Being Faithful

“I will bless the Lord at all times;His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”Psalm 34:1

I pray you are doing well. I want to thank you for your partnership in the Gospel with me. These past few months have looked different for me, but the Lord continues to do amazing things in a place that opposes Christ. He reigns over all and is raising up His soldiers for battle! I am thankful to the Lord that He allows me to be a part of His mission here on earth to reach the lost. Due to the lock-down, our campus has been closed, so there have been no students- but, there are many things to still be faithful over! The Lord has entrusted my family and I with this big land (the campus). Therefore, we have been faithful in cleaning it, cutting the grass, fixing water pipes and making sure nothing gets flooded due to the heavy monsoon season.

This also means getting rid of, from time to time, some un-welcomed friends around our place that are poisonous! With that said, I praise the Lord that He protected me from a poisonous snake last week. I went to reach inside a box and unknown to me, one was in the box. It did not have time to bite me. Praise God for His protection!
   The Lord has also opened up teaching opportunities via the phone to some villages where our students stay. I am teaching twice a week and ask for your prayers as the internet connection is not the best. I had the privilege to ask who wanted to accept Christ. As you see on the picture to your right, people were ready for truth and their Savior. Although COVID has changed things around, Christ is still moving and providing ways for people to hear His truth. Many here are hungry and seeking for Jesus Christ. Please pray for the laborers here to be strengthened and to be encouraged amidst the persecution. There are also many who are eager to study the Word, so please pray that in the Lord’s timing the Bible College would open up so that many can start being equipped to be sent out to their un-reached villages. I am excited for what the Lord has for these youth that want to serve Him. 

A family who was forced from their home because they would not renounce Christ.

 I would like to share a brief story with you all from a village one of our student’s ministers in. The couple and baby pictured to your left were forced out of their home in their village because they would not renounce Christ. They were threatened, and having no choice they departed. Our student was able to help them out and get them connected to a pastor whom offered their home to them. They are doing well and continue running this race with endurance knowing this place is not their true home. Please lift them up in prayer and that this would be an eye opening testimony to the persecutors. For them to realize Christ is worth leaving everything for. I thank the Lord that during this time of persecution, I am reminded of what He went through and how Paul said in Romans 8:18” I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us”. Keep running the race and keep your eyes on the Lord whom we get to be with forever in eternity after our short time here on earth!We have our hope in the Lord Jesus Christ because He has chosen us, but He has chosen us to take the Gospel to those who have no hope and give them the hope of Jesus Christ. We are His ambassadors and His soldiers and by His strength He helps us face our battles. May we learn to cling and depend on the Lord during these times. The world may be changing day to day, but our God remains the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you all for your prayers. Thank you for partnering alongside me and for your prayers that give us the strength when facing persecution.

Praise Reports:

  • The Lord has entrusted me with new things that are exciting in my life 
  • The Lord is raising up youth that are eager to learn His Word
  • The Lord has given me the opportunity to teach the youth 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for the youth and for my teaching time with them
  • Pray for my surrounding community
  • Pray for continual health for me and my family 
  • Pray for the Lord to open the school back up in His timing 

I would love to connect with you and pray for you as well. Please feel free to email me and stay in touch. 

Blessings,

Pastor 1*
*Names have been changed or omitted for security reasons. 

Learning to Lean

Our Semester Begins

It is a great privilege for me to serve this semester at the north campus. When I arrived from the south to the north, the climate is entirely opposite. In the nights, the temperature goes down to -1 degrees Celsius. I didn’t sleep the day I reached the campus because it is super cold.
The past couple of days I have helped to clean the whole campus and get it set up before the students arrived.

“It’s snowing!”

 One day I was standing outside the campus. Suddenly, it started to snow. I was so excited, because it is the first time in my life that I have seen snow. We were able to go for a hike in that snow and it was so much fun to be able to witness the beauty of God’s creation.

The students have reached the campus safely and we have started classes for this semester. This semester, the Lord gave me the opportunity to teach 1&2 Thessalonians. The Lord is faithful to me every day. I also want to be faithful to Him with the passion He puts in my heart to teach the Word of God.

The time spent with the students in the campus; talking, praying, worshiping is a great joy to see. The students are growing in the Word of God and worshiping the true, Living God.

Please continue to pray for the campus and the students and staff.

Praise points:

  • Students reached the campus safely
  • Thanks to God for all the provision that has been provided for the school

Prayer requests:

  • Pray for knowledge and wisdom for the staff to teach.
  • Pray for the students that have to adjust to the cold climate.
  • Pray for the students who are graduating at the end of this semester.
  • Pray for all the missionaries under Saving Grace in our county.

