B. Balu Nayak
INDIA – YJM Ministry Partner
Pastor B. Balu Nayak
Pastor Balu Nayak is the leader of a ministry known as Balunayak Banjara Tribal Ministries based in the town of Mahabubabad in the state of Telangana, India. He is a member of the Banjara tribal community himself and ministers in two other areas besides Mahabubabad: Baluthanda and Salarthanda.
He heard the call of the Lord to this ministry 16 years ago and has been ministering the gospel and carrying out various social services for his people ever since. They originally had no buildings in any of their ministry areas and held open-air services under trees, in homes and occasionally in rented tents. They have subsequently built a small church building in Baluthanda and are slowly building a larger church and accommodation building in Mahabubabad.
On Sunday, November 17, the Princeton Advent Christian Church hosted Appalachian Regional Superintendent Bill Millinor who delivered a challenging message from Philippians 2 about the humility of Jesus Christ. Afterward, there was a pizza party with the church volunteers who packed 52 shoeboxes with donated toys and personal items collected through the fall for Operation Christmas Child. The volunteers then prayed together for the children and families who would receive the gifts to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER
Christmas in October gifts to our international ministry leaders were sent out last week. Because of WHFMS, missions groups, churches and individuals like you, those who serve will receive a small gift of appreciation this Christmas. Thank you for your part in our mission work and for making the season a bit more special for those who currently serve and have served in the past.
NORTH SPRINGFIELD, VT.
Gratefully submitted by Pastor David Young:
On November 3, 2019 the Advent Christian Church of North Springfield, Vermont celebrated their 150th Anniversary. During a special morning worship service, current and former members gathered to share memories and hear from a few current and former leaders of the church. Former pastors Rev. Bill Monroe and Rev. Floyd McIntyre joined current pastor David Young in sharing memories about being in leadership in the North Springfield area as well as what the future may hold. A roll call was conducted of the active membership and non-members were invited to share during the service. After the celebration, everyone attended a fellowship meal downstairs.
The membership of the Advent Christian Church of North Springfield would like to share its grateful praise to everyone that has been part of the life and ministry of the church. We mutually agree that God has not yet concluded his work in that area of Vermont and we invite you to add our life and ministry to your prayer list that once again people might see firsthand the powerful work of God in changing lives in the local community.
AMBASSADOR TRIP TO LIBERIA
The Liberia Ambassador Team returned home safely on October 29 after a successful trip. During the 10-day trip, the team got to know the leaders of our Liberian ministries, visited some of the churches, built relationships with church members and came away with a first-hand understanding of what the Lord is doing in our ministries in Liberia. The team members were Chelsea Date, Emily Pires, John Jones, Paul Kneeland, Chase Bradley, John Walsh and Bryce Whiting (team leader).