Benjamin Frances


BMS World Mission December 2023

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‘The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him.’ John 1: 9-10

We are indeed greatly privileged that as a Disciple Making Movement we have been able to shine the light of Jesus this month to thousands and thousands of people all across South Asia and with a phenomenal response of people getting to hear the Christmas message and responding in faith. We have shown people the hope and joy that is found only in Jesus and bring many people to faith in Christ. We have seen God transform lives and renew peace and joy during this season!

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After the Christmas outreaches 100s of new groups have started as people have showed great interest to know and learn about Christ so invited our leaders to their homes to start new fellowships. In the different districts of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal through 3 3rd method, showing of the Jesus Film and sharing the Christmas message has resulted in many people receiving Jesus and wanting to learn more about Christ.

As a family it has been wonderful to have our daughter, Abigail back home to celebrate Christmas with us. We have had a great time as a family visiting different outreaches and sharing the message of Christmas.

Abigail was able to invest her time with a new group of young people and minister to them. Gillian was also able to invest in a new ladies group and also started having a one on one time with the ladies.

Benjamin has been busy with all the Christmas outreaches taking place and working with our leaders to multiply the DM Movement.

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A Hindu priest heard the Gospel for the first time and responded in faith and was gifted a Bible.
Our leaders of South 24 Parganas West Bengal have distributed Bibles and shared the Gospel right in the midst of the Hindu festival celebrations. Great was theresponse from the people and many have shown an interest to know more about the Lord Jesus.

We have learned in the fields that the simplest thing of following the Jesus Outreach principle is recorded in Luke Chapter 10, that is finding the Person of Peace. This principle has helped us to start new groups, train and equip believers who are having an amazing journey of becoming disciples, some are being trained as lay leaders and then they will start sharing and impacting their community and discipling their own people as they fulfil the Great Commission.

Please Pray

For the training of another 10,000 leaders in the 2024

To double the number of fellowships (which are disciple making movements)

To withstand persecution with faith, courage and a committed to move forward

To reach another 500,000 souls by the end of 2024

To connect and catalyze movements among unreached peoples groups.

We really appreciate the long standing partnership we have shared with BMS and it has been an amazing journey of partnership. The way to move forward is to continue to keep our eyes on the harvest which is great and further mobilize and multiply the Disciple Making Movement in hundreds and thousands of places which are yet to be reached.

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