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New school in India doing well

The Bear Valley Bible Institute, Tirupati, A.P., India

This is a great joy to write a report of Bear Valley Bible Institute, by the grace of our good father in heaven  the  bible institute has been functioning smoothly. We have completed  the first quarter. We sent out our students for the practical work in the month of August (break) and they were involved in the local church ministry along with the recommended local preachers. After completing the practical work for one month they have submitted the work report to the college , their reports tell that each one of them were able to conduct personal evangelism, home bible studies, street gospel meeting, door to door tracts distribution, children classes, youth classes ,NT distribution, funeral services and weddings evens ,thanks giving meetings etc…. we noticed 4 baptisms in their work report, as per the college instructions they have well prepared five year work plan for the future ministry and submitted to the Bible Institute .

Our Bible college second quarter has been started on August-26th,2019, all the students and teaching and non teaching staff have returned back to their duties with good health and dedicated spirit , the institute functions normally, we all are trying our level best to work more effectively in training gospel preachers ( 2 Timothy 2;2) better than first quarter .

We are happy to share with you that we have students from Chittoor ,Nellore, Krishna,west Godavari, east Godavari,Srikakulam districts, few students came from north east of India, majority of the students were recommended by the local preachers .

We are highly delighted to share about my African trip, Healing Hands International has conducted two days work shop in Zimbabwe in  August 21&22,  during the work shop first sessions of two days  have given me opportunity to proclaim the word of God. In the work shop we have learned several innovative methods how to cultivate healthily kitchen garden , this helps us to establish sustainable kitchen garden near by our Bible Institute.

We very much delighted to mention that I was able to visit the Bear Valley Bible Institute at Harare which is capital city of Zimbabwe , the local director Mr. Howard Suwari and his wife are doing wonderful ministry , praising God for reaching unreached corners of globe to set  up Bear Valley Bible Institute,  grateful to the international director Mr.Keith Kasarjian for his great efforts in travelling restlessly even to Zimbabwe and other African countries.

We praise God to know that with the understanding of the Mr.Keith Kasarjian ,the director of  International Biblical studies and Coordinator Mr.Mark Reynolds next month some of the missionaries will be visiting our Bear Valley Bible Institute  (from Graymere church of Christ Mr.John R.Vaughan, Mr.Jonathan Winchester, Mr.Matt Bowling , one of the elder Mr.Larry Nokes from Foot Hill church of Christ, one of the sister Linda smith ,she is administrative Assistant of Healing Hands International and other sister Jackie Hill from Church of Christ in USA), these sisters and brother are regularly visiting India, they are a great encouragement and blessing of God.

We are ever grateful to you for your love and support for this bible educational program, We are need of your continual prayers and encouragement for the Bear Valley Bible Institute in our city,

Thanking you.

Yours brother and sister in Christ.

Vijay&swarupa from Bear Valley Bible Institute,Tirupati,A.P,India.

Posted on September 10, 2019 .

Off to a great start in India

Respected beloved brothers in Christ warmest greetings to you from the  Bear Valley Bible Institute, Tirupati-city, India. I take this opportunity to send you update news regarding our bible Institute.

Tirupati -city in India is a famous pilgrim place, Hindu religious people call it as temple city of India, because their prominent temple being constructed in this city on the top of seven hills, each day about 1,00000 to 1,20,000 people visit this temple,  there are seven universities have been established in this city by the Indian government .

Almost all we were praying and planning for the establishment of the Bear Valley Bible Institute in this city for many years , we did correspondence with the director of the International Biblical studies in Bear Valley in USA enough time, But God has His own  plan for everything to be established in His own time.

Behalf of the  Bear Valley Institute Mr.Keith Kasarjian  has visited India and  stayed with us enough time in January -2019 and completed the  survey work. In The month of May-2019 We have conducted one week youth camp and given awareness  of the Bear Valley Bible Institute,  and many of the students could able to take decision to join in the Bible College for the two years preachers bible training.

