The work to the Urdu world began as Dr. EM taught the reformed faith in his home village for several years. His church has now been established as the first RP Mission Church with two new daughter fellowships.
The past year has been a year of revival in the RP Mission Church! There has been a great increase in regular worship attendance (now averages 100 on the Lord’s Day!). There have been more young people and children attending Sunday school and worship.
Pray that God may strengthen the two new preaching stations by the faithful preaching of pastor IB and visits from the elders of the RP Mission Church
Our elders have also had recent opportunities to teach and lead worship services in two nearby villages. The Lord is at work through his Gospel to draw traditional Christians into a clear understanding of the Scriptures! Pray with us that the Lord might establish additional RP mission churches in these villages.
Dr. EM’s writing & translation ministry has provided the content for a Diploma course in Theology and Church Planting with two students enrolled. Pray for our two theological students, who are currently enrolled in UCRT (Urdu Center For Reformed Theology).
Praise God that finally, after significant delays, we have taken possession of 3,000 copies of our newly-printed books! Even before the books arrived at the RP Mission Church, hungry readers have pre requested copies! ‘Our Firm Foundation’ is the very first Urdu-language presentation of the Westminster Standards (plus the First Catechism) ever printed. There is a hunger (especially among pastors and theologians) for this groundbreaking and historic publication. We give thanks to God for his strength to accomplish this massive project!