TO the BGL Website! We are a Virginia not-for-profit corporation with
IRS 501 (c) 3 approval to receive tax deductible gifts toward our South
Asia mission ministries. Re: Donations to BGL, A financial statement
is available upon written request from the Virginia Commonwealth Office
of Consumer Affairs. All who donate to BGL through the PayPal link on
this website will receive a tax deductible receipt at year's end.
I am a retired pastor and president of the American BGL, incorporated
in Virginia. I have been working with a national missionary evangelist
in South Asia for ten years. We will call him "Barney." Not
his real name but an appropriate nick-name. Like Barnabas in the Bible,
Barney is a great encourager. We plan to be careful on this website
to protect his security by not giving names (except made up names),
nor specific locations. "Barney" was converted to Jesus by
reading a Gideon Bible in South Asia. After leaving his profession,
he came to the USA and was the room-mate of our son in Bible College.
That was our first connection with "Barney."
My main calling with "Barney" has been to train pastors and
leaders to plant indigenous house churches in India. On my first trip
to there in 2002, "Barney" introduced me to his ministry.
He had preached and won people to Christ in several countries but had
not yet planted any churches. I said, "You have to plant churches!"
He answered, "I don't have any trained pastors." He asked
me to help him train pastors and we have been doing that since then.
"Barney" makes the local arrangements for three-day pastor
training seminars and we go and teach them. We have taught 25 of these
seminars several countries, averaging almost 100 men in each seminar,
with more than 2000 men to plant churches. God has blessed this ministry.
we fully organized our Virginia branch of BGL authorizing us to receive
tax deductible donations. With your prayers and tax-deductible donations
God has helped us to expand this ministry. Other young men have joined
me and are assisting in the teaching the seminars.
Barney and his regional coordinators are also teaching our seminars
even when we are not there.
for visiting our BGL website. May God bless you, Sincerely in Christ,
President of BGL.
P. S. I
am also not giving my name or any other real names coming to India,
for security reasons.
BGL Banquet May 17th, 2014 with about 200 present and great response
to our silent auction and fund raiser! Praise God for all who prayed
for us and especially those who attended and gave! Blessings, President
From time to time I will be writing a President's Blog. It will be a
brief Bible meditation, usually not more than one full page. I am thinking
of at least three or more per week. As we get this started we will have
opportunity for you to subscribe and get an email with the subject and
Scripture and a link to open it. We will also accept Bible questions
which we will consider as subjects for the President's Blog. You will
have opportunity to email your responses to: email@example.com. However,
we will not accept questions re: details of our ministry in South Asia
for security reasons. We will look forward to hearing from you. Blessings
in Jesus, president of BGL