Pastor Don Shirk along with Mike Charvella, Hans Foeller and Pete Hollands flew half-way around the world to minister (and be ministered to!) in India. Once they arrived (after a few delays in getting there) they saw God working and blessing the ministries under H. C. Stephen’s leadership. H.C. Stephen is our missionary partner to India. Our approach to short term mission trip is to visit our own missionary partners. We believe this approach strengthens our partnerships and strengthens our missions passion at Grace. The India trip proved once again for this to be the case.
What they experienced was simply too vast and wonderful to sum up in one Sunday. But share they did! In the morning service, Pastor Shirk and Hans Foeller however walked us through their trip day by day to see what they saw and help us understand what they experienced. From church services to the incredible work project on the Stephen’s home and everything in between. The evening service featured some video clips of the sights and sounds of India along with a spiritually focused Q & A of the team led by Pastor Hurlbut.
What a joy and privilege it is to be a part of Christ building his church all-around the world! We praise the Lord for His good hand of protection and blessing on the India team! We praise the Lord for H.C. Stephen and his family as God uses them for His glory in India!
Here is a brief preview of the morning service. For the full video of the service go here.