I am attaching the November newsletter from Pastor Fernando of UCF of Sri Lanka. I hope you enjoy reading about their great work for the kingdom!
I wanted to share this newsletter update with you from our partners at ECI (Evangelical Church of India). I hope it is an encouragement and a blessing. - JL
Ed & Becky Williams and JL in India
“How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?” - (I Thess. 3:9)
Dear Ministry Partners,
The verse above summarizes my special thanksgiving to God for my partnership with you. In my book, the Power of Partnership, I have a chapter entitled “The Praise of Partnership,” because all authentic partnership results in praise—whether it is the partnership of marriage or ministry. This blog entry is a celebration of my life-long partnership with my brother, Ed, and his wife Becky. It was Ed who first invited Patt and me to help him at the YMCA in Burlington. We did so for a summer in 1968 to help develop a Day Camp program. We thought this was just a brief interlude before going overseas for life as career missionaries. But it was during this time that the “New Directions” was born—an interdenominational, interracial ministry whose mission was to take the Gospel into the market place—through contemporary music. We never dreamed that God would use our interracial ministry in America to open cross-cultural doors in other countries.
I wanted to share with you the November 2010 newsletter from Chapin Living Waters, our long time partner in distributing drip irrigation systems in ministry areas around the world.
Four weeks to the day after Charlie and Judy flew into North Carolina for a 4 day camping trip, they flew back to Oklahoma. That’s right! After a good doctor’s visit with his surgeon on Wednesday, and an overnight at J.L. and Patt’s, Charlie, Judy, and Carrie took off for Oklahoma City. Were they excited to leave? You betcha! We have all been delighted as each day has been an encouraging improvement over the day before. What can we say except to praise the Lord for a modern day miracle. So, it is with great pleasure that we end our “Charlie Report”. Your prayers have been appreciated more than can be expressed. Thank you, thank you, thank you!