Gabby Ladd shares an important lesson she learned about being a student while serving in India this summer.
“That was an eventful, meaningful, joyous and blessed conference!” - Rose Oungh
On July 14th, our team facilitated it’s second Bible conference of the summer for local believers! Continuing on the momentum of our May conference and the weekly gatherings we began earlier in the summer, the conference, named ‘Direction’, gave the12 participants an opportunity to examine God’s Word through times of worship, prayer, teaching, discussion and fellowship. See the photos and captions below for some highlights of the conference!
Manohar Paul works as a Cultural Liaison for G.O.D. India. He manages our daily ministerial operations in India, including the recently founded weekly Bible study fellowship. This ministry is catered towards the huge demographic of single ‘working class’ Indians, who migrate to the Delhi area in search of employment.
Here in India last month we began to host “Friday Nights,” a weekly fellowship time at our offices outside of Delhi. These times include genuine worship, a Bible topic and discussion, and fellowship together with friends over a meal. This ministry effort came after prayerful conversations with team leadership and talking with some local believers. Our desire is to have people coming together from different backgrounds and various churches to have a meaningful conversations with other people of God.
Many of our attendees are not yet married, ages range from late 20’s to mid 30’s. Attendees are of the working class and are looking for a biblical surrounding and godly friends.
Attendees have really enjoyed the Bible-based discussions; it allows them to talk and share their opinion and also ask questions. Many conversations have to do with how we can take biblical principles and apply them in practical ways.
Savitri, one of our regular attendees says, “This place makes me feel comfortable and I can connect with people so easily.”
Over the past several weeks people have really been enjoying the fellowship over special meals, worship together, Bible talks and times of discussion to let everyone speak and to hear each other’s heart. People look forward to “Friday Nights” now, and we are so grateful for everyone who put in efforts to make this possible.
What does it take to do our larger ministry projects? A whole lot behind-the-scenes effort. Much of that work involves empowering our cross-cultural liaisons and cooperatives with both biblical literacy and skills to participate in these projects. Read Andrew Bartlett's experience in these efforts as the regional manager of the India team.