Manifold Evidences of the Presence of God In INDIA, MTM Ministry

After the three different conferences & three different locations on the same subject in Vietnam and after two-weeks of conferences, Raymond & Naomi Burkholder traveled on to Delhi, India and then we forwarded on to Sikkim State of India where we caught up with Jay & Amy Smoker who were prepared to serve as MTM guest teacher for our two conferences in this state of India. Our first event was a scheduled youth conference in Gylashing in Sikkim State of India April 23-26, 2024.

A Call to a Committed Walk

 We spent the 1st week in Yangon,Myanmar. We enjoyed worshipping with Pastor Toe’s congregation on Sun. Monday we were back at his church for a 2 day conference. Then on Wednesday we went to Reaching the World Bible School for a 3 day conference. Each day was filled with 2 teaching sessions in the morning and 2 in the afternoon with a nice lunch and fellowship in between.  We were encouraged to see their desire to grow and learn more from God’s word regardless if the electricity was on or off(powerpoint and fans) during the hot afternoons. Through their many smiles and appreciation there was a deep concern for their country and the civil war waging in the north. We spoke with one pastor who had fled to Yangon 2 weeks earlier with his young family, leaving behind his village in the hopes of preserving life. Since we have gotten home things have drastically changed for the dear people in Myanmar. On Feb 10th the military demanded mandatory service for unmarried men and women. This has brought much fear and despair for the future…..they are asking us to pray for them!

“An Unconditional Commitment to an Imperfect Person”

Chuck Colson said, “Every enduring marriage involves an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person.”  Nearly fifty percent of couples in America reject the unconditional component and end up in divorce courts.  This results, according to one data source, in a divorce every 13 seconds in America.  This swells to 6,646 divorces per day and 2,419,190 per year.  On the other hand, Nepal has only 1.2 divorces per 1000 marriages according to the latest figures I could find.  So why should we hold conferences in Nepal on the permanence of marriage?  Are we “preaching to the choir”?

Earnestly Contending for the FAITH Among the NATIONS

As we arrived at the HBCS Life Center facility at Palampur HP, INDIA, December 2-11,2023, and entered the front entrance of the building you will see the signage Berachah Life Center. Berachah in Hebrew means expression of praise. In Greek it means a blessing. True to the meanings Himachal Bible College & Seminary is a place of expression of praise and a true blessing unto the Lord as students are taught to prepare them for the future of ministry in the building of the Kingdom of Christ to many different regions of India and beyond.


I was humbled by the level of hunger for “bible truth” that we witnessed. They listened intently, and surprised us with their long, attention-spans over the six hours of class time each day. Many students would continue reading their Bibles during breaks and really enjoyed reading the passages out-loud for our lessons