How Excellent Is Thy Name

Dear Team,

I released 2 more YouTube Videos on 1st Corinthians

I am so blessed that I was able to release two more Youtube videos recently on 1st Corinthians. I am receiving so much encouragement from many different countries personally and publicly. It is a great platform to teach verse by verse and to get to interact with people that you would have never otherwise been able to with the Word of God.

Some of the people called me on the phone, some messaged me, and some asked me to add English subtitles so that they can understand what I am teaching. Lord willing, I will try to implement some of their suggestions. It is a great joy to have several comments and suggestions from different parts of the world. 

One man called me on the phone and told me, “This teaching of yours is very understandable. I am learning many new things. I am grateful to God that He is using you in my life to know the Word.”

What a wonderful thing to hear from a person who I have never met or seen in my life! Praise and honor belongs to our Lord alone!

People should learn, know and experience the Word of God in their lives and they should be able to teach others. With this intention, I am moving forward in this YouTube project.
I am rejoicing that we all are serving a living, all-powerful God. Let us wake up the dead lives with the true Living Word!
Easter wishes to all of you and your family members! He is risen!!!

Blessings,
Pastor 7

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Standing Firm in God’s Word

I am speechless at what you are doing to encourage me through the relationship we have through our Lord! Each and every phone call, zoom meeting, email, personal wish, and encouraging word is making me more drawn to the Word of God.
I am Sharing God’s Word on YouTube

Recently, I heard a popular Naturopathy doctor say, “Truth should not be sold. It should be spread.” He was speaking in the context of dedicating his life to teaching people how and what to eat. 

Recently, I heard a popular Naturopathy doctor say, “Truth should not be sold. It should be spread.” He was speaking in the context of dedicating his life to teaching people how and what to eat. 
We are in a terrible time when some people, so called “men of God”, are turning the Word of God into a business. They use superstition and a give-to-get blessings type of manner. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
I would have never understood the meaning of these verses if I did not sit and learn from some of you. I haven’t encountered here a single preacher or church who just wants to know the Truth and what the Bible actually teaches! Everywhere I go, and every one I am listening to, are running behind the “blessings preachers”. People just want to live comfortably and luxuriously. We need more men and women of God to let these people know what true Christianity is. Pray that God would raise up those men and women through our ministry in South Asia. 
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” -2 Timothy 2:15
As I am marching towards this, I need your prayers, my team. People have started to respond through comments on YouTube. After listening to the introduction to 1st Corinthians, someone asked me to teach introductions to every book from the Bible and is asking me for a contact number so that they can call me with questions. I was so happy to read this kind of comment! A small seed of faith and passion has been working! Due to several factors, I have not been able to be consistent in uploading videos of 1st Corinthians. Please pray for a good local team who could help me make and edit the videos. I think it’s very important to maintain consistency to not loose the audience that has subscribed and is watching the videos.


God bless you,

Pastor 7*
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He Teaches My Hands

I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

Teaching 1st Corinthians Through YouTube


Whether the world or life or death or things present or things to come – all are yours. And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.” -1st Corinthians 3:22&23

Even though Paul’s context is different than the context I am writing here, I have found great comfort through these verses. God took care of all of us during the most stressful times of history. When I read those last words of the verse ”and you are Christ’s”, I was able to stop and rest in His hands.

God has been so, so faithful to me during this season. He is making me stronger and giving me opportunities to reach many people through His Word. I have been able to continue to work on my YouTube project teaching from 1st Corinthians. Unfortunately, it is running a little bit slower than it did in the beginning. 


It is interesting that when I teach class in person it reaches 20 to 30 students, but through YouTube it is reaching 10 times more people than in the classroom! In the future there could be chances to reach thousands of people but it will take more finances before it can reach more people. I want to move forward with more wisdom and more courage for God’s Word. 


I am requesting you all to pray that this small work of a normal person for a big God would reach many people through the biggest platform of the era–the internet. Also, I have found that this would be somewhat easier for me if I have a small team working together with me. In the beginning, brothers used to work with me, but due to Covid, we are all no longer at the same place. So, please pray that the brothers and students and I will be reunited.

It is interesting that when I teach class in person it reaches 20 to 30 students, but through YouTube it is reaching 10 times more people than in the classroom! In the future there could be chances to reach thousands of people but it will take more finances before it can reach more people. I want to move forward with more wisdom and more courage for God’s Word. 


I am requesting you all to pray that this small work of a normal person for a big God would reach many people through the biggest platform of the era–the internet. Also, I have found that this would be somewhat easier for me if I have a small team working together with me. In the beginning, brothers used to work with me, but due to Covid, we are all no longer at the same place. So, please pray that the brothers and students and I will be reunited.


Paper of Approval To Take the Pharmacy Exam

During this time, I was also able to work on getting permission from my University to take my pharmacy exams and to clear my backlogs (I studied pharmacy before going to Bible college and joining the ministry). I took the exams in December and I definitely need your prayers for good results.


Thank you for your prayers and time,


Pastor 7*
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By Thy Word

I had a great opportunity to visit pastor 6* and his Calvary Chapel church a few days ago. After several months of lock-down and severe spread of Covid, this was the first time I was able to teach in public.
Sharing at a Calvary Chapel Church
Recording Online Teachings

My online teachings are going well. However, it is challenging to put everything in order and to release them online. I am so happy that a normal chat with the students became an incredible opportunity to teach verse by verse in my language. What I understand about 1st Corinthians has changed my whole perspective about church and being a Christian. I am praying and hoping that people who are watching the videos will learn many things about the Truth. 

