Sunday in Repalle

Message from Lynn Leitch

This morning we went to church about 10.30. The service actually started for the Indians at 9am but we were excused from the start. It finished at 1pm!! We’ve been very humbled by how long people (including 5 year old children) sit and listen to God’s word.

Everyone who was baptised yesterday received a Bible at the service and Jason helped present some of these, which was lovely. Jason and Jim also helped serve communion… a major operation!! We also met the Bible lady from Ullipallem, who had travelled to be at the service. We were able to tell her again about the bond between our fellowships.

After lunch, we tried to link up with you but, as you know, it wasn’t too successful! We were so disappointed! It was lovely, at least, to hear our kids say hello.

Tonight, the children and young people in the orphanage had a service of thanksgiving for this week’s meetings. Many of them shared what they had learned. One girl told how she is from a very high caste Hindu family but she became a Christian and was baptised. Her family are very unhappy but she says she is happier than she has ever been. Please pray for her future.

Tomorrow, we are taking the clinic to one of the new Child Development Centres where there are about 80-100 kids. We need to do this in the evening as they only attend the CDC after school. Pray for safe travel there and a smooth clinic. These children will have had little to no healthcare before!