Evangelical Friends Mission Kolkata
Greetings in his matchless name. 2020 has gone and when we look back, the year was not good for us. But we believe that God is in control and that he controls everything. After many losses, by his grace, we came to the end of 2020. Now, we praise the Almighty for his wonderful care for us. Personally, I lost my brother and his wife. My brother was an important leader of EFM Kolkata.
By the grace of God, our work is continuing. For four months (March-June), the church was closed, but we met in house fellowships. The number of attenders at house fellowships was very limited, but the number of house fellowships grew. Each of our staff and pastors worked hard to preach in different house fellowships.
We had regular Skype meetings with our staff. Finally, we opened our churches on the first Sunday of July. Our coaching classes opened in July as well. In October, our staff was able to be together in Kolkata where we planned how to organize our Christmas program.
We had a two-fold goal: 1) To encourage our members and churches to submit themselves to his hand and support the church; and 2) to preach the good news through the house fellowships. By the grace of God, the result was good. Many people came to Jesus and some even accepted him by taking a public testimony of baptism. In Kolkata there were eight people, in Shyamnagar there were nineteen, and in Malda there were six. Praise the Lord!
Though the churches were affected by COVID-19, we had the opportunity to hold Christmas programs in different places. When many churches were closed, the Friends Churches opened for everyone, which made our gatherings wonderful. Special Christmas programs on the open streets were also very good. I am sharing some pictures of the open Christmas programs below for your enjoyment. Please pray for our churches and ministers. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,
D. K. and Choity Sarkar
West Bengal, India
Celebration in Shyamnagar F. C.
Celebration in Bhadreswar F. C.
Celebration on Kolkata Street
Our Kolkata Team