I am Aduri Mardi. My birthplace is Abirerpara Village in Ghoraghat, Dinajpur. We are two brothers and two sisters in my family, and I am the youngest daughter. I am the brave and curious one from my childhood. At 1999, when I was in second grade of school my father died from sickness. At that time, he was not Christian, but my sisters and brothers were believers in Methodist Church. At that time, I was small and was studying in Catholic Mission School in Mariyapur. As my brothers and sisters were believers the sent me to Sunday school in the Methodist church.
At Sunday school I first heard that Jesus Christ died for our sins, but I did not realize the importance of accepting Jesus in our life. Then I was sent to St Philips High School Little Flower Boarding by my uncle Subash Besra. At boarding school, I heard from the Word many times but still did not have that realization. When I was studying in Pachbibi, Joypurhat College I attended many seminars and payer meetings! In those meetings I read and heard about John 3:16 and 14:6. These verses made me think about why these words are written in the Bible. Through these verses I believed Jesus Christ is the one who can save me from sin.
My uncle always encouraged me to take baptism. On 2009, 25 December, I took Baptism from Catholic Church as their way.
After that when I was studying at Rajshahi Lutheran Girls Hostel I saw many girls doing the BMW course and I came to know Premanondo Roy brother. In 2016 I started the BMW course. Through this course I was more interested in studying the Bible and started to read Bible beside the course materials.
I was soon selected as leader of my team by Premanondo brother. As a team leader I joined the team leader and volunteer meetings. In several meetings I learned about assurance of salvation. After learning the 5 assurances I felt the need of this course in my own area and I discussed with Premanondo bother if we can start this course in my home area because everyone in our community is Roman Catholic, so children are deprived of this teaching of assurance. I wanted to teach others these teachings which I got from BMW.
In 2020 I started the BMW course at my area Ghoraghat as a BMW volunteer. Now I can teach others about salvation and share my testimony!
Ministry and Personal Prayer Requests
October 26, 2021– Please give thanks to the Lord that I was able to give classes to 19 groups, visit 37 families, shared gospel with 3 people, distributed 25 tracts and memorized 12 verses in September. I got 85% success in my answers to my prayers.
Brother Manjila will be coming this month in Ghoraghat after finishing his training. I have plan to take him to my area and hand over him some of my groups and work for graduation together. I also want to visit every group and give classes, share gospel with 5 people, distribute 30 tracts, visit 40 families in October. Please pray for me so that I can fulfill my targets for October.
Two of my teams are inattentive in my area. I want to form a strong volunteer teams in my area and I need some suitable disciples. Please pray for me so that God may provide me everything I need.
September 22, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that I was able to work in my area completely. My students were able to sit for their 1st model test exam in August. Right now, the 2nd year students are completing their 2nd book. In August, I was able to visit 19 groups, shared my testimony with 3 people, visited 32 families and memorized 29 new verses. I have a new colleague in my area, Manjila Tudu. Thanks for praying for us and our area.
Please pray for my two weak teams, the Sukanpukur and Vutgari teams. Please pray for me so that I can help brother Manjila in my area. I am going to hand over to him some teams. Ask God to help me make him understand. I have a desire to share my testimony and the gospel with 5 people, distribute 30 tracts, visit 40 families, and memorize 30 verses. Please pray for me so that I can complete my goals for September. The schools are opening. Please pray for the students so that their attendance doesn’t reduce due to academic pressure, that the love and thirst for God may remain in them.
July 15, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that He has given me an opportunity to meet with all the staff of BMW in Sreemangal and had beautiful teachings from Uncles David DeCook and Thomas Roy. The Lord also saved me from a bus accident while we were going to Sreemangal for camp.
When I came back, I was sick for many days. I was not able to work properly in my area in June. But I praise the Lord because I recovered by the grace of Him. I give thanks to the Lord for giving me the opportunity to have a good fellowship with the staff during camp.
Please give thanks to the Lord that although we were short of course books in our area but now have sufficient books this month. I have a total of 205 students. I have a desire to contact by phone 100 students, team leaders, and my disciples during this lockdown. I have plans to share the Bridge Illustration with 10 people and share my testimony with 5 people, share 50 tracts, and visit 10 families. I want to memorize 10 verses in July. Please pray for me so that I can recover completely and fulfill my target for the month of July.
May 12, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that He kept me well. I could not visit teams or any family, but I was able to talk with about 145 students over the phone. I was able to share gospel with one person. About 91 students are promoted into second year and we could distribute some books to them. I am keeping contact with team leaders regularly and I have distributed calendars to them.
Because of lockdown, I am not able to move anywhere. Please pray for me so that I can keep communication with my students over the phone and keep them encouraged. In the are Ghoraghat, we have 221 students into 20 groups. I need a faithful co-worker badly. Please pray so that God may provide us a faithful person as soon as possible. Please pray for the teams- Vatugari, Tibipara and Kalupara so that they get attentive into their course studies.
Last month I was able to share gospel with one Hindu person named Susanta Karmakar. I shared the verses Matthew 7:7-12 and John 14:6 and told him that whoever puts faith in Jesus listening to His words, he will go to heaven. Please pray for Susanta so that he can understand the calling of Jesus in his life. I was able to talk with two Christian teachers about the ideology of Jesus. Please pray for them so that God may talk into their heart. I want share gospel with two people, distribute tracts and visit families in this month. Please pray for me so that I can fulfill my goals for May.
I am weak in my biblical knowledge and in memorizing verses which make me difficult to share gospel. I want to overcome these. I want to read the course books and other biblical books so that I can gain more knowledge. Please pray for me so that Lord may bless me with wisdom and knowledge.
