As this new year begins, we are thankful to God for giving us another year to labor for His glory. We are also thankful to all of you for your love and support in our endeavor for the King of Kings. We immensely enjoy partnering with you. Here are our praises and prayer requests.


  1. That God has saved us and is shaping us.
  2. For a fruitful ministry during the past year. Over a dozen new believers were baptized.
  3. Our new 1,000-seat chapel was dedicated and occupied by Bible Hill Baptist Church, though the building is not yet fully completed.
  4. The Hope Baptist Academy building is 80 percent completed now. Student enrollment for this new year has reached 500 (60 more than last year) and admission is still going on.
  5. The Hope Baptist Children Home family began this new year debt-free.
  6. The economic blockade was lifted after three months, and the two highways in Manipur are open now.
  7. The Lord provided all our needs, including John and Sarah’s schooling in New Delhi. The Lord has provided 50 percent of the funds to build a new house.
  8. The Lord has provided in full to build a new dormitory for our Bible college.

Prayer requests

  1. For ministry in churches, conferences, mission fields, college, and schools.
  2. That people will grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. That pastors, deacons, and Christian workers will have a godly influence to be like Christ in humility, holiness, and compassion.
  4. For grace and wisdom to lead.
  5. To win more souls.
  6. $10,000 to buy a school bus. Out of the total cost of $26,000, $16,000 has been committed to this project.
  7. $25,000 to complete our new home.

New Testament Baptist Churches Association
Rev. H. C. Stephen, International Representative
Churachandpur, Manipur, India