God’s House supports the Pastors and Churches in India that have been birthed as a result of our Internet ministry. I just returned from India on May 2, 2012. A trip that has forever changed my life and ministry. I preached publicaly to thousands, prayed for thousands, saw blind eyes healed and have no way of knowing how many accepted Christ as their Savior. The area is a “hotspot” for Christians. Every three minutes in the world, 24/7, a person is martyred for Christ. We faced Hindu/Muslim Radicals, snatchers trying to kidnap me for ransom, 100+ temperature which caused me to have a heat stroke but we accomplished our mission. Thank You Daniel Sharp for going with me, in spite of the extreme circumstances.
“To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.”(2 Corinthians 10:16)
“Regions Beyond” Today I embark on a journey to “regions beyond “, to the nation of India. A country with over a billion people crowded into a land area that is about the third of the size of The United States. It is a Hindu/Muslim nation with about 2% Christian population. It is a country that needs Jesus, the fields are white unto harvest. This opportunity has come to us via our Internet video ministry that is now in 90 countries. Over the past two years God’s House, my wife Kari and myself have become the spiritual leadership of this growing group of Pastors. With God’s help we have provided them with Bibles, enabled them to have crusades and start churches. Through these out reaches thousands have come to Jesus Christ and become part of the Kingdom of God. I, like the Apostle Paul did in the Bible, must go and visit the churches in “Regions Beyond”. India is literally on the other side of the world, it’s a third world country and I’ll be preaching through a translator, just to mention a few of the obvious challenges. When God called Kari and I into the ministry, 30 years ago this year, we surrendered it all to do whatever He calls us to do. I’m aware of the potential hardships of this journey but the hardest part is leaving Kari at home. As most of you know we have traveled a lot over the thirty years of ministry and Kari has always gone with me. She has always ministered with me and leaving her home for this trip was a very difficult decision. We are both very emotional today and are very aware that if God doesn’t help us we can’t do this. We have been apart so little in our 30 years of marriage, two days of flying, not knowing what I will eat or where I will sleep is easy but missing her is going to be tough.
”Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”(Matthew 16:24) Where He leads we will go, To God be the Glory!!
Scott and Kari Boatner-Ambassadors for Christ
”Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”(Acts 15:26). . ”Hazarded” It is well before daylight here in Southeastern India, our last day here. I’ve been in this very hot, steamy room for at least 36 hours waiting for 9:30 am. At 9:30 am, a hired car will pick my companion, Daniel Sharp and me up and whisk us away to the airport. You see, the only time the local Indian Pastors will let me out of this room is when I go preach, other than than that Daniel and I sit in this hot room. The electricity constantly goes on and off, so it never gets cool. I’ve been drinking coconut milk to try and stop the dehydration that I’m experiencing which has begun to shut part of my bodily functions down. When we are in our room, a minimum of two but sometime three men sit in the room with us, the only time we are alone for a few minutes is to shower. When the car picks us up out front we quickly walk down two flights of stairs and get directly into the car, no looking around or speaking to anyone. When we get to the meeting place that I’m preaching, we are taken to a safe room about a 1/2 mile from the meeting site for a while which is the back room of the Pastor’s home, no windows, no air, just a small ceiling fan and a lot of humidity. After a while they will come get us and they say, “Come now, we must go now, come”, if you ask what’s the hurry, you get no answer. God has done many great things here, in India, in this week of adventure. I could feel the demonic powers looking at me as I went from place to place, when I had opportunities I would look at the Hindu/Muslim radicals to let them know that “God nor His Man runs, so stare all you want”!!! It is a place in the world that can not be explained, the forgotten part of a third world country. We have not seen another nationality here, just India’s people, not one Caucasian, Black or any other race. On Friday night, I personally laid my hands on 2500 people and said “I Bless you in the Name of Jesus Christ”, many people were saved but it is impossible to count because of the circumstances, everything is done in such haste and the evangelistic services are at night so you have no idea how many people are standing up out in the dark giving their hearts to Jesus. When I give invitations to accept Christ I just ask them to stand because you cannot get them all to the front. Several nights we had a car follow us back to our room and sit outside across the street. When our driver got us back to the room they would not let us out until he could maneuver the car right up to the front door of the room so that we could get out and go quickly to our room. One night I couldn’t help myself, I had to look at the people following us to let them know that I knew that they were there and whatever they were up to would fail because we serve the only “True and Living God”!!!! Daniel Sharp – I thank you and love you more than you will ever know for faithfully staying by my side during this gospel journey. We knew we were in trouble the very moment we landed in Rajahmundry ( runway barely long enough to land) but Daniel stayed and never shook, even though we were constantly intimidated by the powers of darkness. I now understand a little bit about, Act 15:26, “Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (It’s against the law to preach the Gospel in this part of India)
(By the time you read this I’ll be in America at some airport with wifi, sorry there have been no devotions for the last several days but I’ve been in Jungles of India with no communication to the outside world)
Scott Boatner – Prophet to the Nations
”He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”(Matthew 10:39)
