February 2019: India-Vargis
Thank you for helping us to travel. I think it is too much but how can I stop traveling and preaching.
Let me give you my UPDATES and travel plans.
- Preaching to IET ministers of Indore division.
- IET leaders meeting at Nagpur.
- recording TV messages Delhi.
- fly to Melbourne Australia. Meetings in the church of Kinglesy Francis. Thereafter travel Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, etc. Return 11th Thu April.
- APRIL: TV Interview at Ernakulam
- students camp at Kattappana.
- Sunabeda, Orissa.
- Teaching in Malaysia Bible school
- north Kerala.
- New Zealand
- Bhopal youth meeting
- Fasting and prayer.
- Karnataka villages
- IET supporters’ gathering at Thiruvalla.
- New year service: With Pastor John Tharu.
- 2020 JANUARY: Meeting in Kerala Trivandrum to Kasaragod.
(small meetings in IET mission stations are not mentioned here.)
Only one life to gamble for my Lord. I will be tired. But I want to reach heaven tired – very tired.
I solicit your prayers
Here is a message that challenged me: “And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.” – Romans 11:6
Sir Edwin Landseer was one of the most famous painters of the Victorian era. His talent developed early, and he had the first showing of his work at the Royal Academy when he was just thirteen years old. He was commissioned to do a number of official portraits of the royal family and even gave private drawing lessons to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. But he was best known for his depictions of the natural settings and life in the Scottish highlands.
One day as he was visiting a family in an old mansion in Scotland, one of the servants spilled a pitcher of soda water, leaving a large stain on the wall. While the family was out for the day, Landseer remained behind. Using charcoal, he incorporated the stain into a beautiful drawing. When the family returned they found a picture of a waterfall surrounded by trees and animals. He used his skill to make something beautiful out of what had been an unsightly mess.
God works in much the same way in our lives. The things that we think of as weaknesses and handicaps can, through His grace, become our greatest strengths. Today in prayer, ask the Lord to give you grace and provide the strength to meet every challenge and overcome every weakness. And let Him make a beautiful masterpiece of the ‘spill’ we, I and you made. Give the dirty picture into His hands and see what He will do with it.
“Grace is what God gives us when we don’t deserve and mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve” – Reinhold Niebuhr
Yours to see India is evangelized in our lifetime. No one can do it alone. But together we can do it. Let us do it…now…together,
p g vargis