India Outreach & Ministry Report 2005
Volume 42 #5
Dedication of building crowd in India
The trip began with a flight to Frankfurt,
Germany from Alabama - which is considered to be a fairly long flight. Then to connect
another flight that flew over Eastern Europe, Turkey, Northern Iraq and
Iran into Bombay, India.
As the plane passed over these locations, I
thought about the people and the goings on there and I prayed for them.
As I prayed, the enemies of my soul lied, saying a missile could be sent
from the ground to bring the plane down.
I continued to pray and declare
that Jesus Christ was Lord over each of these countries. We do not need
to fear. Praise God!
Graduation Service on the school ground
Arriving at 2AM, the Bombay airport and streets around the
airport were almost like midday.
Indian teacher, Brother Thomas met me and a few
hours later we met up with Brother Harley Fiddler (Harley has been coming to
India for 25 years) at the Bombay airport where we were to fly to Cochin, Kerala
It was a short 2-hour flight. Then people from the Bible College met us.
Under a tin roof and well over 100 degrees, the people stayed for
hours to hear to the Good News!
It was several hours more to the School where we
would get a chance to rest for the night. The weather was over 100
degrees daily (40 C). They said the hot season had not arrived yet!
There was an air conditioner in the room we slept in that worked from a
generator. I did not see another air conditioner anywhere.
No one and no business, including the airport in Cochin had Jonah. We
praise God because He gave us the strength and health to overcome and we
had great ministry! Praise God and thank you for your prayers!
Woman's Seminar in India
Normally Marge would
do the ladies meetings but she was going to Ukraine to teach in our
school there. We would meet up again and go together to Argentina
for our crusades and seminars there.
The Crusade hall in Milimbur,
Kerala was packed with people. The Spirit of God was precious in each
service. The Indian people seemed to soak up the Word, as they did in
Here is the four story new school
building we dedicated
Tony Abram sharing at
the Graduation Ceremony
|In addition to the
crusade and seminar, we had a dedication service of the new four-story
building at the Bible College and a Graduation service.
cost of the crusade, seminars, graduation and dedication was $2,500 each
for Harley Fiddler’s and our ministry. This included feeding over
1,500 people at the graduation and dedication services.
It was most
interesting seeing all those people eating on banana leaves under the
trees on the college grounds. Dr. V.V. Thomas and his brother,
Evangelist James, head up the school.
We graduated 23 three-year
students. Harley Fiddler and I gave each student a Thompson Chain Study
Bible costing $25 each, a total of $300 from each of our ministries. A
good investment. Four of the grads will assist in local churches.
Nineteen will go to new unreached areas where the Gospel has not gone.
We are sponsoring 19 native outreaches in unreached areas to plant 19
new churches. The cost of each mini crusade is only $35 each. Also, we
hope to take on as many as we can of the 19 workers with $75.00 per
month, planting churches in the 19 unreached areas.
Tony giving out Bibles to Grads, and Harley passing out Diplomas to
Tony and Harley sitting with the 2005 Graduation Class
Harley, V.V. and Tony in front of school
We will support them for one to two years or less when they
will become self-supporting. We believe the next group of students will also be
of the same fine quality ministers as these, which have graduated.
underwrites 1/3 of the cost of running the school. Brother Fiddler’s ministry
underwrites 2/3s of the cost.
Our share is $1,000.00 per month. Thank you for
your part in helping us with this work of the ministry in India. The main
areas we are involved in are India, Ukraine and China in addition to
Africa, South America, and other parts of Asia to a lesser extent.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will always lead us.
Tony preaches in the Crusade with co-operating pastors on platform.
Tony preaches in India Crusade!
Area – comparative: slightly more than one-third the size
of the US. Land boundaries: border countries: Bangladesh 4,053 km, Bhutan 605
km, Burma 1,463 km, China 3,380 km, Nepal 1,690 km, Pakistan 2,912 km.
Population: 1,065,070,607 (July 2004 est.).
India will soon surpass China in population
with already over 1.1 billion people.
India Information: The Indus Valley
civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years.
Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the
earlier inhabitants created the classical Indian culture.
starting in the 8th century and Turkish in the 12th were followed by European
traders, beginning in the late 15th century.
By the 19th century, Britain had
assumed political control of virtually all-Indian lands. Indian armed forces in
the British army played a vital role in both World Wars.
to British colonialism under Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru led to
independence in 1947.
Please pray for India and the fields
of world evangelism. It is near and dear to the heart of our God. Pray for us
and we are praying for you and yours.
God bless you.
Tony & Marge Abram