I am Dipok Murmu from the Dinjpur area. My father Kistu Murmu was a carpenter but passed away in 2016. My mother Chanmoni Soren is a housewife and is leading our family now. I have one elder brother and sister. Both are married. I am single but wishing to get married by end of 2021. I was born into a traditional Catholic family. I wasn’t very interested in religion. I was working hard to build my career. I didn’t have much knowledge about God and salvation.
My father’s family is from Santal tribe. According to our culture I had alcohol on a regular basis and was involved in many evil deeds. I wasn’t successful in my education but completed my Higher Secondary Certificate course. After that I started to work to support myself as well as help my family. In 2018 one of my uncles offered me a Biblical Training Course. My uncle was a priest of the Church of God in my area. I showed interest to have the one-year training program.
I started to love reading Bible. After completing that course, I was involved in CDC (Christian Discipleship Center) for another one-year program. During the course I found that there are no comparisons between my previous life and what the Bible says about that. I came to realize that I was spoiling my life and was preparing myself for eternal death. I became eager to become a child of God. I found in John 1:12 that He who believe Christ will become a child of God. I made an immediate decision to receive Jesus in my life as my savior. I became a believer of Jesus Christ and was baptized on August 9, 2019. After taking baptism when I was reading Bible, I found another verse: Jeremiah 33:3. This verse inspired me to know more about Him. I received God’s calling and decided to serve Him.
After completing the program from CDC God called me to work in the BMW ministry. I joined the ministry in March 2020. Before joining BMW ministry, I didn’t have deep knowledge about salvation. I didn’t have assurance of salvation. I thought I had received salvation and would go to heaven, but it could be lost if I sinned again. I believed in salvation by works. But in a discipleship training program at BMW headquarters in April 2021 I came to know that salvation will never be lost. In this training I received the assurance of salvation. Now I have peace in my mind. I have the assurance of forgiveness and I will never die for my sin.
Ministry and Personal Prayer Requests
October 11, 2021–I am blessed with a total of 286 students and 32 groups. 6 groups have already completed their diploma by attending their exams. I was able to share the gospel with 4 people and my testimony with 6 people. I visited 59 families, distributed 42 tracts, and memorized 10 verses in September. All my glory to the Lord.
I have 5 disciples: Dipok, Akash, Emon, Bimol and Kajol. I was able to meet everyone and have discussed salvation with them. Please pray for me so that I can continue my discussion with them in October too. I was not able to fix the problem with the team in Kalighat and Nurjahan. Please pray for me so that I can fix it within October and praise the Lord. I want to share the gospel with 10 people, share my testimony with 8 people, distribute 50 tracts, and memorize 12 verses in October. God may help me to fulfill my target.
The little boy, Amrita, is still sick. Please pray for that poor boy.
September 8, 2021–Thanks to the Lord that He has blessed me with 286 students. I have a total of 32 groups. I was able to share the Bridge Illustration with 12 people. I shared my testimony with 4 people, distributed 55 tracts and visited 29 families. I memorized 7 verses in August.
I met all my disciples (Dipok Nag, Akash Tanti, Emon Rudra Pal, Bimol Gonju and Kajol Tanti) and talked about the Bridge Illustration with them. I want to make them understand it properly so they can share it with others.
Please pray for me. I want to visit my groups, especially the Kalighat and Nurjahan teams. I want to share the gospel with 15 people, share my testimony with 6 people, distribute 60 tracts, visit 35 families, and memorize 10 new verses in September. Please pray for me so that I can fulfill my goal for September.
Please pray for a 7-year old boy named Amrita Tanti. He broke his rib bones and spine in an accident while playing. Please pray for him.
A girl named Muni Rudrapal is having psychological problems. Please pray for her.
Please pray for my maternal aunt as she is suffering from an unknown, undetectable disease. Doctors cannot find out what the main problem is, but God knows everything. Please pray so that God will make a way.
May 30, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that He has kept me and my parents very well. God has given me an opportunity to learn many things through staff training camp last month. Last month I completely concentrated on my spiritual development and focused on strengthening my weaknesses.
Please keep me in your prayer as I have been planning to go out and back to teaching students from next month. My plans are to visit my students and encourage them. I want to visit at least 20 families and distribute 30 tracts. Please pray for me so that I can take new books to all the graduated students and meet their families. May God keep me safe from corona virus while going back to the field.
