Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Ministry Update: Intensifying Persecution complicates Church Planting

    June 26, 2015 | Partners International

      Dear brothers and sisters, greetings, and thank you for your sacrificial funds sent to us! On behalf of our board members, village pastors and rural trainees, we thank you very much. From our office in South India, I sometimes get calls and e-mails to encourage me. What a blessing this is to me and … Read more

  • Slum Outreach

    June 25, 2015 | Oasis India

    Oasis India has been working in a slum in our region since 2011, and we have developed a good relationship with the local community over the past three years. We have concentrated mainly on education, health, advocacy, counseling, life skills, vocational training, prevention, and community involvement. It has had a positive impact on the community, … Read more

  • Vision 2025 Progresses

    June 24, 2015 | Isaac

      In 1954 the population of India was only 400 million. Today this number has tripled. Our efforts have only touched the fringe of 1.2 billion people of India; still millions have yet to hear about the message of forgiveness, peace and reconciliation. This need continually challenges us and has been the driving force behind … Read more

  • Training Master Trainers

    June 23, 2015 | Vijayam

      We currently have 15 men from six states in our Master Trainers (MT) orientation program. They are finalizing their strategic action plans and will be commissioned the last week of April. Yesudass (fourth from the left in the picture) is from Andhra Pradesh from a Roman Catholic background. He was discipled by one of … Read more

  • Ministry Expands despite Heightened Persecution

    June 21, 2015 | COI, India

      Greetings from India, where we covet your prayers. We are experiencing a heightened level of persecution. God is teaching our teams to be patient and continue to trust in the Lord. In the midst of oppression, we see lives changed on a daily basis. We have conducted trainings focused on organization development, ministry development, … Read more

  • An Expanding Ministry

    June 19, 2015 | BBPT, India

        Our hearts are filled with gratitude for your generous support in expanding His good work among the Banjara people of India. With your help and God’s, we are making good progress. Our vision is to empower the underprivileged Banjaras by focusing on five major areas: church planting, leadership development, children’s education, redemptive social … Read more

  • Ministry Update concerning Political Changes

    June 18, 2015 | Vasanth & Mano

      India is going through a change in political context with the rise of Hindu right wing groups. All of this forms a new reality for the churches in India. It has caused them to put more emphasis on discipleship, local leadership development, and changing the regular or traditional strategies of church planting. Training plays … Read more

  • Nepal Ministries Building New Homes

    June 15, 2015 | Scott Steinloski

    Our ministry partner, The National Churches Fellowship of Nepal, just finished construction of a new model home. Next step is to get government approval to begin building more. They hope to be building one home every 2 to 3 days!

  • Family News and Prayer Requests

    June 14, 2015 | Oasis India

      Family and Staff News Thank you for your prayers for Ravi’s wife. She has recovered from her illness. A new staff member has joined as preschool teacher and is enjoying her work. We are grateful for all your support and prayers. We are passionate about the ministry we are able to do through our … Read more

  • Nepal Update: Crisis Counseling Training

    June 5, 2015 | National Churches Fellowship of Nepal

    The first day of Crisis Counseling training went very well. Please continue to pray for the trainers’ health & clarity for the training. Especially pray that the non-Christians will find freedom from fear through the Lord Jesus Christ. “The first Crisis Counseling training is being held at a church in Dhading district, in a village two … Read more