Premanondo is from a Hindu family. His father died when he was three years old. His mother struggled raising him and his older sister and younger sister. It was hard work as she played both father and mother roles. When Premanondo completed his 10th grade education he found a friend who was going to a three-year Christian seminary. He had a curiosity about it and his friend challenged him to try it himself. He began the course and joined the denomination. When he felt he understood salvation and believed it, he took baptism. He dedicated himself to serve the Lord. He began to help the AG church in Bimal’s house. He was appointed as the pastor to look after the flock and convert more people and lead them into the church. He also became Bimal’s accountant and recruiter for his Christian school.Had a strong vision to work with young people. He saw that BMW worked with young people on a consistent basis and had a good system. The denomination required a certain number of conversions every three months.
When he understood all the systems BMW uses to make disciples, he offered himself to BMW as a volunteer. Bimal was the leader giving direction to some volunteers.
Premanondo started to get some compensation in 2011. In 2012 Bimal and Prema had some struggles as he loved BMW more and more and Bimal didn’t want to lose him. Finally Prema left Bimal and became our full-time staff in 2013. The work began to grow rapidly. Then Hepatitis B struck him down and we prayed a lot even with fasting for his recovery. >Many have died from the severity of the case that Premanondo had. In the Lord’s mercy he began to recover after six months. We are blessed the LAMB hospital supervised his treatment to a successful conclusion.
Premanondo is very faithful, has passion for the work. He works hard and stays cheerful. He is very persuasive with young people. He is humble and tolerant. He has a very friendly attitude.
Ministry and Personal Prayer Requests
October 26, 2021– Please give thanks to the Lord that I was able to visit 14 classes, shared bridge illustration with 6 people, distributed 82 tracts, visted 29 families, memorized 9 verses, and got a good office room in Birgonj in September. Thanks to the Lord that I was able to complete 85% target for the month.
Please pray for me. I want to start my work in a new area- Kurigram. Please pray for me so that I can visit and give classes to 18 groups, share bridge illustration with 5 groups and 10 people and testimony with 5 people, distribute 110 tracts, visit 30 families and memorize 15 verses in October. I am struggling with my memorizing power. God may help me in memorizing bible courses, BTCP classes and the verses. Please pray for my mother so that she can stay good in health. The office will be transferred to Birgonj. God may help us to run the curriculum more efficiently by the grace of Him.
September 27, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that my mother and I are good in health. I am now able to visit teams and give classes and talk about the course book works. In August, I visited 11 teams and 27 families, shared the gospel with 6 people, distributed 61 tracts and memorized 13 verses. I give thanks to the Lord that brother Mohesh is watching over my area and activities. I was able to complete 80% of my target for the month August. Thanks to the prayer team for praying for me.
Please pray for me so that I can visit all the teams in September and start their course books. The schools are now open, and the students might get busy with their academic studies. Please pray for me so that I can have the students available for Bible classes. This office is moving from Parbatipur to Birgonj in November. Please pray for us so that we can find a suitable place for the office in Birgonj. I want to share the Bridge Illustration with 5 teams, share testimony with 5 people, visit 20 teams for classes, visit 30 families, distribute 100 tracts and memorize 15 verses in September. Please pray for my goals for September.
July 15, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that the month of June was full of misery for me but still God kept me safe through the prayer of the prayer team. I faced a bus accident while going to the Sreemangal camp. I had some cuts and pain and after reaching the camp, I was sick in health too. When I came back, I was sick for many days and I was not able to work properly in my area in June. But I praise the Lord I recovered by His grace. I give thanks to the Lord for giving me the opportunity to have good fellowship with the staff during camp.
Please give thanks to the Lord that even though we were short of course books in our area, we now have enough books. I have a desire to contact over the 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 am still weak in health. Please pray for me so that God will heal me completely. Please pray for sister Aduri and Shyamoli Hembrom for their spiritual growth. For my spiritual growth, I want to memorize and meditate on 15 verses in July. Please pray for me and my family. My mother has not received Christ yet. Pray God will open her eyes to the truth.
