UESI-Telangana’s 2nd State Missions Training Camp (SMTC) was held for God’s glory during 13-20 May 2017 at Haven of Hope School, Manchiryal, Adilabad District, North Telangana Region with the Theme “Stand in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30). 54 delegates from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, attended the SMTC.
Seminars & Talks included India Survey, Students as Mission Field, Telangana Survey, Integral Missions, Missionary Student, Tentmaker, Reaching Neighbours, 10 / 40 Window, World Survey, and Urban Missions presented by the Brethren who are actually living / doing therein gave us practical inputs to understand and unfurl our mindset. The team of eminent resource personnel included M/s. Stanley Jones, Sudhir Kumar, Venganna (IEM Missionary) and Pastor Pauliah.
Live-testimonies of Missionaries & full-time workers from Gondu & Kolam Fields, IEM and real-time Tentmakers, Student Missionaries & Staff answered the queries about realistic problems & possibilities to obey God’s call.
Delegates were formed in 7 groups for all activities and the groups were named by 7 North-Indian States. Some of them were inspired & committed to visit / stay in these states. .
Exposure Trip on 17th May to Gondu & Kolam Gudems was exciting & enriching. We shared gospel with tribal families & individuals in groups and got mixed response. We realised the fate & needs of people groups who are unaware of Christ and untouched with gospel.
Delegates committed themselves are: Missionary Students – 22, Tentmakers – 7, Fulltime Ministers – 9, Ministry among Neighbours – 2, Local Witness – 4, Open – 2, Called but to be confirmed – 3, and No Specific Call – 1.
Few reflections of delegates:-
- God confirmed me to go to Rajasthan as Fulltime Missionary
- God called me to go to North India as Missionary Student
- I need to pray for my state & country, all countries, neighbours, tribals & unreached student
- I will never leave my God even in famine, fighting & tears
To stand in the gaps wherever God sends, we marched out of the 2nd SMTC. God met all needs of the SMTC. Let’s continue in God’s Missions, pray for the commitments & decisions and encourage students & graduates to join in His Missions.
– Missions Department of UESI-Telangana