Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sharing the Gospel in India Part 3

.......... I emailed Chris and asked permission to use some of his pictures on this post.. Here is his response........ I just loved it and wanted to share it......


dear sister, how glad to hear from you, yes you can use the pictures, and please mention, that: Christopher, is a Missionary in India, with Urban India Ministries, who was greatly blessed by your message in the blog: that is Samaritan women made me to speak OUT and gave me blodness to meet the saviour! ( please change and put it on your English,)









......... I will finish up tonight with my post about Chris in India... It has been on my mind all day and trying to find a way to relate to you the monumental significance of this in my life and in the life of all believers in Christ... We are ALL called to ministry ... there is not one single child of God that is not called to testify of the goodness of Christ.
..........I was a very broken woman with so much heartache over the years that I considered taking my own life on several occasions. I was hopeless in a hopeless world. Even as a very young Christian I felt the pull of the darkness that I lived in and the call from the pits of hell to just quit............ It would take me years of reading and praying and calling on the name of Christ to receive healing, complete healing and healing without scars.
.......Oh I have the memories if I choose to recall them, but they come to my mind without the pain. Someone very close to my heart once told me that if we can recall a painful memory without the pain then God has moved through that heartache and removed all traces of the tears......... I will never forget that..... How powerful a picture that paints.............

...............There are women across this world that suffer daily, the abuse is either continuing or it is a past abuse, but abuse no less. They walk the streets of this country and the countries around the world. They hang their heads in shame, their eyes are cast down fearing the judgemental stare of the imaginary people........ They suffer......... as I suffered......... they feel that because of their shame they have become worthless and without purpose and without hope. I say those things with unflinching authority as I was one of those women......... They fear the daylight because of their shame and they fear the night because of the loneliness that it brings......... a life broken.................

....... My first contact with Chris has been lost because I fail to save them before we formatted my laptop....... my sweet DH was able to find a couple of them.......... I will share a few bits and pieces of our correspondence........... The original email came from Chris after he had found my Samaritan Women web site......... He spoke to me of the women in his country that had no self esteem because of their pasts....... He was sharing my Samaritan women devotionals to the women who felt that they were unworthy because of their past....................



This email is just letting me know about his ministry in India and the people that he touched daily..... He is sharing my blog to these people and you see where he even invited me to India.... Mercy....... I will have to pray about that...........

I am doing ministry among urban poor in in India, I shared about your blog in my message yeaster day in the devotion. I think God has a plan for you to come to India even.. so I am always available for you in India,

if it is Gods will let it happen: if you come you could preach in our churches in India.


I prayed As i write this mail to you, let God use mighty.




This is a latter email and talking about the people on the sides of the streets and how his love of God compels him to reach them for Christ.........


I love my people in India... in India you see every where people.. now summer - hot sun... poor people in the road side..

a week before I found a women in a road side.. she was looking for somebody.. that always break my heart when I see my sisters... standing in the rode side...

I feel she is my sister, she belongs to my family.. I never want her to suffer any more...


I love them, because I am loved By HIM,
Denise I work in the slums of this City Bangalore...and I could see many children and women who were all abused...

God has given me a people in hand to work... I need you continually to encourage me with HIS Word And His transforming Love.

Together we show the love of Christ to Unloved!


In this email he share some of his life with me and his ministry..............

About me....
1.City is the place of opportunity, I have seen in my slums and in churches -there are many young ladies left by a husband and they have a child, most of them are worked in garments, where they made a wrong choice – they do not know where to go for help.


In this email he lets me know the dangers of the times in India...... We must pray........ he is there sharing Christ, we must pray for his safety......


Now in our state anti christian government has taken the rule from last week, it is to be a duff time for me to work in the slum, I may get betting any time from them,or I may even kidnapped by them, it is a great challenge so I need your prayer.. i am also praying for you. one life that's for Jesus..

In his Grace.

Chris



.......I leave you with this one thought........ You may find this of no significance, but to me it is and answer to 30 years of prayers and fasting and tears..... It is God moving in my life bring to light the things that I have prayer for and waited for since that day in that upper room in Anadarko Oklahoma.

