R and B – Transformational Training

Ministry in India

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(not tax deductible)

9/2/23: We thank you again for your partnership in this project. While the full budget wasn’t met, the course was successful as you can read about below. Current ‘next step’ opportunities are being explored for more training that will have more prayer and financial partnership opportunities. Any further funds raised for this project will be directed towards the new training opportunities that R is exploring in 2023.

21/10/22: R shares, “40 people from the Rabha, Adivasi, Garo, Boro and Mizo people groups attended the Transformational Intercultural Training event last week.

The Rabha leaders expressed their heartfelt appreciation for the unique training program, as they saw it as a life and ministry-changing experience for the participants. We gained brothers and sisters in the process as were blessed with deeper insights into the Word and ministry among those who have never heard, especially the M cousins.

It was very special to witness the baptism of a new believer from the neighbouring cousin community which was conducted discreetly at dusk.”

Will you pray that God will continue His work among the Rabha, Adivasi, Garo, Baro and Mizo people and bear good fruit for His kingdom? And please consider making a gift, as there are still some funds required to cover the final expenses for this project. Thank you!

Baptist Mission Australia has a long and fruitful partnership with Baptists in North East India, and there is an exciting new ministry opportunity commencing October 2022!

The Rabha Baptist Convention (RBC) have seen an increase of new families from another faith move into the region. Through their work as traders, farmers and labourers, they come in direct contact with the Rabha believers daily and even welcome the open conversations about life and faith.

These new neighbours have been asking and talking about similarities between the two faiths; a few have even decided to follow Jesus!

The RBC and local believers want to make the most of this opportunity to share their faith in Jesus and have asked for us to partner with them in their training. To help equip and mobilise this emerging intercultural workforce from among our traditional ministry partners, we will provide training in areas to do with culture and mission, practical evangelism and topics specific to their neighbours. Only 4% of Rabhas profess to follow Jesus.

With intercultural team member R’s research into a mission mobilisation program in the broader Asian context and our long-term partnership with the Rabha, we are excited to come alongside our friends and help them feel confident in sharing their faith contextually.


This project covers the following costs for a pilot intercultural training program with the Lower Assam Baptist Fellowship:

  • Renovation of a guest house
  • Hospitality
  • A budget to contribute towards RBC’s hosting costs
  • Travel for trainers and participants
  • Ancillary set up expenses, such as for a photocopier

Through their day-to-day life, Jean-Claude and Joyce are engaging with people wholistically, responding to their spiritual and physical needs.

It is Jan and Jit’s desire to see each person develop as an individual,
learn new skills and move towards their potential for interdependent
and independent living.

Through this work they seek to partner with churches to see the
Christian community develop a sense of responsibility towards those
in need in their communities.

This project covers the costs of running disability group activities
in rural areas, the purchase of specialised equipment to improve
quality of life and provide the needs of the team travelling and
empowering people with disabilities in this Thai/Myanmar border

Partner with the Rabha believers in their first intercultural work as they make the most of this rare opportunity, cross a cultural boundary and share the good news of Jesus with their new neighbours!

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