A wonderful testimony from Ps. Vishnudev Thanthi (from a village in Bihar):
I attended your DPM Pastors conference in Jammui village and received the free gift of books and SD cards. One book helped me understand how to get rid of demons. It was simple and so I was able to do according to the instructions and get relief…not only that, by reading the books I got the courage to stand against the discouragement and fear we were facing in our ministry. In my difficult circumstances your ministry brought me hope. A big ‘thank you’ to Derek Prince Ministries.
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 or sickness or financial trouble, they finally turn to the “Christian God” Jesus Christ. They are then set free, delivered and blessed and begin to follow Him with all their heart. But then begins the persecution from the community that wants them to take the blessing but continue to follow the gods of their forefathers.
In January 2018, one of CBN’s reporters wrote “It's more dangerous now than ever before to be a Christian in India” and recently many Christians in various parts of the nation have come under systematically planned attacks. This, however, is not the greatest challenge faced by the church in India as it has not deterred the hungry souls from turning to Christ. Church history has proven that where there is great persecution, there is a greater harvest too…and so it is with India.
But the real problem faced by Christian leaders like Ps. Vishnudev is that they are threatened and in fear because of the lack of sound Biblical teaching that encourages them to persevere in their faith. They do not have a clue of the authority or the privileges that are theirs in Christ Jesus. This is the greatest vacuum that Derek Prince Ministries must help fill. Providing Derek’s Bible teaching in various formats, including books, DVDs and SD cards, etc is the essential task we have today.
AND IT HAS BEEN 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 will bring encouragement and direction - is so great that many have travelled over nine hours to our DPM meeting venues in these three places where travel is so difficult… believe me!
Here is just one of the many testimonies we have received…
One pastor in Uttar Pradesh state said,
“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. The insight and revelation I gained from reading that pack of six books was greater than all my study in various places over six years. 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. I would always prefer to use Derek’s books to teach the people I am mentoring.”
- Pandit Joshi, Saharanpur – from a family of Hindu priests
After four lengthy road trips around Sri Lanka, we have found that here, too, there is such a lack of even basic Bible teaching. Amongst the small village pastors there are many who have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, yet are ministering out of necessity to the community around. One young leader, who is being mentored by a pastor, said “There is so much to learn and there is so much my pastor has not told me, because when I gave him the Derek Prince books I received, he confessed that 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 and at least 60% of these leaders end up in active Christian ministry. Considering these numbers, there is one thing we can say for sure – that thousands of lives across this great nation are being impacted by the ministry and teaching of Derek Prince Ministries.
AND NOW THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE NEED TO DO
In 2019 we need to bring Derek’s teaching to thousands more pastors and leaders in many parts of India and Sri Lanka, and your gift will help us to do this. In this new digital age, we need 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 NZ$6.80. So with $68 you can help us place a huge resource of Derek’s teaching into the hands of 10 more Christian leaders. Could you help us today, please?
Now that we are travelling into some of the most economically depressed areas in India, where pastors have little income, we need to cover the cost of at least 20 seminars for pastors and leaders during 2019. It costs just NZ$360 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 be a huge help to them in their own Christian walk and also enable them to bring sound teaching to thousands more in their own congregations.
Your gift is genuinely needed and very much appreciated.
Please read the following articles concerning our outreach and ministry reports in India.