Year end Report to celebrate Gods faithfulness and Marvellous goodness

 

Dear Friends and supporters 

Here at Bethany Mission Society India we are very much thankful that God is using our ministry to spread the love of God to reach the unreached people with the good news of Jesus Christ and bringing the people to the kingdom of God. 

At the end of the 2020, I express my sincere gratitude to all the friends and financial supporters for your continued prayers and generous support to Gods work in India. 

Even in the midst of global pandemic crisis , God has been faithful and did not withheld his goodness from us in providing our needs. we felt, we saw, we experienced and testify Gods marvellous goodness in our lives constantly. Whenever we were downcast , discouraged and almost doomed, God intervened into it and promised , I am not yet done with you all and my promises are true for evermore. 

Just I encourage you all to give thanks unto the Lord. We have so much to be grateful for in this year each and every day. Have a heart of thanksgiving. Just pause and give thanks for all that God has done and continues to do in our lives. I encourage to trust God and choose faith in God alone, He will help you to go through whatever situation you are in or you face in the future. No matter what you see and what you feel , just choose to trust God, because Gods faithfulness never disappoint us and his goodness never fail us. 

““The global pandemic provided us vast opportunities to spread the love of God and to feed  and food supplies to many families, homeless and street children, to provide medical care and sanitary needs to those who were abandon by the family members due to virus fear. Many hindu professed people and police officers who troubled us earlier   received help from us and glorified God and attending the churches. I am very much thankful to friends, churches and many organisations  especially Go Internationals Wilmore based to provide monthly support  to feed the hungry and provide medical supplies and sanitary needs. 

Even in the midst of financial hardship God helped us to begin the construction for 3 church building and community halls and hoping to finish it up and dedicate for the glory of God in 2021. 

With the support from Cattles for Christ Internationals,  3 water wells were installed to provide safe waters to those who considered by the people as  untouchable communities and not allowed to take water from public wells  and also who were excommunicated from the local wells  for  accepting Jesus Christ

With the support from Cattles for Christ Internationals, 10  families were blessed with cattles to help the families to earn their bread  

We were able to distribute 5000 blankets to the poor and elderly people in Christmas season 

3265 people were baptised and added to the kingdom of God through our church plants, 10, 000 bibles were distributed , 3 church planting training centres with 120 church planters trainees in operational and ready for graduation April 2021. 

100 ministry enhancement tools ( PA systems were distributed) 

As we look to 2021, we need your support more than ever before.  We hope to continue the work of the Lord with great intensity. We want give gospel- centered  hope in an uncertain world by word and deed. But we need your help greatly. We paused for a moment to thank God for every one who prayed for us, helped us, supported us, loved us, walked with us and stood with us all through the year. Just we want to thank you all for your generous support to spread the love of God in India and beyond. We pray and wish A Happy and blessed New Year 2021. May Gods peace and presence be with you.

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Until everyone hears Jesus at least once in their life time, we proclaim Jesus

Greetings friends and supporters of our mission and vision of reaching the people with the gospel of Jesus in word and deed. These are the pictures of our Bethany Missionaries families gathering. It was one of the exciting moments of the year to hear the stories of hardship, suffering, struggle and persecution of our ministers to proclaim Jesus to the lost world. These ministers with a little amount of financial support and encouragement doing the great job and bringing hundreds of the people to the knowledge of Saviour Jesus Christ. With your sacrificial support we blessed the families with new clothes, ministry tools and financial gift to celebrate the birth of our saviour. We wish you  a Happy and Merry Christmas. We will spread the love of Jesus of Jesus with your prayers and support. Thanking you all for supporting the vision of reaching the people with the love of Jesus in word and deed. 

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Season of Giving

Greetings friends and ministry partners 

We wish you a Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Christmas  reminds Gods faithfulness in fulfilling His promises and refuels the hopes and aspiration  in the midst of uncertainty and unknown future. 

Christmas is  the greatest sign of Gods eternal  presence with His people which gives unfathomable peace and extreme joy  which cannot be taken away from his people.

