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CHURCH PLANTING & BUILDINGS

 

We thank God a we have accomplished the mission of planting 10 small church buildings in various fields of Tribal groups in 2013. We are praying God to build 7 new church buildings where it is needed.

 

We have built many churches for the pastors in Odisha and Chhattisgarh in India. But still many more church constructions are yet to be completed as we are looking unto God Like David. Psalm 121: 1, for His Help to accomplish the construction so that the many souls can come together for worship and prayer.

CHURCH INAUGURATION

 

LITERATURE MINISTRY

Due to the faithful and perseverance ministry of Bethany Fellowship, Bethany Ministries reaches a vast number of people of India through the spiritual publications. Every day the circulation has been increasing as the number of readers/subscribers have been increasing due to effective communication and sharing the Good News among the people. This is a very strong media for Christian revival and for the Evangelization of India . We need your support, encouragement, and prayer to develop these publications further more, so as to reach more and more souls throughout Odisha, India. We do not have a printing press of our own, in spite of difficulties, every efforts is being made to improve the presentation with the ultimate goal to reach more and more souls.

 

   

SUNDAY SCHOOL MINISTRY

 

Sunday Bible Study Classes and Moral Science classes are being conducted on every Sundays for the past several years. The participating number of children is been increasing consistently. Please pray for this Ministry to provide them snacks at the end of Sunday Bible Class session.

 

 

 

 

   

TRACTS DISTRIBUTION MINISTRY

 

For the past several years, we have been printing religious literature and tracts in the native languages and distributing to the community people through our team of Ministry workers with a vision to spread the Gospel to the unreached areas of our District. To cover distance villages we have provided some Bicycles and motorbike for our Bethany Co-workers. Pastor Ruben Tandy is receiving the motorbike from Rev Barun senapati founder-chairman Bethany Trust.

 

VILLAGE GOSPEL WORK

 

Our outreach work is carried on with the help of audio-video equipment and distribution of tracts. 

   

 

   

BIBLE DISTRIBUTION.

 

We distributed nearly 2000 Holy Bibles to the people of Kandhamal who lost their households during the violence in August 2008. It was a great Issue in Odisha, India. Still many people needs Bible. Hence we would like to distribute nearly 5000 Bibles for the Christian believers.

   

WOMEN'S PRAYER FELLOWSHIP

 

Under the leadership of Mrs. Padmini Senapati, our ministry is regularly conducting Women's Prayer Fellowship in all the churches on every Friday for the revival of Christianity and for the Evangelization of Orissa India. We have built up a strong Congregation and solidarity of women prayer warriors who are carrying the message of Christ to their neighborhoods and Pray for them.

 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

(Jam 1:27) “A religion That is pure and stainless in the sight of God the Father is this: to take care of orphans widows in their suffering”
“Bethany ministries” stepped in to Child Development Centre serving hundreds of children from families living below poverty line, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion

Bethany exists to release the children from their spiritual, economical, social and physical poverty bondages and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christians adults. The Child Development Centre has been a great medium for Gospel to reach the children, their families and communities. “Bethany Ministries” stepped in to Child Development Centre serving hundreds of children from families living below poverty line, irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. Bethany exists to release the children from their spiritual, economical, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christians adults. The Child Development Centre has been a great medium for Gospel to reach in to the children, their families and communities.

The majority of North India’s children live in rural villages where life is most challenging and are living under very difficult situation. Bethany is responding to God’s call to reach these needy children and their families and ensure they live in a better living condition. By the end of 2020 we want to reach 15000 children through child sponsorship. A contribution of $20 per child per month will mean a new lease of life for such needy children. Your sponsorship will help provide financial assistance towards children's education, help families raise their income through income generation schemes, create awareness about issues like child marriage, drug abuse, AIDS and the importance of education and foster an atmosphere of forgiveness and peaceful coexistence.

 

 

HELPING WIDOWS AND AGED

Bethany Ministries is reaching widows and elderly by helping them with medicines, clothes, food and other necessary needs.  It is a fact that there are thousands of old age men and women have no place to go in the sunset years of their lives. Bethany aims to establish the home to shelter and care such needy elderly people. Your prayers and support will help us to make this dream come true.

$25/ per month can fully support a widow/aged for food, clothing and medicines.
 

 

   
DISTRUBUTION OF CLOTHS TO THE NEEDY.

   

BETHANY FELLOWSHIP & ORPHANAGE

(Psalm 41:1) “Blessed is he that considers the poor: the lord will deliver him day of trouble.)

Our Ministry is running an Orphanage for the Destitute, Orphans and Semi-Orphan children. At present there are 50 children in our home.  These children are being provided shelter, food, clothing and education at free of cost. We are forced to maintain this strength and not to admit any more children for want of financial resources. This Home is being maintained by the generous offering of our Believers and through meager donations. All efforts are being made to set up an income-generating project such as prayer help of God's people, which will be utilized for maintaining this orphanage. We need your blessings and prayers for a new orphanage building.