“loseth his life”. I’ve preached on this verse many times in the thirty years of my ministry but until I landed in remote India I had no idea what it meant. When we landed at our last airport, the runway was so short that the pilot had to sit it down so close to the end of the runway that dust flew up and then apply the brakes to the maximum to get it stopped. As we made our way off the very hot aircraft onto the Tarmac to get our bags I said to myself, “Scotty Boatner, What are you doing?”. We made our way to greet Pastor Joshua Paul, His Mother, Pastor John and our driver whose name was Raja. If you like maniac driving, you would love India because it’s the wildest I’ve ever seen and I’ve been in several countries but nothing compares to this part of India. It’s the wildest driving I’ve ever seen, we only ran directly over one man, I think. Some of you have been to Jamaica on vacation, trust me this place was Jamaica, times a thousand, on steroids. In order to show us they had American food our host, Pastor Josh Paul took us down a very crowded street to a restaurant to feed us chicken and rice. I was told by friends of mine that briefed me on how to get in and out of India, that if my native Pastor got nervous it was time for me to get nervous, well 15 minutes on the ground and here we are! (We were not aware that we would be so deep in the darkness of a land that time has forgotten) I could feel the darkness so heavy you could hardly breathe!! I’ve been traveling all my life but never in a situation like this; at my 12 o’clock were 2 very evil men, at my 2 o’clock were 3 more, at my 4 o’clock were 3 more and the waiters looked through us each time they brought us something. The first thing I did was to make my faithful companion, Daniel Sharp aware of our overwhelming situation, he instantly surveyed the room and agreed we had to move quickly, well that was easier said than done. Then a FEAR came that I had never felt before in my life, I could die right here for the sake of the Gospel!!! Was I willing to die for my faith, was I willing to die for Jesus or was I just 30 years worth of hot air American Christianity? I hope you never have to ask yourself those questions, they are hard. That Wednesday afternoon in a cafe in a forgotten land I answered those questions for myself, drew my line in the sand and made my stand! In just a few moments which seemed like eternity I forgot about myself and only thought of my family, safely in America. I fought back the tears, sat up straight, stared in the devil’s eyes and said goodbye to this world. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
My hat is off to all of the Christians around the world that face this type demonic intimidation every day, May God Bless you, You are my Heroes!!!!
We walked out of that building confidently and safely. We were there for 7 days and saw no police or any type of security at all but God kept us safe and sound! Praise The Lord!!!
Pastor Scott L. Boatner
“For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.”
“The Nations”. The international flight I’m on as I’m writing this word, which will be posted in a couple of days, is flying at 36,000 feet above the nations of the earth. Each first class seat/bed has its own TV screen for movies to entertain you as you sit here for 10 hours on your journey from Hyderbad, India to London, England. One of the options on the screen is a flying map that allows you to see the path of your plane which identifies the largest cities by name. Today, since leaving Hyderbad we’ve flown over Mumbia – Bagdad – Dubai – Istanbul ; which most people view as exotic places where James Bond movies are made, but they are actually real places where people live that need Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Savior of the World but most of the world doesn’t know that so its up to us to take the Gospel to these wonderful people. They are all different in philosophy, color, religions and lifestyles but the one thing they have in common is the “need to know” JESUS!!! With the Power of the Holy Spirit we can become a mighty army of God’s Soldiers marching across the globe carrying the message of forgiveness, love and peace. I’m completely aware that everyone is not called by God to physically go but assist others by enabling them to do so. My ministry family that is called ” GOD’S HOUSE” located in Philadelphia, MS sponsored this trip to the other side of the world, so please find someone that is going somewhere carrying the message of Life and Hope and become a sponsor. In doing so you will be a part of a great movement of God in these last days. Joel prophesied of this day many years ago, Peter affirmed it again in Acts 2:16-18. Please pray for our ministry and all other ministries that are taking the Gospel to the world as well as your local communities. We all live in a mission field, it’s just outside the door of your home.
Pastor Scott L. Boatner
“To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.”(Isaiah 42:7)
“Bring out the prisoners”. Many of you that will read this have never been out of the comfort of your country, many have been on mission trips with groups that are guided and safe but only a few have been on unprotected, rogue mission trips with no idea what you are facing with only the Hope of God’s Power to get you back home to your loved ones. We all have our paths to travel so this is not meant to offend anyone or to be condescending. Whatever you do for the Kingdom is very important to the greater good of God’s Purpose. But to see what I’ve seen in the last few days in an unforgotten part of the world has forever changed my life. It’s on the edge of the rain forest but has been in drought for four months, so you can only imagine what it feels like there, a land in darkness, idols and temples are everywhere with people sitting by them half starved to death. Daniel and I were thinking, what good has their “god’s” done them? In America, when you get saved you have such blessings that just automatically become yours, a church family, a comfortable place to worship, water baptism that’s not going to get you killed!!! Yes getting baptized in India could cost you your life because you have publicly declared that you are a Christian. I baptized several people in a river and as quickly as I was finished I was whisked away hurriedly because you could feel the powers of darkness staring down on you. Each time the Hindu/Muslim people starting to gather around us, Daniel would ease up to me and say “Do you see them?” I finally got acclimated to their presence and would stare them down until they would turn away. ”Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19). These people are in darkness and just need someone to tell them about Jesus, the Savior that can change their lives forever!! The 35 Pastors that I met via our Internet video ministry that is now in 91 countries are the real deal. They are sold out for the whole route to serve Jesus to the death if need be, their dedication has blown me away. I ordained all of them into the ministry and gave them ordination papers of which they held dear to their hearts. All they need is some tools to get the job done. We can buy small diesel vans for 8 thousand each and Honda motorcycles for 2 thousand dollars each which would get them mobile and get the Gospel on the move a lot faster than walking or riding a bicycle. As of right now they walk or ride bicycles for days to reach villages that no one on earth even knows exist.
