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.

Intentionally Mentoring Next Generation Leaders

It was with mixed feeling that I climbed into my parent’s vehicle to head for the airport in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  There were sad feelings were due to saying farewell to my wife and 3 younger sons for 9 days.  Those feelings of sadness conflicted with the emotions of excitement as I was finally traveling to India with my father, Raymond, to participate in an MTM youth conference in Gyalshing, West Sikkim.  This was a dream that both my father and I had for many years that has finally coming to fruition.  It was also exciting that my two oldest sons, Kyran (11) and Raygan (9), were going along as well.

How Can We Overlook This Great Call?

It has been a great privilege to serve the Lord in India for over three weeks. It has been a stretching, inspirational, humbling, encouraging, convicting, faith building experience, and has increased my hunger for the Word of God. What a privilege, what a blessing has been mine! Thank you Lord. God is so good. And…

What Will Be Said of Our Generation?

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” What a joy to again have the privilege of serving the Lord with MTM in India! This time the venue was Himachal Bible College and Seminary in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. February 3-10, 2018…

From Head Hunters to Disciples

The tribes in the northeast part of India in the past, into the 1700’s, were known as “Head Hunters” they were vicious and lived to prove their strength by how many human scalps they could display on the walls within their living quarters.  It was in the later 1700’s when the gospel was first heard…

We have never wept this way before!!

As we gathered into the small, humid room with the 10 delegates sent from the Monpa people group in NE India, their faces glowed with eager anticipation for the Word of God. The tantric, Tibetan Buddhist Monpas, who just a few years ago, “were not a people” (in a spiritual sense), have now had a…

WHY, OH WHY?

Phrases like, “we have never heard teaching like this before”, “we are learning so much”, and “saying thanks is not enough” are still ringing in my ears.  Those were the words of 2 young men, James and Silas (not real names) aged 22 and 24 years. They were 2 of the 20 faithful attendees at…

SO, SEND I YOU

The plane shuddered and bounced as it touched down on the tarmac, signaling the end of the long journey. We had arrived in Mumbai, India. It was 2 A.M., and raining hard. Adults stood shuffling for their bags and children cried, deprived of sleep and normal comforts. I observed my comrades; weary parents; impatient young…

Are These Things Really So?

Acts 17:11 “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to see if these things were so. As I, (Kevin Groff), taught the book of Romans and Levi Brubaker taught the book of Hebrews and Raymond Burkholder taught “The Ministry of the…