With a name like “Doubting” Thomas, not much was expected of him and his ministry. Yet, he was the first missionary to the Far East. During his lifetime, he established a powerful legacy of proclaiming the Gospel and caring for the needs of people in Asia. World Impact has the privilege of being a part of Thomas legacy with a special emphasis on India and the Philippines.
- Churches 1,685
- Parishioners 185,100
- Bible Colleges 20
- Students 306
- Orphanages 51
- Children 5,338
- Food Programs 9
- Participants 590
- Schools 40
- Students 5,621
Ebenezer Gospel Mission
Brother Thomas Abraham is the founder and President of the “Ebenezer Gospel Mission” in India. With over seven hundred thousand (700,000) villages and millions of people unreached with the Gospel, Brother Abraham and Ebenezer Gospel Mission are working tirelessly to shine the light of Christ in those areas. Having begun with a radio program followed by a correspondence course for the listeners, Ebenezer Gospel Missions has grown to over three hundred (300) churches with more than twenty thousand parishioners (20,000), orphanages, Bible colleges and 300 pastors.
The goal of Ebenezer Gospel Missions is to reach the villages in the outlaying areas where the Gospel has not yet been preached. Through their Bible Colleges graduates, EGM sends out missionaries who evangelize more and more of those villages that have never the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every year the Lord expands their ministry into more states to minister to the low-caste Hindus and tribal animist. In addition to the presenting the Gospel, Ebenezer Gospel Mission provides clothing, education and other charitable assistance.
It is very evident the Lord’s hand is upon Ebenezer Gospel Mission.
India Evangelistic Crusade
The India Evangelistic Crusade Ministry was founded by Nalini Kumar Dutt in 1950. Rev. David Dutt, who succeeded Nalini Dutt, became an IFCA missionary in January 1978 which led to the IEC’s affiliation with the IFCA in 1980. During those years the Lord worked powerfully through Brother David as churches were establish in unreached areas and orphanages were raised up to meet the needs of disadvantaged children.
Today the ministry is being led by Rev. Dilip Dutt. The faithfulness of the Lord to the IEC in fulfilling its mission to reach the unreached with the Gospel is very evident as one hundred ninety (190) churches have been established with about nine thousands (9,000) parishioners in addition to raising up eight (8) orphanages, five (5) feeding programs and eighteen (18) schools.
Manna Ministries International Inc.
Manna Full Gospel Ministries was founded in 1966 by Rev. Ernest Komanapalli. Under the leadership of Rev. Komanapalli, Manna has grown to incorporate a wide breath of ministries: Miriam Children’s Home, Rev. K.S.J. Memorial Hospital, Rock Church Ministries, Paramjyoti Educational Foundation, Rock Church Educational Foundation, Arunodaya Ministries, Manna Ministries international and Manna International. In addition to all those ministries, Rev. Komanapalli has guided the establishment of one thousand four hundred twenty seven (1427) churches, forty (40) orphanages, colleges, clinics, leper center, media programming, widow’s and emergency relief.
Manna Ministries is currently being led by Rev. Sudarshan Jyoti Komanapalli.
J. T. Norman
Driven out of a great burden and with the God-given vision to evangelize the Un-evangelized remote villages of India, the ministry of Sonshine India was established in Trichy, Tamilnadu, India in 1992. Since then with the guidance and with the grace of God, Sonshine has preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to many thousands of people who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ even once in their lives and also planted churches in the villages where there were no churches.
Their plan is very simple yet extremely effective. They choose a strategic community in an area that needs evangelized, minister the Gospel there raising up a church which will be their base for a fifty (50) mile radius. As the believers are trained and they being using their Spirit given gifting, Brother Norman identifies those who are called to be pastors and evangelists. Upon the completion of their Bible College training,he sends those pastors and evangelists out to evangelize and raise up churches within that fifty (50) mile radius. He then utilizes the central community for continuing education, training and for meeting with those pastors and evangelists.
Through their ministry, the Lord has raised up an orphanage, a medical clinic, feeding ministries, and schools. Surely, Brother and Sister Norman are being powerfully used by the Holy Spirit to transform and set untold numbers of people free from their sin and their past.
Christian Churches of the Philippines
Brother John Sagaoinit came to know the Lord through the ministry of the Christian Church of the Philippines’ Student Center during his second year of college. Upon graduating with a B.S. degree in Architecture, he entered the ministry full time. In 1995 the Lord called him to be the General Overseer of the Christian Church of the Philippines International Ministries Inc.
