In October 2014, 2015 and 2016 Steve Smith, a member of St Barnabas’ congregation travelled to North India to help in teaching young church leaders in the Old Testament with the Rev’d Richard Burningham in Uttar Pradesh.
They have 39 students, most of them have become Christians in the last 5 years and from a Hindu background often of a low caste. What they all have in common is they are keen to grow in their faith.
Steve says of his visit “There was so much for me to take in as I was living very deep within the culture and I faced many personal challenges as well as experiencing many wonderful things. My task was to give an overview of the Old Testament, the storyline that pulled together the different books and accounts beginning with Creation and leading to John’s announcement of the coming Messiah in the New Testament.
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