Rev.Jim Barber’s visit to BCM, North India
Visit to Amda village:
BCM Jharkhand – The ministry based on the ‘Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ’, is a threefold ministry. 1) A church in every village. 2) To stand with people who are socially discarded and 3) To make disciples. Evangelism and Church planting, social involvement and teaching and training for grass root level Christian workers is the major thrust in that direction and for which we covet your prayers more than anything else.
In the year 2008, BCM started its ministry in the state of Jharkhand. Rev. Ful Chand Matho is leading the ministry. There are 13 Pastors serving the Lord in different regions, covering 4 districts of Jharkhand and 3 pastors serve the Lord in the state of Chattisghad.
Rev.Jim Barber along with Rev.K.E.Joseph, Co-ordinator, North India, visited the BCM ministry area at Amda village, in the state of Jharkhand on 17 th January 2014. Around 400 people, including children attended the one day program. The program started at 10.30 am and the details of the events conducted are as follows,
1) Common meeting with believers and Pastors (400 believers including children)
2) Meeting with Pastors (13 Pastors)
3) Meeting with newly appointed Pastors (5 Pastors)
4) Meeting with Trainers (14 Young people)
Pastor Jim Barber delivered two messages. He spoke on the subject ‘Living Waters’ reading the Scripture portion from John – Chapter 4. He said that it is only through Jesus Christ that we can have the Living Water by which people can receive salvation and attain eternal life. The people he ministered to were encouraged and blessed by his message. After the message 16 people came forward and accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and decided to take the baptism as well. After the message Pastor Jim Barber prayed for all the people and a special prayer was offered for the people who dedicated their lives that day.
Bore well Dedication: Rev.Jim Barber dedicated the bore well at the B.C.M Church in Amda village. All the BCM Church members and the entire community will be benefitted from this endeavour. It indeed is a blessing…!!!
Motor Bike Dedication: Rev. Jim Barber presented a two wheeler (motor Bike) to the Pastor, Sunil Munda. His church is located 40 KM away from his residence and it had become very difficult to commute to church and back. After receiving the bike his ministry has noticeably expanded to many new villages!!! Let us offer our hearts in gratitude and let us praise God for the Bore-well and the Motor bike..
After delivering the two messages Pastor Jim had a meeting with the Pastors. The Pastors were really blessed and they shared their challenges/problems that they faced in the ministry that God had entrusted to them. Some of the Pastors expressed their needs, and finally, Pastor Jim Barber prayed and closed the meeting.
- 3 motor Bikes for the Pastors in Jharkhand and West Bengal region
- 2 Bore-wells for in the North Indian region
- Bible training program for 24 people (two batches of 12 persons in each batch) in Jharkhand and Haryana states
- 5 Bicycles for Pastors
- Sound system and hand mike for the our outreach programs and small conventions
We thank God for Pastor. Jim Barber and for the love he has for the BCM ministry in India. We are praying for him and his ministry and his family. May God continue to bless him…!!!
Rev. K. E. Joseph