We thank and praise God for His mercies in again taking us across land and Sea to the Country of India. It has been an exceptionally good journey and we thank God for giving to his Children safe travelling mercies.
We took a travel route through Europe and then through the Middle East to get to our final destination in India. As I examined the Map of Europe I saw names such as Prague, Geneva, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland etc. Some of these places from my reading of History were the birthplace and launching pads of the Protestant reformation, that mighty movement which forever changed the course of both religious and secular History. As we flew over parts of Germany I thought of Martin Luther with his 95 thesis nailed to the door of Wittenburg in protest of the erroneous doctrines and papal excesses of the Church of Rome. I also remembered his unforgettable declaration of “here I stand and I can do no other may God help me” as he was called to give answer for his work and teachings. I also thought of John Wycliffe the “Morning Star” of the Reformation as we landed in London England for a brief layover.
As we flew over Prague I remembered John Huss, that great man of faith and ardent zeal who was burned at the stake for his belief and conviction in the bible and the bible alone.
We passed over the Middle Eastern States of Dubai ,Turkey, Quatar, Iran and Afghanistan. Some of the most ancient Civilizations still in existence. We passed over Iran the former World leader known as the Persian Empire of which Daniel prophesied in the book of Daniel Chapter 2. We also passed through the Arabias, the homeland of Mohammad the leader of now Islam.
As we travelled by plane for almost 24 hours I had time to think. I thought about the shortness of time and how most of the World that was once Christian is now under the control of other gods other than Jehovah. I thought about how just beneath our Airplane, how our great God is put to shame and His most marvelous name dishonored among the heathen. Oh how I wished that not only could I give my 1 life to the work and cause of God but that I had 100 lives to give for each Country that is unreached and shackled in the grip of Satan. Oh how I wished that it were not only 3goingforward but by the grace of God hundreds and even hundreds of thousands going forward to the battle in the name of the Lord.
We then approached our home away from home, the Country of India, with it’s teeming hundreds of Millions. I thought about our humble family of 3 people embarking again upon this gigantic task. I thought about those who have attempted what we are now attempting and have not been successful in times past since Christianity’s inception. And for a brief moment a shadow of doubt seeks to arrest my thoughts and defeat my faith and confidence in God. But we have fully invested in this cause and work even knowing the very real dangers to our life and the challenges and hardships that lay ahead for us. Most importantly we thought about the fact that this cause for which we stand today is the only cause which cannot fail. The bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:24 faithful is he who has called you who also will do it. Even though Satan seeks to employ the agencies of wicked men and devils to aid his cause, to those reading this blog today I want you to submit to you that the truth is soon to triumph gloriously and we will soon triumph with it. To the naked eyes things may look uncertain. Our efforts at times seem to be inadequate and not to bear much real fruit but irrespective of how it looks today, we can trust the Bible and know that God has promised us certain victory because the battle is not ours but The Lord’s.
We have now completed 2 weeks in India and we thank God that the jet lag has subsided and that our bodies have adjusted well to the climate and food.
We have spent the time trying to get settled in to our new temporary home and have visited some Villages where we have held previous meetings. We found some of our Church members of 1 Colony living a most deplorable condition. Many of the people live in thatched roof huts supported by mud walls, and we found out that for many the roof had rotted completely and the mud walls were completely broken down. (See pictures below) These people were promised help by the previous government, but the Government left office without keeping their promise. The people appealed to us for help and we learned that for between $150-$200 we could build them a new thatched roof house that could last them for several years. The request to us was quite urgent as the rainy season with it’s monsoon rains are due to begin in a matter of weeks but we hope and pray that by God’s grace we can be of some assistance to them before then.
We want to solicit the earnest prayers of each reader of our blog, the case is such that we need divine intervention to advance our work. In fact the battle will be fought on our knees as we wrestle with God in prayer. We also ask that as the Lord impresses you, that you remember our Mission work here in India with its many financial needs, and as the Lord impresses upon you that you seek to strengthen our hands to work. Please feel free to make a secure donation online at
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Gavin, Marion and Noah Simpson