M2M (Ministry to Ministries) is happy to forward a ministry update and greeting from RReach regarding their recent travel to Africa and India.
Greetings on behalf of Dr. Ramesh Richard. Thank you so much for praying for Dr. Ramesh Richard and Bonnie during their recent trip to Africa and India. We wanted to take a moment to share several praises with you from the trip!
Dr. Richard and Bonnie spent 20 days away from Dallas during which he spoke at a pastors conference, evangelistic events and at the climax of GPA India, among other ministry activities.
In Malawi, Dr. Richard was blessed to see how conference organizers (Dallas GPA graduates) imitated and reproduced the culture of servant leadership woven into each Dallas and national GPA.
He also was reminded of how far God will go to reach one person. While in Malawi Dr. Richard was bitten by an unknown insect, eventually requiring non-emergency medical attention in India. He had the opportunity to share the Gospel with the man who drove him to the doctor (who was quite a distance away). The man embraced salvation the next day.
In India, Dr. Richard enjoyed ministering during the final two days of GPA India.
Delegates had gone to great lengths to participate in the event. One pastor, in fact, traveled eight hours down a mountain and three days by train to attend. During the GPA, another pastor’s co-pastor died, and since burials in India are immediate, he planned to leave early to attend. However, his church encouraged him to stay as they saw the GPA training as of primary importance.
Dr. Richard and Bonnie also spent time with the congregation of Delhi Bible Fellowship, which they planted in the mid-1980s. Their return for the GPA India graduation was a time to report what God had done since the church commissioned them and sent them off “to the world” in 1987.
Finally, please praise God with us for an evangelistic dinner toward the end of the trip. Thirty-five attended, half were unbelievers, and three welcomed the Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank you for continually praying for Dr. Richard and RREACH. You are so appreciated!
For His glory,