Blessings, 

Pastor 1*

*Names have been changed or omitted for security reasons.

God is Our Protector

Semester Trials

Our school has faced a lot of difficulties during the last couple of months. Thank you for all your prayers; we need them to move forward! Psalm 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in difficulties.” This semester was great for me to see how God protects us through difficult times. I want to share with you all some of these difficulties we’ve been facing.

We went through lots of interruptions from the very beginning of this semester. The government officials made it difficult for us to the point where we decided to send some students home to avoid more complications. We also had local media publishing negative reports about our school in the paper. It was a very stressful time for our staff mentally and emotionally. Yet through all the difficulties, God strengthened us and encouraged us by His Word. Praise the Lord that we have been able to continue teaching and see the students growing in their spiritual lives!

Reaching Out to the People in “Orphanages”

Serving Our Community

One of my highlights this semester was visiting two different “orphanages” that housed disabled adults. One was only for women ages 19+ and the second was a home for disabled men and women from teenage years to very old. Our staff and students were blessed to spend time with them and provide a nutritious meal.

As a teacher I was so encouraged to see my students living out what they are learning in their classes. Their actions when surrounded by these mentally disabled people were filled with love and their joy brought fun and smiles to these people’s faces! In John 4:7-12 we learn how we can put Christ’s love in action. We praise God that He gave us this time to spend with them and show them God’s love! 

We had lunch with them, sang songs with them and prayed with them. Due to their disabilities they can feel like a lost person. By showing and sharing the love of God they are able to see they are not lost people- that there is one GOD who loves them!


Overall, God reminded me of the meaning of a servant and a teacher. It is by being an example to others.

Monsoon Season and Relief Work

This past rainy season (also known as “Monsoon Season”) brought life threatening and livelihood threatening rains to our area. Homes were under water and bridges and some roads were impassable. People were staying in refugee camps, some of which were in our neighborhood.

Giving Food to Flood Victims

Our school was able to partner with our local community and provide basic provisions for the surrounding affected areas. God allowed me to be part of this!

The pictures are myself and another of our teachers at the food distribution, and the other of a neighborhood home underwater with men floating to safety on an inner tube.

End of Year

Towards the end of this semester we took our students for an outing to a water park. As all our students are from villages, it was their first time experiencing anything like this! We had a good time of fellowship and sharing new experiences together.
Finally we are at the end of our semester and as I look back I can say that it has been a great joy in my life! I am grateful for this assignment God gave me to teach His Living Word. I was privileged to teach our students Old Testament survey, the book of Haggai and the book of Titus! I have been able to see our students learning and applying the Word of God in their life and daily worship. Thank you for all your prayers for our school, and especially for our students. Please continue to pray for them and their future ministries!

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for the students as they go back to their villages for ministry during semester break. All of our students are from persecuted states.
  • Pray for our staff to grow in knowledge and wisdom for teaching in the coming semesters.
  • Please pray for a smooth completion of all the requirements the government officials are putting on us in order to run the school.

Blessings, 

Pastor 1*

*Names have been changed or omitted for security reasons.

My Story

I was born and brought up in a Christian family; my parents have been serving the Lord for the past 40 years. As a young child, I was raised to know God. Whenever I had a vacation, I would go do ministry in villages and travel to share the love of God. While I continued my school studies, I knew that God had a calling on my life for ministry. After I graduated from high school, I decided that I wanted to go to Bible College. However, my friends discouraged me, saying, “Why are you going to Bible College? Your life will be so unsettled.”

So, I changed my mind and forgot about going to Bible College. Then, I went and studied secular things; I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in psychology/English literature/journalism. After that, I decided to go for higher education. I completed my Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Marketing. Then, I got a job in an engineering college, where I had a good salary. My life was settled. I was enjoying my life with my friends.

Two and a half years later, I was sitting in my room after I got home from work, and God began to speak to my heart. He showed me the way that I was living my life. Then, I realized that I was so far away from God. God asked me a question, “Once, I called you my son, but you changed your mind. Again, I am calling you.” That broke my heart. I began to think, and I decided to give my life for God’s kingdom. Then, Isaiah 6:8 came to my mind, “Here I am, send me.” I submitted my life to God, and quit my job and my settled life the same week. I decided to serve the Living God, and I went to Calvary Chapel Bible College. Now, my life is so much happier than before, and my life is settled in Christ.