November 23, 2013
As we close out 2012 we want to thank you for your faithfulness to this ministry; a commitment that is clear through your prayers and financial support.
We prepare for 2013 with anticipation, knowing that God has a plan for this ministry to continue touching lives with the hope of Christ; to continue changing hearts—and to continue saving lives in the process. We started EYL we back 1998,14 years have gone by including India many other nations the Lord opened for EYL mission.
In essence, Emerging Young Leaders is here to train and mentor next generation of leaders in home,schools,colleges,churches and poor and marginalize section of the society. We’re together in a powerful endeavor. Ours is a great calling, to be sure. In today’s world defending the lives of young leaders with love and conviction and mentoring them —quite honestly— is difficult. But we’re in this together. God has placed us in this moment not to decry this calling as a burden, but to take it on as the clarion challenge of our generation—and to succeed in truly turning our culture toward life.
So—despite the challenges—our plan is to continue moving forward as a ministry. We’re reminded that we always advance with wisdom; yet when it comes to matters of life, there is no room for retreat.
Of course at year-end, your special gift will give us a significant boost as we close out the year and set our course for 2013. If this is possible for you, we would appreciate you remembering EYL ministry. If you are giving monthly, perhaps you will consider a “13th Gift” at this time, matching your regular investments in this ministry with an extra gift. Or if you give at other intervals, you may want to join many others who are planning to match a major gift from the last 12 months as we enter the Christmas season.
Every gift is appreciated, and every gift makes a difference.
With Christmas upon us, there is so much to be thankful for. We’re thankful for you and your heart for this ministry. It is—to be sure—an encouragement.
Thank you for taking a moment to read this letter. In the days ahead I look forward to sharing with you how through your gifts we are truly touching hearts, saving lives—mentoring next generation of leaders.
“Mentoring tomorrow`s leaders today”
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June 25, 2012 – News updates
By the Grace of God the wedding went off very well more than 2000 plus people attended and the reception in Bangalore also well attended & we could see the covering of God`s presence in both the events. Priscilla and I are really tired look forward to pay all the bills and go for a couple day`s break before we start our active ministry.
Our staff had a fruit time at Back to the Bible India ( TN state) staff training at Madurai. Most of them are involved in full time ministry for many,many years and this is the first time they heard about youth mentoring and how they can connect with kids and start formal mentoring session. EYL also planning to work with that mission to see how we can help them out in the area of mentoring in Tamil language. Pray for TN state district level training. Thank you for your faithful prayers,support and May the Lord one who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Look forward to hear from you.
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May 28, 2012 – News Updates
Greetings to you in the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ!
Mentoring session in school:
Our associate staff stationed in one of the south Indian city conducted a training session for young leaders who are socially backward. It was held at St. Britt higher sec. school.This is the first time these group of young leaders had an opportunity to go through EYL training & at the end of the training when an alter call was given many young people invited the Lord Jesus in their lives. Pray for them to grow in the Lord even as our staff conduct regular mentoring session. This is our desire that each one of these young leaders will emerge as servant leaders and bring the change in the society. Thank you for being such a blessings to our mission.
EYL Teens Summer Camp:
A Teens Camp for thirty boys and girls was held at the Emerging Young Leaders India National headquarters between May 8-10, 2012. The theme for the camp was “Know What You Believe”. The 30 teenagers who made the choice to come to the camp were blessed over 3 days. They were taught by resource personnel on a wide range of topics. Every morning a Bible Study was conducted so that the participants began their day with the Word of God. On the first day there was a movie shown to the participants which showed how they can do anything they want to in their lives but if they don’t have Jesus it doesn’t count for anything. Sessions were also conducted on topics like Leadership and Media. Every evening there was a Challenge Hour conducted in which the Gospel was shared. Food and accommodation was provided to the participants and they were blessed by the camp. Mrs. Priscilla Balachander conducted the last session of the camp on the topic ‘Leading and Balanced Life’. The participants were shown how their life is like a wheel and that their Spiritual Life should be the spokes on which the rest of their lives revolve. Aaron Balachander also gave an Altar Call to the participants and many of them gave their lives to Jesus during the last session and vowed to seek him in everything that they do.
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March, 2012 – Newsletter Update
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January 19, 2012 – Thank You For Your Support
Thanks for your prayer support to EYL 40 day`s prayer ministry. We are really enjoying the precious movements with our Lord,praying for the needs He bring to us. We prayed for you and west Link, Path way church family!
Priscilla returned today from Tirunelveli (very close to Donavour Amy Carmichael home ) where they had 3 day`s women`s conference. She counselled many young women with various issues and praise the Lord for those who made a first time commitment. Pray for a special youth gathering at Niligiris hills on January 26 where hundreds of kids come every year for one day retreat and prayer for their final school examination. Pray for my brother Solomon who co ordinate these ministry.
And also a mentor training at Hyderabad Baptist church end of this month,pray for our staff Pratap kumar and the local faculty.
And look forward to seeing you all God willing some time in April or May this year.
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November 29, 2011 – Christmas Greetings & Prayer Requests
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support to our ministry through out year.
May you have a delightful memories which you can cherish forever. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy new Year!
Bala & Priscilla, Aaron & Mark
Hyderabad Young Leaders Training:
Universal Baptist Church conducted a one day EYL Seminar in Hyderabad on Nov.11 at VST Community Hall. The seminar started with an opening prayer by the church secretary Mr. Mohan Rao. Young leaders from the UBC and also from other churches attended this one day seminar. UBC Youth choir kept the spirits high of the seminar with their Praise & Worship. Ms. Leah Premaleela from Zion fellowship took a session on what is youth Mentoring? Mrs. Tara Benjamin on Mentoring relationship and Rev.Pratap Kumar who is a volunteer with EYL on the topic of Myths and Stereo Types of mentoring. Each participants were challenged to invest in the lives of others who are looking for love ,encouragement and connect them with God. Mr.Madhukar David who was instrumental to arranging this training concluded the meeting with a word of prayer.
