New Year Greetings

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Dearly Beloved in the Lord, As we step into another year 2018, it’s my joy to wish a Christ centred blessed New Year to all the students, graduates, staff, well-wishers and prayer warriors of the UESI family. The time has come to bid adieu to our dynamic General Secretary Dr. Arul Manohar who completed his tenure on 31st December 2017. A big thanks to Sis Angel Manohar as well. UESI will always remember their deep commitment towards the ministry, their dedicated services, extensive travels and Dr. Manohar’s profound expository messages. We wish them all success in their future ministry with Interserve. With all gladness, we welcome our new General Secretary Bro. Saji Easo and his family. Bro Saji was born and brought up in North India and served UESI in various capacities in the Northern part of India. We hope and pray that under his leadership, the UESI ministry will grow from strength to strength, particularly in the needy North Indian region.
How should UESI face the year 2018? Will it be with new vigour and vows to accomplish the aims, vision and mission of UESI? A quick introspection of immediate yesteryear would be quite revealing. While UESI is growing in many new areas, our ministry in many colleges which were our stronghold in the past have been fading. Our reach among students is not evenly spread. Are we as passionate of our aims, doctrines, vision, mission and core values as we were, during our yesteryears?
Will 2018 bring any substantial change in the life of the members of UESI? Probably we can answer affirmatively if we take up the challenges of three ‘R’s.
The first ‘R’ stands for “Reaching the unreached” colleges and students more vigorously. Let our strategies be all encompassing without discrimination. The second ‘R’ stands for “Regaining the lost ground” – let us not give up on places where we had had strong ministry. We need to work on rebuilding the ministry in those colleges and institutes. The third ‘R’ stands for “Revisiting UESI’s original Aims, Doctrinal stands and Core values” and making individual and family commitments to be involved in grass root field work. May the Lord enable us to freshly imbibe these three “R’s” in our personal, family and ministerial lives.
Changes are inevitable in life. We either let the world change us or we change the world. However, our excitement for change must not weaken our foundations. If we forego our basics, we are likely to be driven by various other thoughts and visions. Nevertheless, if our foundations are firm, we can expect changes in the society.
“that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (Eph 4: 14-16)
In the year 2018, let us rise to be a candle that enlightens others’ life, be the plant that stands beside the stream and never wither, be people of God who are driven by love of God and the Word of God and impact our society and nation. May God bless us all and guide us through His Spirit.
Himadri Sinha
President, UESI

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