Christmas is the Gods greatest gift to the World. God gave His beloved son for the salvation of humanity from bondage of sin and redeem for himself to live forever with Him. Gods beloved son Jesus gave grace, peace, joy and abundant life to those who believe Him 

In this great time of Gods adventurous journey to this earth we want to use every and any opportunity to preach and share the Love of God. I was challenged by the quote of Amy Carmichael ” One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving. 

Giving is part of how we show love. It appears to be hard wired in us, and in a wide range of life here on this Earth. We give of ourselves, our time, our talents, our treasures and even our blood as a way of helping, protecting and nurturing that which we love.

As we know the happiest people in life are givers not the receivers, so here you can take the  opportunity to give in this season of giving. 

Here you can bless some one by your giving: 

A New garment to a Child with $ 15 

A blanket to a homeless/street vendors / elderly people with $ 3

3 meals a day  to the hungry people on the streets and in villages with $ 3 

A bible to those who cannot afford to buy with $3 

A packet of groceries for a family with $ 50

Financial gift to the ministers family who ministers the people in the communities to with $ 50

Ministry tools such as Public Address systems to preach the Gospel of Jesus with $ 50

 

 

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Giving Tuesday

Greetings from Bethany Mission Society India

I am writing this note for your kind consider to support our work in India.

Would you please consider to support Bethany Mission Society on this giving Tuesday. Your financial support helps to care the destitute children, helps to educate the children, neglected elderly and widowed women , exploited women and young girls to have shelter and training to live better, helps ministers to reach the un reached people and preach the good news of Jesus and bring them to hope and eternity, and place the bibles in the hands of the people, and provides the blankets to cover the naked people on the streets, and provide food to the hungry. We accept any small or big donations. with the donation of $ 3 you can give a blanket or 3 meals a day for hungry or a bible, $30 to train a women in vocational training, $ 60 to support a minister family, $15 for ministry trainee, $100 for a complete care of a destitute child, $120 to buy a bicycle to a minister, $ 300 to provide cattle to the poor family , $1000 to buy a motor cycle for gospel preacher, $ 1200 to dig a safe water well to a untouchable community, $5000 to build a house for the church as well as accommodate the widows and provide care , $ 50 to provide groceries to a family.

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We are Thankful for you


Bethany Mission Society India remembering you all and praying for you on this Thanksgiving Day and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving day. We are so much  grateful for you all as you are becoming part of our mission with your prayers and support in this global crisis. I echo with Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:3-6  

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Bethany Mission News October 2020

Greetings friends, supporters and prayer partners 

I am excited to share the good news of Gods great work in the midst of troublesome times. It was so evident that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever and we are all privileged to have Him as our Lord and saviour. 

I am writing this news letter with full of joy in my heart  and gratitude  towards all of you  for supporting us to help the people during these troublesome times.  Thanking you all for becoming the partners in the work of the Gospel through word and deed. I pray that you may  all receive a great reward for your kindness,  as Apostle Paul says in Philippians 4:17. I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness. (NLT).  

With   the sacrificial gifts and  generous donations  of the friends,  we  could  help 50 families with food supplies and  gave them an  opportunity to taste the goodness of the Lord in the midst of global crisis. 

 We have reopened our school which was closed almost for 6 months . Initially it was  for  9th and 10th graders   and 120 children were attending the school  everyday  and we are practicing all the  safety precautions and I thanking God for all the children and teachers for being healthy and happy. The news was published in the local news papers to commend our service to the children in this time of crisis.

 State  government is planning to open the schools for all grades on November 2nd 2020. I request to continue to pray and support  for this ministry of giving  education to the poor and abandoned children to help them to have a good future.   I strongly believe and witnessed that the ministry of giving education to the children  is  the key for the true  transformation which lasts forever   and it  helps the children  to escape from the age old problem of illiteracy  which leads to ignorance and poverty.  The need is so great but our God is great and he is able to provide all the needs as we seek His Glory and prepare people for His people. https://bethanymissionsociety.org/ministries/oakland-public-school.

