Dear Friends,

By the time you receive this greeting, my friend and fellow trainer, Ian Lawson, and I will be in North India, Lord willing.  Having accepted an invitation from Dr. Saji Lukos of Reaching Indians Ministries International, we will be traveling to five Indian cities to teach, encourage, and connect with seminarians, church leaders, pastors, and local churches.  We are so grateful for your generous support and prayers for this three-week journey.  If you wish to follow our travels and pray for the ministry while in India, you can follow us with the prayer calendar below. Thank you very much.

Just before leaving for India, Terry and I had the privilege of visiting Winnetka Bible Church near Chicago where I preached on Colossians 4:2-6, “Making Mission Real and Relevant,” focusing on talking to God about people through prayer and talking to people about God through witnessing.   I had preached at Valley Presbyterian Church near Huntsville, Alabama the weekend prior for their mission weekend.  It’s so encouraging seeing how churches continue to make themselves available for mission service.

Speaking of mission service, Ian has served on the board for Compassion International Canada for nearly two decades.  Accompanied by his 18-year-old granddaughter, he visited Compassion field sites in Columbia in February.  “I love the strategy of Compassion.  It is child-focused, church-based, and Christ-centered.”  Ian continued, “It’s always an enriching experience to visit Compassion on the field.  Once again, my heart is broken with the reality of extreme poverty.  And my heart is energized by the work of Compassion – relieving children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”

Lee and his host, Saji, sent greetings upon safe arrival in India.

Lee and Ian happen upon an Indian wedding venue near their hotel.  Check it out!

You are the link to our ability to serve the body of Christ, and we are so grateful for you.  Your prayers deeply encourage us as Ian and I seek to equip, empower, and release church leaders in North India.

With deepest gratitude,

C. Lee Heyward, Founder & CEO