God’s House-Philadelphia and Scott Boatner Ministries International is going to do everything in its power to enable these Pastors in the jungles of India to reach a land of darkness and mystery with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!! To God be the Glory!!
Scott L. Boatner – Prophet to the Nations
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”(Matthew 28:19)
“Go” To all the Preachers and their families that have left their homes to go to a foreign land to tell people about Jesus; to the unknown serving in forgotten places where without you they wouldn’t have a witness. I don’t know what to say to you but I wish you could see through the wireless world of technology and see the tears that are flooding down my face in your honor!! Ladies and Gentlemen, The Boatner’s salute you because I know how forgotten you must feel at times, how you must miss your families, how you privately cry yourself to sleep some nights because you miss your homeland. You have a call on your life that others don’t have, a call that you love, but sometimes not so much because of the pain of loneliness. I know I’m being brutally honest but I want you to know that there is a group of people in Philadelphia, MS-USA called “God’s House” and the Scott Boatner Ministry Family salute You!! We love, respect and honor you today for what you do for Jesus. Having just returned from a very “hotspot” in India I know a little bit about how you feel sometimes. I’m personally sorry for not praying enough on your behalf, please forgive me? Before long I’ll enter my 4th decade of ministry and I want to have a better grasp of the world not just the 4 walls of our comfortable American churches. Although I feel I’m called to the American church to inspire them to rise to the challenge of the moment. I fully believe there are enough resources in America to evangelize the World. Don’t worry I’m not asking you for your money, I’ll let God do that work in your life and I know you’ll listen to His Voice. It’s just my prayer that God use me and put the resources in my life that I need to do my part. (As He has always done and will always do) I want to believe more, do more, be more and help enable other ministries to get the call on their lives fulfilled. Jesus is coming soon, we have a lot to do but if we all come together as one, I have no doubt that all of God’s Plans for us will be done on time. So give yourself a knuckle bump from our ministry to yours, you deserve it and today we honor you for your great service. We love You!
Pastor Scott L. Boatner
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PLEASE READ AND PRAY NOW!!!
My Dear Friends, Below is a letter that I just received from the lead Pastor of the Pastors that I help oversee in India. His name is Jash Paul, He is 27 years of age, it is a group of 35 Pastors that refer to me as their Apostle-Ministry Director because they are now officially part of Scott Boatner Ministries International. I ordained all of them while I was there and they tell everyone that they are part of my ministry as if I was some superstar. I weep with humility as I write this to you, They are my Hero’s!!!! My life was at risk every moment that I was there, if they go to this “Hotspot” He is referring to, Unless God intervenes, they will be Martyred for Christ!!! (@Daniel Sharp-This is the place Pastor Jash was telling us about)
respected and beloved btoehr in chrsit SCOTT
Greatings to you and your loving family .we really enjoyed with
special teachings and laying hands upon thousends and thousends
people with gods power which can change their lifes ,thats really
great oppurtunity to pray for them.i think now GODSHOUSE familes got
more information to pray more about us and ministry in india .how is
your health and i know it takes time to come up to your regular
actvites becasue you are sleepless in india.we are praying for you all
.i really love my beloved to taking very daring decescion to come us
and reaching people even though it is so heat and humidty and no good
hotel ,i really love you.sir – we are planning to go to another part
of india which most
voilent and unwilling to accpect the gospel,do you know the missionary
from austrlia garahm stain and his two sons were burned in the car by
some rioats,and do you know in 2008 there were many people put into
death by the other relgion people.that came to even into the history.
my self and some young guys are going to see how responce and those
things,iam not taking the all pastors because it takes alot of cost
and efforts .even though iam soooo tired and sleepless but then i feel
everyday gods insisting on my heart because many months ago i have
taken very strong decescion to go there.even iam not willing but has to
be done.you know now it is so soo heat and hot in india,we can not
even walk on roads.you know very well.please pray that i can acomplish
wat is ahead of
me,because if i mentally take somthing descion ,i hve to do it other
wise it makes me something guilt feeling.
any way godspower with me to reach people in india.i hope as people
incline to word of god ,the life stayle would be changed
graciously.thank you all.once again we thank you from botam of my heat
for encouraging us and ministry here,we need your contniues prayers
your brother from india
Weeping and Speechless-Scott Boatner