asia: December 09, 2013

Nepal CE Convention

„Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” (Prov. 11, 25) – that was the slogan of the 3rd Nepal CE Convention in Dharan. About 214 young people and those who are still young at heart joined this first convention since 1998 on 5-6 August. The program took two days and contained a lot of new impetuses for everyone’s personal spiritual growth and for their work for Christ and his church. Furthermore the exchange among the 32 represented CE Fellowships, music, dances, a quiz competition, a Choir group, talent hunts and much more were special features of this national meeting. The main speaker was Nabin Chandra Rai from Kalimpong, India, who also enriched his sessions with his well-known own worship songs. Rev. Dr. Mahendra Bhattarai was responsible for the morning devotion. In my opinion this event was a great step in Nepal CE’s growth, especially because everyone was able to see what God had already done through CE in Nepal: He has built strong youth and leaders who are willing to glorify his name through their lives. Overall, it had been an amazing time as well for me as a German visitor. For I am convinced I had not been the only one who returned refreshed from those days.

December 09, 2013, 13:13 h by Reported by Verena Gühne, ex-Volunteer in Nepal fr.

asia: November 29, 2013

Summer Camps in Lebanon

What a challenging year to have summer camps for Children, Young Adults and Youth! Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, life threatening explosives in Lebanon, and war in neighboring countries, we have trusted the only stable reality, God! That is how we started planning for the summer camps, and two evangelistic worship services. All three camps were held in Ainjar, Armenian Evangelical Boarding School and Church facility and campus. Ainjar is an Armenian-habitat village in West Bekaa Lebanon and very close to the Syrian borders.

Children: In August 5-11, we trusted 85 children and 14 leaders to God to go and have their summer camp. The speaker was from France, Mrs. Rose Baroudjian, who bravely came from France to Lebanon with her family to be a blessing for the campers and the leaders. She brilliantly explained to the kids, through dramas, crafts, and different activities, how they should take Joseph of the Old Testament, as an example and learn from him. The children, among which were Syrian refugees, really enjoyed the camp program, new songs, games, hikes, food, and the love and care of their leaders.

Young Adults: In August 14-18, we trusted 48 young men and women with their 8 leaders to God. The speaker was Rev. Sako Baroudjian (pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Church in Paris- France), whose wife was the speaker in the earlier camp. They both did a great job, inspiring the campers and leaders. Rev. Baroudjian presented the theme, “Expressions of Faith”, in which he challenged the youth to be expressive in their faith through 7 different sessions. The youth also had the chance to do an outreach program for poverty children, playing games, teaching songs, sharing refreshments, and giving out hand-made bookmarks with a verse from the Bible that says: “Jesus loves you”. 15 of the young campers were from Syria, they live in Beirut as a refugee, and they have found it very healing to be part of a Lebanese group. They loved to be integrated and not separated or treated differently. The youth were also inspired to plan different outreach programs having in mind their skills, gifts, and abilities. We will pray and follow up on their plans.

One of the plans was to be active in the Evangelistic Meetings both in Ainjar and Beirut. Evangelistic Worship Services: Rev. Baroudjian, being an evangelist, did two different evangelistic meeting series, both in Ainjar and Beirut. A lot of people took decisions concerning their spiritual lives for the first time, and a lot more re-dedicated their lives to Christ, and the youth were their to help out, pray, usher, give out bibles and other spiritual material, play in worship band, and make and serve refreshments at the end of each night.

Youth: In August 26- November 1, we trusted 89 teenagers and 15 leaders to God. The speaker was Pastor Datev Basmajian (the youth worker of the CE Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in Lebanon), presented the theme “Jesus Revolution!” His sessions were built on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. Pastor Basmajian challenged the teenagers to be revolutionary followers of Jesus in five different areas in their lives, (relationships, purity, integrity, forgiveness, and love). A lot of the campers were ready to accept the challenge and be bold in their peers no matter what the price was. They also had the chance to do community work around the village. Some helped by cleaning the church campus, others by cleaning an unfortunate home, and others by doing a program for the poverty kids including games and drama, and a Bible Message. We pray that God will always be their priority in life.