May 13, 2021–Please pray for me. I have been suffering from a toothache for the last three days. Nothing is working on it. I cannot work properly because of this severe pain. God may save me from this pain. Please pray for me so that God may heal me, and I can give thanks. I give thanks to the Lord that He has kept my family well. I was able to contact about 167 students. I worked on student files and handed over my 45 students to Rajshahi and Naogaon area. I distributed calendars among students, was able to share the assurance of salvation with 3 people and memorized 5 new verses besides morning devotion. Thanks to the prayer team for praying for us.
I am not able to take any classes in this lockdown. Please pray for me so that students stay willing to talk over the phone and keep contact with us. I want to keep them encouraged. Pray God will help me with that. Next month I have a plan to share the gospel with 5 people, distribute tracts, visit families and churches, memorize 5 verses, and review already memorized verses, beside my daily morning devotion. Please pray for me so that God may help me to fulfill my plans for the month May.
April 24, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord for keeping me and my family well. I have 670 students in my area. I watch over 325 students among them and prepared 120 students for graduation 2021. I have visited every group, and 18 families, and distributed about 70 tracts. I was able to arrange a team leader meeting with 20 team leaders in Ghoraghat last month. I am memorizing Bible verses and also reviewing them beside my daily devotion.
Please pray for this pandemic situation. We are not able to arrange any program this year. Please pray for the students so that they do not lose any hope. May God help them to hold their interest in this course. Please pray for us too so that we can reach them and deliver all the materials they need in this pandemic situation. I am watching over 325 students and volunteers. May God help me to prepare them properly for next year. I want to call them by phone and try to encourage them in this lockdown. I have plans to share the gospel with four people, visit more families, and distribute 200 tracts in April. I have a plan for doing office file work and distributing calendars among students. Please pray for me so that I can fulfill my targets for April.
Please pray for me so that I can do better in biblical studies and memorizing verses. I am still so weak. Please also pray for me as I am guiding two volunteer staff in Parbatipur. May God help me to guide them properly. May He keep all of us and our family safe in this pandemic.
March 13, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that I was able to visit 15 groups, and 107 students have taken the final exam. I have done team leaders meetings in Parbotipur and Ghoraghat. I was able to share assurance of salvation with 6 people and 22 families were visited, 150 tracts were distributed. I memorized 28 verses and review in February. I want to give thanks to you who have prayed for me and my area.
I am taking care of 325 students in 28 groups. I have 30 students left to take the final exam. I have a plan for group visits, taking the exam, communicating with students in March. We will prepare for graduation program and we hope about 550 students will attend the program.
I shared assurance of salvation with 6 people: Mousomi, Shyamoli, Rema, Elius, Biplop, and Hridoy. They had no idea about assurance of salvation. I shared Roman 6:23 and John 3:16. Please pray for them so they understand my words and God’s words and pray they will receive the assurance of salvation.
I have a plan to share the Gospel with 5 people and to review 30 old memory verses. I want to visit 30 families and distribute tracts in March.
Please pray for me so that God will bless me with wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
I was able to communicate with 35 team leaders and convince the Bible Study, so that I can give the right teaching in Christ.
I have a plan to arrange the team leaders meeting in Parbotipur Office in March. Pray for who those who will join the meeting.
I helped and guided Shyamoli and Aduri in the Dinajpur area. Pray for us so that we can build up our team to work properly with knowledge and wisdom. We will prepare 265 students for the certificates of this program. We need to make our graduation program successful.
Please pray for me so that God may heal me completely and bless me with more biblical knowledge for ministry. Keep my family in your prayer so that they are understanding who Jesus is. Thanks for your prayer and blessing.
February 4, 2021–Please give thanks to the Lord that in the month of Christmas, I was able to visit 12 class groups, team visiting and arrange pre-Christmas gathering for the staff of Dinajpur. I was also able to share assurance of salvation with four people and memorize 5 verses. I want to give thanks to those who have prayed for my nails. My nails are getting better day by day.
I am taking care of 325 students in 28 groups and I have a plan to prepare 50-60 students for graduation. I also plan to visit at least 20 groups and two new areas (Kurigram & Mithapukur) in February. Please keep me in your prayers so that God helps me fulfill my plan for this month.