...........It is the path that He put me on 30 years ago and that path has taken me through many valleys and many mountain tops...... It is a path that took me through the fire and a path that I sometimes wanted to leave.......... It is the path chosen for me by the Father God and it is a path that has brought me to this day...............

............. If just one women in India, just one women lifts her head and shakes loose the shame of her past, if just one women that is broken and beaten by life rises up and takes her rightful place in the body of Christ....... if just one woman moves onto the path that God has chosen for her regardless of the darkness that she has been saved from.........

......... if just one woman reads one word that I put on paper or on an invisible network called the Internet gives her heart to the Lord Jesus and her name is recorded in the Lambs book of life........ then all the ups and downs and all the valleys and all the trials by fire are more than worth it............. more than worth it........ and one day I will see that beautiful face standing beside me as we are seated at the marriage supper of the Lamb..............

This is my miracle........ expect God to reveal your miracle........ He is a miracle working God

blessings

Denise




13 comments:

Vicki said...

Oh my! This post has moved me to tears. Thanks for posting, Denise. Even though you have suffered much in your life, the Lord has given you a special anointing to touch the hearts of women everywhere. I rejoice with you in what the Lord has done, is doing, and will do in your life! Thinking, too, how awesome the marriage supper of the Lamb is going to be, and all that will be revealed to us on That Day.

To His glory & grace!
~V.

SharonB said...

Wow Denise, thank you for posting this. It's important for all of us to remember that there are many who suffer around the world, but that God is working in ALL the hearts of believers everywhere!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful Post. I know your ministry with others will grow. You have such a wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing your letters with Chris. He is very inspiring, and it does not surprise me in the least that you two have connected. His words have also added more understanding to the need out in our world to minister to others in Christ.

Hugs and blessings!

Mary said...

Denise,

This is a powerful post and you have been truly blessed. I've told you many times that you are a great teacher and this only goes to show that it is true.

You will be further blessed by God in this. I feel it. You have been called, dear friend.

Thank you for your prayers for Brandon. I will email you a little later.

Blessings,
Mary

Linda said...

Denise you are very special...this is a beautiful post. I know with your ministry you will touch and inspire many. Blessing to you...Linda

Sharon Brumfield said...

I love you sister!
I so understand your heart and the longing to know that the pain and suffering did not happen just to give our enemy room to gloat.
Our God is mighty and He is going to take what is put in His hands and He is going to use it to bury our enemy.

You keep putting it out there. You are right....we all have a ministry. We have positions that He set up before time began...and He wants to prepare us to stand in our posts. Each time one of us steps up ready and prepared by Him...one more battle post in the wall is filled.
I think all of this is fantastic.
I look forward to hearing what our Master is speaking through you.
These are exciting times!
He is moving....soon we will no longer be hidden.....those He has been preparing will step forward ready to fight shoulder to shoulder.
Stand up and let His glory ring forth!

Janera said...

Just found your blog and it's very inspiring, very moving. Come and visit anytime.

Edge of Design said...

I have a feeling there will more than likely be more than one who gives their life to the Lord through your posts. Amazing!

Sharon Brumfield said...

God is GOOD...all the time God is Good!
love ya girl....can't wait to share..have to run to class I am late. :0

Talk..to..Grams said...

I just read your other posts and I was touched by it! Gramps left me in April of 1979 and married someone else in August of that year. He wasn't abusive, He said he wasn't in love with me any more. I was heartbroken!

30 years have come and gone and God has got me through each and every one of them!!!

You do have a wonderful gift of helping people through the hard times of their lives.

I am reading what Vicki wrote and she says it better! You are anointed to touch womens hearts! Love and hugs Grams

MelanieJoy said...

Denise,
This He has called you to is amazing. Hear this loud and clear
God has blessed me by sending you my way. You encourage and challenge me greatly!
Love you...

Edge of Design said...

I'm not surprised I haven't seen you posting since your last one. You probably need your rest after all that. It was a beautiful 3-part series. Thank you again for opening up your heart and having a real good look inside. You're one beautiful woman of God, you are!

Chris said...

Praise God, Denise. Praise Him! How hnored you are to be able to inspire this man and help these women. God bless you!