I know it’s already the end of April, but it’s a brand new and exciting year for us here at Paraklesis Ministries and we just wanted to share some of what God is doing in our lives.
Last summer our personal business was floundering and we could not figure out why. Sometimes God uses natural circumstances to shake you up a little and get your attention. What are you doing God? What do you want us to do? Then God asked us to make the ministry full time, and we said yes. Since then our lives have been turned upside down. Everything is changing, and very quickly. Yet we are not afraid. God is in control and He is simply moving us into position to better fulfill His call on our lives.
Each year God grows our ministry by adding new partners and more opportunities for travel to visit and encourage them. As you know, last year it was our honor to have Kevin Schwartz (MAJC Missions Director) join us in Nepal to establish the Western Nepal branch of the MAJC (Ministerial Association of Jesus Christ). We believe establishing this branch was necessary to support the new training center as it develops. This year we plan to go back to ordain the many men and women who have answered God’s call to join with MAJC over the last year. Please lift these men and women up before the Lord and pray for them as they go out into the fields to win the souls of their countrymen.
This year my wife Laura will join us in India and Nepal. It is the first time she has had the opportunity to travel with the ministry. She is looking forward to meeting the wonderful people who have demonstrated so much love and grace. Even though they have not met, together they are family.
Please continue to pray for us as we enter this new time in our lives. Previous trips have been approximately 10-14 days each. This year the trips will be closer to a month at a time. Moving forward, trips may increase in length of time away and possibly in number of trips per year, as God leads. May His perfect will be done in Jesus name!