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SERVE India ePray newsletter | January 2020

Dear Ones,

We can’t thank you enough for your prayer and support for the Lord‘s work in India in 2019. God is working in India. God is working mightily. We are discipling new believers, training young men and women to be Workers and we are planning more new communities in unreached areas. God has enabled us to care for the orphans, widows, leprosy victims, blind community, and to alleviate suffering through medical care and humanitarian aid.

Right now, India stands at economic, social, and spiritual crossroads, and, there are so many yet to know the power and love of the Lord.

Please continue to pray against the persecution and as our state is just forming a new government (necessary since our state split into 2 states). As a newly divided state, there is a lot of confusion of where the capitol will be, which office, where… still unclear.  I am anxious to approach the proper officials about our approvals, permissions. The last year and half we have had to deal with riots, strikes, vehicles being damaged by mobs, fires on the roadsides, civil unrests, government offices being closed, schools being shut down, … in the middle of all this we know that the Lord is still in control. By God’s grace the work is still continuing.

I thank God that even with much unrest and instability our Workers are still able to continue God’s calling in their lives, thanks to you and your prayers. We thank God for the fruitfulness of their labor… I thank God for the upcoming events planned in 2020. Thanks for the team who is coming to serve and as well as the people who will welcome them into their communities and homes.

As this New Year begins, I wish and pray His presence will fill our homes and that the light of the Truth will shine in our communities.

On behalf of all of SERVE India we pray you have a blessed and joyful New Year!  :)

With love in the Lord,  John and the Nanda’s :)

Prayer Guide:  FCC SERVE India Trip 2020 | January 9 thru January 25, 2020

Trip Mission:

To glorify our Lord by encouraging and serving John and the workers & communities with whom he works, by:

  • Encouraging the Indian believers and their communities.
  • Praying with those who request it of us.
  • Sharing our testimonies of God’s grace.


General Prayer Requests:

  • For spiritual protection.
  • To remain healthy, positive, and flexible.
  • That our visit will bless John and the Family there.
  • For long-term success: spiritually and economically for the people.
  • That the Lord will be near to our families in our absence.
  • That the Kingdom will continue to expand in spite of Satan’s persecution of the believers there.
  • Devotions: Understanding what God is doing in us and around us.


Thursday January 9 thru Saturday January 11

  • Safe Travel for Team: Minneapolis to Amsterdam to Delhi to Visakhapatnam (Visag).
  • Baggage arrival and clearance of customs (we have extra baggage full of items to give).
  • Adjustment of our bodies to the time change (11 ½ hour difference), food, water, and heat.

Sunday January 12

  • Blessing on worship with homeless poor in Visag.
  • Blessings on medical camp with homeless in Visag.

Monday January 13

  • Blessing on visit to home for the blind in Visag.
  • Blessing on visit to widow’s home in Visag.

Tuesday January 14

  • Blessing on visit to railway slum in Visag.
  • Blessing on visit to orphanage in Visag with the Worker’s widow.

Wednesday January 15

  • Blessing for safe travel to T-town by train.
  • Blessing for safe arrival of another team member to India.

Thursday January 16

  • Blessing for safe travel to tribal area.
  • Blessing on medical camp.
  • Blessing on visit with workers in the area.
  • Blessing for safe return travel back to T-town.

Friday January 17 + Saturday January 18

  • Safe travel to K-town by train.
  • Blessing on visit with area workers.
  • Blessing for possible visit to Island community.
  • Blessing on medical camp.

Sunday January 19

  • Blessing for safe travel back to T-town by train.
  • Blessing on worship with Worker & community there.
  • Blessing on a new building dedication with Worker & community.

Monday January 20

  • Blessing for safe travel back to Visag by train.
  • Blessing for time to rest, reflect and regroup back at Home.

Tuesday January 21

  • Blessing for safe travel to B-town by train.
  • Blessing to be encouraged to be a light in the darkness.
  • Blessing for the community visit.

Wednesday January 22

  • Blessings for visit with handicapped villagers.
  • Blessing on visit and medical camp at village school
  • Blessing on visit and medical camp at Worker’s community.

Terri Nanda

SERVE India Leader

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