Please pray for my sister. She is suffering from her tonsil again. Ask God to heal her completely this time so I can give thanks to Him in next month.
April 25, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that He has kept me well. My parents are also doing well in this pandemic situation. Thanks for praying for my mother. She was almost paralyzed but by the grace of God and your prayer she has recovered completely. Now she can move her hands and legs properly. Please give thanks to the Lord that we are attending a training program in Debbari office with Brother Matthew Roy. He is teaching us about BMW activities and is training for our future actions. Pray God will help me to understand everything properly and I can use it when I will get back to field work. Please give thanks to the Lord that I have been assigned to a new area, Habiganj. My target is to make 150 new students and prepare 100 students for next graduation. Please pray for me so that I can do better in the new field. Please pray for the students so that they do not lose any hope and will stay encouraged. Pray God will help us to communicate them properly during this lockdown over the phone I have a plan to memorize 10 new verses in this month. Pray I can do this and also remember the previous ones I have memorized.
March 13, 2021–I want to thank God the Father that I have stayed healthy all the time. Pray that we may always be healthy and work for the kingdom of the Lord. I want to thank the Lord that there was a problem with my mother’s tonsils, but now there is complete healing there. Pray for her hands and feet though because they became paralyzed. Pray God heals her completely.
I currently have 274 students. Pray for everyone to be healthy and grow spiritually. This year I will graduate 150 students. Pray especially for them. I would like to thank the Lord that I have been able to distribute 75 tracts this month. I have been able to visit 60 families this month and shared the Bridge Illustration with 5 people. I appreciate the glory of God the Father for this. Pray that I may understand and do all the things according to the Lord’s plan.
February 4, 2021–My total students is 274 and I am planning to prepare 150 students for the upcoming graduation. I believe I can do more. Please pray for that. All of my students are non-Christian. Pray that all students will know and believe that Jesus Christ is the way to salvation and eternal life. Pray for those whom I have given gospel tract so that they may know the love of Christ. I have distributed 50 tracts last month. And I am planning to distribute at least 60 more tracts in February. I have visited 25 families last month. Pray for those families so that they may receive the comfort from God and see the light of the Christ. All those families are practicing the Hindu religion. I have discussed the Bridge Illustration with six unbelievers. They have received me cordially. Pray that God will soften their heart so that I can sow the seeds of gospel into their heart. My target is to share the Bridge Illustration to 8 more unbelievers in the coming days. Please pray for me so that I can be a strong witness for God in my area.
January 20, 2021–Mithun (Hindu, 28) was an old student of BMW. I met him and shared some verses about salvation with him. He was happy to have those kind words from the Bible. He wants to confess his sin to God. Please pray for him so that God may help him to confess sin to Him.
January 20, 2021–This was the first time Kishan (Hindu, 24) heard about Jesus. So, he was amazed to know that Jesus died on the cross for his sins. He now wants to know more about Jesus. God may help him to have opportunities and keep knowing about Jesus.
January 8, 2021–Pappu (Hindu, 21) is a student in BMW. He really likes the words of Jesus. I gave him the Bridge Illustration and he wants to have eternal life. Please pray for him so that he can understand the importance of receiving Christ in his life.
January 8, 2021–Rayhan (Muslim, 20) never knew the prophet Isha (Jesus) could give salvation. He used to think that we can go to heaven through our good deeds. Now after hearing that Jesus can save him from his sin, he wants to have eternal life. Please pray for him so that the Holy Spirit may give him enough courage to receive Christ in his life.
January 6, 2021–I have shared the Bridge Illustration with Apu (Hindu, 28) before and I explained it again to him and he could understand it more deeply. He decided to lead his life following Jesus with holiness.
January 5, 2021–Kajol (Hindu, 35) believed that Jesus died on the cross for us but he hasn’t received Christ yet. He said he heard about Jesus for the first time. So I encouraged him to try to know more about Jesus Christ, then God will bless him more. Please pray for him so that God may help him to receive Christ in his heart.
December 18, 2020–After sharing about Jesus, Milon (Hindu, 35) said that he had never heard of Jesus before. He wants to know more about Jesus now. Please keep him in your prayer so that he can get opportunity to know about Jesus again through me or anyone else again.