I shared assurance of salvation with four people named Naeem, Marcel, Hridoy and Shimon. They have never heard this kind of assurance for life after death. I also shared Romans 6:23 and John 3:16. Pray they will understand my words clearer. Please keep them in your prayer so that the question that arose in their minds, God will help them to find it. I have a plan to share the gospel with 5 people and memorize 5 more verses in February. Please pray for me so that God will bless me with wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Brother Satish is helping us with advice and knowledge in the Dinajpur field. I am trying to guide sister Shyamoli Hembrome and sister Aduri Mardy the best I can. Pray for us so that we can build up our team leaders properly with knowledge and wisdom. These all we need to make our graduation program successful.
Please pray for me so that God may heal me completely and bless me with more biblical knowledge for ministry. Keep my family in your prayer as they haven’t got salvation yet. Only God can change their hearts of stone. Thanks for your prayer and blessings.
January 19, 2021–We discussed heaven in a group. I asked Sonchita (17), Proshanto (15), Hridoy (16) and Rabil (15) if they knew where they would go when they died. I also added that whoever can answer it with confidence, they would go to heaven, they are real Christians. After hearing this they realized that they were not confident on their faith, I explained John 3:16 and Romans 6:23 more clearly to them. After sharing the verses, they understood that they were in darkness. They had their assurance of salvation on that moment. Please pray for them so that they can keep up their faith strong until the end of their life.
December 18, 2020–Non-believers Nayeem, Marcel, Hridoy and Simon (ages 13-15) never knew about the assurances from the Bible, so I shared assurance of salvation. I shared the verses John 3:16, Romans 6:23 and 3:23. I said that the Word says that we are sinners and we need the gift of God, the son of God, for our salvation. They said that they never knew about this and they never had heard this kind of teachings before. They expressed their interest to know more about this topic. Please pray for them so that God may provide me opportunity to follow up them.
December 17, 2020–Please give thanks to the Lord that our coordinator brother has visited our area from 12-14 November successfully. He has given us valuable advice and techniques of taking classes, talking about salvation and helping them to get assurance of salvation in their lives. Please help me so that I can also help Aduri and Shyamoli in developing these skills.
I visited almost 16 teams last month. I give thanks to the Lord that this is the season of harvesting paddy, but the students are still regular in classes. I am watching over 316 students. Because of covid-19, many hostel students are not able to continue their book completion as the hostels are not opened yet. Still I am working on preparing 50 students in graduation. Please pray for me so that God may help me.
I was able to talk with only one disciple, Hansda, among my three disciples. The others were busy. I tried to make her understand what we should do for God’s kingdom and taught the techniques of devotion. I also inspired her to read the Bible regularly. May God help her to understand His will in her life.
I wasn’t able to share the gospel with others, but I want to share the gospel this month. Please pray for me so that God may provide me people to talk and give me courage to speak out properly.
I was able to reconnect with the students of Rangpur and Joypurhat hostel. I am helping them. Please pray for them so that God may help them to complete the book in time. Pray for my team leader and volunteer. Ask God to help them to stay active and help the teams in doing classes regularly.
I was able to do classes with Uncle Thomas and tried to memorize Bible verses. I want to memorize 7 more verses this month. God help me to build up my memorizing ability again.
I am facing irritation in my fingers and toes. Please pray for me so that God may heal me from this irritation.
November 10, 2020–Please give thanks to the Lord that I was able to visit 20 groups last month and prepare 30 students for their final exams. Within November, about 100 students will be completely prepared for the final exams.
I was able to share the gospel with one Hindu person named Hridoy Das. I shared John 3:16 and Roman 6:23 with him and emphasized on eternal life. I told him that we can get eternal life only through Jesus Christ. Please pray for Hridoy so that he can understand my words and can think about it. I have a desire to share the gospel with three people next month. I have lack of courage. Please pray for me so that I can gain enough courage to go to other people.
I talked with every team leader and volunteer last month. I encouraged them to inspire other students in attending classes and completing their books. I was able to talk with two of my disciples. I told them to read 2 Timothy. They were given this task for next month. Please pray for those two so that they can understand well and pray for me too so that I can teach them properly and answer them to their questions of this lesson. God may help me to meet more team leaders and volunteer and bring them up as a good disciple in Christ.
I am taking classes from uncle David and uncle Thomas for improving my spiritual life. I memorized 7 verses last month. I have a desire to memorize 10 verses this month. Keep me in your prayers for that.
