

THE FRUIT OF PARTNERSHIPS

"The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green..."
(Psalm 92:12-14)

 


Bishop Sundar Singh, Bishop Ezra Sargunam and
J. L. pray for a fruitful harvest in the ECI garden
outside Chennai.

Dear Friends and Partners,

   Although I know I don’t have to apologize for this short email report, it still seems strange to send one that’s so different from J.L.’s – the master of a few thousand well-chosen words with an equal amount of pictures! But, it will be better for me to send shorter ones as we get reports from our overseas partners.

   Today’s update is from Father-Bishop Ezra Sargunam and Bishop-President Sundar Singh, of the Evangelical Church of India. Both of them blessed me and our family with their presence at J.L.’s funeral, which was truly a labor of love for them to get here so quickly from Chennai.

   J.L. and the two Bishops have been partners for years, ministering together in pastors’ conferences, relief work, self-support projects and much more. J.L. and I enjoyed spending time with them, their wives, children and some of their grandchildren. It has truly been a privilege.

   In the following report, (please click on the picture below) I pray that you will see how this early friendship developed into a partnership whose goal was always to bring honor and glory to the Lord and to bless others in need, whether spiritually or physically. 

   The JLPF board and I continue to move forward in working out the details for this transition year. We just had another board meeting this past Friday and discussed each of our partners to determine their needs for the remainder of 2017. Thank you for your continued prayers as we commit ourselves to finishing well.

   Finally, I want to remind you that Feed The Hunger (FTH), led by our son, Joseph, will be sponsoring Packathons in J. L.'s memory. At these events, meals will be packed for Iraqi Christians, victims of ISIS, who remain in refugee camps. After J. L. and I met a group of these Christians a couple of years ago, we had a strong desire to help as many of them as possible.

   I am grateful for this opportunity to fulfill our desire of using physical food to open doors for sharing spiritual food. We would love for you to be a part of it! Please click here or on the picture below to be redirected to the FTH website to find out how you can become involved in a Packathon in your area.

 

Most gratefully in Christ,

Patt

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