The Dream Takes Shape

Two of our five shipping containers in the process of being modified this week in Mumbai.

Two of our five shipping containers in the process of being modified this week in Mumbai.

In my last blog, I shared that I had come to Delhi and then Central India to get the project of using Shipping Containers for dormitories for Grace Bible College started. There have been meetings and negotiations mainly on prices…the negotiations included the cost of the modifications, the window placements, doors, lights, flooring. All these things which were tediously negotiated, in the end come to a final price. Then the transport cost and the VAT and other expenses will come also. Then the legal questions of how the transaction is to be made… Sometimes the process will leave you frustrated and tense. But, when you get photos like these, it makes it all worth our while, and sometimes the dogged stubbornness of both Dutch and German blood pays off in the end…

150325_3_BlogWhat you see is a direct result of your partnership to assist in facilitating the training of young people to serve the Lord. You have launched this project forward…. I am amazed once again at the power of many, and the power of one…. With each single decision each of you as our ministry partners make to participate in the project, the goal is brought one-step closer, and we are driven forward to the accomplishment of the finish line. When we join with others of like mind, our efforts are blended into the accomplishment of a mutual vision. Each of you that have given, has made an incredible, life-changing contribution, and an investment into the lives of committed young people that have pledged their lives to serve the Lord….

Shipping Container Dorms are Under Construction!


Just a few short days ago, I boarded a plane in Colorado back to Delhi. My first meetings there were with businessmen to plan our final strategy for the shipping container dorms project layouts, timelines and delivery dates. Armed with computer drawings, as well as images on napkins, we launched the construction of the housing […]


Dream with Me


A few weeks ago my cousin and I in Portland went to a loading dock that held tens of thousands of shipping containers. As I have shared with him the vision for our Bible college and central India, and looking to bring shipping containers onto the property to place them in connection with each other […]


Rescuing Girls from ISIS


I’ve been so touched by the response from this article last month in The Liaison about rescuing girls from ISIS. I’m especially asking you to pray for our team in Northern Iraq who are helping girls formerly in the hands of ISIS. Our goal is to help remove them from danger, give them new clothing, […]


New Children Coming to the Home


This summer will be a very special time at our children’s home…lots of activity! First, in June a team of college-aged bravados from the US are coming to paint the building getting it ready for the new school year which begins in July. Next, we are expanding the number of children in our home to […]


Ministry Update


Update on Grace Bible College graduation, Grace Bible Memorial Chapel, Women’s Conference, and more. Central India – Excitement filled the air on February 14 as we dedicated this very special and beautiful chapel to the memory of Shirley Cook and to the glory of the Lord for future ministry. With over 500 in attendance, right […]


IMI College Outreach


Some special young people live very active lives in our Children’s Home; over the nine years since we built it, the paint is worn; the walls and roof need repairs. So, this June, we are asking young people 18+ interested in throwing their shoulders into fixing up our Children’s Home building to travel with us […]


Meet Matthew Mohod


Meet Matthew Mohod. He’s kind, handsome and soft-spoken. He’s also a recent graduate of Grace Bible College (last month). We’ve been Matthew’s sponsors at GBC throughout his education and big fans of his since he was a very little boy. We chose to invest $100 per month into his Bible education for the past three […]