This week in India 2-13-21

Come and see our first sewing class! This is an answer to prayer years in the making, and we’re so excited to be able to help the women have better work opportunities.

Quick links to the other parts this week:

Our sewing classes

School classes

The kids love learning English together! Before, only the kids who went to boarding school were able to learn English. It’s not offered at the local school, even though English is the second most common language in the country and very important to opportunities in the future. But now they all get to learn together!

Groceries for each family

Again vegetables were too expensive, so we had to adjust and get chicken. This happens around holidays here.

Our Sunday Service

We are in another lockdown in this area, so we held services to keep our groups smaller. One in the prayer house and the other at the church. So here you’ll see our pics go back and forth between the two locations.

Our service at the church

Our Sunday School classes

Kids share their memory verses

Time of prayer

When people ask what the most important part of the ministry is, I always reply, prayer! People expect that it’s sharing our faith, feeding the poor, or the Bible teaching on the site, to help people mature in their faith. But all of these are supported by prayer. Prayer is foundational to every single thing we do. GTF runs on prayer. The communication between us and our Father who cares for all we serve even more than we do. He provides generously, both in bringing us wonderful people who give and encourage and in bringing the ability to serve those He puts in our path.

Most weeks I have people write who also run ministries. Some think it’s “cute” that we don’t fundraise and rely on the Lord to prompt giving. Many wrongly think it’s less work than fundraising. This is incorrect. It requires time and effort and a lot of trust. But we know Who it is who provides. And we seek Him first, because He tells us to (Matthew 6:33) and because it’s a privilege we don’t take for granted. We know why we do what we do, and we aim to glorify the Lord in everything we do.

And my favorite thing right now is that our group here has the same passion for prayer that we do!

Cream buns


Since the kids were already home, the parents make up quick lunch for them! It’s kind of home church but in community. Which is very much how the first century church was!

At the village

We put screens on the doors and ran electricity for our new fridge that was donated! One of our volunteer couples is giving the group their first-ever fridge! Now they can keep the chicken, and milk, and leftovers cold! This is so exciting! We’ll have pics of it next week.

See the other parts this week:

Thank you for your love, and your prayers for those we serve around the world! It’s absolutely amazing what happens when we come together and follow the Lord’s leading. I’m beyond grateful for you all!

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Thank you for keeping us, this ministry, and our outreaches in prayer, and thank you for your support! We couldn’t do any of this without you.

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God bless you!
♥ Samantha