June 23 2015
One of the final year students, Akanksha Samuel, was always
attentive and offered feedback during learning tasks. She was very creative in
doing a T&M “Good News” demo about love to the large group with another
female student. On the last day we were to practice
Enrolling a Pastoral Worker and needed someone to practice with.
Akansha easily handled the material and process with T&M booklet “Pastoral
Worker Training and You.”
After the demo, she made this statement, “Tomorrow is my
birthday and the Train & Multiply training has been the greatest gift I
have received from God.”
Please pray for Akansha to finish her studies well and to see how God uses the training to impact
June 18 2015
A pastor in the south has been working in some of the islands in SE Asia. His initial training was in 2013. He has
been working with uneducated peoples but with considerable success. During this
visit, A. conducted T&M training in this province for 27 students. Most
were from his church and about 20 were native to that area. A. taught for four hours
without a break because the students did not want him to stop! The pastor
estimates that perhaps ten worshiping groups will be born from this first
June 16 2015
One day, Samita went from her village to the market
in town to buy food. She met Saroz, a young woman she knew, and talked about
what she and her husband were doing.
When Saroz heard about Jesus, she exclaimed, “You must have your husband
call me and tell me more!” Samita called Anil right away, and Anil promised to
visit Saroz later that same day.
Anil visited Saroz in the home where she lived with
her parents, her brother and sister-in-law, and their children. Saroz listened eagerly
to all that Anil told her, and she believed in Jesus. Anil discipled Saroz, and seeing her
commitment and obedience to make disciples, invited her to become a church
planter. She joyfully accepted and regularly shared the Good News with her
family. Within a short time, all eight people in her home believed in Jesus
Christ and formed a new house church. Saroz also went to her uncle’s home and
led him and three others to the Lord. She then began training them in the same
way that Anil was training her.
After a few months, Saroz’s sister came to visit
from her village some 15 kilometers away. When Saroz told her sister about
Jesus, her sister pleaded, “Please come and tell my husband and family about
Saroz went to her sister’s home a few days later, accompanied
by Anil. They shared the Gospel and five people confessed their faith in Jesus
Christ, and another house church began in the sister’s home.
Saroz still closes the door and
shutters when her house church gathers for worship in order not to disturb the
neighbors. However, she is not afraid to share her faith and consistently tells
her friends the Good News about Jesus.
June 11 2015
an ECC trainer in northern India. Shortly after Anil married Samita, they were
returning home by train from a worship service in another town. Sitting in a
crowded compartment together, Anil was advising Samita on the proper way to
sing worship songs. Although Anil was singing softly, a man sitting close to
them said, “What is that you are singing? It is beautiful!” Immediately, Anil
saw an opportunity to share the Gospel. He told the man about Jesus, and then he
and Samita sang several Hindi praise songs.
asked, “Where do you live?” When Anil told him, the man exclaimed, “That is
only a few kilometers from my home. You must come and tell us more about
Jesus!” They exchanged phone numbers and Anil promised to visit.
day was Monday, the usual day of rest for ECC workers, and Anil and Samita were
enjoying the day at home. Anil’s cell phone rang. It was the man from the
train. “Where are you?” he asked. “We are all here waiting for you.” Anil
apologized and promised to visit the next day.
Tuesday, Anil and Samita walked to the man’s village. He was waiting for them
on the road to escort them to his home. As they passed an old woman sitting by
the road, the man told her, “Auntie, come to my home. You must hear this.” As
the group was about to enter the house, the man saw several men working in a
nearby field. He walked over to them and said, “Stop what you are doing and
come to my house. These people have something you need to hear!”
next few hours, Anil and Samita shared the Gospel through word and song. The man and his family all believed in Jesus
Christ and formed the nucleus of a new house church.
June 9 2015
V is one of the many migrant
workers who moved to South Korea looking for better job opportunities. He and
his wife were optimistic until V began spending all of the money he earned drinking
at local bars.
One Sunday, V heard David Jun of Friends of All
Nations (a partner ministry of One Mission Society) preach. After the service,
V talked to David about his situation. He told David that his wife was at home
crying, and he needed help. David told him that he needed Jesus.
V was skeptical of Christianity at first. He was nervous that he would lose
the friends he had made at work if he followed Jesus. A while later, V came to
the Friends of All Nations center and told David that, in a dream, God had told
him to not worry about his friends. That day, V accepted Christ as his Savior.
His wife soon became a believer as well. V and his wife served with Friends
of All Nations for several years and continually brought people to the center.
Today, he is a missionary in his home country. God is good!
June 4 2015
My name is Akhi, and I am a pastor’s wife. One day my husband and I attended an
engagement party of one of the Christian young men we knew. While at the party, we discovered that the
Christian man was marrying a Hindu girl.
We were very concerned, knowing what the Bible says about being
unequally yoked with a non-believer.
husband and I had no choice but to go this young man and explain that he
shouldn’t get married until his future wife became a Christian. I offered to meet with this young lady for
Bible study and asked her to invite any of her Hindu friends that she would
At first I shared with them the
story of Noah. This young woman was open
to the Gospel and responded immediately to Christ, acknowledging Him as her
Savior. We continued to meet on a weekly
basis, and as a result of meeting with this Hindu girl and her friends, twenty-two
family members became Christians! The
young couple ended up getting married and have established a beautiful
Christian home. But the blessings didn’t
stop there - another outcome was that the parents of the Hindu girl even got
married! Although they had lived
together for years and years, they had never felt the need to be officially married until they met the Savior.