The story of pastor Thanthi has a simple background. Like many others in his village, and in many thousands of villages across India, in order to get relief from demonic bondage, sickness, or financial trouble they finally turn to the “Christian God” Jesus Christ. Then they are set free, delivered, and blessed, and begin to follow Him with all their heart. But after that, the persecution begins from the community that wants them to take the blessing but continue to follow the gods of their forefathers.
In January 2018, a CBN reporter wrote, “It is more dangerous now than ever before to be a Christian in India.” Recently many Christians, in various parts of the nation, have come under systematically planned attacks.
The real problem faced by Christian leaders like Pastor Vishnudev, is that they are in fear, because of the lack of sound Biblical teaching that encourages them to persevere in their faith. They do not know the authority or the privileges that are theirs in Jesus Christ. This is the greatest vacuum that Derek Prince Ministries must help fill. Providing Derek’s Bible teaching in multiple formats—including books, DVDs, and SD cards—is our essential task today.
AND IT IS HAPPENING!!!
Over the past year we have been reaching into the most economically backward states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The desire that pastors and leaders have for teaching— that brings encouragement and direction—is very great. Many have travelled over nine hours to our DPM meetings in these places where travel is so difficult—believe me!
One of many testimonies we have received is from a pastor in the state of Uttar Pradesh:
“I went to various Bible Colleges and all that I learnt was criticisms of various doctrines…no one told me what was the correct way, until I received Derek’s books at my graduation. I have been blessed beyond measure both spiritually and financially…I have never had to ask anyone for support. I have established three large churches and several small ones in the past 11 years of ministry. I am now impacting several Indian states and training leaders using Derek’s books to teach the people I am mentoring.” (Pandit Joshi, Saharanpur—from a family of Hindu priests)
Another testimony came from a prison in South India:
Thank you for the study books you sent to me and my friends inside this prison. Your books have stepped into a place where ministers, or ministries, cannot enter. And they minister to us greatly. It has comforted and strengthened us. (Arul, a life term prisoner)
After four lengthy road trips around Sri Lanka, we have found a lack of basic Bible teaching. Even amongst the small village pastors, there are many who have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, yet they are ministering out of necessity to the community around. One young leader being mentored by a pastor, shared:
“There is so much to learn and there is so much my pastor has not told me. When I gave him Derek Prince books he confessed he did not know much of it himself. Thank you DPM for making these books available!”
These wonderful testimonies could be multiplied many times over. So we need your help, please, to share Derek's teaching with thousands more.
DPM’s Huge Impact in india
Over the past 15 years, Derek’s gift packs of books have been provided to over 70,000 young leaders graduating from Bible Colleges. At least 60% of these leaders end up in active Christian ministry. Considering these numbers, thousands of lives across this great nation are being impacted by the ministry and teaching of Derek Prince Ministries.
So Much more to Do
In 2019 we plan to bring Derek’s teaching to thousands more pastors and leaders in many parts of India and Sri Lanka. Your gift today will help us to do this. We hope to duplicate up to 10,000 more micro SD cards with each one containing up to 80 of Derek's audio messages. Each SD card costs $4.50. So, a gift of $45 would place the resource of Derek's teaching into the hands of 10 more Christian leaders. Could you please help us today?
As we travel into economically depressed areas in India, we cover the cost of at least 20 seminars for pastors and leaders during 2019. It costs just $240 to hold a seminar for 100 attendees. Could you please prayerfully consider making a gift to help cover this very reasonable cost? Derek's Bible teaching, which they receive at these seminars, will help them in their own Christian walk and also enable them to bring sound teaching to thousands more in their own congregations.
You can donate securely online using the link below.
Your gift is genuinely needed and very much appreciated.
Yours in Christ’s service,