Under his leadership, the CCP has grow from 35 churches to more than 100 and their minstrels have expanded to include medical missions, feeding ministries for the poor, leadership training, anti-drug symposium, moral recovery and values formation assisting government employees and men in uniform to declare Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, a three (3) year pastoral study course and world missions.
Dra. Zenaida Claveria was appointed as the first CCP missionary and was sent to Thailand. Currently the CCP is planning to send missionaries to Hong Kong, Hawaii and Guam.
Rev. Ray Bucciarelli is a Master Trainer with Mission Catalyst International and Founder of Reach1040. With a recognized leadership and teaching ministry, Ray has been involved in training leaders, both nationally and internationally, for more than 10 years. Brother Ray is currently serving as Missionary and Church Planter for the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies (IFCA). He has led the training and sending of more than 35 mission teams. His teams have varied in specialties from Construction, Medical, Musical, Combating Human Trafficking as well as Church Planting among Unreached People Groups. These teams were trained and sent to 18 countries on 5 Continents.
Ray has a passion to get the Gospel to the two billion people and more than 6,000 unreached people groups who have yet to hear the message of Jesus Christ for the first time. He also has a passion to see men and women leaders worldwide released into the fullness of God’s plan. Ray has now traveled in more than 50 countries, strategizing and effectively training leaders. He also serves as an advisor to FAWN (Fighting AIDS With Nutrition) and has served on the National Mission Board of the IFCA. Ray has now focused his passion to training, equipping and mobilizing missionaries within the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim world of the 10/40 Window. Recently, he has begun long term projects in Pakistan and Kuwait. Ray is also a return guest speaker at YWAMs School of Strategic Initiatives.
Pastor Nazir Iqbal
Pastor Nazir Iqbal founded the Garden Gethsemane Church in July 2006. He is passionate to reach the lost people and bring them to Jesus Christ for advancement of the Kingdom of God. He has been training and teaching Christian people to be fully equipped for a life with Jesus Christ. He coaches and leads people by example to know Christ in a better way, so they may spend their lives as Christ like.
He has been reaching the most unreached people in Pakistan and he has planted Churches in remote communities. He visits in many parts of Pakistan to speak in churches and events.
He has opened a School of Hope on April 2016 for the poor & illiterate persecuted Christian children. A K-10 school where children can learn to read, write and become skilled so they can overcome generations of poverty. He has a great passion and deep desire in his heart not only for their future, but for their witness of the gospel to go beyond their local streets of dust into their entire colony and beyond.
Nazir and Kausar are married for 26 years, have four children.
Pakistan Schools of Hope
These illiterate Christian children are playing in the streets day after day, month after month, year after year, generation after generation. They watch their Muslim friends walking to school, dressed in uniforms and carrying a backpack of books, wishing they could go with them to school.
A pastor in Pakistan has a dream. He dreams big! Someday he hopes to open a school for the poor illiterate Christian children where they can learn to read, write, and become skilled so they can overcome poverty. He calls these children his brothers and sisters and has a deep desire in his heart not only for their future, but for their witness of the gospel to go beyond their local streets of dust to their entire colony and beyond. This education costs $5 USD per month per student.
A DREAM COMES TRUE
On the 1st of April, 2016 God fulfilled the dream and the doors of Gethsemane Christian School opened! 42 little footsteps went through the door on the first day and within 6 weeks there were 135 students registered and attending daily. Currently the school meets on the 2nd floor of a home and utilizes 4 bedrooms. They have 4 teachers. Their studies include: English, Urdu, Math, Bible Education, Art, Science, Computers, and Social Studies. The children are so happy because they no longer have to spend their days playing in the dusty streets. Instead, they are learning to read and write and are breaking generations of illiteracy! Their parents are beginning to see hope for their families and praise God for those who come along side of them.
Friends of Pastor Nazir are partnering together with him to the support the school. The immediate need is to purchase a building for the K-10 grade school because leasing from a Muslim is not possible. The need is desperate as they are very crowded with up to 55 students in one room, sitting shoulder to shoulder. Can you imagine the challenge this presents? And yet, their greatest desire is to have an education so they come. The approximate cost to purchase a suitable building in the middle of the colony is $85,000. Would you please consider helping with this endeavor by giving a donation to help buy a school for these precious children who so desperately want to learn and are so happy that they can now go to school! Your answer will come to you as you lift this opportunity before God in prayer and ask if you are chosen to help make this happen.
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Contact person: Jim Rop 586-764-8868