December 18, 2020–Sotto (Hindu, 40) is interested to know about other religions, so he had an interest to know about Christianity from before. After telling him that Jesus died on the cross for our sin, he expressed to know more about Jesus next time. Please pray for Sotto Mukharji so that God may provide him some opportunities to know more about Jesus.
December 18, 2020–After explaining the Bridge Illustration, Milon (Hindu, 32) understood that he is a sinner. He repented for his sin and wanted to receive Christ in his heart. Please pray for him so that God may help him receive Christ in his life.
December 18, 2020–I shared gospel with Ruplal (Hindu, 35). I also told him that we would be punished if we kept sinning all the time. He got scared after listening about hell and he confessed his sins. Please pray for him so that he can understand that he needs to confess sin to Jesus and receive Him in his life.
December 17, 2020–I have chosen 5 Hindu students to be my disciples as I don’t have any Christian students. Pray for me so that I can prepare them and make them ready for the kingdom of God.
One of my groups out of 30 in Kalighat area is not doing the class regularly, so please pray for this group so that they will finish their materials on time. All my students are unbelievers, most of them are Hindu and some are Muslims. They are very slow in learning the materials. So, pray for me so that I can give my full effort to make them strong in Biblical education and win their soul day by day.
I have shared the Bridge Illustration to 5 students last month. All of them showed their interests about learning more about receiving salvation. Please pray for those 5 students. My goal is to share the Bridge Illustration to 6 students in this month.
I have visited 9 families last week and I am planning to visit 15 more families in this month.
I have distributed 30 tracts and my goal is to distribute 40 tracts this month. My target is to memorize 10 Bible verses in this month. Please pray for me.
November 10, 2020–Please give thanks to God for all the blessings through this month.
At this moment I am taking care of 246 students. I was able to have classes with 180 students but due to one of the biggest Hindu festival Durga Puja did not reach the others. As you know all of my students are Hindu and sometimes it is very difficult for them to understand our materials and answering the questions given as homework. Please pray for them so God may help me to explain everything the way they would understand, and God may help them to open their heart.
Although all of the students are Hindu in Sreemongal, I have chosen some potential students to train them as a disciple of Christ. They are Dipok Nag, Kajol Tanti, Emon Rudrah Pall, Bimol Gonju and Apu Tanti. Please pray for these souls so I am able to win them for God’s Kingdom and they may work as Christ’s disciples. And also pray for me so I will be able to add two more names in this list within this current month.
In the current month we are going to start two new groups at Kalighat 10. Please give thanks for Emon Rudrah Pall, my disciple and 3rd student, who has helped me to form these two new groups. We are going to start these new groups with 13 students. Please pray for the students so they can understand about God and His salvation through our materials and may God help them to finish our course up to the end.
Please pray for my groups at Kalighat 11. I have 4 groups there consisting 34 students. Due to their family financial problems and because of being Hindu most of the students are giving their whole attention to earning money instead of Bible study. Please pray for them so God may give them a change of heart.
Personal: Please pray for my mother as she falls sick very often. Please pray for my brother’s workshop so it runs according to our need.
Please pay for me as sometimes I face difficulties to understand some verses from Books of Prophecies from Old Testament. May God help me to understand those verses!
Also pray for me as I live alone in Sreemangal. May God keep me safe and healthy to keep doing His work properly.
October 15, 2020–I have a total of 246 students and total 30 teams. I was able to contact 190 students. I visited every team last month, but the students were not able to come for bad weather and other family problems sometimes. Please keep them in your prayers so that they will be able to make time for the classes by the grace of God.
I was able to arrange a team leader and volunteers meeting for the 8th of October. Thanks for your prayers and blessings.
I found 5 Hindu students suitable for being my disciples. Their names are Emon Rudra Paul, Dipok Nag, Bimol, Kakon Tanti, Sranboni Rudra Paul. Please pray for me so that I can guide them spiritually.
I keep prayer for the team Nurjahan. They are so weak and lagged behind in this course.
Please pray for the father of Jeet Kumar, one of our BMW students. He has a serious heart condition right now. Also pray for all the students and their families because the season changing is causing them to become sick and ill.