I am leading Shyamoli and Aduri in my area. God may help to guide them properly in Dinajpur. Our area coordinator will be coming to visit our area this month. May God help me to make this visit successful and helpful for our coordinator.
I have desire to start taking final exams from next month. God may keep all the students and this area protected from corona virus.
October 19, 2020–Hridoy (24, Hindu) came to the BMW office and I started to talk about Jesus’ life with him. As I shared, he got to know many things about Jesus. After he heard, he became interested to join BMW. Please pray for him and his full family who don’t know about Jesus. Pray for me as well so that I can give proper teaching about the truth.
October 15, 2020–Last month I was able to reach 15 groups with 200 students. Please pray for me so that I can reach 20 groups next month. Most of my groups are far from my office and I need to travel a lot just to reach one group. Please pray that I am searching for a new place so that my groups remain near my office and also God may help me to build groups near me.
I praise the Lord that most of my students of all years finished their 1st book and are on their 2nd book. Some students gave their 1st exam. I have a desire to take exams for all my students on their 1st book in October.
I have three disciples in total. I was able to contact two of my disciples–Sapna and Amrito. I encouraged them to meditate on Bible verses and read the Bible regularly. I will start discussing the assurances from the Bible with them.
I was able to share the gospel with one Muslim brother named Nazmul Hossen. I shared John 3:16 with him. He listened to me carefully but didn’t say anything. Pray for the brother so that God may talk in his heart. I want to share the gospel with more than 3 people next month. May God provide me with people and opportunities.
I am personally reading the Bible and acquiring knowledge from classes of Thomas uncle and David uncle. I am putting effort into memorizing verses and I have a desire to memorize 10 verses next month. Please pray for my family. They haven’t received Jesus yet. May God have mercy upon them. Thanks for your prayer and blessings.
September 23, 2020–I talked with Najmul (28, Muslim) about Jesus. I wanted to know about Isa according to Islam from him. He told me that, “I know about Isa, but not in details.” I shared about Isa according to the Bible, but he didn’t believe what I shared. Please pray for him so that he can accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
September 3, 2020–I have a total of 28 groups consisting of 288 students. I was able to contact 60 students over the phone and visit 9 groups. I am reducing contact with students over the phone because students are not willing to do classes through phone calls. I have a desire to visit 20 groups next month in person. Pray for the 120 students from Rajshahi, Joypurhat, Pabna and Rangpur hostels. I cannot contact them because of the lockdown, and they have no phone to contact me. I give thanks that my 1st and 2nd year students completed their 1st book and are working on their 2nd book. The 3rd and 4th year students are still on their 1st book but those are almost finished.
This month I was able to talk with all my disciples, but I wasn’t able to share anything. Pray for me so that God may provide me all the opportunities for that.
I shared Romans 6:23 and John 3:16 with 3 Hindu people. They are Rubel, Bidhan and Milon. They didn’t believe any of my words. Keep them in prayer so that God may help them to feel the words. Pray for me so that I can share the gospel with 5 people next time.
I am blessed that sister Shaymoli and Adori are helping me in taking classes.
I am thankful to God that I was able to memorize 10 verses this month and I have a plan to memorize 10 more verses next time.
Keep me in prayer so that God may keep me in fine health because I want to visit many areas next month.
Pray for me especially so that God may provide me a life partner. I tried by myself since a long time, but now I fully depend on God. I believe He has prepared my life partner for me in time. I have a very short temper. May God help me to gather more patience.
August 20, 2020–Milton (23, Hindu) is a 4th year student in BMW. He is very hard working and a regular student. I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 6:23 and John 3:3, 16. After my sharing he got to know about Jesus and he admitted that Jesus is the way to go heaven. I shared more verses from the Bible to help him understand clearly about our sin and salvation. After my sharing he was so happy to hear about that. Pray for him so that he can accept Jesus Christ as his savior.
August 20, 2020--Rubel (24, Hindu) is a 2nd year student in BMW. I shared the Bridge illustration with him through Romans 6:23, John 3:16 and John 3:3. I explained those verses and tried to let him understand about Jesus Christ, sin and salvation. Now he has little faith on Jesus but he wants to know more about Him. Pray for him and me also so that I can give proper teaching.
