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:     Brother Jerris Bullard's book concerning "The History of the Church of Christ in India" is currently being revised and expanded.   It is to be hoped that it will be available by December  2019 or January 2020.  Currently it is not available, but  a list is being maintained by Jerris and will be made available to those who have requested it as soon as the book is revised.  Thank you for your patience and encouragement.

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The India Mission

Welcome

 

The work in India has produced over 2,000,000 baptisms, has built schools, clinics, and church buildings, preachers' training, publications and bibles, Lectures and Studies, Women's programs and Foster homes, even Gospel Films to be used in Conversion.

Jerris has been involved with the team that worked to produced all of this. Jerris first teamed up with Ron Clayton in 1987. The autonomous Team meets in Hydrabad to discuss shared goals. They discuss the statistics that are kept on the India Church of Christ and work on common goals.

Jerris has been a preacher, evangelist, and missionary for many years. Originally from Snyder, Texas Jerris N. Bullard graduated from Lubbock Christian University, Abilene Christian University, and Sunset School of Preaching. He has preached in Texas, Pennsylvania, and spent 11 years in Great Falls, Virginia. In 1985, he became a full-time missionary to India under the oversight of the Elders at the Manassas, Virginia Church of Christ. Jerris is married to Juanita, who is originally from Baltimore. They have both completed numerous mission journeys to India; by 2008 Jerris had made 51 and Juanita 20 mission trips to India.

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  • The Dharoor Experience

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    Every year for the past 85 years or so, the Methodists from Hyderabad and surrounding districts have conducted a huge camp meeting near Dharoor (a small village in Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh). This camp meeting is always in November, and is held in a big open field. It has grown from 10,000 in the inaugural year to about 10 lakhs today (1 lakh=100,000). [This is one million people in attendance.] I went this year to see what was going on. I will tell you why.

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  • Whom shall we send?

    Whom shall we send

    KAKINADA, INDIA - India’s missionaries train here.

    They come to the Kakinada School of Preaching from across India — including Bihar and Orissa states, where Christians routinely suffer persecution. Some bear the light skin and Asian features of Mainipur state in India’s far east. A few are from Myanmar, a nation in Southeast Asia where religious gatherings often are restricted or prohibited.

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  • INDIAN SPICE

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    To everything there is a season” (Eccl 3:1-8). “A time to be born—a time to die,a time to  plant—a time to pluck what is planted,a time to gain—a time to lose…a time to keep silence—a  time to speak.”God made every thing beautiful in its TIME. A multi-national company in the USA works during the day & at night turns over its work to India. In this way the company is working around the clock. God gave 24 hours each day for everyone—& if you don’t do the important things while you have the time, you may live to regret it.

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  • How many church members in India?

    Counting

    Counting isn't easy

    A trip to Chennai, in southeastern India, changed everything Dyron Daughrity knew about carpooling. The native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, saw five people decide to put on Christ in baptism after a Sunday service in early February. Many more wanted to accompany them to the water.

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Update on the Work in N.E. India

Update

Northeast India Report

During the India Missions Workshop held in Ft. Worth, Texas in April, team members Jerris & Juanita Bullard (who live in Manassas, Virginia) gave team members Ron Clayton, Robert Hall & Ben Renegar an update on the progress of the Lord’s work in Northeast India.  This is in the area of India that is called the “7 Sisters”. 

 

Two million baptisms

Two million baptisms reveal India as 'greatest restoration movement of our time'

These numbers are possible because India is a huge country with more than 1 billion people. Today one of every six people in the world lives in India

 

How many church members in India?

Counting

Counting isn't easy

A trip to Chennai, in southeastern India, changed everything Dyron Daughrity knew about carpooling. The native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, saw five people decide to put on Christ in baptism after a Sunday service in early February. Many more wanted to accompany them to the water.

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Report - July, 2012

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Dear Brethren,

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus. We are grateful' for a, return of good health and praise God for hearing prayers from so many brethren in so many wide-spread places including those of India. As a result of God's favor to us we are pleased to inform you that we will be departing for India on August 7th• After missing our Summer Missions for the past two years we are excited to return this year to the land of famed Monsoons (3-5 months of seasonal rain which begins annually on June 1 "). Time is fast approaching and we need your help and your prayers.

 

Below I have reproduced two letters which are representative of those often received from our Indian brethren. Brother Narish's letter helps to answer a number of questions: Observe how long it took he and his wife to teach and then baptize her sister and his brother-in-law. Next note that Narish partially supports himself and provides employment for his wife as well through a business (a preschool) he has begun. His main goal is to preach the Gospel full-time. The letter from P. Mark observes local persecution and the cost of being a Christian in a Hindu society. In telephone calls I learned that the brethren from Kandlagunta are very poor farmers/laborers who have had little work over the past two---three years. They have tried to save funds to repair their 35 year old building, but benevolent needs for brethren and Hindu neighbors were pressing so their funds are exhausted. Unless we help repair the roof their church building the entire place will likely collapse. Let us pray with them that funds may be supplied for this need and God's glory.

Juanita and I need funds involving hundreds of Indian preachers to conduct at least four campaigns over the next six weeks. Funds are needed to purchase Bibles; print 12,000 song books (which will contain songs in five languages); 100 bicycles for preachers; benevolence for poor-destitute : brethren; completion of two church buildings; and funds to begin and operate a new one-year-long School of Preaching which will have eight students. The total of all this over the next six months will cost $75,000 U.S. dollars. Please be as generous as possible-souls are at stake-and, you and I are on the King's business. Thanks for being co-workers with us in what is, no doubt, the most productive mission field in all the world.

