A CLOSED DOOR
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