Our college and seminary resumed classes after the summer. The Lord brought 72 students to Beacon. The Lord also provided us with five new faculty members. All our faculty members have done their graduate level studies. We pray that God will provide funds to have administrative staff to take care of office work.

We were thinking of downsizing the enrollment due to lack of sewerage and constant nagging from our neighbors, but God provided the required funds to rent a five-bed roomed house with outhouses to accommodate our students.

We had to shut down our children’s home temporarily, as the government passed a new law prohibiting children from Manipur and Assam from displacing them from their states. It was emotionally difficult to send these children back to their guardians.

Construction on the seminary building is progressing. The walls have been built up to the lintel level; and next week workers will pour the slab. Please pray for the funds to continue building the two floors, staff quarters, dining area, and library. We need $65,909 to complete the ground floor.

Sathish has completed his class work toward his doctor of ministry through Baptist Bible Seminary and is working on his dissertation proposal. Due to ill health, the building project, teaching, preaching, and administrative responsibilities, he is a bit slow in writing his proposal and dissertation. Please pray for him.

Pray for: (1) Building project, (2) sale of property that is in the city, (3) staff and students, (4) fruitfulness in our outreach, and (5) health for Helen and Sathish .

Thank you for your financial and prayer support.

Sathish and Helen Divakar

Beacon Baptist Ministries

Bangalore, Karnataka State, India