April 24, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that God has kept me and my family well. I have 221 students in my area, and I prepared 80 students for graduation 2021. Last month I was able to visit 15 groups and 24 families. I shared the gospel with two people and distributed 40 tracts. We were able to arrange a team leaders meeting with 20 team leader in Ghoraghat last month. I am memorizing verses regularly with daily morning devotion.
Please pray for the students so that they do not lose hope as we were not able to arrange any programs or gatherings. Please pray for us so that we will be able to keep communication with them through phone calls, keep encouraging them, and deliver all the course materials to them.
We need a volunteer staff in Ghoraghat area as I am watching over 221 students. Please pray for me so that God may help me to prepare a volunteer for 2022. I was able to share gospel with two Hindu people. Their names are Laksmi Murmu and Prianka Hembrome. We discussed John 5:24 and I told them we can get eternal life through Jesus Christ and then we can go to heaven. Please pray for Laksmi and Prianka so that God may talk into their heart. I have plans to share the gospel with two people, visit more families and distribute more tracts. I have also some office work and calendar distribution this month. Ask God to help me to complete all the tasks for this month.
Please pray for Kalupara, Shyampur and Shaldah groups. They are very weak in their course studies. God may give them more attention for the course and He may help me to encourage them more. I am weak in biblical knowledge too. Please pray for me so that I can be enriched with biblical knowledge through daily devotion and verse memorizing.
March 29, 2021–I talked with Hindus Laksmi and Prianka (ages 19 and 21) sharing John 5:24: that whoever will believe the Word after hearing it, they won’t fall under judgement, but will receive the eternal life. They didn’t receive Christ and didn’t realized the need of salvation in their lives. They are now BMW students. They are willing to know about God. Please pray for them so that they can understand who is the real creator.
March 13, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that God has answered my prayer. 50 students were able to take the final exam. 20 groups were visited, and every group was able to take classes. I visited 35 families and distributed 80 tracks in February. I shared the Gospel with 3 people. Now I am blessed with 20 groups of 216 students.
I have completed my target for graduating students taking the exam. Now I want to visit 20 groups with classes, and 40 families, distribute 70 tracts and communicate with team leaders in my area in March. Pray for me so that I can chose the personal disciple and prepare that person in Christ.
I shared assurance of salvation with Sontona, Sornolota and Bonolota. They are Christians but don’t follow Him. They wanted to know how to get assurance of salvation. I shared Romans 10:9-10. Pray for them so they can understand assurance of salvation. I have a plan next month to share the Gospel with 3 people.
Please pray for me as I am still weak in biblical knowledge and presentation. Pray for me so that God will help me to overcome these. I do regular Bible study and memorize verses. According to that I have a developing spiritual life.
Brother Premanondo Roy and Satish Soren are helping me a lot. Pray for me so that I follow their advice and instructions properly.
February 4, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that God has answered my prayer. I was able to memorize 5 verses and take classes in every group last month. New students are increasing, and I also had a wonderful Christmas. Now I am blessed with 19 groups consisting of 187 students.
I am preparing 30 students for graduation. About 20 students are already prepared. Please pray about that I can prepare my targeted students for graduation in time. I am trying to train the team leaders and please pray for me so that I can lead them properly.
This month I want to memorize 27 verses after every morning devotion with our staff and I also want to share assurance of salvation with at least two people. Please pray for me. I am still weak in biblical knowledge and presentation. Pray for me so that God helps me to overcome these weaknesses and blesses me to have a developing spiritual life. Brother Premanonda and Satish are helping me a lot. Pray God will help me follow their advice and instructions properly.
My maternal uncle is very sick in health. Please pray for his health. There are some obstacles in arranging my wedding ceremony. Please keep me in your prayer about this so that all the obstacles may go away by the grace of God.
January 6, 2021–When I was following up with Sorosoti, she brought her unbeliever friends, Sangeeta (16) and Shalmon (13), with her to know more about Jesus. I discussed Romans 10:9-12 with them. I explained how our life should be changed after receiving Christ. We should not keep leading our previous sinful life. After this discussion, they requested me to next time tell them more about the Christian life. I have a plan to follow up with them. Please pray for me so that God may give me opportunity to do that.
December 17, 2020–I give thanks to the Lord that our coordinator, Brother Satish, visited our area last November 12. God helped him to visit successfully and returned home safely.
I want to praise the Lord for my total 157 students. This month I got some new students. Please keep them in your prayer so that I can teach them to realize about salvation and I can help them to have assurance on salvation. I am preparing more than 30 students for the next graduation.
I have a total of 17 teams, and I was able to visit all of them twice a month. Keep me in prayer so that I can visit more this month. Most of my students are Catholic. Please keep me in prayer so that I can teach them properly. I have a team of 14 Catholic students in Maria mission. They are inattentive in their studies. Pray for them so that God may give them desire for Words.
I am still learning devotion and the Bridge Illustration, and brother Premanondo and brother Satish are really helping me a lot. God may help me to apply this teaching in my life in evangelism field.
I am reading the Bible regularly and memorized 5 verses last month. I have a desire to continue memorizing verses. I want to memorize 5 more verses this month. Pray God will help me in memorizing.
December 12, 2020–Sorosoti (Hindu age 15) is the first person with whom I have ever shared the gospel. I began by asking about her and her family’s health. In a while, we jumped to topic of Jesus. I shared the verse John 3:16 with her. I told her how important it is for realizing that we are sinners and only Jesus can help us from sin and hell. He is the only way to heaven. She agreed that she needed eternal life in her life, but she asked me for some time to think about it. Please keep Sorosoti in your prayer so that she can understand the importance of receiving Jesus in her life. Also pray for me so that God may give me another opportunity to follow up her.
November 10, 2020–I have a total of 129 students.