International Ministries

“This Is A Place For the Sick to Come and Recover”

November 22, 2011 Journal
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      Tainla was the first visitor to offer this observation of our new hillside dwelling overlooking the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati.   Her husband Talimoa, the CBCNEI L.M. Hostel Superintendent had seen an advertisement for an apartment early Sunday morning and immediately called the owner.  Only after making that contact he rushed to inform us and took us to view the place before church.   His was the first call of over a hundred enquiries the owner received before we met that very evening to form an agreement.

             We had arrived in Guwahati Friday, October 21st, and begun searching for housing on Monday.  After viewing several options throughout the week and we were about to settle on different a location before the Lord brought us to this amazing home that far exceeds our expectations. 

It is ideally suited for the purposes and vision God had placed on our hearts to have our home serve as a place of refreshment, renewal, rest and counsel for many faithful ministers we know who have sacrificially served for decades with no break, no vacation or time of renewal.  Our desire has been to be able to provide a healing place of rest for these friends while we serve here in North East India. 

Taku’s sister-in-law traveled from Dimapur to help us clean before moving  in.  As she stepped out on the balcony overlooking the expanse of river she immediately commented,  “This is a place for troubles to roll off!  Whatever troubles you bring seem to be carried away by the river current”.   In just our few days here we are experiencing this gift of peace and refreshment as we return home from long days walking the hot, dusty, polluted streets of the city in our efforts to get our residence established.  

            As God has so richly blessed us, we pray that you also may experience the abundance of His grace, His hand of provision and blessing each and every day.

Katie