Author: Pastor Ben Hiwale

Why India? Why Now?

I am convinced that God calls and God gives a vision, and without that it is futile for any of us to put our hands to the plow.  Continually asking ourselves why we are involved in any missions work  – local, national, and international – helps us to be clear in our minds about the ultimate purpose of our day-to-day activities.

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Celebrating the 11th Graduation @ KCOT

This year marked several milestones in the history of the Koinonia School of Ministry. In April we celebrated the graduation of our eleventh class. It is amazing to see what the Lord has done over the years.  We have learned much, and it has made us better, more focused and directed towards our mission to prepare men and women who will “go and make disciples.” The Koinonia School of Ministry has grown as an organization, and our faculty and students remain committed to the Vision that has been given to us by our Lord. We are ready for the...

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The Year In Review

2015 brought many changes to the India Connection ministries. In an atmosphere of heightened persecution, by the grace of God our local churches continued to grow in numbers. Pastors in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and the northeast states report that the Holy Spirit is moving and souls are being added to the Kingdom every day.

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A Christmas Thank You!

Thank you for praying with us and for us through 2015! So many times this year I have experienced your commitment to the joy and challenge of the gospel. Certainly I hear stories of struggle and frustration amid the demoralizing moral, spiritual and economic decline of our culture. Sometimes we as Christians are on the receiving end of community anxiety and disgruntlement. Inside the church, changes in the way we do things today fill many of us with an unsettling combination of excitement and worry. Few of us are fully comfortable with change. But in the midst of all...

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Persecution and Growth

In the book of Acts the story of the church at Antioch gives us a glimpse of what is available and necessary for a movement from God. While Antioch was not a perfect church, there are some foundational things that were present that allowed them to sustain as a thriving body in a very difficult time of persecution and tremendous growth. Antioch was the third most powerful city in the Roman Empire behind Rome and Alexandria. It was a place known for business, commerce, sophistication and culture but also very much known for its immorality. So the birthing of...

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On Assignment in India

What a joy to sit down with graduates of the Koinonia College of Theology and our pastors from around the country and to hear testimonies of how God’s Word is changing the lives of the ... See more

25 years ago I visited the land of India for the first time. As was I was on the way to the airport in Hyderabad to leave the country, I will never forget weeping in my vehicle. God spoke to my hea…

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With family separation much on our minds these days, we just heard that a young couple from one of our churches was arrested for proselytizing, leaving their two kids in other's care. If convicted, ... See more

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