Patrick Lapp | Project India
My desire to be a pastor began when I was fifteen years old. I did not know where or when, but I knew that God wanted me to teach and preach His Word. When I received the opportunity to attend Moody Bible Institute – Spokane, I could not have imagined my need for such an education. Only now, looking back, do I realize the profound impact that formal education in God’s Word has had on me. It is because of this that I value theological education, and am burdened by the fact that pastors outside of Western countries do not have very many options in this regard. It would be very expensive for those pastors to come to the United States and attend a Bible college/seminary.
It was this burden for theological education that caused me to be profoundly interested in the Aqueduct Project and teaching theology overseas. Therefore, when I was presented with the opportunity to visit and teach in India, I was very excited, and I jumped at the chance to serve my brothers and sisters in Christ in a different country.
I have been in contact with my friend in India, and every interaction causes my eagerness to meet face to fact increase. He has shared the need for preachers and teachers, and has declared to me the mighty work of God that is happening in India. I am truly thankful to join him in the training and encouraging of those called to lead Indian churches.
Please pray that God would cause my connections with the believers in India to increase, and that the visit will be a uniting of our hearts and mind in Christ. Also pray that God would use me to proclaim His Word. I am deeply humbled by this opportunity and desire to rely truly on His strength for on my own. Finally, pray that the revival of India would continue, that believers’ hearts would be strengthened, the lost would be reached, and God’s kingdom would advance.