Archive | March, 2013

Needs Update: India

7 Mar

It’s hard to believe, but we are only 10 weeks away from embarking on our mission trip! After traveling for one week to the Australian Outback to minister to Aborginal communities, we will then fly out to India for 6 weeks to preach the gospel and love on the people of India.

ImageDid you know??

  • India has over 1.2 billion people, the 2nd most populated nation in the world!
  • 87% of India is unreached, meaning have never heard the gospel. 40% of the entire world’s unreached people groups live in India.
  • 360 million live under the poverty line. 40% of the entire world’s poor live in India.
  • 80.5% practice Hinduism, 13.4% Islam, 2.3% Christianity, 1.9% Sikhism, and 0.8% Buddhism.
  • Hindus worship over 330 million gods.

As a reminder, Marty and I are leading a team of 4 girls, ages 19-22, from England, USA, Norway, and Canada. They are on fire for God and getting prepared to minister hope to this nation that desperately needs Jesus.

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Martin and I are in the beginning phases of planning this outreach. We are making plans to visit orphanages, villages, slums, and hospitals to preach the gospel, pray for for the sick, and minister to the poor. We expect to see miracles, healings, and salvations. We can hardly wait to minister the love and power of Jesus to the people of India!india5

Here’s where we need your help.

First off, we need lots of prayer as we plan this outreach. That God would lead us to the right places, people, and organizations to do ministry with. I don’t want to just arbitrarily choose places and contacts to do ministry, I want to be led by the Spirit of God. To go where He wants us to go and to safe places. Please join in covering our team in prayer as we plan and prepare for this mission trip.

Second, Martin and I are in need financially to make this trip possible. We need money to buy our flights to India, as well as to buy our flights back to Germany after the outreach (we are moving to Germany within a week after returning from India). The total need is around $4,000.00.

If you are able to give financially (any amount helps!), please follow the instructions below:

USA : Please make a check out to Orlando Community Church and on the “memo” line, write “Stephanie and Martin”. You can send the check via mail to: Orlando Community Church, 1067 Rainer Dr., Suite 1003, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

Germany and Australia: Please contact Martin for our account details: info@martinsuenkel.com.

THANK YOU for your prayers and generosity. It might seem like you are doing something small, but you are actually sowing into something so much greater in the Kingdom of God!

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more questions regarding our trip.

Blessings,

Stephanie