Four years ago MTM (Macedonian Teaching Ministry) had started a short-term Bible School in the state of Odisha (India) which later on named as Odisha Bible School (OBS). It is being organized by a local committee, formed by MTM to operate and organize the OBS every year. Each year 30 to 35 students are attending the Bible school. Odisha Bible School (OBS) conducts three weeks training course and each year 30 to 35 evangelists, pastors, leaders those who are mostly untrained attend the same.
This OBS training course is mainly designed by the MTM director Pastor Raymond Burkholder, with a sole purpose and burden for the untrained Pastors and Evangelists of Odisha state. The teachings are so deep and heart touching and also well designed and very systematic. The OBS graduates are the real testimony to it as well as there is a huge demand to join OBS. Most of the trainees live in remote village area, most are never received any formal Bible training. So, we are trying to bring as many as possible to OBS every year, so that they may equip themselves and they may also teach others in their community, Churches, elders, deacons etc. We are getting many phone calls from many others, who have never had the opportunity to attend OBS.
100% of our graduates are blessed through OBS.
MTM has brought an ample, phenomenal and great opportunity for these untrained Pastors / Evangelists to come, learn, get equipped. As years passed by, many are now showing their interest and eagerness to attend & learn more from the word of God as they do not have the opportunity and resources to equip themselves. The OBS has providing them good & an excellent teachings in a beautiful atmosphere providing spiritual food to nourish their spiritual life and also good physical food during the three weeks Bible School.As part of our 3-week Bible school, OBS have a one-day special outing program for recreation and fellowship, out of class room learning.
On behalf of the all the trainees and the OBS Committee would like to extend their heart felt gratitude for providing this wonderful opportunity for our native untrained Pastors, elders, Church Leaders,and also the believers. So grateful and thankful to Pastor Raymond Burkholder, the supporters, and prayer worriers for their sincere prayers and the generous support in this mission and work of MTM. It is because of you all, we are blessed and the Gospel could reach to the unreached, and bring smile on their faces. Especially we OBS committee would like to extend our gratitude for your generosity and prayer support.
May the Lord continue to shower His blessings and make you channel of blessings to the ends of the earth.
On behalf of the OBS Committee,
(Rev.Dr.Binay Kumar Bardhan)