We have written many reports on how Derek Prince’s teachings have been a blessing to the pastors and the larger church community in India. But in recent times, Derek’s resources have represented a last, vital straw of hope that people cling to. Truly, that is what they have become to us and the hundreds of pastors we work with, in the midst of the second wave of the pandemic that hit India in 2021. These materials have continued to encourage and embolden a community of believers in India who have witnessed the worst of the pandemic as it has claimed the lives of many loved ones.
Derek’s recent book, Applying the Blood, could not have come at a more appropriate time. Proclaiming the power of the blood of Jesus produced mighty deliverance, bringing these principles to life for every leader and believer who received them.
Through most of the past year, we shared Derek’s teaching on the blood of Jesus to pastors who were dealing with huge loss of life in the communities around them. Here are just two testimonies that resulted:
“It seemed that everything we had learned from the Bible and our Bible colleges was thrown into question because all of our praying didn’t stop the pandemic or the deaths in our communities. But thank you for bringing to us this life-changing teaching on declaring the power of the blood – it has helped us see a change in our personal circumstances and in the lives of our believers.” - Pastor PK, South India
“Thank you for bringing us food – both physical and spiritual. We were beginning to grow weak and weary with the continued challenges of the pandemic. At this time, you have brought us food that has strengthened our souls and taught us to hold on to our confession in faith and without wavering to see the victory.” - Sister JM, Tamil Nadu
These testimonies and many others like them have given us a new resolve to bring Derek Prince’s vital and timely teaching to many more leaders all around India. Leaders often know and believe the facts of the Bible. But sometimes, they lack the practical application that keeps them from moving forward in victory. Applying Derek’s messages personally can give them the breakthroughs they are looking for.
In these times, we feel particularly burdened to reach young leaders. The current pastor focus, for the most part, has been on songs, worship, and keeping the youth entertained—sometimes because the leaders do not have a strong foundation in the Word of God. Redirecting their focus to holiness and commitment, we hope to extend the residential training courses to upcoming leaders, tailoring the syllabus to include those topics they most clearly need.
Ministering to this young generation of believers, we will focus on making Entering the Presence of God and By Grace Alone available as well. These materials will enable young believers to establish a firm foundation through deep, personal connection with the Lord.
Having seen the effectiveness of The Power of Proclamation, we will also aim to distribute this title to leaders along with more copies of Applying the Blood.
Sri Lanka is currently going through a very difficult time economically and politically. We plan to make a return visit from India to Sri Lanka in May to encourage and support the pastors we have worked with there. These pastors have been constantly in touch with us, requesting that we come and minister to them through Derek’s teaching. We hope to hold seven seminars for 150-200 pastors in each gathering.
Our intention is also to reprint What’s So Important About the Cross? and Applying the Blood in Sinhala and Tamil for this trip to Sri Lanka. These will be distributed for free to pastors and leaders alike.
In the last 20 years, thousands of Derek’s books have been distributed in Nepal. They have been provided free-of-charge to pastors all over the nation through seminars and church distribution, along with free distribution to Bible college teachers and graduates. Pastors throughout the nation, like Ps. Bhupendra Karki of west Nepal, continue to find Derek’s resources invaluable for their own spiritual growth.
“I have been serving the Lord in my own area for a couple of years. Somehow, God led me to the teaching of Derek Prince while I was in Kathmandu for three months. I was so overwhelmed to learn from Derek’s teaching. I have been teaching right from Derek’s books Foundations for Life, Holy Spirit in You, and Self Study Bible Course. Other pastors have borrowed these books from me. Derek’s teaching is very Biblical and easy-to-understand; that is why most of the people who read one of Derek’s books look for more of his material.”
Gopaljee is the only publisher in Nepal distributing thousands of books to pastors and leaders each year. It is crucial that we continue to keep him well stocked with Derek’s Nepali books. In 2021, thanks to your generous gifts, Gopaljee was able to distribute 23,000 books free of charge to pastors and Christian leaders! This year, we need to keep this momentum going, and we plan to print a further 44,000 Nepali-language books.
Would you please prayerfully consider partnering with us to disciple pastors and leaders across India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal? The impact of your generous support for the various publishing efforts and training outreaches is impossible to measure. Thank you for playing a vital role in bringing hope and healing to this part of the world.
In His Service,
Elsie and Danny Isabella Surgeon
DPM Directors, India Director, DPM–SA
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