July 8, 2020–Ministry: Last month I got to talk 40% of my total students over the phone. Many of them don’t have a personal phone number. And they feel embarrassed to use someone else’s cell phone for the class. 50% of my students made good progress with their course material during this lock down. But the other 50% are going very slowly. I think they are in despair or disappointed by this crisis. Some are desperately completing the course. I am always open to receive their call for any problem from the students.
I got to talk to 4 of my disciples. I have discussed with them about ministry and their materials.
I have discussed assurance of salvation with four students, Mathayas Mardi, Rafael Mardi, Anjona Saren and Shapna Hansda. Please pray for them so that they may have clear knowledge of assurance of salvation.
Personal: For last four months I had some physical difficulties. I am much better than before. Praise God for me. Please pray that I can be bold and strong to confront my mother with gospel. She is a strong women and totally against Christianity.
May 27, 2020–Ministry: I need prayer support for my ministry area. This month I was able to reach only 45% of my students. The students are not that much responsive. Some of them are very active in finishing their books. I could supply books to some of them. So, I want to request you to pray for those students whose interests are getting lower. I can tell they are depressed as I am unable to visit them physically. I am desperate to go and visit them but I can’t go against the government law. All kinds of gathering are strongly prohibited. That’s why I am helpless and my students are loosing their class. Through my phone calls, I have come to know they are missing the gathering for Bible class a lot. So, please pray for them so their interest doesn’t go away and they support me by online classes.
I have 5 disciples and I talked with three of them. We discussed about new areas to form new teams. I encouraged them to memorize verses. They show their will on it.
I couldn’t share Bridge illustration with anyone because students do not want to give much time to talk. God may talk to some of their hearts so that they can listen to me.
Personal: I am physically weak right now. I am still suffering from a abscess in my back side. I am on medication. Please pray for this so God may heal me by His mighty hand. Please keep praying for my mother. She hasn’t received Christ yet. God may mold her heart and soften her mind.
April 24, 2020–Pray for me as I am a little sick. I am suffering from an abscess in my back which is giving me pain. Also, most of the time I feel very weak and don’t have any appetite.
Pray for one of our alumni named Milita Murmu. She is a nurse by profession. She is home from her work in Parbotipur to get healthy. She asked for prayer. She is already improving.
This month I was able to reach 50 students over the phone. I couldn’t make many calls because three weeks ago I went to see my mother at my mother’s house which is a 3 hours journey from my office. There I was stuck due to the lockdown by the local government. The phone network was very poor at my mother’s house so I couldn’t make calls according to my expectations. Still it’s locked down everywhere but I managed to come and join my office.
Please pray for my mom, as her heart is very hard for receiving Christ. She hates conversion to other religions. She is still worshiping idols. And she doesn’t want to listen to me about the good news of God. So, please pray for my mom so that God may soften her heart and listen to me. Also, pray for my three sisters as they are in need of salvation. They all are still following the Hindu religion. I don’t want my family people to perish eternally.
February 19, 2020–Thank God that I am well and healthy! On February 21 I am going to Joypurhat to form a new BMW team and hold the first class. Pray for a good start and that through this course most of them will come to know the Lord.
December, 2019–Give thanks to the Lord that I was busy in official works this whole month and He kept me well. Pray for my mother and my family. They are still an unbeliever. May God help them to understand His glory.
Ministry: Give thanks that most of my students completed their books and finished with their exams. Some teams named Bodorgonj, Matasagor, Auliapur, Shympur are weak and still staying behind. Pray for them so that they can complete their books and exams. Pray for me that I am so weak in evangelism and in biblical knowledge too. I am trying to improve myself. Pray for me so that God may help me. Please pray for the team leader and volunteers so that they can take different responsibilities of Dinajpur Graduation. May God help me to help those children. Pray for me and my co-worker, Shymoli so that we can arrange the graduation program in time properly.
November 8, 2019–I have finished my final exam of BA in last October 25. Pray for me so that I can get a good grade in that exam.
I have started to take the final exam of the students from this month of November. I hope every student are prepared for it. Pray for their success. I am planning to prepare 120 students for graduation.