November 29, 2013, 15:00 h by Datev Basmajian Youth worker of the Armenian Evang.

asia: August 22, 2013

Revival meetings and conventions in India CE Union

  1. The undivided Puri District (Odisha) CE Union has organized one day retreat on 11 May 2013 at Bahilpada. More than 200 delegates attended the meeting. Rev. Christadan Takre was the main speaker. Bible quiz and Bible memory verse competition was held and prizes were distributed.

  2. The annual convention of Boudh-Kandhamal district (Odisha) CE union was held from 16th-18th may 2013. About 300 delegates attended the meeting.The speakers of the convention were Rev. Narendra Katare & Mr. Tusharkant Naik. Dr. B.K. Pramanik inaugrated the function and I had the opportunity to hoist the CE flag at this occasion.

  3. The mid-term convention of CE in South India was held at Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) from 27-29th May 2013. About 150 delegates attended the meeting. Rev. K. Vasudevan (Bangalore) was the main speaker. Dr. Esther Kathiroli (Treasurer CE India) spoke on Leadership. Rev. Gladwin Gabriel presided over the meeting. Mr. Oliver Rajkumar (advisor CE in India), Mr. Oswin Sundar, Mr. Sonny Amos & Brother Shelly were also present in the convention.

  4. Premonalini-Das-Memorial Inter-zone Bible quiz competition was organized by the Bhubaneswar CE Union on 19 April 2013. Three days of revival meeting of Bhubaneswar CE Union Odisha was held on 27-29 May 2013 to mark the local CE day. Rev. Jitu Lima was the main speaker on the theme "repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matt:3:2). More than 500 people attended the function.The winners of the afore said competition were awarded with trophies and cash prizes.

August 22, 2013, 10:43 h by Reported by Mr. P. N. Pradhan, India, Member of th.

asia: August 22, 2013

Report about the Medical Camp in North-East India

The North East India Christian Endeavor Union (NEICEU) conducted a one day Medical Camp jointly with Balipara Primary Health Centre (Government of Assam) on 6 May 2013. 231 patients were checked up their health and provided medicines by the Medical department. 100 mosquito nets were also provided to 100 poor families in the Dharikati area. The medical camp was inaugurated with a word of Prayer led by the Chariduar Baptist Christian Khanda sobha. 250 New Testaments in both Hindi and Assamese language were distributed among non- Christians which was supported by the Gideon international, Rangapara Camp, Sonitpur, Assam. The NEICEU is grateful to all the donors who supported with their contribution and cash the medical team members of Primary Health Centre, Balipara and Mobile Medical Unit-Tezpur for their active involvement and services which helped provide medicines during the medical camp.

August 22, 2013, 10:26 h by Reported by Kretofil Bhengra, General Secretary of.

asia: May 29, 2013

Fasting Prayer Meeting in India

Makarbag CE Union, Cuttack, Odisha is happy to announce you that, we have conducted a half day fasting prayer meeting on 1 April 2013 succesfully in which 57 individuals prayerfully participated and Bro. Niranjan Turuk (Missionary, Blessing Youth Mission) and Rev. Nicolas Christ Das (Director, Hindustan Institute of Missions) shared the word of God in two respective sessions. As we are preparing ourselves with the hope to enter into the eternity with the Eternal God. So, our chef intention behind this program was to revitalize our spiritual warrior and strengthen him to be a “Living Gospel” to the gentiles, which will be a letter from Christ written with God’s Spirit on human hearts (2Cor 3:3 – NIV). And we strongly believe that, if we adhere to be a Living Gospel then Churches can grow globally and His second coming will be faster. By the grace of God only we got a good response from our fellow community members. It was really an awesome time for all of us to fast and pray for the growth of our Spiritual warrior and Churches.

May 29, 2013, 10:06 h by Makarbag CEU, Cuttack, Odisha, India.