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


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Phone: (785) 272-0711

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Phone: (903) 876-4334

March 1, 2011

Russel Bell's India Report — Jan. 11–Feb. 21, 2011

Dear Supporters and Interested,

“The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all” (2 Cor. 13:14). “I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you” (Phil. 1:3). God has once again blessed us with a very positive work in india. It couldn't have gone better. John O.Neal, Bridgeport, AL, worked with me all but a few days of this six–weeks work for Jesus. We continue to emphasize having elders and deacons in every church as soon as men qualify. Also, many lessons were presented on liberal giving, leading to self-supported churches in India. India's economy continues to grow and with it church collections are growing. A single collection in India the first Sunday of the new year 2011, totally for mission work, was more than $12,000. The church was Sai Nagar in Chennai with a regular attendance of over 1,000 people every Sunday morning. My first work was with this church in 1981 when the attendance was 20. This is not isolated, but hundreds of churches across India number in the hundreds and are well organized. Our God is truly blessing this ripest harvest field in the world where a new church of Christ begins every day and thousands are added to the Lord's church yearly. This is because of your generous contributions and partnership with me.

Statistics from the just completed work

2011 India Evangelism Projects

1. 10,000 full Bibles



2. 10,000 New Testaments



3. 10,000 Telugu song books



4. 400 sets of worship supplies (communion trays, bread trays, collections sticks, glasses)



5. 100 bicycles for good preachers



6. 200 portable pulpits



7. Help on 104 permanent church buildings



8. Sister Patricia Orphanage (90 children)



9. Plane tickets, hotels, food, etc.



10. Office supplies and stamps



       Total needed for 2011



Half of the above items were purchased and delivered to good churches of Christ and their preachers all over India in this just completed work. We want to provide the other half in our Aug/Sept work in India. Will you continue to support this important work?

Here is my plan to raise the second half of the fund, $47,500. We are asking churches and individuals to donate $300 to $1,000 each. Some churches and individuals are donating twice each year and others monthly. Any amount would be helpful and appreciated.

You can send your donations now or at any time. Please make your checks payable to INDIA EVANGELISM or CHURCH OF CHRIST and send to either of the addresses on this letterhead or use the self–addressed envelope enclosed. Thank you for your support.

There are now more churches of Christ in India than in the U.S. The churches are growing up spiritually. Your donations to this ministry are helping to achieve that. God bless you.

Special thanks to the LaPoynor church of Christ for overseeing our work. Also special thanks to all the churches and individuals who support us, as well as provide the $95,000 for our above list of India Evangelism projects. My books "Rightly Dividing the Word of God" volumes I, II, III, IV and V, are available at $5 each; "God Man Money" at $10 per copy, postage included. All moneys from the sale of books go to India Evangelism.

My next work in India will be Aug. 2–Aug. 31, 2011 and in Myanmar Sept. 1–12.

Also, on June 8–July 1, 2011, I will direct a door knocking campaign in Cape Town, South Africa with the Athlone congregation. I will take 11 other workers with me. We will set up Bible studies and teach and baptize for three weeks before returning to the U.S.

Please pray for us. Call or write if you have questions

A Servant of Christ,


Russel 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.