Dr. H. C. Stephen serves with the New Testament Baptist Churches Association of Manipur, India, and is chairman of the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries. He sends the following update regarding his ministry in India.
On Jan. 4 at 4:30 a.m. we were awakened by a massive earthquake. All our lives and buildings (schools, churches, our home) are safe. Praise the Lord! However, two of our orphanages in other towns were partially damaged by the earthquake and they are no longer safe for dwelling.
Last December, a team of four people from Lake Ann Camp in Michigan came and helped organize a camp with our high school students. Several got saved and many dedicated their lives to Christ. We were able to extend the camp property with another eight acres of flat land. A new cottage has also also been added at the campsite.
The new administrative wing of the Hope Baptist Academy building has been completed, and the Lord gave a godly man as the new chairman of our school board in the person of Dr. Ginlianlal Buhril. The Lord blessed us with 979 students at Hope Baptist Academy, with 40 students at our Bible college and 67 orphans at Hope Baptist Children’s Home this new year. Also, the new chapel for Hope Baptist Children’s Home has been completed.
Dr. H. C. Stephen
New Testament Baptist Churches Association