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
Jan. 24 to Mar. 6, 2006

Dear Supporters and Interested.

My 41st trip to India is now history. God continues to bless our work in a mighty way. Yes, this was one of my best trips. Mike Niehues was my partner again. I could not ask for a better preaching partner. He has worked with me these last 15 years on every January trip, taking his annual four-week vacation from his job to preach with me. Les Henkel also worked with us this year.

Daily Routine

The day starts at 6:00 a.m. We usually have two or three preaching opportunities each day. Sometimes we go together; sometimes we go two directions, each holding two or three meetings. With Mike's experience, we can separate for two or three days at a time, covering twice the territory and giving out worship supplies, good books, and song books in two different locations in two different vehicles. Sometimes it is evangelistic meetings and baptizing. Other times it's preacher workshops in different areas. We usually do the preacher workshops together. Another big part of our work is providing help on permanent church buildings. We donate 10,000R ($225) to any faithful church of Christ that comes up to the roof level on their building. Our travels include inspecting these buildings and asking questions to make sure they qualify for help. We now have just over 200 church buildings already approved waiting for our donation. Last year we helped 105. This year we have already helped 52 and we hope to help 52 more July 1, 2006 if we have the funds raised. Our days rarely end before 10:00 p.m. and, many times, the midnight hour.

Statistics of this trip

2006 India Evangelism Projects

Projects

1st Trip Cost

2nd Trip Cost

Total for Year

6,000 Bibles

$ 6,000

$ 6,000

$ 12,000

100 Bicycles

2,500

2,500

5,000

10,000 Telugu Song Books

2,000

2,000

4,000

104 Church Building Helps

11,700

11,700

23,400

400 Communion Trays

1,250

1,250

2,500

400 Bread Trays

1,250

1,250

2,500

400 Collection Sticks

1,250

1,250

2,500

Sister Patricia's Orphanage

4,800

4,800

9,600

Postage and Office Supplies

1,000

1,000

2,000

Three or four overseas trips per year

3,250

3,250

6,500

       
Total

$ 35,000

$ 35,000

$ 70,000

New Printing

There are now more churches of Christ in India than in the U.S. They are growing in number and in depth of maturity. Your donations to this ministry are helping to achieve this. God bless you. We need your help to continue all these projects and to make trips forty-two this summer. Please 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 me as well a providing the $70,000.00 for our projects listed. 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.

The India Workshop will be April 20–22, 2006 at Marion Church of Christ, 2845 Highway 64 W., P.O. Box 209, Marion, AR 72364. Contact Michael Hughes 870-739-3784.

If you have any questions, call or write. God bless you.

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.