BOAM in South Asia!
Although God has greatly blessed the ministry of BOAM in India, we have only “scratched the surface”. There are now well over a billion people in India, and the vast majority has never heard the Gospel even once. We found working through the nationals to be the most effective way to reach India with the Gospel and then, where necessary, plant Bible studies and churches with the Indian people. The harvest there is great! The laborers are few! Since India is now a well-established field with BOAM, we would like to reach out into Nepal, a country to the north, and to Cambodia, Sri Lanka and other countries in that area. We are convinced that India, as well as many countries in the third world, can be reached effectively with the Gospel using this methodology; training nationals to work as teams preaching to the local people village by village. Then, once people are saved, planting a Bible study and finally converting that Bible study into a church.
Our motto in BOAM is “Committed to the Great Commission”, and the model of outreach God has given to us explained above, we believe is a very, very effective way of reaching the unreached with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If God has burdened your heart with this part of the world please let us know. Truly the fields are white, but the laborers are few.
We have 197 churches planted in India today. God has supplied enough funds to provide an animal for the pastor of each of these churches. The animal supplies them with continuous support.
India Translation Projects
The Lord opened the door for BOAM to expand into India in 1997 and since that time the Lord has given us a wonderful harvest of souls for His kingdom. However, if we just stop here we are not really being obedient to the Great Commission. Our Lord instructs us in Matthew 28:20 that we are to teach these new believers “to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” This sounds simple enough except for one small problem…quality discipleship material is not available for many of the third-world countries. In countries like India, the Philippines, and other third-world countries, good Christian literature is very, very limited and some languages do not even have a whole Bible. New believers in Christ need to have a Bible as well as good Christian literature in order to grow in their faith.
After much prayer and research, the Lord led BOAM to start BILED, (BOAM’s International Literature Education Department), with the goal of producing quality discipleship material in the native languages of those who are not as blessed as we are here in the United States God has enabled BILED to complete the translation of Dr. Clarence Sexton’s book “Truths Every Christian Needs to Know” into three Indian languages: Hindi, Telugu, and Punjabi. A collection of sermons published by the Sword of the Lord entitled “Great Preaching on Christmas” has also been translated into Telugu. Both have been a blessing to many of the new believers in India.
If you feel that the Lord is calling you to open-air evangelism please do two things. First, remain in fervent prayer concerning your calling. Secondly, if led by the Spirit of God, contact us and we will show you how to proceed in terms of applying to the Mission Board.