Bihar is India's most flood-prone State, with 76% of the population in the North Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. According to some historical data, 16.5% of the total flood affected area in India is located in Bihar while 22.1% of the flood affected population in India lives in Bihar. About 68,800 square kilometres out of total geographical area of 94,160 square kilometres comprising 73.06% is flood affected. A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 17 million people in 19 districts have been affected by the floods which killed 514 people.
The flood situation is gradually improving in Bihar and we are planning to distribute blankets, drill wells and also provide health camps. Several hundred believers and pastors are also affected by the flood in this Areas.
Consider donating to help us strengthen our 100+ churches planted over the last decade. To kick off this ministry, we are going to put together an Experiencing Jesus’ Joy Conference led by Dr. James Joseph, a professor with Liberty University, to help train 100+ pastors from Jan 2-4, 2018. We will house them for three days and provide food and training materials. This training will help them become more firmly founded in important biblical truths regarding creation, God’s eternal close-knit holy family, discipleship, evangelism, and spiritual warfare. They will in turn go back to their congregations and train their congregations in the same material helping strengthen their churches, who will in turn become stronger witnesses for Christ teaching what they learn to non-Christians.
After the initial Experiencing Jesus’ Joy Conference, which will include making sure that every pastor has a Bible and Experiencing Jesus’ Joy book in the Hindi language, the pastors will be given Bibles and Experiencing Jesus’ Joy books in the Hindi language for each of the families within their congregations and one extra Bible and book per family to use to evangelize at least one additional family. Prayerfully, this will be the start of a multiplying effort to witness to more and more families in India over the coming years.
Please consider what God would have you contribute to this part of the Transformation India Movement (TIM), also called Transformation 1040. Prayerfully, this ministry will see much fruit over the coming years as many get to know God better and some start following Jesus as their lord and savior.
Bihar’s poor villages teem with needy, illiterate children. Without proper education or guidance, children often end up victims of child labor, or worse, sex trafficking. You can transform the life of a child by giving them an opportunity to attend school and hope for the future. Transformation 1040 also also provides spiritual training to the child’s family through special programming. For $20 a month, you can send a child to school with a uniform, backpack and books. Together, let’s send 200 children to school this year.
GOAL: Educate 200 children.
Transformation 1040 provides drinking water to villagers who have little to no access to clean water. Most of the diseases in Bihar are carried through contaminated water from shallow, open wells. For $900 you can provide a fresh-water well to an impoverished village. Each well is dedicated to the village, giving a church planter the opportunity to tell villagers about Jesus, the Living Water.
GOAL: Provide 30 water wells.
The majority of women in Bihar have little education and possess few marketable skills. Transformation 1040 trains and equips women to start their own micro-enterprise business, in the context of Christ-centered training. Your support of $225 provides one woman six months of training in the Bridge of Hope Sewing School and her very own pedal-powered sewing machine. Women graduate from the program not only prepared to help support their families but with a new understanding of Jesus. Approximately 40% of students enter into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus.
GOAL: Provide sewing instruction and a sewing machine to 240 women.
You can help plant a church and transform one of 45,103 villages in Bihar by partnering with us to provide holistic community development to an entire village. When you give $2,800, Transformation 1040 will equip a village with a fresh water well, literacy training for children, a bicycle for the church planter, Bibles and hymnals and a Vacation Bible School (VBS) for villagers.
GOAL: Transform 25 new villages.
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