Praise the Lord for God’s incredible faithfulness! We ask you to join us by praying for our team as they embark on a mission to take God’s light to the darkest parts of India. On Tuesday, Pastors Bill and Mary Pat Gokee are leading a team of six from Frontline Ministries International to India for about three weeks. Last year, Frontline became the covering ministry for a highly-sensitive organization in Southeast Asia that is on the cutting-edge of rescuing children from the sex-slave trade in human trafficking and also established the Frontline Ministries International Children’s Home in Rajhmundry, India. They ministered in a leper colony; in children’s centers; to women in micro-enterprise sewing projects; through village evangelism; by showing The Jesus Film; by holding two pastors/leaders conferences; and connecting with the rescuing of children from human trafficking and the sex-slave trade. The Lord established these long-term relationships, and the team is excited to see the great fruit resulting from God’s handiwork. They look forward to the continued expansion of God’s Kingdom, and to see His glory come.
Going on this trip is a miracle in and of itself. Just two weeks ago Pastor Bill broke his ankle in three places. The doctors were convinced that he needed surgery and would be out of commission for 5-6 months, which would force him to miss both this India trip and the summer trips to Africa. Pastors Bill and Mary Pat knew that God had another plan. After their complete healing this summer they felt God would touch these broken bones and make a way. Amazed at the x-rays each week, the orthopedic surgeon declared that the bones are miraculously in perfect position and reconstructive surgery is not needed! Yes, we serve a God of miracles. This is the first time the surgeon has ever seen anything like this, as he was initially convinced that surgery was the only way. The doctor is a Christian and is joining us in prayer for the complete manifestation of healing in the ankle. At this time, Pastor Bill has a short cast and is boarding the plane tomorrow as an integral part of God’s plan for this trip.
Please join us in praying for Pastor Bill and Pastor Mary Pat and the team as they seek to bring Christ’s love and freedom to the people in India, and for complete healing in Pastor Bill’s ankle. Thank you for your continued prayers on every trip we take. Already in January/February 2010 God moved mightily during the trips to Indonesia and the Philippines, and we expect an increase in wonders, signs, and miracles on this mission to India.