Please pray that these online teachings will reach people and our Lord will provide what is needed for video editing and filming.


God bless you, 
Pastor 7*


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A New Beginning

The Students Preparing to Leave the Northern Campus

My time in the North taught me many things. It was a good place to stay for a semester, a good experience to be alert in the ministry, and a super good new page in my life. It was the lock-down. We were all eating less food and thinking about the  next days provisions. Everybody had these two questions in their minds: “How many days are we going to stay here?” and “How we will reach our homes back in the South?” 
There were no classes going on, because we didn’t know when the local intelligence policemen would come and inspect us. (They don’t want to see anything happening in regards to Christianity.) Our only belief (about it) was “We are under lock-down, but the Word of God is not.” 

During My Time in the Mountains

As our hearts thought about this statement, we already knew that God had started a new beginning in our lives. I knew that I could not teach where I was, but that there were people outside of the mountain I was on who are looking for the Truth. 
With the help of my students, I started filming teachings. All that we had was our mobile phones, but God miraculously provided us with a camera temporarily to finish the introduction to 1st Corinthians. That is how we started Calvary Chapel (our country) CC Fellowship. Now it is on YouTube. Not only I, but every missionary in my country who is ministering with Saving Grace has his or her ministry with this thought of “CC fellowship”.I never thought of putting myself on the internet. I do not even post my pictures on Facebook. The first doubt my mind attempted was “Maybe I am not adequate to teach the Word of God online. That is only possible for senior pastors.” After spending so much time asking God,”Is it your will for me to start this?” I was greatly encouraged and refreshed in regards to my channel. I thought “Let me start this with what I know, and God will teach me the remaining things that I need to know in His time.” 

With this new beginning, I have started my journey back to my hometown with seven students on a 24 hour train ride. The seven of us are from different districts, that are in two different states, but we all speak the same language. My hope is that every single student will lead a great life for Christ and that they will plant many churches in the future. I am very humbled that all of you are with me in this journey and our Lord is with all of us! 
As William Carey said “Expect great things from God; Attempt great things for God”. My prayer is that the students who are taking Bible training would understand God’s heart for unreached people and that they would experience the above statement in their lives. 

God bless you,

Pastor 7*
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The Lord Is My Rock

The lock-down has brought so many new things to all of us. I want to share with you how we survived and had a great fellowship even in the midst of tough circumstances. 

Studying God’s Word Together at the Northern Bible College 

   Right after I reached the North, within 3 weeks, the lock-down was started. I had been asked to teach Inductive Bible Study prior to starting my actual teaching; Leviticus. The new students were so blessed to learn the Inductive Bible Study. It was great to have some people with my same language from the South in the college. We made good friends with people in the local community and prayed for their salvation.

Vegetables We Grew

After the first few weeks of the lock-down , we began running

out of gas (for our stove), vegetables, and all other provisions. So, we began cooking with firewood and started growing vegetables including radishes, beans, etc.


   The main worry everyone faced was how to get back to their hometowns. We were all stuck there for almost 3 months, but miraculously God provided every single need for all of us.

 
   While all of this was going on, there was a huge disturbance with the Local Intelligence department investigating our college, so we had to stop teaching and classroom set up. 


   Our last semester was a good experience in understanding that we should be ready to face any sudden negative situations.

   Please continue to pray for the students, as they have gone back to their hometowns. May God use their lifestyle and testimony to reach others for Christ. 

Cooking With Wood After Our Gas Ran Out

God bless you,
Pastor 7*


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With the Northern Bible College Students and Friends

Praises and Prayer Requests

Praise the Lord!

Riding Through the Flood to Get the Gospel Out
  • Praise God for His grace and love upon my family and church family.
  • Praise God! One more person was baptized during the lock-down.
  • Praise God for His safety during the lock-down! For 7 months they have not allowed any temples, mosques or churches to open because of Covid-19; but we never stopped having our Sunday service and house fellowship. God has kept us safe during every situation. We could not have online services because the people in my church family do not have smart phones or internet facilities.

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the families in our church. They are being persecuted by their own families, communities, and political leaders. One of them, Jamesh*, and his brother are being persecuted by their own father. Their father wants to take them to the village court because of their faith in Christ.
  • Please continue to pray for my state. Since the lock-down, crime is increasing day by day including; murder, robbery, fighting, suicide, etc.
  • Please pray for my church family–that they can be strong in the Word of God, and that God would provide them all of their basic needs including food, clothing and shelter. During the lock-down, they all lost their jobs and spent all of their savings. They planted rice, but a flood came and ruined the crops. Now, since they don’t have jobs, they are trying to leave my state to try to find a job.
  • Please continue praying for safety for me and my parents.
  • Please pray for our church to be painted. For 8 years we have not been able to paint it. Pray that God would provide for the finances needed for paint. 
  • Please continue to pray for my marriage, that God would provide a girl who can partner with me in spreading the Gospel.

Thank you for your prayers, help and partnership in the Gospel!


God bless you all,

Pastor 11*


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