Dear Friends and Family of Love's Calling!
Please join us for #GivingTuesday
to raise $5,000 toward our
Intern and Scholarship Fund!
One of this year's
Scholarship Fund Recipients: Bonny Saha
Bonny (on the right) reached out to me (LeeAnne) on October of 2019 after seeing a social media post on our Instagram. After several exchanges, I learned that Bonny was living at a YWAM base (Youth With A Mission) in the United Kingdom and had been led by God to attend the School of Biblical Studies (SBS) in Kansas, City, Kansas. Like many, he was unsure of how to get started and who to ask for support. And admittedly, I had never worked with a young adult that was in his position. This situation was new to both of us.
After meeting with Bonny, this was my discovery:
- I became a Christian when I was 17 and living in the United Arab Emirates. I grew up in a Hindu family and over the course of my teenage years was struggling with issues of guilt and shame. This was with regards to some of behaviours during my early teenage years. This guilt and shame drove me to search for forgiveness in religion. I spent significant time studying the different religious practices and methods of my family and that of eastern religions. The more I searched the wearier I grew as I was not finding any relief for my guilt. This led me to get depressed and I even considered maybe ending it all. But thank God I never actually went through with any of it. Then after many months of this, I finally met a counsellor who was a Christian and a doctor in a different field. He listened to my concerns and encouraged me to read the book of Luke and further on the rest of the Bible. He even encouraged my parents to bring me to Church. This sparked a deep interest in my heart for Jesus. The more I read the Bible, the more sure I became of God being real and ultimately made a commitment to give Him my life, a few months into coming to Church. Subsequently during those days, God gave me an appetite for His word and I found myself reading the entire Bible two times. Since then I have been involved with Churches of varied denominations, developing my personal relationship with God and working with the leading small groups, being actively involved with evangelism teams, young adult teams, prayer and intercession teams. Over the past few years I have had significant opportunity in public ministry through preaching, teaching and doing Gospel presentations. Since then I have felt a strong call to be involved in going to the nations and recently embarked upon the journey of becoming a full time missionary with YWAM, an international missions organization.
Bonny was with YWAM at this point and ready to go deeper with his training. After several conversations and learning that much of what was hindering him was fear, I walked him through some scenarios that led him to getting funded enough to fly to America and start his first semester of SBS. I also alerted our prayer team and asked them to begin interceding for him in prayer. We wanted to help this young man, but also knew that it was God that would make it happen. With a few conversations and lots of encouragement, Bonny had the hard conversations, made the connections necessary and headed to Kansas City. We were THRILLED when we got word that he was heading there! Only God.
Today, almost a year later, Bonny has graduated from the School of Biblical Studies and is now planning to head to India for 2-3 months. He plans to work with a missions group that runs an orphanage and also does church planting/evangelism to unreached people groups in the communist villages in the south of India. Thanks to our Social Media Instagram page and intern who runs it (using Scholarship funds as well), Bonny found us. We are so blessed to have been an available vessel to get this young man to where God wanted him. We thank YOU for contributing.
"I want to say a big THANK YOU to Love's Calling for helping me with my
missions support for the SBS. It has been nothing short of amazing!" - Bonny Saha
We look forward in anticipation at how God will use Bonny to carry the hope of salvation to the waiting world. To learn more about Love's Calling and/or more about the Scholarship Fund, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.lovescallinginternational.org.