The small island country of Sri Lanka, off the coast of India in the Indian Ocean, has been decimated by the worst flooding in 14 years caused by monsoon rains. The hardest hit district of Kalumatra is just south of the capital city, Colombo. BCM International has pastors and missionaries throughout the country of Sri Lanka, doing their best to aid and provide shelter for the displaced while wading through the…
By: Lisa Biegert Over recent weeks, the weather phenomenon El Niño has unleashed across Peru the worst downpours and floods in two decades, leaving more than ten thousand homes destroyed and over half-a-million people displaced. On March 15, 2017, a river edging BCM Peru’s main ministry campus an hour southeast of the capital city, Lima, breached its banks, inundating the entire property. By late night, rising floodwaters necessitated evacuating all mission personnel, many with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Located in the beautiful coastal Lurín river valley, BCM Peru’s main campus has transformed over the past twenty years […]
Imagine fleeing your home with only the clothes on your back as the flood waters are rising. Thankful to be alive, you search for higher ground. How would you feel? This is what people in Sri Lanka are experiencing. This is an opportunity to care for other’s interests over your own (Philippians 2:4). We are helping BCM believers meet this need to the best of their abilities, but we need your help. Hit with record rainfalls from Cyclone Roanu, Sri Lanka is experiencing massive flooding and…
Rev. Dr. Vararuchi Dalavai, Senior Executive Vice President of International Ministries for BCM International, passed into the presence of his heavenly Father on January 14, 2014, at age 73 in his home city of Hyderabad, India, after a forty day battle with illness. Family, friends, and countless thousands touched by his ministry around the world grieve his loss, but we also rejoice as heaven celebrates the homecoming of this truly “good and faithful” servant of God. “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.” (Psalm 116:15)
Back in 1914, a communication titled “Open Christmas Letter” was sent to the United States press core. The authors were a small but passionate group of Americans who sought to reach out to a world ravaged by The Great War. The letter, published under the heading “On Earth Peace, Goodwill towards Men”, could have sounded like a mockery to a world at war, but the words in it told the Christmas story seeking to unite the world under a message of hope and peace. Bible Centered Ministries exists for that same reason – to bring people to know the “Christ” […]
BCM has over 100 missionaries plus many volunteers serving in the Philippines and has ministries operating in the affected area. On the ground in the Philippines our missionaries are reaching out to those who have been impacted by the recent disaster. Anyone interested in contributing from the UK, please contact the BCM UK Office at BCMUK@aol.com.
One of the key assets that BCM has brought to children’s ministry over the years is the visual communication of the Scriptures by providing a Genesis-to-Revelation curriculum that includes a variety of visual aids, teaching tips, and coaching advice. This curriculum, titled Footsteps of Faith, has been fully revised and is now available to you. Visit our online store to get your hands on it . But wait…. There’s more! Two of the challenges that BCM faces as we strive to reach our goal of giving every children’s worker access to Footsteps of Faith are language […]
Greetings as we begin the New Year of 2013. Sometimes it seems that disaster and crisis follows one after another across this planet until it is hard to muster up new emotion, compassion, and another helping hand. In North America, the big news story of recent months has been Super Storm Sandy. But only a few weeks later in mid-December a storm, that would normally have made major headlines, swept across the Philippines. Typhoon Pablo (or Bopha locally) was 2012’s deadliest tropical cyclone, making landfall as a Category 5 Super Typhoon, the strongest ever recorded to hit the Philippines’ southernmost island of Mindanao. Tens of thousands of homes were destroyed, […]