“Pray ye therefore the Lord of harvest, that He will send forth laborer’s into His harvest.” Matt. 9:38
“Jaimasi!’ (This is the Christian greeting in this part of the world.) ‘Peace be unto you!’
When the invitation came from MTM to attend and participate in a teaching team to the State of Sikkim INDIA, I was intrigued. I asked our church if they would support the idea, which they did, so making plans began. My dear friend Truman Yoder was also planning to go if all the paperwork worked out.
After visas were granted, and plane tickets purchased, I started thinking about what God would have me to share with the youth & pastor at the conferences where we would be speaking.
The first week was filled with joy, teaching to a gentle kind group of Himalayan mountain people. We then left West Sikkim to go to East Sikkim for the pastor’s conference in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim State of India.
After a beautiful Sunday of preaching & worship, we began the conference on Monday afternoon.
The facility was very nice, and we found the people warm & very friendly. They were very attentive, taking many notes, even asking to make copies of our outlines so they could share what they learned to their congregation. I was so blessed to be able to teach ‘All Things of Christ’ to a group of pastors that were genuinely seeking God and have a longing to know Him and make Him known to their people. They would sit for hours in rapt attention (cross legged on the floor) without chairs to sit on, taking notes and smiling in agreement as the truth enlightened their minds.
Nevin Good Ministering at the Gyalshing Youth & Family Conference
Sikkim, India, sounds far away, and it is! But God is working among His people. We are the hands and feet of Jesus right here, right now! What a blessing! What a privilege! What a responsibility!
I was especially blessed to serve with Raymond & Naomi Burkholder and Truman Yoder. Naomi is a beautiful example of a woman of Godly character, with her meek and gentle spirit, ministering to all those around her.
Naomi Ministering to the Ladies at the Conferences
I Thank God for the privilege to go, and the Blessing it was! Also, I Thank my church family at Anchor of Hope for their prayer & support. Also, thank you to the teaching team as we worked together for Him.
Editor’s Note; Nevin Good lives in central Missouri with his wife Charlotte, and daughter Valerie. They have 4 children & 5 grandchildren. Nevin serves as bishop for Anchor of Hope Mennonite Fellowship Church, Versailles, Missouri.