Russel Bell, India, 2005 (10K)
Text, from Russel Bell's business card (20K)

INDIA EVANGELISM

RUSSEL G. BELL, EVANGELIST
5712 S.W. 35th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66614-4594
Phone: (785)272-0711
U.S.A.
  UNDER THE OVERSIGHT OF
LAPOYNOR CHURCH OF CHRIST

11353 County Road 4345
Larue, Texas 75770
Phone: (903) 876-4334

Russel Bell's India Report January 18 to March 1, 2005

Dear Supporters and Interested:

I have now completed my 39th trip to India and 74th trip overseas for Jesus. I was blessed this year with two good American partners, Michael Niehues and Gary Bennett. I also arranged a vehicle, translator, and schedule for two widows, Mary Williams and Jean Handley, with P. Mary translating, guiding, seeing to their every need 24 hours per day. We had two cars, Ambassadors, and an SUV each day going in three directions so we could hold nine meetings per day, one morning, one afternoon, and one night meeting. As a result, we baptized 304 into Jesus. These four helpers, co–workers, each did their jobs well and adjusted to the primitive conditions exceptionally well. All four left me after 3–1/2 weeks and I then joined up with Gene Rrneau with whom it's always a pleasure to work. He and I have worked together for 25 years in India. Our work in India consists of teaching preachers in our schools and specially arranged preacher meetings, evangelistic meetings in cites and villages, plus helping to solve problems that arise from time to time.

Havin a SUV full of song books, Bibles, good books in Telugu, worship supplies, we deliver to churches and preachers all over Andrah Predesh and Tami Nader. We also look at permanent church buildings being constructed all over both these states, as once they come up to roof level, we donate 10,000 Rupees ($225.00) to help complete it. We formerly helped on 30 buildings per year, but now have raised that number in 2005 to 52 buildings per year or one each week. As soon as the buildings are complete, they fill up quickly.

Statistics of this trip

2005 India Evangelism Projects

   

First Trip

Cost

Second Trip

Cost

1. 6,000 Bibles 3,000

6,000

3,000

6,000

2. 100 Bicycles 60

34,000

40

2,000

3. 10,000 Telugu Song Books 10,000

4,000

–0– –0–
4. 52 Church Building Helps 52

11,700

–0– –0–
5. 400 Communion Trays 200

1,200

200

1,200

6. 400 Bread Trays 200

1,200

200

1,200

7. 400 Collection Sticks 200

1,200

200

1,200

8. National Bible College  

2,400

–0– –0–
9. Sister Patricia's Orphanage
(40 children)
 

9,600

–0– –0–
10. Postage stamps and office supplies  

2,000

–0– –0–
11. Three or four overseas trips per year  

6,100

–0– –0–
           
 

First Trip Cost

Second Trip Cost

Total For Year

 

$48,400

$48,400

$60,000

All of these projects will be paid for and delivered in 2005 at the completion of my second trip to India, August/September, my 40th trip to India. A new church of Christ starts in India every day. There are now more churches of Christ in India than in the USA. God be praised! Please continue to help us. We need your donations to complete our 2005 plans. Make checks payable to INDIA EVANGELISM or CHURCH OF CHRIST and send to either of the addresses on this letterhead or in the enclosed, self–addressed envelope.

Special thanks to the LaPoynor Church of Christ for overseeing our work. Also, special thanks to all the churches and individuals who support my family and me plus provide the $60,000.00 for these projects listed.

God continues to bless our India Evangelism. Churches of Christ are growing spiritually and in number. Pray for us and them. Hundreds of permanent church buildings are coming up all over India, but especially in A. P. and T. N. states. As soon as they are finished they fill up very quickly. Praise God!

My books “Rightly Dividing the Word of God,” Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V, are all available at $5.00 each; “God, Man, Money,” at $10.00 per copy, postage paid. All money from book sales go to India Evangelism. God bless you.

In June, I will direct a door–knocking campaign with the Ahtlone Church of Christ in Capetown, South Africa. I will take ten workers from the U.S. with me. Please pray for us.

In August/September I will work again in Germany, Romania, and India. Pray for me.

Love,

Russel G. Bell


A ministry to assist churches, preachers, and church leaders to develop self-supported churches
in India and around the world. Financial help may be sent to either of the addresses above.