By Joey Sanchez

AIM faced a unique challenge this year. It was our desire to have pastor Madan join us for the annual AIM Leadership Suppers in early October. We had hoped that he could share about his work among his people, the Tharu. Unfortunately the Canadian Government determined that Madan did not qualify for a Visa to visit Canada despite submitting 3 different applications (which included the involvement of the office of a Member of Parliament for two of the applications). We understand that Canadian authorities feared that Madan would not return to India because of his lack of international travel.

We are deeply disappointed but trust in the sovereign will of God. "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Even though we see some doors close, God opens others. In Madanís absence Monoj vibrantly described the open doors at the Bible School among the Tharu in Northern India. A dramatic response ensued from several friends of AIM. This essential training school had struggled to gain stability since its inception three years ago. This increased support will now enable the school to increase enrollment by 10 students. Praise God!

Madan and his wife Raj has been working with AIM since 2008. Please continue to pray for their ministry. Pray that one day God would open the door for him to be able to come to Canada in order for him to share about his ministry and so that he can build relationships with believers here.

posted on Dec 1, 2017
Advancing Indigenous Missions 2017