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Dear friends and family,

Thank you for your continued prayer and support as we put down roots here in Salmon Arm BC.

We are certainly experiencing community as we are establishing relationships with new friends and neighbours. We are often having people to our home for a meal. Please pray specifically for our neighbours who do not know the Lord, pray that He would reveal himself to them in a powerful way.

I had an opportunity to share a discipleship tool called the wheel illustration with a group of pastors at a convention in India. Our partnership with STEP ministries has made the way for this to happen. At the convention about 50 pastors from all over the country came to receive discipleship training that they can bring back to their churches. There is a great desire and need for good discipleship there. Pray for the pastors of India for wisdom, vision and perseverance as they disciple their congregations.

Our weekly Equip to Serve discipleship group in India continues to meet through the summer. We are going to be starting to learn how to share the gospel using the bridge illustration next week. I am encouraged by the faithful commitment of these men who join each week, and are eager to learn. Many of them have started discipleship groups at their own churches.  Please pray for clear communication and understanding, for spiritual growth and that they would pass on what they are learning as the disciple others.

We thank you for your prayer and support. Please pray for our family as we decide what ministries to be involved in this season at our church. Pray for our kids that the Lord would guard their hearts from evil and that He would reveal himself to them more and more. Pray also for opportunities and boldness to clearly share the gospel with those who come to our home.

The Shellborns