Jack & Lorraine Chen
Dear Pastors, Missionaries, Chaplains and Friends,
Steve here…Our God is a missionary God. He is on a mission in our world and we get the privilege to come along for the ride. Our Fellowship churches have sent out almost 300 missionaries throughout our world in the almost 50 years of Fellowship International (1963-2013).
I’m preparing to visit India in January and I’m excited to see how Indian Christians celebrate the Christmas season. I’ll be visiting Fellowship International missionaries, Jack and Lorraine Chen, serving in Kolkata at the Carey Memorial Church and Bible College. Jack has been spear-heading the Fellowship’s LeadersFor ministry in this northern part of India. I’ll be a part of the cohort of India pastors receiving training from some of our Fellowship pastors who are doing the teaching/coaching. Fellowship International is looking for other Fellowship churches and pastors to partner with us in this very effective leadership development initiative in several nations around the world. Contact Dan Baetz (Fellowship International Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hanni Muhtar (LeadersFor Coordinator: email@example.com) if you have any interest or questions. We would love to partner with you.
Raj & Kim Vannadil
Recently appointed Fellowship International appointees, Raj and Kim Vannadil, hope to begin LeadersFor cohorts in southern India. They are looking for partners to become a part of their support team.
Raj was born to a Hindu family in India. After coming to Christ in 1986 and being forced to leave his family home three months later, Raj joined Operation Mobilization as a missionary. Kim was born and raised in South Korea. She attended Sunday school as a child, but came to Christ while attending a Christian College to become a dental hygienist. After several years in her profession, she became a missionary with OM. Raj and Kim met while in OM service and later emigrated to Canada and starting attending Parkland Fellowship Baptist Church in Surrey, BC. After completing an MDiv at Northwest Seminary, Raj was ordained, and applied to Fellowship International for service in India.
Raj said, “I know the culture, languages and the people of India. I know what Hinduism is and the lifestyles of the people living in Hinduism.” Raj and Kim are Canadian citizens but Raj has a special passport that allows he and his family to live and work in India without restrictions. This is a tremendous advantage as India remains a closed country to foreign missionaries.
The Vannadils’ hope is to depart for ministry in India in 2013. If you or your church have any interest in missionary service in India, I highly recommend you contact the Vannadils (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Fellowship International office (email@example.com) for an information package that tells you more. Pray for this family as they trust the Lord for His provision while they build their support team.
Thanks for listening.
Have a blessed week,
Our theme verse for 2013:
“We live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)