I want to start by saying that I thank God from the bottom of my heart for being with me all the way, for never leaving me; for loving me.
God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
I can see, every day, the growing of Calvary Chapel Bible College in South Asia. I know that God has put me here with a purpose.
These days, the Lord is using me to teach in our church Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. I am encouraged to see some of the local people starting to attend as well as our students and staff. Please pray that I teach God’s word faithfully and teach deeply.
I continue to oversee construction throughout the campus. We will be starting a new phase of work in the coming months which is very exciting. Please pray that God would give me wisdom as I oversee the workers and for opportunities to share the love of God with the workers as I spend time with them.
Back in June, the Lord helped me to bring many of my friends across the nation for a Pastor’s conference. They were really encouraged by the Word and I have received many phone calls, even months later, saying they love the way we teach Gods word (verse by verse, chapter by chapter).
Please pray for these Pastors, who desire to work with us and teach in the style of Calvary Chapel. I am praying about how I can go and train these pastors so that they learn this style of teaching.
I want to share with you one quote I love, but the author is unknown to me:
“It is better to have God approve than the world applaud”
1) Please pray for me and my wonderful wife to have good health and strength for our daily tasks.
2) Please pray for the Lord’s healing of my back. I have been having ongoing back pain for many months now.
3) Please pray for my travels as I am planning to visit some churches across the country. I will be sharing about Calvary Chapel, our style of teaching and about our Bible School. Pray that the Lord would help me teach the Word verse by verse so that everyone can understand how we teach in the school. Pray also for the Lord to put students in my path who desire to study His word. The main focus will be to help recruit students.
Thanks to everyone for your prayer support and financial support.
Praise the Lord! It’s a great joy and honor to work for the Lord and be a part of establishing a Calvary Chapel Bible College here in South Asia.
I moved my family to this new location in September of last year. My main focus since arriving has been overseeing the construction projects on campus. All the existing buildings have been refurbished as well as new buildings constructed. I have been on the ground with the workers from morning until evening to make sure the work is done to code and according to our standards.
In April we were able to start classes with 6 students. It is amazing how God is bringing these students from all over South Asia to learn from the Word of God. I am still overseeing small construction projects on campus, but teaching has also been added to one of my roles. I am currently taking our students through the Gospel of John. I enjoy interacting with our students and answering their questions.
In the month of June we will be hosting a Pastor’s Conference for those currently working around the country. These Pastors will travel for days from remote villages to be encouraged and equipped in the Word of God and to learn more about our ministry and possible partnership opportunities. I thank God for using the gifts and talents He has given me over the years to continue starting and growing new works for the Lord in the places He has called me to.
My family and I covet your prayers and support in this ministry being established.
Pastor L.B. has been in minister for over 40 years as a missionary, pastor, teacher and servant of Jesus throughout his home country in South Asia. He has been apart of establishing bible training centers, raising up leaders, and caring for the affairs of several ministries throughout the years. This past year, he stepped away from ministering in the Northern area of his home country to join SGWM in establishing a new ministry campus and Calvary Chapel Bible College in the South. His heart remains focused on reaching the unreached with the Gospel and training others to do the same. L.B. is married and has three children and two grandchildren.