Bola de Neve India
In Jesus We Trust
|CHURCH PROGRAM TIMINGS||MONDAY TO FRIDAY – MORNING||EVENING||OUT REACH PROGRAMS||WOMEN OUT REACH & MORE|
|7.30am – 9.30am ( Kannada Language service )|
10 am – 12 pm ( Tamil Language Service )
6.30pm – 8.30 pm ( English language service )
|( 5.30 am – 6 am ) Group Prayer time|
(6-6.30am ) english language bible study
(6.30am – 7 am ) English language bible study
(7am -7.30am ) tamil language bible study
|Monday – Cell Group Leaders Meeting – 6.30 pm – 8 pm|
Monday & Tuesday – Bible Study for New Members – 5.30 pm – 6.30pm
Wednesday – Mid Week Service for Teens 6.30 pm (onwards)
Thursday & Friday – Cell Group – 7 pm (onwards)
Satuday – Hospital Ministry & Social Service Ministry – 2 pm (onwards)
|Children Out Rreach|
Drums Class – Sunday 5.30pm – 6.30 pm
Outreach to Schools & Colleges on Saturday 12 pm – 1 pm
Community Outreach – LEPROSY CARE
Leprosy Food Share – Every Month Second Week
Leprosy Micro Financial Help
|Every Saturday we have approximately 20 people visiting our church and we support them a minimum of 1 reais every week and a onetime support for their children school fees and clothes every year. Every Tuesday and Thursday we have a group of 3 women who have committed to reach the poorest among the community to reach them with the love of Jesus and share the gospel and pray for the needy.|
The year was 2006, soon to be 2007, on the 31st in the city of Bangalore India. There was a big party going on in St. Marks Hotel, many were drinking and celebrating the coming of the New Year and all that meant. Many, but not Joseph. Joseph was at the party working as a sound mixer, all the while complaining to himself and to god, asking what was he doing there and why was he even working there in this kind of party and crowd.
Sure, it wasn’t like he could afford to not take the job, having to provide for his mom’s medical care and dialysis (1000 dollars a month was expensive enough that he couldn’t afford to be picky), but he felt there had to be more than this, that there was something else he was meant to be doing with his life. As if in answer to his spoken and thought prayers, he heard a voice call to him, speaking to him as if someone was standing right beside him. This voice told him a ministry would be laid upon his shoulders to carry, that someone from Brazil would would invest said ministry upon him and through this, would grow across Asia.
Joseph didn’t take the calling seriously then, some random voice in the middle of the night, in the middle of a big party. But as he tried to move on as if nothing had happened, he found he simply couldn’t shake this event off. That same week he was approached by a stranger through Orkut (hey, don’t dish, this social network was pretty popular back in the 00s, before facebook’s big boom). Through God’s will, this person, whom he had never met or heard of, started to share the vision and mission of Bola de Neve Church with him, saying they had received a vision that led them to Joseph and to teaching Joseph about their Church and the gospel of Christ.
He was introduced to Pastors Eric and Sheila who became his spiritual guide and a major stepping stone for the growth of the Bola de Neve family in India, led by Apostole Rina. After sharing their respective visions and many stories, Joseph could not help but recognized God in this events, and with God’s aide, began working with the Bola de Neve Church, which led to the foundation of Bola de Neve’s first small-group, or cell.
As years passed, through the combined efforts of the pastors, apostle and the people, the Church grew in India, impacting the lives of many. Under guidance of God, Joseph was indeed invested with a ministry of his own, focused on youth and children, and it bore fruit. To this day, it has grown to over 200 members, 75 of wich are children or youth growing up hearing about God’s love and teachings, and the community is still growing, having sent 12 missionaries across different parts of India.
Bola De Neve, translated in English, means SNOW BALL. Under this word called SNOW, there was a mission plan that has been laid in the heart of the church. God initiated an immense burden towards children who are orphans and without anyone to support them with the basic need. This resulted in a new ministry called “SNOW PROJECT“ – James 1 : 27
S – Social service ministry
N – Neglected men & women ministry
O – Orphan & children ministry
W – Widows ministry
In the villages, most of the people earn less than 5 Reais per day, which is sufficient for them to manage their home. While the cost of the Bible is approximately 4 to 5 reais, so God has given us a burden to support each individual with a GIFT which can be everlasting in their life and so we invite people to come forward “EACH ONE GET ONE – BIBLE PROJECT”.
The tailoring ministry centrally focuses on reaching the women by teaching them tailoring skills. In the near future we want to produce our own materials and develop a business partnership to use the materials produced by these women.
A bridge school for the under privilege children who are not able to go to school we want to give them an education which can sustain them to face the future:
Language Learning – English , Kannada & Hindi
Indoor Sports Learning – Carrom or chess
Performing arts – Music , Drama & Dance
Accounts – Mathematics
Bola school of Sports & Performing Arts
This ministry gave its birth from the vision of Bola sports & performing arts team in Brazil. In this ministry we find the youngsters who are potential but they are addicted to various things like drugs , alcohol , failures , rejected , uneducated , business in work etc, we identify their God given talents and train them in their talent and certify them as DIPLOMA in their respective field
They are certified under the BOLA SCHOOL OF SPORTS & PERFORMING ARTS – Brazil ( Santos ) and they have been placed in various schools to spread their God given talent to the children of the school. At present we have 20 diploma holders who have been certified and they have received jobs as teacher in various school , infact this ministry has paved new direction to reach many youngsters who are without hope for future:
Performing arts we have – Music , Dance , Drama , Art
Indoor Sports we have – Carrom, Chess , Aerobics,
Outdoor sports we have – Cricket , Football , Swimming , Tennis