I am struggling for my biblical knowledge and memorizing. May God help me to overcome my weakness. I am weak at sharing gospel and still trying. May God helps me with Holy Spirit on me.
Please pray for my biblical knowledge and spiritual life. I have poor knowledge in bible.
One team at Rangamati is getting behind in completing books. Pray for them so that they can done the books. I am going to form a team in Adampur. Please pray for the people there.
October 3, 2019–Please pray for my biblical knowledge and spiritual life. I have poor knowledge in bible. One team at Rangamati is getting behind in completing books. Pray for them so that they can do the books. I am going to form a team in Adampur. Please pray for the people there.
September 24, 2019–I shared the Bridge illustration with Albina, Asonta, and Suruzmoni (ages 16, 18, 14).. Now they know Jesus is the only way to salvation. They are still confused about the assurance about it. I am praying for their soul that God may show them the light.
August 22, 2019– Pray for the students who are taking preparation for the graduation. Pray that God may bless them and supply them with wisdom, knowledge, and enthusiasm to pursue a Biblical education. We have a volunteer meeting in the coming week with 20 volunteers. Pray for their attendance and encouragement on learning. I am going to form a new group in a new village named Shimul Jhuri where I am hoping to involve 10 students with BMW. Pray for that.
Please pray for me as I am pursuing to grow in maturity on scripture as well as on spiritual life. Continue to pray for my Mom and my relatives as they are not interested in my faith and eternal life. They don’t wanna listen to about the good news of God. They feel like changing religion is cursed and also, they think that Christian religion cannot provide them the worldly needs.
July 30, 2019–Praise the Lord that He kept me well. I am weak in Biblical knowledge. Pray for me so that God may help me. Pray for my family so that they can know, understand and receive Jesus Christ. Keep praying so I can get a Christian girl and God may send her to me. There are many team leader and volunteer helping to form different groups and other works in Dinajpur. Pray for their constant industrious soul and spiritual development.
I give thanks to the Lord that almost 100 flood affected families got help from Mercy Fund. Pray for those flood affected families so that they can go back their home soon.
The student target I was given has been accomplished. Praise the Lord. Now I have 328 students. Pray that I can prepare them for graduation.
Pray for us, three brothers in Dinajpur, so that we can work in the light of Holy Spirit. May God give me enough courage and wisdom to share the Words with people. Pray for me so that I can form disciples and may God help me to find them.
March 25, 2019–Please pray for two of my disciples, Bitto and Justine. They are the volunteers of Dinajpur area. They are helping me a lot in my ministry. They became little busy for their education. Both of them are taking 4th year course. So, pray for them so they don’t lose their enthusiasm for the business of their education and exams.
Please pray for the Auliapur group consisting with 8 students. These students were living in a church hostel, but due to some problems the Church suddenly closed that place and asked all the students living there to leave. Now those students are facing various problems if those students have to go back to their own village it will be very hard for them to continue their studies. Please pray for those students so God may help them to find a way!
My goal is to share Bridge illustration to three people this week. So, please pray for me as I have some lacking on convincing people. I am planning to visit eight groups in this week Bodorgonj, Chondipur, Shampur, Hatirdanga, Bgherghata, Kachiniya. Pray for those groups so that they will come to join the group study and listen the word of God.
March 25, 2019–As I ask for prayer for my Mom before, I am asking same thing today. My mother is not saved yet. She wants me to marry an unsaved woman, too, which is totally impossible for me. I have decided to marry a Christian woman. You can pray for me to get a Christian wife for me.
February 19, 2019–My goal for the Dinajpur area is to enroll 300 students by the end of June and graduate 150 by December 15.
February 19, 2019--Praise the Lord that at the Dinajpur graduation in Janaury we had 184 certificates won and a huge crowd of 400 attend the graduation!
February 15, 2019–I want extend my ministry area. Pray for me so that I can be healthy and continue my ministry more strongly.
February 15, 2019–One of my greatest prayer request is having a Christian wife for me. I have been praying for this for a long time.
February 15, 2019–Also I am praying for my mom so that she will come to Christ and take Christ as her savior. Not only my mom but also I want all my relatives around my home will come to know about Christ one day. Please pray for that.
February 11, 2019–Pray that in this month I will select the right volunteers to train and disciple for this year’s ministry.