February 5 – 18, 2018
“The LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Travelers: Row 1: Ds. Cheryl Erdmann, Ds. Sheryl Andreasen, Bishop Jeff Clements, Esther Prabhakar, Pr. Gary Erickson, Dr. John Prabhakar. Row 2: Wallie Stewart, Cole Bathje, Yolanda Churchill, Pr. Dan Wynard, Pr. Cathy Daharsh, Heide Gallagher, Art Milton, Dakota Kampmeier, Joanna Esker, Dr. Alan Esker. Not pictured: Karen Baber, Stephanie Crawford, Pr. Stacie Fidlar, Elyse O’Brien, Pr. Reed Pedersen, Cheryl Reimer.
Program: Visiting ministries sites of the Arcot Lutheran Church, in Tami Nadu, India; touring various cultural and religious sites in India; con-necting with congregations, pastors and leaders of the Arcot Church; learning from the Arcot Church about their challenges and joys, and sharing ours as well.
Prayer Requests: safe travel to and from India and during the visit; good health and strength for the journey; mutual accompaniment of all participating and courage to share faith, talents and hope with our fellow Christians; to learn and grow from the diversity of cultures; that any obstacles that come up may be overcome; that God may be glorified in our time together.
Final prayer request, adapted from Colossians 1: We ask that all continue to pray for us who are traveling to India and for our brothers and sisters in India, that we may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will, with all wisdom and spiritual understanding, and that we may live lives that are worthy of the Lord and pleasing to God in every way: that we may produce fruit in every good work and grow in the knowledge of God; we may be strengthened through God’s glorious might so that we may be blessed by every new experience, have patience and give thanks with joy to the Father.