Dr. H. C. Stephen serves with the New Testament Baptist Churches Association of Manipur, India, and is chairman of the Council of Eight for the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries. In the following letter he tells of the many occasions for which he has thanked God throughout his ministry in 2017.
God provided and protected in our travels. We traveled, visited, and ministered to more than forty churches in India, Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, and the United States over the past 12 months.
Souls were saved and baptized. Altogether, we have record of over fifty people who got saved and thirty-plus believers who were baptized.
A new beautiful church building was built for Shalom Baptist Church, Kathmandu, Nepal, and was dedicated in October.
God faithfully provided for one hundred orphans that we care for. Twenty-five of them got saved at our winter camp. The Lord also provided a new van for our home.
God graciously provided for Engedi Camp. Through the gifts of our supporting churches, friends, and partners, we are able to have a beautiful kitchen and dining hall, a cottage, and one good-size fish pond. The Lord also provided funds to build a new chapel at the hilltop through a very dear and precious brother and a sister in Christ.
God enabled us to end our school year at Hope Baptist Academy with 890 students.
God gave us twenty students for our new master of ministry program in our Bible college. He also sent us three visiting teachers from the states for this course.
Dr. H. C. Stephen
New Testament Baptist Churches Association