     

     

 

   
PASTORS CONFERENCE

Every year Bethany Ministries Organizes Pastors Conference in the different districts of Orissa. Many God's people from International and National level are invited to teach and encourage the local pastors who are serving in India's mission Field. This conference helps the local pastors to enlarge their vision and strengthen their unity. Through these Crusades Many non Christians are being saved, healed and baptized.

   
Our Ministry lies in the interior rural -belt of Orissa state is mostly made up of dense forest and mountainous jungles which is in-habited by Hill Tribes. Kesinga is the getaway of our District Kalahandi, where our church is situated. For the past all these years, with the team of dedicated church workers, the outreach work is a very difficult task among the non-believers, since Christianity is a minority religion accounting for less the 3% among 980 million population of India. Hence a continuous approach is being taken by preaching the Gospel to the villagers. Our outreach work is carried on with the help of audio-video equipment and distribution of tracts. Please pray for our village workers who need a vehicle to cover the entire District, including the thickly populated tribal people in Kandhamal Hills of dense jungles.
   
RELIEF TO THE COMMUNITY

 

We distributed nearly 2000 blankets and dress to the people of Kandhamal who lost every thing during the violence in August 2008. It was a great Issue in Orissa India. Still many of the peoples waiting open with prayer.  August 2008 proved to be a very dangerous month for our dear brothers and sisters in India. Christians through out India, especially in Orissa, were assaulted and persecuted violently by Hindu extremists. It is very hard to fathom that our very neighbors who we walk by and say Hello to everyday could one day try to kill us for no reason than for being a Christian. Anti-Christians violence in India’s Orissa state has left thousands homeless but there is HOPE on the horizon. With the sound defeat of BJP a nationalist Hindu group, in recent elections, there is now a good possibility for peaceful coexistence between the majority Hindus and other religions in Orissa, an Indian state that has witnessed considerable aggression against the Christian Community, while there is now an atmosphere of co-operation that will enable the victims of violence to rebuild their lives here, that seemed to be impossible less than a year ago. 

  

 

DISTRUBUTION OF CLOTHS TO THE NEEDY.

 

   
BUILD A CHURCH SCHEME - INDIA

We have built many churches to the pastors in Orissa and Chhattisgarh in India. But still many more church constructions are yet to be completed as we are looking unto God Like David. Psalm 121; 1, for His Help to accomplish the construction so that the many souls can come together for worship and prayer.

 

   
Child dedication- a Child dedication At Nakatikani Church by Pastor Barun Senapati

 

   
DISCIPLESHIP

 

   
BAPTISM SERVICE

During the past several years many thousands of new converts were baptized in to Christ and congregation's were formed. An evangelist/pastor is sent out to a village to start a church, once he established a group of people who become his congregation, which usually gathers in someone's home. Plans are made to purchase a piece of land to have as a church site. Once this is done, a material is purchased to build a building. Sometimes the process takes a long as two years from start to finish. The church building becomes not just a meeting place free from Natures elements but also a permanent monument to the lord Jesus Christ for the whole village. We baptized nearly 335 peoples from various fields of our Co-pastors in 2013. As per the Word of God we teach them to live in faith in Christ for His glory

We arranged a meeting in 3rd Feb. 2014 at Bethany church Kesinga for his baptism. Nearly 130 people get together and praised God for his work. Also some of sick peoples were attend and when we prayed for them they got healing.  

A young man name Trinath, I made him disciple and he made four disciple and brought me to give baptism.  Trinath is the Hindu name so we baptised him with a christian as Joel Prince. This young man doing hard labour for Christ and I thank God through him God is performing miracles. He was doing Lord Ministry independently and last year joined in our Bethany fellowship. As per his prayer request to Bethany ministries that,  He wants three things to pray. 1- He is looking for a God fearing girl to marry. 2- Need a Church building in his work place at Kendpara 3- Need a motorbike?

He moves many places for healing prayer nearly 300 KM.

 

   
BETHANY FELLOWSHIP

We have 51 pastors and evangelists who do the ministry in various fields of Odisha and Chhatisgarh. This pastor from tribal group. Tribal culture is the face of women you can see in the picture.

 

   

Cultural program

Our children participated in the district level cultural programmes and won prizes.  They received prizes from the District Collector. I praise God for their skills and talents.

   

   
X-MAS DAY WITH CHILDREN AT KSINGA CHURCH
   
HEALING PRAYER

 

   
FOOD FOR HUNGER

A Bethany ministry is a ministry doing several projects to reach many unreached souls. Some times we give the food for the hunger and old age peoples. Also we give relief to the effected peoples. We distributed nearly 100 saris for Leady and 75

Pant and shirt for women as well as for the children’s of Bahrampur and Gopalpur. Also we gave some rice and try food to the effected peoples of Philin Cyclone 2013. Two of man Name Krusna Chandra and Gopal were unable to rebuild their house.

    

 

   

Teaching Bethany Children to Sew

Barun and Padmini not only want to make certain that the children at Bethany  receive an education. But also want them to learn a trade in order to be able to support themselves for the rest of their lives. For that purpose we have purchased two sewing machines. The bethany leaders would love to have even more sewing machines because the boys also want to learn tailoring.