I give thanks to the Lord that I have been given this opportunity to serve Lord. I live alone in BCT land. Please pray for my protection and my wisdom for watching over the place properly. My family lives far from me. May the Father God keep them safe and sound.
September 3, 2020–I have a total of 226 students in my ministry. All are very attentive and all of them are unbelievers. They all are very interested in Bible study. Among them some of the team leaders named Dipok Nag, Sremoti Tanti, Shumoti Tanti, Udoy Tanti, Pryanka Tanti, Roktima Nath are doing good work for their team. They love BMW and love the Bible class and group as well. Some students are also very interested in Bible study, they are Semir Nath, Shumona Tanti, Shuvo Rudro, Bimol Gonju, Sraboni, Polash Tanti. Pray that they all will receive Christ in their life. I have chosen them for making disciples. Please pray that I can win their soul for Christ.
Praise God that I was well received in the Hindu village named Kalighat, even though I am from a different district and I don’t know their culture. Pray that I can bring them to our church and help them to learn more about God and His plan for us.
Personal: I have chosen a life partner for my life. Her name is Aduri Besra. She is a Christian girl. Help me by praying as I am searching for God’s will for us. God willing, we are planning to marry in one year.
July 20, 202–I shared the Bridge illustration with Bimol (18, Hindu) and asked, “Did you hear this before.” He said no. Then I asked once again, “Which side do you want to go? He answered, “God’s side.” He came to realize that only Jesus can give salvation from our sin. He wants to accept Jesus Christ in his life.
July 19, 2020–Dipok (18, Hindu) doesn’t want to go in hell. He wants to know more about Jesus and wants to accept Jesus in his life from heart. Pray for his life and his salvation.
July 11, 2020–Ovi (21, Hindu) wants to go God’s side and don’t want to go in hell. Before sharing, he hadn’t heard about salvation and Jesus. He wants to know more about Jesus deeply. Pray for his life and salvation.
July 10, 2020–After sharing the Bridge illustration with Emom (20, Hindu), I asked, “Did you hear this before?” He replied no. But he wanted to know more about Jesus. He loved to hear about Jesus. After knowing all the things, he wanted to accept Jesus in his life. Pray for his life and salvation.
July 7, 2020–Ministry: I joined with BMW in March 2020. Since I began work, I haven’t been able to work in any field because everything was so locked down. However, from June, I got to start visiting some ministry fields. Now most of the fields are becoming familiar to me. I have taken the responsibility of 230 students in three different villages. I am so glad and grateful to God that I was well accepted by the people here in the Sreemangal area. I am a stranger here as I am a new teacher and moved from the Dinajpur area, but yet I am getting very good responses from the unbeliever students. Pray that I can win the students’ souls for the kingdom of God. Pray for my Hindu students so that they can be able to understand the word of God.
Personal: Pray for me so that I can be safe as I live in the ministry property all alone. This is totally new area for me. Sometimes I feel insecure, but I know God is with me and that is my comfort. Please pray for my mother, my brother and his family, as they live far away from me, so that they may live safe and in a peaceful life even in this pandemic.
June 25, 2020–I shared the Bridge illustration with Sharosati Das (age 20) and asked if she had heard this before? She said no. She wants to go heaven through Jesus because He is the only way to go heaven. Now she believes she will get eternal life through Jesus Christ.
June 8, 2020–After my sharing the Bridge illustration with Samiron Tati (24), I wanted to know his opinion. He told me that, “it is a wonderful teaching I have heard, and I want to go heaven.” He believes Jesus died for his sin and wants to accept Him in his life.
June 5, 2020–After my sharing with Badol Das (21) about Jesus Christ, I asked him if he had heard this before? He said, “I did not know Jesus Christ can give us salvation from our sin.” He wants to get eternal life through Jesus Christ, and he loves Jesus and wants to accept Him as personal savior.
June 2, 2020--I shared Jitu Tati (24) about our sin and that Jesus is the only way to get salvation from our sin. When I asked him if he had heard about Jesus before, he replied. “I have never heard that Jesus is the way get rid of sin and He is our savior.” He didn’t want to go hell; he wants to go heaven. He accepted Jesus Christ and he asking forgiveness for his sin to Jesus Christ.