Also we have resumed our ministers training classes at our mission base and all the ministers and trainees came in spite  of hindrances due to rains and floods. It was great time of sharing and teaching and encouraging the ministers to live out their mission in the world. https://www.facebook.com/paulsreenivas/posts/10223964619205086

As Apostle Paul  says in 2 Timothy 2:9  ” but the word of God is not bound”  by any means of suffering or obstacles. So I resumed my ministry of going to the remote villages on the mountains to reach the people and preaching the good news of Jesus and helping the people to accept Jesus and live for God s kingdom and for eternity . 235  people came to believe Jesus through gospel campaigns  and we distributed bibles to all of them and praying for a great revival soon in India with the proclamation of true word of God.https://www.facebook.com/paulsreenivas/posts/10223985294081945

I am grateful to God for one of our minister along with his team crossed the dangerous river  flood to reach the people to help as well as to preach the gospel. https://www.facebook.com/1285737368/videos/10224012314277433/     

I am also  thanking Go International for giving me an opportunity to share with  the international partners around the world on how to make disciples in the context of pre dominant Hindu religious persecution. Go International has been a great blessing to people of India by helping to buy the food and distribute to the poor and needy. 

We are hoping and anticipating  for a great month of Gods faithfulness ahead and we would appreciate your prayers and kind consideration in  supporting financially  to help  the people of India. Here is the link to donate: https://bethanymissionsociety.org/give/

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August News 2020

Greetings friends and supporters 

I am sending  this news letter to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your prayers and financial support for the month of August 2020. 

God has been faithful in protecting us from C virus though almost all our neighbours were  infected and even one of our neighbour died after battling with virus recently. 

I am thanking God for keeping us as a  light house to shed the light and love of God to the people who are infected and helpless due to social stigma and we were given a greatest opportunity to help and serve these people with food and basic medicines and above all prayers for the courage and comfort in the midst of sickness and social excommunication. These families are much grateful and interested to follow Jesus. Appreciate your prayers for these people to receive Jesus soon.  

And I am glad to share that we provided groceries packs to 80 poor and migrated families in month of August. While we are distributing groceries we shared the good news of Jesus.  We are glad that it is a ministry of food to the body and soul to escape both hungry and hell. There were 50  new people were  received Jesus and committed to live for Jesus and attending our churches. 

I am glad that last month also we could conduct  ministers training online.  Most of these ministers are living in remote tribal villages where internet is not accessible. So few of them went to the mountains and others to the fields where they can get internet access. 12 members team travelled almost 60 kilometres through forest  to reach a village where we have a church building and get access to the internet and connected to the TV and attended the training classes . One ministry trainee working as a Ambulance driver, while attending the class , he got an emergency call and with all PPE wearing he drove and listener the class . I am humbled to see their passion and commitment to learn the word of God to serve the people. 

Thanking you all friends for supporting the passion and vision for the kingdom of God in India. We appreciate your prayerful consideration to support financially for the month of September to help the poor and needy and help the ministers as they are ministering to the people . We keep praying for you all and may God keep you under his mighty wings and keep you safe and blessed. 

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Ministers Training to equip for the work of the Ministry

Greetings friends and supporter

I am writing this praise report to acknowledge  the greatness of God even in the midst of global crisis God has His own ways to accomplish his work through his people and  bring glory and honour to His name. Due to COIVD-19 pandemic  BTCP training got interrupted for 3 months and we had planned for 2 days  of training and Initially we had  planned to bring all the participants  to our main church building  but with the rapid spread of COVID-19, lock down imposed and participants could not attend . So I decided to do the training through zoom cloud meeting. 

Most of the ministers are working in a remote tribal villages and cannot get internet access  where they are living.  But their passion for learning the word of God made them to find a way out and they overcame the hindrances to learn.  So some of them went up  to the top of  mountains and woods where they can get better  internet access and they were  succeeded  in their efforts and able to participate online classes. When it was raining they took shelter under thick trees and  used the umbrellas to continue attending  the classes. And another group of 12 ministers walked almost 60 kilometres through woods to come to one of our church building where they can get internet access, hired  a TV and attended the classes . With sacrificial support from friends and supporters , we were able to support their food , travel and financial support to family for the month. I was humbled to see their hunger for the fellowship and to learn the word of God.

