Thank you for the article on the 10/40 Window published in Hugh's News. That's the area of the world where my team and I have been diligently ministering for the past 14 years.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is John 5:17 where Jesus said, "My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I too am working."
Everywhere we travel in the 10/40 Window, we see God at work and much of it, I suspect, is because of the faithful prayers of God's people. I am now on my 55th trip to India. Our ministry targets especially the countries of India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Indonesia. The major key to reaching the 10/40 Window, in addition to prayer, is, in my opinion, the training of national pastors and church-planting missionaries in this area of the world to target the world's Unreached Peoples, of which there are more than 6,000 according to Joshua Project.
May your article help stir us to prayer and to putting more of our resources into reaching the Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist worlds. Thanks again for the article. I read Hugh News daily wherever I am in the world.
Blessings on you, Melvine, and Greg in every way.
Until all have heard,
James (Jim) Eby
[Editor's Comment: I have known Jim and Peggy Eby and their children for many years. We have had a wonderful relationship with them over the years. They have been in our home, and we have been their home. They invited Melvine and me to stay in their home in London when we were visiting our missionaries.
When I was president of Southwestern College Jim was in Youth Leadership of the IPHC. He had developed a discipleship class and needed classrooms and facilities to provide for them at our headquarters facilities. Jim asked me for help. We had the facilities that were not available at our headquarters, and I sensed God speaking to me "to make room for them." In our negotiations we invited the students to help with grounds keeping and janitorial work in exchange for the needed rooms they required for this vital discipleship clinical and classroom ministry.
Little did I know I would become friends with Jim Eby's star student, Rick Hurst. He, in my opinion, was a brilliant young man who could have been a Rhodes Scholar. He was a special assistant to Bishop B. E. Underwood and that was a good choice. Rick was loyal and committed to serve our bishop and our church with excellence. I maintained a friendship with Rick Hurst until his untimely death following an operation.
God is using Jim and Peggy in marvelous ways to reach the unreached people of the world with the Gospel. I am confident that Jim would be pleased to add you to his newsletter he sends regularly.
Let me give you information how you can get in contact with Jim Eby and Mission Catalyst International.
Mission Catalyst International, P.O. Box 73047, Houston, TX 77273. You can send him an e-mail at email@example.com I know your investment in their ministry should the Holy Spirit direct you will be an investment that will outlast time itself.
Jim's favorite Scripture recorded in John 5:17 is one of mine too. One of the first sermons I wrote in manuscript form, a requirement at Asbury Theology Seminary in a preaching class, I used that Scripture as my text and gave it the Title: "The God Who Never Quits."
In closing, let me assure you that God will never quit on you, your children and family, and friends. What a Savior we have in Jesus Christ the Lord, the Son of God.]