UPLINK AUGUST 2013, Volume 8 Issue 7
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Featuring Dehradun Vocational Centre

The Dehradun Vocational Centre, part of our vision tenet of Helping the Poor, started in August 2011. This work is in a slum with predominantly Muslim population and some Hindus.

Ministry Objectives

  1. Help school going children complete their computer assignments.
  2. Share good news with the children through our Sunday school.
  3. Equip the youth through our Basic Computer Training.
  4. Create job opportunities in various organizations for our youth by providing them Basic Computer education. This is our long term goal.

Computer Project update:

48 students graduated since the centre began in 2011.
 
The centre opened avenues to impact 107 men and women in the slum with the gospel. Every Sunday, about 20 students of the centre gather for Sunday school to learn Christian songs and listen to the Bible. 8 Families have opened their homes for prayer and Bible Study. 11 Urdu and 29 Hindi New Testament were given to those who were interested and seeking the truth.

Nand Kishore and Suresh Chandra, our Master Trainers, shared the good news with Pardesi, a student of the second batch of Computer Course.  They visited his house and prayed for the family. Pardesi’s parents became interested and requested for weekly prayer meetings. The family and some neighbours now meet every Sunday for a Bible study.

A Summer Bible Camp was organized for three days in the Month of June and 22 Computer Centre students participated. The camp included lessons, craft and games.

Challenges:

The yearly increase in rents in Dehradun is a challenge. A hindrance to our growing and impacting is not having our own infrastructure for Vocational Centre in the community.

Summer Bible Camp


The Summer Bible Camp was organized in Chandauli for the children of the village. 350 children came for the six day camp. Bible lessons, games and craft were taught to the children. The Lucknow Bible Ashram organized a second camp in Lucknow for 40 children. 

Regional Bible Trainings


Mahaveer Prasad was a student of the Christian Foundations Course in 1995. He is now pastoring a church in Rajasthan. DBI organised the Regional Bible Training in Rajasthan for the first time with these 59 church members.  110 men and women were trained through RBT’s organised in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Course in Expository Preaching Course

24 students have joined the course in Bible Bhavan, Delhi. The residential course is being conducted in English and Hindi and is aimed at equipping men to preach and teach the Word of God in all its fullness within the context of the local church. The course gives emphasis in Bible teaching and Ministry opportunities.

Blessed with a child

Sunil, Assistant Regional Director of Lucknow Bible Ashram, and Guddi were blessed with a baby boy on 31 July. This is their second child, the first being a girl, Grace.

Pray for us

Upcoming Word Conference for Pastors in November.

The Church House Party – a three day retreat for the church members in Delhi in August

Continue to pray for Jonathan Paul, son of Honey and Rashmeet, born prematurely in the seventh month and is being treated because of a problem in his eyesight

The Lord to continue to bless and grow the efforts of Delhi Bible Institute and the Bible Bhavan Christian Fellowship church in North India

Health, strength, wisdom, goodness and godliness for each team member of DBI and BBCF as they stay committed to the service for which the Lord has called them.
You can know more about DBI in our Information Booklet
To view our Annual Review of the ministry of DBI in 2012 click here.
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