Monthly Archives: July 2016

Time to Update your Mission Board?

by Joy Steiner

If your church is anything like ours, it is hard to keep our mission board updated.  Hopefully this blog post will help you get the India section of your board updated.

This year for conference I decided to print pictures from our church planters in India and  made them into packs that each church could take.  Quite a few churches took a pack and I wanted to give this opportunity to all the churches who weren’t able to have someone at conference.  If you would like to receive a pack of pictures, please comment below or send an email to

I also made a prayer card that you can either print yourself using the link below or you can request some and I will mail them to you. (Or if you have someone coming to Camp Christigan next week I can bring them then.)

Thanks for your support of the work in India!

India Pictures and Prayer Cards


To download the PDF Version of the prayer card click on the link below:
PDF Version of 2016 India Prayer Card

The following churches picked up a pack of pictures at conference or had already received them previously:

Elkhart GBC
Mishawaka GBC
Peru GBC
Lakeland GBC
Flora GBC
Calvary GBC
Hastings GBC
Niles GBC
Cornerstone GBC
Newark GBC
Vandalia GBC
Melrose Gardens GBC
North Buffalo GBC
Listie GBC
Reading GBC
GBC of Telford

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Update on the Ministries in India and Myanmar : July 2016


Myanmar Ministry Endorsed

Naing & Pam

On June 30th, Brother Naing Bu and his wife, Pam, met with the Foreign Mission Panel of the CGBCI. A written plan was submitted for a joint partnership between the CGBCI and the churches of the Southern Chin Brethren Fellowship in Myanmar to plant churches among tribal people groups in the country of Myanmar. This written plan included a strong commitment on the part of the SCBF to adopt and embrace the CGBCI Statement of Faith as their own. Brother Naing Bu and his wife also agreed to be baptized by trine immersion even though he had already been baptized by trine immersion to demonstrate their understanding of this ordinance and to demonstrate their commitment. Moreover, it will provide a good example to the other Myanmar pastors.

The written plan also includes that pastors Ike Graham and Bryan Maley return to Myanmar in January to teach trine immersion and threefold communion while at the same time demonstrating to the pastors and churches how we carry out these commands by our Lord. Pray for these plans and for God’s good, acceptable and perfect will to be accomplished for His glory alone.

Rajan Family - August 2015

While we were at Conference in KY, Brother Paul sent his greetings to the Conference and also sent the following prayer requests:

  • For the Lord’s strength in the midst of growing opposition and persecution.
  • For the health of the church planters. Some have been experiencing health problems.
  • For the continued effective ministry of the Proclaimer units which read the New Testament in the language of the people.
  • For Gilbert’s continued experience as a medical doctor for the purpose of ministry.

You may send financial gifts for the ministry in India and Myanmar to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111
Telephone: 515-986-9698
Make sure to specify which country you want your funds to be directed too.

For more information about the ministry in India, go to:

If you would like to download the bulletin insert
version of this update, please click on the link below.
July 2016 India/Myanmar Update Bulletin Insert


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