LETTERS FROM NARESH CHHETRI AND P. MARK, GOSPEL PREACHERS

Dear brother Jerris,

Greetings in the sweet name rof our Lord and savior Jesus Christ from Siliguri! Hope and pray everything is going well with you and sister Juanita. We are also doing fine here.

I am very glad to inform you about yet another decision made for Christ our Lord and they are none other than my brother-in­law and his wife, Anjay and Bandana. Both of them used to be very stubborn but ultimately they have humbled themselves by obeying our Lord in the waters of Baptism on Saturday (10th March 2012). We tried to catch them for six years. Praise the Lord! Please add them in your list as you remember others in your prayers.

Our new session for the pre-school began from Monday (12/03/2012) and it was quite memorable like previous years. The little ones cry at their best as they leave their parents for the first time in life though for few hours. By the grace of God we could get about 26 new students this year which is the 'largest number since the inception of the school, and all together we will be having about 55 students this year. We have hired two more teachers in our school so that I could be free most of the time for the Lord's ministry, but my wife remains busy directing the school most of the time. Please remember us as we try to build up this vital part of our ministry which I believe will prove very supporting in the Lord's works.

Brother Ashok also sends his greetings and regards. Please continue to pray for us. Looking forward to hearing from you. Yours in His service

Naresh Chhetri

 

Beloved Brother,

Greeting to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am doing fine and doing good work for the Lord and especially we are praying for you and sister heath and safe journeys.

Brother i hope you remember Kandlagunta village concerning which you said to me many times about you traveled (for night meetings) on Bullock cart-night time under the moon light. This is the same village. Their church building roof is fully broken due to many cyclones and heavy monsoon rains.

Now rains are coming again. These church members they don't have safe place to worship God. Yesterday all Church members came along with preacher (they came by 3 Autos) and requesting me about church roof I pray to God and i said to them God surely hear our prayer he will provide.

Brother this time I am requesting you and begging you please help me to help them. Up to now they shifted many houses and one government school for worship God. Now Government people also stop them from using government property which should be used only by Hindus, not Christians. I will take you to this place when you come to Pamidipadu. So please Iam requesting you and sister I know you have kind heart so please help.

Brother I am not making you trouble this my humble request so please consider it. I am praying for you please pray for me. Thank you

PMARK

 

The Lord continues to bless our work in India. The work is BIG. We give thanks, praise, and glory to the Lord for what He has done. The joy and honor of being His co-worker is beyond our vocabulary. During latest mission we completed eight major campaigns with literally hundreds of Indian brethren assisting us. The Lord blessed this work with 4,387 souls being baptized. It is a joy to see tremendous growth among the Indian brethren in all areas of their spiritual lives. We are encouraged to see native congregations fully supporting their own work and even reaching out and doing evangelistic work in neighboring areas. They are already supporting many of their own preachers (of course, it is on their local economic level). The brethren cannot construct major building, nor can they afford to do the mass campaigns which are our stock and trade, but they are assuming much of their benevolent load and desire to do more of their own work. You may view a thirteen minute overview of our 2012 Winter Mission by going to our web site: India.Manassaschurch.org (It is video only-no audio.) Thanks for enabling this good work to go forward for the glory of God.

GOD GIVES INCREASE

CAMPAIGN RESULTS: January 1, 2012-July 13, 2012

 MEETINGS

 BAPTISMS

 NEW cONGREGATIONS

DENOMINATIONAL PREACHERS

CONVERTED

 69,814

130,863

1,174

183

 To God we give all the glory. "I (paul) planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase (growth)." --1 Corinthians 3: 6

In Memory of those we have loved co-workers with us:

  • Sister Hoofnagle--Greysonville, Md.       
  • Leona Kelly--Proctorville, OH
  • Daniel Singh--Birpara, NIB India
  • Leigh Ann Kippany-Columbia.Maryland
  • Marvin Murphy--Manassas, VA
  • Dean Morgan-Amarillo, TX

Prayers are Requested for other co-workers-all suffering cancer.

  • Joe Wells--Greenway, AR  
  • Mary Dene Wages--Vancleave, MS
  • Susan Foy--Manassas, VA
  • Micah Sexson--San Antonio, TX

Note: Anyone of our dear friends who have been over looked is unintentional and regrettable -please forgive us.

 

Grace and Peace

Jerris N. Bullard, Missionary

P .S. Even when we are in the states your gifts are needed and wired monthly to India. For example, we wired $8,500 in May $8,500 in June, and July $9,500. The work goes on and we must not give Satan any reason to stop the momentum.

Please make your check payable to Church of Christ India Fund.

 

India Report - December 31,2004

img 1200660277 830 lgDear Brethren

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. On Sunday, December 26, the day after Christmas one of the world’s deadliest natural disasters of all time struck Southeast Asia. Tsunami! We knew the word before December 26th. Now we know the full force of the event. Never again will it be just a word. Now it is a range of terrible emotions. And never again will we view the ocean in the quiet, serene way we once did

 

India Report - October 20,1997

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Dear Brethren,

 

Greetings to you in the precious name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That greeting may not seem so much a trite formula for beginning my news report if one reflects on the fact that I have been in a land where the names of Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, and Lord Buddha are commonly heard. But I have a dream and a longing for the day when only the name of the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit will be uttered by all the people of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

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