Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • Responding to Adversity: “Christ is the Reality of Everything Positive”

    July 30, 2015 | Partners International

    This just came from our ministry partner Reaching Himalayas in Nepal, who has experienced great devastation from the April earthquake. They say trafficking of women and children as well as suicides have increased, but they also write: “I think after all the challenges, and dangers presented in the last 6 months we do focus on … Read more

  • Trainings enrich Spiritual Development and Physical Health

    July 30, 2015 | John

      Short-term Bible School In November 2014, we had the first phase of our “native leaders training program” for leaders from another area. Ten leaders from different worship groups came here for classes on eight subjects such as basic doctrine, personal spiritual life, evangelism, and the responsibilities in the church.   Community Health and Development … Read more

  • Outreach to Children and Youth

    July 29, 2015 | COI, India

        We provided school supplies to 400 students in the last year. We also were able to give 150 children warm clothes. We have a community of 200 youth who we disciple and mentor. We provide them with moral instruction, sports camps, computer training and other vocational trainings. We are in the planning stage … Read more

  • Sending Workers

    July 29, 2015 | Bible Faith Mission

        Partners International supports several of our church planters. Bright Rebi Selvan writes: “I am continuing in the Lord’s ministry at N.S. Puram and also serving as Coordinator of the BFM ministries in the state of Tamil Nadu. God has given me opportunities to preach His Gospel in many villages. Many were touched by … Read more

  • Boys’ Home

    July 29, 2015 | Oasis India

      We had six boys in our group home. After completion of the academic year in May, two were returned to their families and four were placed in another home. Of these four, one is now with his sister. All are having their educational, health as well as spiritual life needs met. The move was … Read more

  • New Convert among Those Trained as Church Planters

    July 24, 2015 | Vasanth & Mano

        Our training has given formerly unschooled church planters a goal to achieve, a path to follow, and a strategy to implement their vision. In the past six months, we trained 127 frontline church planters in six different training programs from four different states. One example is Deva, who was beaten black and blue … Read more

  • A Master Trainer’s Story

    July 21, 2015 | Vijayam

      “One of the most important places where I have an opportunity to share the Gospel is at a tea stall,” says Rev. Ranjan. He hails from West Bengal and was commissioned at JVI in 2002. Since then, he has been working among five unreached people groups in his area. He says, “I learned holistic … Read more

  • Dynamic Church-Planting Duo

    July 14, 2015 | Partners International

      The encouraging thing is that we are training ordinary village laymen who are not very educated. Through these men, we have seen 50 new house churches started. One of them is by a senior master trainer who saw that many women were coming to faith, so we began trainings for women also. He and … Read more

  • Distributing Bibles and School Supplies

    July 12, 2015 | Bible Faith Mission

        Bibles We distribute Bibles to the poor and the needy everywhere in our ministry. However, even today, there are many among the Dalits and Tribes with whom we minister who cannot read or write. In such places, our mission takes the initiative to start literacy classes, Sunday schools, tuition centers, and nursery schools. … Read more

  • Vision 2025 Progresses

    July 12, 2015 | Isaac

        In 1954 the population of India was only 400 million. Today this has tripled. Our efforts have only touched the fringe of 1.2 billion people of India. 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 our … Read more