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Review for Global Banjara Baptist Ministries International Inc, Leo, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

GBBMI is a cohesive organization dedicated to raising the physical, educational, and spiritual condition of the Banjara tribe of India. Last July, I was asked to join the Board with the specific assignment of raising funds for a new school through a scholarship program. The Aletheia Banjara School is now in operation with 218 primary children attending. More scholarships are needed in order to sustain and expand this important project. These children are becoming aware that they are blessed by God; this school is obviously the best thing going for miles around, and it testifies mightily to the love of our Savior for the Banjara people. Pray with us that they learn to love Him in return.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hyderabad and Andrha Pradesh. The light of Christ is shining from among the Banjara Christians into the darkness of Hindu India.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would resign in favor of Srinivas Naik and Doug Matthews, our current leaders.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The board members work cheerfully and tirelessly. Srinivas Naik is amazing. His energy and dedication to reaching his people for Christ are inspirational. If you have a chance to meet him, take advantage of it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

In India, Srinivas has a lovely wife, a competent nephew, and other family members that work hard to support this mission. The love among them and coming from them is a joy to share.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

We would like to help the Banjara mission become self-supporting by funding an agricultural proposal. This would feed the school children, educate the locals about superior farming methods, and raise funds for the Lord's work.

Ways to make it better...

My experience in India would have been better if I had had more time to recover from jet-lag. I wish I had more time to spend at the school. The children are beautiful and were so excited to have visitors from America.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The biggest challenge we have is the enemy, who is deeply entrenched in India. Much prayer is needed for the protection of the saints. India is tightening its fist against Christ; we might not have much time left to assist the saints.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please let us know if you'd like to join us. It's a joy to work for our Lord alongside these vibrant co-laborers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & As a recent visitor to India, I had the joyful opportunity to observe a two-day conference for training Banjara pastors and their wives. They eagerly learned about disciple-making tools, the doctrine of God, and the doctrine of the Bible. The women were.