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.

 

Ministry Needs:

  • 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…!!!

Blessings,

Rev. K. E. Joseph

Ministry Director

BCM International

 

 

 

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BCM Pastor Sunil Munda’s Ministry Report

 

During the month of February 28th 2014, I visited Pastor Sunil Munda’s ministry area and his church. The church is 120 km from Amda BCM Jharkhand center. A special program was arranged which made my visit a memorable one. The program started at 11.00 AM. 150 believers, including children attended the program. They all came from different villages, from in and around Bajabada village, District – West Singhbana. Along with me (Rev. K.E.Joseph), BCM Jharkhand supervisor Rev. Fulchand Matho and Pastor Mata Purty graced the occasion. It was a beautiful experience to have been welcomed by the local believers in a traditional way, after which they all actively participated in the worship service with singing of hymns and praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Straight after the worship, we had the Bible reading session followed by the sharing of some wonderful…

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BCM Pastor Sunil Munda’s Ministry Report

 

During the month of February 28th 2014, I visited Pastor Sunil Munda’s ministry area and his church. The church is 120 km from Amda BCM Jharkhand center. A special program was arranged which made my visit a memorable one. The program started at 11.00 AM. 150 believers, including children attended the program. They all came from different villages, from in and around Bajabada village, District – West Singhbana. Along with me (Rev. K.E.Joseph), BCM Jharkhand supervisor Rev. Fulchand Matho and Pastor Mata Purty graced the occasion. It was a beautiful experience to have been welcomed by the local believers in a traditional way, after which they all actively participated in the worship service with singing of hymns and praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Straight after the worship, we had the Bible reading session followed by the sharing of some wonderful testimonies which was really a blessing to have witnessed. Three people shared their personal experience of their walk with the Lord in a daily basis. It is interesting to note that all the believers come from the Hindu background and especially from the Mundari people groups. The worship service was conducted in the vernacular (Mundari language). Rev. K. E. Joseph in his address said that ‘God is doing mighty things, He is building His Church and He is using different people at different times to accomplish His purpose.’ (Math. 16: 13-18). Everyone present were really encouraged by the message and during the altar call 8 people accepted the Lord as their personal Savior and 18 people rededicated their life for the Master’s use. 

Sunday School Children’s program:Pastor Sunil Munda’s Church children were celebrating the Sunday School annual program. The children presented some action songs and there was also a Bible memory verse competition. 8 children participated.  Some gifts were distributed to the children to encourage them in their endeavor.

Baptism:  After the special meeting 16 people look water baptism. I praise God  for the ministry in this area which is progressing with each passing day. After being blessed with the two wheeler, Pastor Sunil Munda expanded his ministry to 9 villages, which is quite far from his church and residence.

Laying of the Foundation Stone for Church Building:Pastor Sunil Munda is conducting the worship service in a believer’s house every Sunday. Now the house owner provided a piece of land for the construction of a church. Rev. K.E. Joseph and the Area Supervisor, Rev. Ful Chand Matho and the elders of his church prayed and dedicated the land for the glory of the Lord. Rev. K.E.Joseph laid the foundation stone for the Church building.

Pray for:

  • One bore well in his area
  • Two new village congregations
  • Support for his children’s education
  • Church Construction
  • Believers and new ministry areas

 

Thank you for your constant prayer and help for our Jharkhand BCM ministry.

Rev. K.E.Joseph