I appreciate your prayers and financial support for  2days ministers training this month too.   For each minister a donation of $ 12 for food, transport and $ 30 for monthly support to a family  would be a great blessing 

Thanking you all in advance for supporting the passion and vision for the kingdom of God   in India .

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Hunger and Homelessness in India due to COVID-19

I am reaching with this post to express my sincere gratitude for the financial support received from the friends, supporters and churches to help the people to have food and other essentials in this challenging times. COVID-19 global pandemic is rapidly spreading in India and disrupting the lives of the people. 1.6 million people infected with Corona virus in India as on today.  36,000 people died with virus.  India is the second largest populated country in the world with 1.4 billion people. The medical facilities for the large number of people were very limited. In India, the doctors to population ratio is 1:1425 which is considerably low when compared to the minimum recommended doctor to population ratio of 1:1000 set by WHO. There are only 37,725 health centres with 740,000 hospital beds. Due to this high shortage of medical facilities, infected people cannot be accommodated in the hospitals and people are dying on the streets and roads.Here is the link for more info: https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2020/jul/20/andhra-covid-19-patient-dies-on-road-after-abandoned-by-scared-auto-driver-2172041.html 

Dead bodies pile up at mortuaries and nobody wanted to do the funerals due to fear of spread of the virus. https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2020/jul/13/bodies-pile-up-at-mortuary-as-locals-prevent-victims-last-rites-2169003.htmlInfected people and their family members were stigmatised and being excommunicated from the communities and the apartment owners are demanding to vacate the houses and apartments without any prior notices. Even doctors and nurses facing stigma and asked to vacate their rented apartments.https://www.livemint.com/news/india/doctors-nurses-face-stigma-over-coronavirus-asked-to-vacate-rented-homes-11585074366997.html . This phenomenon resulting in high percentage of homelessness and people are forced to live under the trees, streets and road sides  and looking for the help. Lockdowns has robbed the Daily wage workers of their earnings  are suffering without work and food for their families.  

With the financial support  and generosity from friends, churches and mission organisations  we are helping  people with food and other essential supplies to the families to survive in this global  crisis. We are helping the workers like barbers and other small business owners to have  sanitary supplies like disinfectant lotions, sanitary bars, face masks and gloves to continue their work and earn money for the families. We are training our ministers and our school teachers  online  on how to  help the people during this crisis  and bringing awareness on  prevention of  the spread of the  virus. We were  slowdown in mobility due to the lockdown restrictions in our city  but we came to know that  that God is bringing people to our neighbourhood.  Many people are coming to us these days to get the grocery packs as we distributed for many months since lockdown. Due to the homelessness, many people got shelter at banquet hall across our church building and we are given opportunity to help these dislocated people with food supplies and other essentials.

I am glad that  Bethany Mission  became Bethlehem for the people to have bread.  

I strongly believe that we are all called out for a time such as this. God has put us on this earth and placed us where we are and with the people and we are with for a reason. 

I see this crisis as a greatest opportunity for us to show the love of God and sow the seeds of compassion and mercy and fulfil the plans of God for our lives. Thanking you again for helping us to help the people.  Still people are waiting to get help. Your help is highly appreciated  and and your help is matter to us

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Your Help gives food to a family

 

Greetings friends and supporters 

Hope this email finds  you well and we keep praying for you all 

India has become the third worst affected country globally, which has reported 6,80,283 COVID -19 cases as on today. Due to controls put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID19, many families India are experiencing an emergency situation with the shortfall of employment and food.  Without government subsidies and large NGOs to stand in the gap, many are simply going without food. Bethany Mission for India is doing what it can to help the families God has put in our path. Last month we helped 120 families with bag full of groceries to help survive for one month. 

Actually we are not planned for groceries distribution for this month but lot of people approaching us for help their families with food and we too see many families are starving without food around our community 

 Therfore with prayerful consideration we started to distributing groceries daily with whatever funds we are  receiving from faithful friends and supporters . I am reaching  you for your kind consideration for making  a financial donation to help us  to help more families  this month. Just $30 can help us feed a family for  one month!.  Here is the link for donation: 
Thanking you in advance 
Paul