Please join me in praying for this ministry network in West Bengal. My original post telling about this ministry is here. Below is an update.
Transform East Alliance (TEA), network is a multifaceted ministry with the goal of building and equipping and Train to Disciples, Master Trainers with Indigenous Leaders across in state of West Bengal and Indian nationals to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord (Matthew 28:19-20). Inspired by the strategy of the Apostle Paul highlighted in 1 Corinthians 9:22,TEA seeks to provide for the physical, spiritual, and material needs of the people.The main functions our TEA network / ministry are:1. TEA – Church Planting and Disciple making – Ministry2. TEA – Disciple and Leadership development Training3. TEA – Children’s Ministry4. TEA – Incomes generation TrainingVision StatementEvery Bengali community worshiping, living in harmony, and financially thriving.TEA Purpose/MissionTEA networks ministries to train and resource for Disciple-making and sustainable community development among Bengali speaking unreached people groups of East India.Why Network in West Bengal?1. West Bengal has 95 million people, and only less than 1% are followers of Christ.2. There are 27 million Muslims in the state, 27% of the total population.3. There are more than 200 ministry organizations in West Bengal. Most of Kingdom work is focused on Hindu people groups and very less on Muslim people groups.4. WB has 656 unreached people groups. Only 64 people groups are being reached.5. Most evangelistic work is focused among non-Bengali speaking people groups. BengaliSpeaking Hindu and Muslim people groups are least reached in the state.6. We understand that the task is so great that one ministry organization can not complete it. Several ministries need to work together strategically.7. According to Psalm 133, our unity can turn into a movement.Current Status1. Since 2015, TEA has grown to partner with 25 ministry organizations. There are 350 house churches in 15 districts, upto March 2018.2. These organizations are working among 55 unreached Hindu and Muslim People Groups in 15 districts.3. Since 2015, we have trained 350 leaders and disciple-makers with Disciple Making and Church Planting strategy in 15 districts. Currently 95 leaders and disciple-makers are under training from 115 districts.Numerical outcomes from January to March 2018• Persons of Peace: 350• New Groups: 285• New House Churches: 105• New Baptisms: 135Plans for 20181. Complete Training of 100 .leaders and disciple-makers with Disciple / Church strategy.2. Train a group of 60 Master Trainers with Integrated Disciple Making Training.3. Train 50 leaders and disciple-makers with income generation strategy.4. Provide finances to 30 income generation projects for sustainability.Please pray for:1. Ongoing Training programs and needed resources.2. For TEA to grow in other districts and people groups.3. For maturity of leaders in the network.4. Motor Bike / some Mobile Phones.For more information:Paresh Chandra HalderFacilitator,Transform East Alliance (TEA)Kalikapur, Sonarpur, Kolkata – 700150, West Bengal.Phone no: +91 8100893670 ( WhatsApp )Email: firstname.lastname@example.org /Skype: Transform East Alliance