India – Empower Believers Connections (EBC)
EBC is a network of indigenous (Indian) mission agencies that are planting churches and transforming communities throughout the northeastern state of Bihar. Bihar is 0.06% Christian. The state is mostly Hindu (80%), followed by a large Muslim population (18%) and a mix of Buddhism, Jainism, Seiks, etc.
EBC was founded and is led by Chandan Kumar Sah who employs multiple strategies to reach and transform communities, including: CHE (Community Health Evangelism), CPM (Church Planting Movements), DMM (Disciple Making Movements), and MED (Micro-Enterprise Development).
Pramila, Chandan’s wife, is instrumental in equipping and discipling women as she leads a strong women’s ministry.
- EBC reported 5,613 decisions to follow Jesus and 1,953 baptisms.
- EBC started 669 new churches.
Praises and prayer requests:
- Additional partnerships in Jharkhand and West Bengal states.
- National leaders’ spiritual maturity through Biblical training by our team. Even though these leaders are non-literates and semi-literate, they are able to understand the Bible and its purposes.
- Increasing ownership of the Vision among our partner leaders in Bihar.
- God’s providence for our personal and ministry needs.
- As ministry is expanding, pray for wisdom for EBC team to facilitate the movement well and be faithful steward of people and resources entrusted to us.
- Pray for discernment regarding purchasing land so we may have our own facility for coordination office and training center within the city limits of Patna.
What you can expect on this short-term mission:
Our purpose for short-term mission with EBC is primarily partnership development, building relationships, giving encouragement, prayer, facilitating training events with the indigenous leaders, equipping their staff, and visiting villages to meet with and encourage local leaders and believers.
For more information contact David Thoresen at (520) 298-5395 x216.
David Thoresen: email@example.com