Ministry Update: Evg. Pushpan Pappu – New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand:
Greetings from Wellington, the Capital city of New Zealand.
It’s again time to update for your prayers.
I had the opportunity to attend the Capital Prayer Breakfast, yesterday. It’s a privilege to share the Lord, especially with fellow Indian folks.
I am also privileged to have people like you behind me in prayer. Thank you very much, my health has improved much since my challenging time in Fiji. Sorry to say bye to Bro. Janardhana Reddy and family. He appreciated your prayers. There was quite a crowd to see me off at Nandi Airport in Fiji.
The ministry in NZ is continuing with the Indian- Diaspora. New Zealand is the first stop for the Indian people from Fiji for their migration. They tend to be more educated Hindus, less religious than the Indian people in Fiji. For these people to respond to the Lord, not only the Gospel need to be shared, it has to be related in a way that they can also identify. I glad I have a similar background (Hindu) with these people. So, many opportunities for evangelism with open people.
I also had some meetings with the Pacific Islanders, especially Tongans in Auckland. Preached in a large congregation of Indians from Fiji, also in Auckland. Several people came to visit me, whom I met in my last trip.
The story of Udaya Kumar from Sri Lanka, whom I met in a refugee camp is most encouraging. He prayed with me the sinners prayer 3 years ago, in the camp. Now he is a free man with a status to live in NZ. He is employed and goes to church. A courageous man who lost literally everything in his native Sri Lanka. His challenges are not over, he has his wife and two children in a refugee camp in South India. He has no paper document to prove the relationship of his wife and children to him. I am praying for a miracle with him, that the family be united after several years of separation in different camps (any advice).
I went to Tauranga to take part in a new Church plant. The actual reason of going there was to meet my long cherished Welsh missionary friend, Miss. Catherine Hollister Jones QSM, after 42 years. She was a missionary in Punjab, N. India. Now at age 94, an intercessor for NZ. She still has a lot of love for people. What an inspiration.
My last stop will be in Christchurch in the last week of October, before I move to Australia. One week in Christchurch I will be helping a missionary from the Philippines in a community church plant.
FOR PRAISE & PRAYER
1. Improved health for me.
2. Udaya Kumar’s family unification.
3. Miss. Catherine Hollister Jones QMS, still serving.
4. Indians all over NZ need to be reached with the Good News.
5. Church planting in Tauranga and Christchurch.
6. My family in USA.
Thank you again for standing with me. Privileged to serve the KING TOGETHER.
Evg. Pushpan Pappu