The Tree of Life training program is an excellent Bible basics curriculum designed to prepare young church planters and pastors to teach, train and equip believers with sound knowledge of the Word of God and bring exponential growth in church planting movements.
Leaders from five districts have now completed the one-year program. Tree of Life leader Rev George held a graduation ceremony on June 13th to honor the graduates and award them ‘Master Trainer’ certificates. After the award ceremony, he washed the feet of the young native leaders to set an example of servant leadership.
Our goal is to use this training program throughout the length and breadth of the Ganges River area of north India, covering five districts at a time.
So far the Tree of Life training has helped plant 1,094 new house-based churches, and has resulted in 8,576 new believers of whom 6,841 have been baptized. People Groups being impacted by this training include Rajpoot, Chamar, Rajbhar, Thakur, Yadav, Kurmi, Jaiswal, Lohar and even among some Muslims.
We are deeply indebted and thankful to Rev. George, Pastor Harendra and Pastor Savendra for their leadership and guidance. As preachers, teachers and trainers, these men have traveled long distances, covering difficult terrain, often without adequate food, water and electricity. They have served during the rainy season and also during the scorching heat of rest. Together they and the new native leaders they trained continue to reach out to thousands of souls in this unreached harvest field in eastern Ganges River region.
~ Maneesh Massey
Office Administrator, Varanasi