All India principals confernece in Bangalore:All India Evangelical teachers fellowship conducted conference in SAICES CEO center at Bangalore from Nov,11-13 . Dr Spurgern Anatharaj chairman of this fellowship invited EYL to take session on teachers mentoring. Our staff presented EYL vision and mission introduced EYL Successful youth mentoring guide and took a session on how teachers mentoring students. One of the the things that really touched them was they need to connect with students before do any correction. Principals from South and also from North India attended 3 day`s consultation and quit a few invited EYL to conduct a seminar for their respective schools. We are thankful to Evangelical Teachers fellowship of India for this opening.
School training in Madurai:
Our associate staff had a fruitful training for school students at Capron hall high.sec.school in Madurai on 17th.November over 180 students attended one day training on leadership and mentoring. During the challenge hour many students committed their lives to the Lord and they were encouraged to find a mentor either from their teachers or senior students to walk with the Lord. And we are thankful to the principal who opened the door for EYL mission. At the East gate church on 27th. November a special session was given to teach how the parents can mentor their children. Many of them realized the important of mentoring and connect with their kids. Our staff last 2 years has been working with their children helping them to be good and responsible mentee`s
• Starting with January 2012, 1 – Feb 10 40 day`s prayer for emerging young leaders
around the world. (we will send you more information next month)
• Christmas celebration with Priscilla`s girls along with their parents on Dec.17. Pray for
the funds for Christmas gifts for each of them.
• EYL need of endowment fund for future mission. You can donate in memory of your
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November 15, 2011 – End of Year Appeal Letter
Dear Prayer partners,
As we close out 2011 we want to thank you for your faithfulness to this ministry; a commitment that is clear through your financial support. We prepare for 2012 with anticipation, knowing that God has a plan for this ministry to continue touching young lives with the hope of Christ; to continue changing hearts—and to continue saving lives in the process.
We’re together in a powerful endeavor. Ours is a great calling,as you well know. In today’s political, economical and social climate, defending the lives of young leaders with love and conviction is—quite honestly—difficult. But we’re in this together. God has placed us in this moment not to decry this calling as a burden, but to take it on as the clarion challenge of our generation—and to succeed in truly turning our culture toward life.
I am convinced that we can do this through intercessory PRAYER for 40 day`s there is no short cut! Starting with 2012 EYL would like to mobilize people all over the world to pray for young leaders in home,schools,colleges,churches,marketplace and also poor & marginalize section of the society.
Of course at year-end, your special gift will give us a significant boost as we close out the year and set our course for 2012. If this is possible for you, we would appreciate your remembering Emerging Young Leaders International. If you are giving monthly, perhaps you will consider a “13th Gift” at this time, matching your regular investments in this ministry with an extra gift. Or if you give at other intervals, you may want to join many others who are planning to match a major gift from the last 12 months as we enter the Christmas season.
Every gift is appreciated, and every gift makes a difference. With Christmas upon us, there is so much to be thankful for. We’re thankful for you and your heart for this ministry. It is—to be sure—an encouragement.Thank you for taking a moment to read this letter. In the days ahead I look forward to sharing with you how through your gifts we are truly touching hearts, saving lives—and in our corner of the world—creating a culture of life in this world.
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September, 2011 – EYL Newsletter Update
August 18, 2011 – Thank you for your prayers
We just came back from Madurai city ( known as the temple city of India) every place we went we saw only idols small temples and I was grieved to know the darkness as we move around the city the spirit of the Lord reminded me that multitude of people are standing in the valley of decision. Please pray for Madurai city to turn to the Living God and many names will be written in the book of life. Amen!
But Praise God we could train more than 100 pastors and leaders in the area of spiritual investment in the lives of others. Aaron took a session on importance of mentoring, the different between evangelism & discipleship and mentoring. And he also challenged the pastors and leaders with out giving any excuse & wasting any more time to invest in the lives of young leaders they are our future leaders, in our family,church and nation. Priscilla`s session on Parents mentoring kids in the modern world & How to connect with IY generation was very much appreciated. Many parents were in tears and said,” As a parents we try to control our children`s and discipline them but that did`t work thank you for teaching us today first to connect with kids”
We plan to meet the same group of leaders after six months so that we can help them to go through this difficult journey of mentoring with their kids/young leaders in the community and churches.
Thank you once again but for your faithful prayers and sacrificial support this mission would not have been possible in India. Please check out all the photo`s in our face book.
Bala & Priscilla
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June 27, 2011 – New EYL Training Manual
Our first EYL Tamil training manual will be printed with the India Bible Society. God willing, starting within the city of Madurai (known as temple city of India) we plan to train 100 pastors in the area of mentoring/parenting. As you know many parents are struggling with their kids in the area of discipline. Priscilla and Aaron will travel with me to teach in this seminar and after completion of the training each one will receive a 24-lesson EYL mentoring followup book. Plan to do systematic followup & challenge them take the ownership and support the local work.
Pray also for the Tamil ministry plan in Singapore/ Malaysia next month. Priscilla came back from Calcutta where she had a fruitful ministry with Bengali girls most of them from other faiths. Thanks for your prayers, Mark decided to work with Amazon.com here in India before proceed for MBA program on marketing. Aaron is final year M div. plus he is helping EYL training to teach/preach.