SCGM Missions Breakfast Fellowship 01 September 2016

MBF_09.2016

Topic:
HETHNE: A Passage Beyond India

Date: 01 September 2016, Thursday

Time: 8.30am – 9.30am (breakfast starts at 8am)

Venue: St Andrew’s Cathedral Prayer Hall A & B

Speaker: Dr Ashok Kumar

Director of HETHNE, a Ministry of OM East Asia & Pacific

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SPEAKER:

Dr Ashok Kumar

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When Ashok Kumar was 22 years old, he took up the challenge of riding 18,000 km across India on his bicycle in a year. Ever since then, God has ignited in Ashok the same passion for treading onto paths less travelled. One such path was joining Operation Mobilisation (OM) in 1983 and sailing with the OM ship MV Doulos in 1987 and 1993.

Since then, for the last 30 years, Ashok, who did a doctoral study on reaching Hindus at Gordon Cornwell Theological Seminary, has primarily been involved in reaching out to the Hethne community in India and around the world with the gospel. The word ‘Hethne’ is a coined term referring to the Hindu people. In a global estimate, every one in seven people in the world is from the Hethne community. Though this makes outreach an immense challenge, Ashok presses on relentlessly – teaching, raising awareness and mobilising people to share Christ with this community. God also led Ashok to start the Hethne Net Consultation, a global strategic network which shares the best experiences and ways to reach the Hethne community around the world. As a result, OM collaborated with Singapore Centre for Global Missions, World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission and Serving In Mission to hold the first consultation in Chiang Mai, Thailand last year from Nov 9 – 13. This collective consultation was aimed at bringing together people and ministries with a passion for reaching the Hethne community with the gospel. The inaugural consultation received a highly enthusiastic response from participants from all over the world. Many organisations were represented – South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies Bangalore, Union Biblical Seminary (Pune), Philippines Missions Association, Interserve UK, Interserve India, Youth With A Mission, Lausanne, Cornerstone Foundation, Allahabad Bible College, Methodist Missions Society and others.

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ALL ARE WELCOME. BREAKFAST INCLUDED.

For catering purposes, kindly sign up HERE or click on this url: http://tinyurl.com/MBF-SEP2016.

The SCGM Monthly Breakfast Fellowships are graciously sponsored by Salem Chapel and St Andrew’s Cathedral.

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1. Out of the 10 inspiring stories of missionaries sent from Singapore, which story do you like best? Why?
2. Do you agree that God has given children a sense of curiosity and a mind full of imagination? At play, they explore the world they live in. The school, the church and the home can provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn about different people and cultures in the wonderful world God has created.
3. How many types of occupations can you list from the 10 missionary stories? Have you started to think about what you would like to do when you grow up?
4. Can you match the missionaries with their occupations? Whether you are a medical doctor or a dental nurse, a pastor or a teacher, a business leader or a community worker, you can serve God in missions using your special interest, talent and training.
5. It is never too early to wonder about life. Many of the missionaries asked questions even when they were young. Some of them experienced bullying, disappointments, unhappiness and even family problems when they were young. They learnt about the purpose of their lives when they started talking to parents, pastors and teachers in church. Do you talk to your parents and teachers about your hopes and fears?
6. Do you realize that God can use your childhood interests, experiences and education to be a blessing to the people around you? Whether it is learning about science, geography, or enjoying the fishing at the beach or making music, it takes hard work to become good at what you like to do. So work hard, play hard and enjoy your childhood.
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