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The Tale of a Reluctant Missionary


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The tale of an American trainer God sent to work in Andhra Pradesh, India for 12 days in a third world country. Could God use a fat woman who didn't like heat there? YOU BET!


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The Tale of a Reluctant Missionary

  1. 3. <ul><li>East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India </li></ul>
  2. 10. <ul><li>Michael’s teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Friend’s dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy volunteers meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Friend’s business trip </li></ul><ul><li>$1800 – TOO MUCH! </li></ul><ul><li>Friend’s international award </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly trip- credible references </li></ul><ul><li>Jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Travel agent at work </li></ul>
  3. 11. <ul><li>2 children’s rallies </li></ul><ul><li>3 day pastor’s conference </li></ul><ul><li>Preached 13 times in the villages </li></ul>
  4. 12. <ul><li>I had to get </li></ul><ul><li>God provided </li></ul>Indian Visa on my passport Shots! ewww Telugu on my computer to make the handouts 85 pairs of glasses 55 soccer balls Flannelgraph set
  5. 15. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore…..
  6. 32. <ul><li>Life as they know it </li></ul>
  7. 39. Festival of Ganesh
  8. 40. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4
  9. 41. <ul><li>But wait! There’s more! </li></ul>
  10. 45. Some we comforted
  11. 46. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. Psalm 149:3 Isn’t THAT a hoot?
  12. 47. <ul><li>Blessed about 10 houses </li></ul><ul><li>Named 2 babies </li></ul><ul><li>Fed a baby her first solid food in a ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Was invited into a Hindu woman’s home </li></ul><ul><li>Gave Bibles to our hotel staff </li></ul>
  13. 48. <ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Teens </li></ul><ul><li>Men </li></ul><ul><li>Women </li></ul><ul><li>Widows </li></ul><ul><li>Old men </li></ul><ul><li>Handicapped </li></ul><ul><li>Unbelievers </li></ul>
  14. 49. <ul><li>Good morning! </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus loves you </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Custard apple </li></ul><ul><li>Glass </li></ul><ul><li>Su bot dyam </li></ul><ul><li>Yesu prema </li></ul><ul><li>Dynavadamalu </li></ul><ul><li>Nelu </li></ul><ul><li>Seta palum </li></ul><ul><li>Glass </li></ul>
  15. 50. <ul><li>Vandanalu Yesu </li></ul><ul><li>Vandanalu Yesu </li></ul><ul><li>Vandanalu Yesu neeku. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, thank you Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, thank you Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you, thank you Jesus in my heart. </li></ul>
  16. 51. <ul><li>What great love is this….. </li></ul>
  17. 52. MUD! Ewwwwwwwwww.
  18. 55. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view . Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! We are therefore Christ's ambassadors. 2 Corinthians 5: 14-15, 20
  19. 56. <ul><li>What great love is this….. </li></ul>
  20. 57. S ister, thank you and the saints at Calvin for these flannel graphs and we used them and still will use in reaching to these vast children and villages and gospel by these flannel graphs to children and illiterates brings wonderful results and they are easy to understand the word of God. This is the best and rarest idea from you and we are lucky to have them and this is a blessing for us and the gospel in India . Sister, using DVD and flannel graphs is a new thing in our village gospel and many people are showing interest to see and hear the gospel and it is a new experience for the people here. Children says I understood!! and some are very active to teach me again using the picture, what a blessing and understanding. L illy
  21. 58. 85 pairs of Dollar Store reading glasses and recycled eye glasses touched 85 lives
  22. 60. Are you a missionary? Su bot dyam! Yesu prema. I am a Christian
  23. 61. $75 $3 $100 $500
  24. 62. Renting a hall costs $85 per month They have stepped out in faith, trusting God to provide
  25. 63. To e-mail Lilly: [email_address]
  26. 64. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, &quot;Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?&quot; And I said, &quot;Here am I. Send me!&quot; Isaiah 6:8