The Inauguration event of the Bear Valley Bible Institute took place on May 28, 2019, several gospel preachers from different local churches in India were able to attend and witness the program, they felt so happy to see the infrastructure of the Bible College and impresses to send the young men for the bible training.

Bear Valley Bible Institute’s first semester has  started on  June 3rd, 2019,  God has blessed our classes  with 24 students , they did hard work in following the most experienced teaching faculty as Bear Valley is having sound and effective syllabus, in our first semester we have completed The Books of Genesis, Job, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, How we got Bible, Basic principle of Indian constitution, English skills  and began the  Christian evidences, each day we had few guest students beside our regular students  for the  classes.

Our students are privileged  to attend for the local church  weekly programs, they did attend for the eight  midweek bible studies and  eight Sunday worship services and also for the few  praise meetings which we conducted in the families of local church.

Our First campaign of the first semester  we had  at Yerravaripallem village , it is about 40 miles away from the Bible Institute, it has been located in the hill side ,  on that day two souls were baptized and local church  members  over there could able to construct new church building in that hill side rural area, one of the student  from BVBI goes each Sunday for assisting them in preaching and every Thursday evening he goes for bible study.

We conducted second campaign at  Nellore district, Vidyanagar village which is about 100 miles far away from the Bible Institute,   we invited college young girls and boys, we had full day meeting  and presented good lessons concerning young people.

The Month of August is break time for the Bible Institute in Tirupati, during this short period our students were instructed to participate in the practical gospel ministry along with the recommended local preachers, they need to submit daily report  beside that they need to write assignment work from the completed syllabus and submit when they turn back to the Bible Institute after the short break.

Our coordinator Mr. Mark Reynolds did  correspondence with several guest teachers and able to fix few of them to visit us and teach in our Bible College, lord willing one of the brother Mr. Jerry Bates and his wife Mr.Paula Bates, (USA) may travel to our city  and they will be teaching from August 25 -30 in our Bible college, all the students, teaching and non-teaching faculty join with me to convey our biggest thank to our director Mr.Keith Kasarijian,  we appreciate his out standing efforts for the success of establishing the bible college in Tirupati-city,  we also thankful to our coordinator Mr.Mark Reynold, Bear Valley Bible Institute staff in USA and all the donors and prayer partners , special thanks to our local churches in Vidyanagar and Tirupati, Iam thankful to my wife swarupa for her great assistance in doing several things concerning college set up works and also keeping the  accounts most accurately for the sake of  Indian GOVT and also to be submitted to our Director and the coordinator , we are ever grateful to our good father in heaven for His continual guidance, love, mercies, grace, kindness and concern, we request each one of you to continue to pray for the function of Bear Valley Bible Institute in Tirupati, India for the glory of our good father in heaven.

Thanking you.

Yours brother in Christ.

B.Vijaya Kumar,

The Director of

Bear Valley Bible Institute in Tirupati

Posted on August 13, 2019 .

The new school in India is BV school #40!

On June 3 a new school began in Tirupati, India. Not only is this monumental for the Lord’s church in that part of India, it also marks school #40 in the Bear Valley family.

Tirupati is a city of a half million people that is best known as one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites, due the the existence of a famous temple. The temple hosts 50,000-100,000 people daily. It is sad to see so many dedicated, well-meaning people being deceived by false teachings.

Being a Christian in a predominantly Hindu culture is not easy. In fact, it took months to finally find someone who would rent us a building in which to house the school. But, not only does the church exist in this bastion of Hinduism, under the leadership of Director, Vijay Kumar, we are now also training gospel preachers to share the good news in their country of 1.3 billion souls.

Classes began with the maximum of 20 students, as well as several others who want to audit the classes. We anticipate untold eternal good being done through this school. If you think you or your congregation might like to partner with us in this, please write me at



Posted on June 25, 2019 .