Jeff and Lou Ann
The Hawkins are returning to India in March. The purpose is to meet with Stephen and Prabhukiran to encourage them in their work. We will also sponsor and participate in two leadership conferences. The ministry in India continues to grow by the Grace of God as Hope Builders Ministries partners to equip, encourage and empower the indigenous church there. Leadership training and disciple making in the congregations is the focus. The strengthened and encouraged church is equipped to share the Gospel effectively and better able to take care of the needs of their poor. Hope Builders Dignity Projects partner with the churches in this as well.
You can help Jeff and Lou Ann on this mission by praying and giving and sharing with your friends. Be an Advocate for the Work in India. Thank you!
Equipping Pastors in the WORD
India has thousands of Christians, yet they are a small fraction of the population. Most are very poor but they are rich in Jesus Christ. Their impact is great, just as all believer’s can be, because we are Ambassadors for Christ. HIMIndia’s mission is to partner with them in the Great Commission to “make disciples” as Jesus has commanded us to do. The most effective way to fulfill that is for US to help them by equipping them in the Word of God, encouraging them in their relationship with God and empower-ing them by letting them do the work!
Stephen and Gloria
Prabhu and Swarna
Lou Ann and I are going to India this year to encourage our two partners there, Stephen/Glory and Prabhu/Swarna, who are ministering the Gospel to hundreds of churches equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission in their districts.
Jeff and Lou Ann Hawkins
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HIMIndia – Helping Indigenous Missions in India
Sharing the WORD of LIFE
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Pictured is Missionary Prabhukiran and wife Swarna ministering in a church in a slum compound in India. These brothers and sisters struggle to survive working as day laborers seeking to provide for enough food for the day. They can not afford Bibles but desperately long for the precious Word that gives eternal life and hope for daily living.
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Swarna Praying for Her People
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Pastor Stephen Prasad has opened two new areas of ministry for HIMIndia this month. Following is his report and then a slide show of pictures from his travels. Please continue to pray for HIMIndia and our partner Stephen Prasad. He is committed to the training of the rural tribal pastors in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states of India. WE are his partners.
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Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
On March 18 I traveled to Saluru Mandal, Vizianagar District, Andhra Pradesh. The next day I met with 28 pastors and conducted the HUB Training Program with HIMIndia. The men were from different tribal and rural villages. Many traveled over 30 miles to hear the Word of God. With these 28 pastors I started 3 new hub groups and appointed 3 hub leaders dividing them according to their locations. We started studying Old Testament Survey from the Mini Bible College material. The new Hub Leaders are pastors Prasad, Philip and Valaparao. Thank you for praying for them.
Finishing in Saluru Mandal I traveled on the 21st to L.N. Peta in the Srikakaulam district. This is also a tribal area. Most of these pastors have never received any formal Bible training. They do not have any schools near them. There were 22 pastors attending. Here I also started teaching Old Testament Survey with the MBC material. I formed them into 2 HUBS and appointed hub leaders.
These two areas have much need for the Word of God. There are no Bible Schools to attend and most of the men are very poor not being able to afford schooling and support their families at the same time. They are very excited about the MBC training material and the HUB model.
Praise the Lord for HIMIndia making this material available and the strategy to train rural pastors in the Word of God. This will be very beneficial to the rural pastors and we consider it a Divine gift to lay pastors and Tribal pastors in India. The course is especially designed for those who cannot afford to attend Bible College because of a lack of money, education qualifications and their existing ministries. Who would shepherd the flock if they were gone away to school for a number of years? Hence, it is a tailor made program for them, teaching sound doctrine, bible study methods and protecting them from false doctrine and cults, which abound. We meet for 3 days every month to study together. HIMIndia does not charge them for the material and provides food and accommodations for the 3 days. God has provided me with other trained pastors to help instruct these men in the Word of God. Praise the Lord!
Sharing in Narispatnam
On Thursday Jeff will return to Visakhapatnam, India arriving Saturday morning Indian time, Friday night US time.
Pray for safety in travels, both on the way and while there. Many miles will be covered driving from one location to another.
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The pastors are praying that Bibles will be provided to them for the conferences. If you would like to share the Word of God with them you can DONATE online or mail gifts to: Hope Builders Ministries, P.O.Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943 Designate: HIMIndia
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