Return Trip to India
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Gal.6:10
On Dec. 14, 2010, John Rohrbach of Los Angeles, CA made a return visit to India for three weeks in order to help the brethren in the CLCI.
It was John who made the initial contact with the Benjamin family that led to our joining hands in the Kingdom work in India.
On a previous visit, John was involved in the building of a church in memory of his grandparents. On this trip, water was put in to the church property and electrical equipment was acquired to enhance the worship services. Work was also done on the pastor’s house and various fruits tree were planted, such as coconut, lemon, orange, apple, mango, guava, papaya, and bamboo trees.
In the village of Dan- damoodi, which has 500 families, a second church was constructed of brick, measuring 15’x20′ and costing $1,500.00. Also, chairs were supplied for the worshipers. This building will serve as the church home of a congrega- tion of 30 members who are served by Pastor Jeevan Kumar.
The orphanage also benefitted from John’s visit, as fruit trees of banana, papaya, lemon, orange, and other varieties were planted. Education- al materials were given to the orphanage in order to aid the children in their learning.
Tents, chairs, and dining tables were purchased for CLCI annual convention meetings and CLCI public gospel meetings. In the past, such equipment had been rented.
John Rohrbach had the privilege of accompanying Jyothi Benjamin to a number of villages where he shared the gospel message with eager souls desiring to hear the good news of the Savior.
Other ways of sharing the Word of God came through the purchase of Bibles and Christian movies in Telagu.
Jyothi Benjamin writes that John’s visit and helpfulness was well received and much appreciated by our Christian brethren in India.
It should be noted that the various projects and purchases were made possible through the generous donations of a number of unnamed individuals. For all of this we give praise and thanks to God.
There are many and various tangible ways we can assist our Indian brethren in doing mission outreach, ministering to precious souls, and training the young.
May the Lord bless every effort of kingdom work in India, for there are countless hungry souls in this foreign land in need of learning about their Savior and His priceless gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation.