This past March P. Lawrence Poirier, from Cold Lake, AB, traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to hold a Pastors and Leaders Training Seminar. Pastor Derek & Margret Ratna are currently overseeing approximately 30 churches in Bangladesh. And have been working hard to expand the kingdom of God in that nation.
Pastor Lawrence first visited Bangladesh in 2012 to begin developing new relationships with Pastor Derek & Margret and to see the work they were doing. At that time it was decided that they would take 2 years to develop relationships with VCI before taking the next steps in becoming covenant partners. The relationship has been very positive over the past 2 years and therefore it was decided that P. Lawrence would go back to Dhaka (the capital city) to gather all their leaders in one location in order to establish the Victory Vision.
He felt the Holy Spirit instructing him to teach from the ground up... cover all the basics. He taught them on being Born again, water baptism, Holy Spirit, Tithing, Discipleship, Leadership & Evangelism, and so much more in under 2 days.
The results were 7 salvation's of outside ministers who came to take in the teachings and about 80% of those in attendance were filled with Holy Spirit. Many healings also took place.
In the final session many gave testimony of what they received through the teachings. His heart was moved as he heard them tell how the Holy Spirit had opened their eyes to the truth of the word. They were now determined to go back to their villages to tell everyone of salvation through Jesus Christ. The people are wide open to hear the gospel & are hungry for bible training. God has given us favor and Pastor Derek & Margret have settled in their hearts that they want to become Victory Churches of Bangladesh.
Please pray for:
- The strengthening and growth of new leaders
- A deepening of the relationship that VCI has built in Bangladesh with P. Derek & Margret
- The empowerment of Holy Spirit to see the kingdom of God expand and reach many.
- A continual hunger in the people for the word of God.