|RUSSEL G. BELL, EVANGELIST
5712 S.W. 35th Street
Topeka, Kansas 66614-4594
|UNDER THE OVERSIGHT OF
LAPOYNOR CHURCH OF CHRIST
P.O. Box 61
Larue, Texas 75770
Phone: (903) 876-4334
Russel Bell's India Report — Jan. 14–Feb. 25, 2008
Dear Supporters and Interested,
God has granted us another successful work in India. This was my 45th trip to India, and August 1, I will make my second for 2008. Danny Rader from Bridgeport, AL was my working partner from start to finish. He is a sound gospel preacher and teacher.
Personal statistics from this trip
- Presented 68 lessons.
- Baptized 90.
- Taught in 7 Schools of Preaching.
- Worked in 5 states of India, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Karnataka, teaching and preaching in churches and Schools of Preaching in all 5 states.
- Revived the North India lectures that had not taken place in 5 years. It went well. We rescheduled for Feb. 2009.
- Delivered 10 lessons with the inner city church of Mambai (Bombay) working with veteran preacher Craig Phillips and his wife, Taresa. This city has a population of 18,000,000 people. All went well.
- Delivered Bibles, song books, worship supplies, good religious books in their languages, and bicycles to hundreds of churches and preachers.
- We continue to emphasize leadership and giving in our teaching and preaching. We believe we will have hundreds of our churches with qualified elders and deacons in the next few years.
2008 India Evangelism Projects
|1.||8,000 full Bibles in their languages||
|2.||10,000 Telugu song books||
|3.||400 sets of worship supplies (communion trays,
bread trays, collection sticks)
|4.||100 bicycles for good preacher transportation||
|5.||104 permanent church building helps||
|6.||Sister Patricia's Orphanage (75 children)||
|7.||Plane tickets, hotels, food, etc.||
|8.||Office supplies and stamps||
With this January/February trip completed, we have half of this $88,000 budget paid for and delivered. We will need about the same amount for our August/September trip; $44,000. These supplies and projects are so appreciated by the preachers and churches. These things are moving the churches in India forward rapidly. God bless you for giving generously so we can provide these things.
There are now more churches of Christ in India that 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 these projects and to make trips. 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 as providing $88,000 for our projects listed. My books “Rightly Dividing the Word of God” volumes I, II, III, IV, and V are available at $5 each, and "God Man Money" at $10 per copy, postage paid. All money from book sales go to India Evangelism.
If you have any questions, call or write. God Bless you.
Russel G. Bell
A ministry to assist churches, preachers, and church leaders to develop self-supportd churches
in India and around the world. Financial help may be sent to either of the addresses above.