Pastoral Assistants - India

Pastoral Assistants - India

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  • Delhi Bible Institute July 2020 Prayer Requests

    Pray for Delhi as it is now the worst effected place in India with the highest number of Corona virus positive patients. The Delhi government has been grappling with a shortage of hospital beds. The world’s largest COVID-19 treatment facility with 10,000 beds will be fully operational by month end. The facility has a covered area of 1,250,000 square feet- as large as 22 football fields. It will have nearly 200 enclosures with 50 beds each. By mid-July they are expecting the cases to peak by which time they estimate about 550,000 will be infected.

     

    In addition, crop destroying desert locust arrived in parts of Delhi today.

  • Delhi Bible Institute June 2020 Prayer Requests

    *Indian believers now find themselves living within communities where fear and despair is widespread because of the coronavirus. Those at DBI are joyfully and sacrificially serving their friends and neighbors, being the hands and feet and mouth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of great hardship yet a time of great opportunity. Each center has three times of prayer daily for the current situation. They pray for every church member in all their churches in North India.

     

    *Pray for needed support as they plan to reach out to at least 2,000 families. They anticipate that this response will last well into six months.

     

     

    *Thank God for the greater acceptance of DBI in their community because of the help they are providing during the pandemic.

  • Missions Update with Isaac & Gloria Shaw

    The Giving Hope Initiative

    Ministering to the Last, the Lost, the Least, and the Lonely

     

    Isaac and Gloria Shaw, of northern India's Delhi Bible Institute (DBI), discuss the devastating effects of the pandemic on the marginalized populations in New Delhi—the homeless, migrant workers, and the sick. DBI has worked to support these families by providing food and masks through their Giving Hope Initiative. Please keep them in your prayers, and if you'd like to send them a note of encouragement, you can do so here.

     

    WATCH THE UPDATE

     

  • Delhi Bible Institute May 2020 Prayer Requestss

    * DBI and the churches have believers who now find themselves living within communities where fear and despair is widespread because of the Coronavirus, and who are joyfully and sacrificially serving their friends and neighbors, being the hands and feet and mouth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of great hardship yet a time of great opportunity. Each center has three times of prayer daily for the current situation. They pray for every church member in all their churches in North India. Pray for needed support as they plan to reach out to at least 2,000 families. They anticipate that this response will last well into six months.

     

    * Pray for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ.

     

    * Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for Isaac Shaw and the rest of the DBI leadership team of Ramrajh, Namgyal, Abuan, Andrews, Punam, Basant, Samuel and Yogatah as they oversee the ministry.

  • Delhi Bible Institute April 2020 Prayer Requests

    *Please pray for the Chandauli Anugrah Ashram: for the 375 children who come for tutoring to respond to the Good News that they share; that the ladies who come for sewing classes would respond to the Gospel; that the church at Chandauli would grow in numbers and in maturity in the Word; that the opposition that is there in the village would not hinder their work nor make them timid in proclaiming the Gospel; for the Ongoing construction work to expand the centre.

     

    *Pray also for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ.

     

    *Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for Isaac Shaw and the rest of the DBI leadership team of Ramrajh, Namgyal, Abuan, Andrews, Punam, Basant, Samuel and Yogatah as they oversee the ministry.

  • Delhi Bible Institute March 2020 Prayer Requests

    *The phase 1 of the annual medical and dental camp was held in January. Team members, families, interns, students, church associates and members of the church were screened for any medical issues and medication provided. God was gracious again. The medical camps went smoothly (undisturbed) both in Lucknow and Jaipur. Thank you for all your fervent prayers. It was so wonderful to see the hard work of the community, the enthusiasm of the students, their eagerness and readiness to serve willingly, and share their testimonies. Our Lord is using these people in many ways. Praise God! A total of 613 people were screened in Delhi Bible Bhavan and four Ashrams.

     

    * Pray for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ.

     

    * Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for Isaac Shaw and the rest of the DBI leadership team of Ramrajh, Namgyal, Abuan, Andrews, Punam, Basant, Samuel and Yogatah as they oversee the ministry.

  • Delhi Bible Institute 2020 Update

    It is 15 years since we launched vision 2025. There are five more years to go for its completion. During this period, we have had to twice make an upward revision to the goals of the vision as the Lord continued to give us fruit way above and beyond what we could ask or think.

    The Lord has enabled us to be now in 8 locations. Discipling believers is our main goal. It is a simple ministry led by a committed group of simple people, teaching the simple Word of God to simple people, simply. Our team's goal is to do simple things well.

    We are also very grateful for your prayers and sacrificial involvement in this work which the Lord continues to use to bring honor and glory to his name. Join us in giving thanks for what God has again done among us, in us and through us. All Glory to him alone.

    ‘Till North India hears the Gospel

    Jai Yesu Masih ki (Victory to Jesus)

    Isaac and Gloria Shaw

    Director, Delhi Bible Institute

  • Delhi Bible Institute February 2020 Prayer Requests

    *They are thankful for the Parkside team who came last month to provide medical and dental clinics at the different centers.

    *Pray for the Chanduali Anugrah Ashram: that the need for a new building which would house the training centers would be met; for the building of a hall on the first floor of the Ashram to house the church.; that the new believers who are coming to church would grow strong in the Word and in their faith.; for the volunteers who help at the center and for their families.

    *Pray also for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ.

    *Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for Isaac Shaw and the rest of the DBI leadership team of Ramrajh, Namgyal, Abuan, Andrews, Punam, Basant, Samuel and Yogatah as they oversee the ministry.

  • Delhi Bible Institute May 2019 Prayer Requests

    * Thank God for the first graduation at the Bhopal Anugrah Ashram! The first one-month residential Christian Foundations Course was held in February. 11 students from the state of Madhya Pradesh were discipled in their faith, in the Word of God and in understanding of the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for the one year Ashram Bible Course that will begin in July. The building is being renovated and refurbished to accommodate more students.

    * Pray for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ.

    * Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for Isaac Shaw and the rest of the DBI leadership team of Ramrajh, Namgyal, Abuan, Andrews, Punam, Basant, Samuel and Yogatah as they oversee the ministry.

  • Delhi Bible Institute April 2019 Prayer Requests

    *Pray for the ongoing construction work of Unit 1 of Jaipur Anugrah Ashram. The expansion is progressing well and the construction should be complete by the end of July.

    *Pray for protection of all their centers, staff members and missionaries and their families.

    *Pray for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ.

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