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”?
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