JIM TEACHES REVELATION CLASS FOR
SENIOR CLASS OF 2015
Bible classes each day are for four hours, but all students in their spare time study English, typing and computer applications. A local college awards them a certificate in computers. They also have an afternoon class to learn tailoring. Chettipalayam, where this school is located, is about 1,800 miles south of Assam.
NEW KITCHEN FOR ANGIE GREENE CAMPUS
In the first few years of the Bible School in Chettipalayam the kitchen was located in a renovated cowshed. Later we were able to move it to an old house on the property, but it was very inadequate for the daily preparation of food for 140 or more students and staff. Not only so, but T. Samuel, who is manager and head cook currently lives off the school grounds with his family in a house we rent for him.
As you can see from the picture we have torn down the old house and are building a new kitchen (ground floor) and an apartment for the family upstairs; plus a library room for the students’ use. Also on the ground floor next to the kitchen a small room is being provided for two women cooks who have no family.
As a point of interest brother Samuel is one of the three elders in the church that meets on the property directly behind the new kitchen, where the orphans’ home is located. There are about 120 children in the home, which is a project of Don and Cathy Iverson begun in 2002. Fifteen of the children from the home are enrolled in the Bible School.
We are extremely thankful to God, who has stirred up the hearts of so many of you that are helping this work to the extent that we can continue to develop it and prepare for more young people to be helped to glory.
As I have written before there are seven states in the northeast of India where the people are nationally Indians, but ethically the majority is made up of Mongolian tribes, who speak many different languages. One of these languages is Karbi and the Karbi people have proven to be very open to the gospel, even to the point that two years ago we were able to spin off from the Northeast Bible Institute (NBI- English medium) a separate school known as the Karbi Bible Institute (KBI); using the Karbi tongue. The region where the Karbi tribe lives is in the central portion of the state of Assam about 110 miles from the state capital, Guwahati.
| The young evangelist, chosen to be the principal, whom you know of is Joysingh Enghi. This young man is only 24, but he has proven himself an effective evangelist, a defender of the faith and a fine Bible teacher and an effective trainer of others in the word. The school meets in a small town in the Karbi district, called, Diphu, about a hundred thirty miles north of where NBI meets south of the state capital.
The six men shown above are expected to graduate on May 9, as the first graduating class. Lord willing I will be there for the graduation. The names Rongi and Engti are tribes.
Left to right they are:
1. Jowelson Rongi. This brother is 37, his wife’s name is Mili and they have two children. By trade he is a farmer and speaks four languages, 1) His own tongue, Karbi; 2) Assamese, the state language; 3) another tribal language, Naga; and 4) the national language, Hindi.
2. Malong Hanse, 22, he is unmarried. By trade he is a farmer and speaks five languages, 1) Karbi; 2) Assamese; 3) Naga; 4) Hindi; and 5) English.
3. Chondro Engti, is 38, and his wife’s name is Sika. They have two children; together they are in the broiler business. He speaks four languages, 1) Karbi; 2) Assamese; 3) Naga and 4) Hindi.
4. Anderson Engti, 23, unmarried. By trade he is a farmer and he speaks five languages, 1) Karbi; 2) Assamese; 3) Naga; 4) Hindi and 5) English.
5. Mensing Engti, 47, his wife’s name is Melep and they have four children and three of them have already obeyed the gospel. He is a farmer and speaks four languages, 1) Karbi; 2) Assamese; 3) Naga; and Hindi. The name Engti is a tribal title.
6. Thomas Rongpi, 46, his wife’s name is Kabon and they have five children. He is a farmer and speaks five languages. 1) Karbi; 2) Assamese; 3) Naga; 4. Hindi; and 5) English.
April 3, 2015 gathering of 57 of the 61 Gospel preachers in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. They conduct as many evening bible schools each week with 534 enrolled. These schools are located in two states in the deep south of India -Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Classes are taught in the Tamil and Telegu languages. These classes meet three evenings a week for three hours for three years. The cost to maintain these schools is about $25 per person, not for wages, but for busfare and an evening meal of beans and rice. A contribution of $100 a month supports four of these brothers, many of them are already preaching each Lord’s Day.
ANGIE GREENE GIRLS EXCEL AT MEMORIZATION
These five girls stood First in a 12-Hour writing of scriptures on February 14, 2015. They were all challenged to write as many scriptures as they could remember having learned over the period of their studies. The girls are named from left to right in the picture: 1. D.Sathiya: age 20 = 405 verses; 2. M. Chitra: age 21 = 461 verses; 3. A. Preethika: age 19 = 405 verses; 4. P. Mariyal: age 22 = 501 verses; 5. S. Mythili: age 17 = 527 verses. The group of 31 girls averaged 260 verses each.
May the God of Heaven and earth be praised for raising up such young people who have the zeal to know the Word of God. Such girls have the potential as mothers and grandmothers to raise generations of Gospel preachers.
After graduation here on May 2nd I will fly to the northeast to NBI at Guwahati, then the Karbi graduation, and on to another graduation in Aurnachal Pradesh. There are many other things to do, including a follow up on the request we received to provide for 60 orphans in the Karbi Hills. May the God of all comfort bless you for your love of His Son and His Kingdom. Please pray for the masses to hear.
In Christian Love,
Jim E. Waldron