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Southwood in India


Southwood in India

In the second half of October, Will Spink and Skeets Simonis will participate in a conference for church planters and pastors in West central India. This conference is hosted every other year by RIMI (Reaching Indians Ministries International), one of our global mission partners, and about 2,000 participants will be coming from all across South Asia. Will will be preaching twice from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew with the focus of the conference being “Living in the Kingdom of God Now to Advance His Mission.” In addition, Skeets will be leading a seminar, and Will will be teaching a class the following week at the RIMI Seminary.

We need you to be in prayer for this trip. We’ll give you more details in the coming weeks on how to specifically pray for India and for Will and Skeets. But for now, we also want you to be aware of a way you can help with this conference. Southwood is already helping get Will and Skeets to the conference, but many of these participants have little in the way of resources. They are working very hard in an extremely difficult ministry context. To allow these Gospel messengers to attend and be equipped for the task, RIMI wants to raise $75,000 to help cover the costs for the conference, housing, and meals for the participants. We are being asked to provide $2,000 of this cost. The average cost for the entire week (travel and meals included) for an attendee is $50, and any gift you make will be matched by another donor to double its impact.

If you would like to help make this conference a reality for some very needy and weary church planters, you can make a special gift to the conference. To give online, click on the “Donate” tab at rimi.org. Then look for the Mission India Family Conference 2017. You can also mail a check to RIMI at this address: RIMI, 1949 Old Elm Rd., Lindenhurst, IL, 60046. Please put “2017 Mission Conference” in the memo line.