|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/Romania Report
August 1 to September 8, 2008
Dear Supporters and Interested,
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:7b). Our God is too good to us, blessin us with a great work completed in Romania and India.
My first ten days were spent in Romania working with the 7 churches of Christ Harvey starling has established and continues to develop. Good progress continues there with growth in number and maturity. I preached at 5 of those churches this trip, plus one–on–one Bible studies each day through the week. Had opportunity to deliver 27 leassons which in Romania
From Romania, flew on to India to complete my 6 weeks work. This time, spent a days with several Americans: Jack Wade, AZ; Danny Rader, AL; John O'Neal, TX; and Ray Hart, KY. We spent half or more of our time teaching, preaching lectures on leadership, giving, developing churches, etc. A good part of my work remains delivering supplies (Bibles, song books, good religous books in their languages, worship supplies, help on church buildings and bicycles). Listed below is the supplies and funds delivered in 2008 plus statistics for this trip.
Statistics from this just completed work
- Presented 71 lessons.
- Saw 125 baptized (2 Romania; 72 A.P.; 51 T.N.).
- Took part in teaching in several Schools of preaching and preacher lectureships.
- Worked in 2 countries (Romania and India).
- Worked in two states of India, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
- Helped set the dates for the following graduations and lectureships in 2009:
a. National Bible College, Chennai — Feb 8–9. b. Mumbai Lectures with Craig and Taresa Phillips (about 18 inner city churches) —
Feb 12–15. (Congratulations to Craig and Taresa; daughter Anna Renee born
August 30 in Mumbai. Taresa's parents, Eddie and Susan Clore, both with
Harding University, were with Taresa during delivery and were very helpful.)
c. North India Bible College Lectures and Graduation — Feb 19–20. (Lecturer will
cover the book of James.)
- Delivered Bibles, song books, worship supplies, good religous books in their languages and bicycles to hundreds of churches and individuals.
- We continue to emphasize leadership and giving in our teaching and preaching. We believe we will have hundreds of 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, transportation for good preacher||
|5.||104 permanent church building helps||
|6.||Sister Patricia's Orphanage (75 children)||
|7.||Plane tickets, hotels, food, etc.||
|8.||Office supplies and stamps||
|We would like to add in 2009:|
|2,000 more full Bible (10,000 total for year)||
|10,000 New Testaments||
|Total budget for 2009||
With the help of many dedicated Christians and churches, all supplies and projects for 2008 were paid for and delivered. Our desire is to make 2 more trips to India (47th and 48th) in 2009 and supply these much needed things, as outlined above, which will cost $95,000. Will you please continue to give liberaly so this can be accomplished. These supplies and projects are so appreciated by the churches and preachers of India. God bless you in advance for giving generously. Please make your check 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, TX, Church of Christ for overseeing and helping to support our work for Jesus. Also, special thanks to all the churches and individuals who support us, as well as providing this $95,000 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.