UPDATE April 2020 April 20, 2020
Hi my name is Bonny Saha and I am a YWAM (Youth With a Mission) missionary. I was also born in India within a hindu family and over the course of my late teen years, whilst living in the middle east. I came to know the LORD through a counsellor, who took the risk of speaking to young man dealing with depression about Jesus.
This initial encounter with the counsellor led me to read the Bible. At that time, I was 17 yrs old and was struggling with depression due to religious practices based in Hinduism. This began a journey, where I got captivated by Jesus and all His miracles. It was also during this time in my life, that I first visited a Church in the middle east with my counsellor friend.
I can still remember it was nothing quite like anything I had ever experienced before. People seemed to really happy and there was this joy amongst the teenagers that I not seen before. This intrigued me even more and led me to dig deeper into knowing who Jesus was.
The more I dug deeper, through reading the Bible and praying the Psalms, I started to encounter the joy and the very presence of God. Depression started to leave me and found myself being full of joy and there was this deep assurance in me that I had a relationship with God and that He was more real than even my parents, who I could see physically!
During this time, I began the journey of struggling to convince my family about God and also feeling the stress and strain of an unhealthy atmosphere at my home, because my family was not onboard with me going to Church and even calling myself a Christian. This led me to have a God answer and I found myself move to the UK from the middle east 12 years ago.
Currently, at 31, I am a YWAM missionary who is undertaking a Missionary Bible School with YWAM in Kansas City. Called SBS (School of Biblical Studies). This is a nine-month training program where you study the entire Bible in depth and understand context, historical narrative and how each book of the Bible can speak personally to us.
God has been speaking so deeply to me about the joy and importance of vulnerability, tenderness and kindness in my life. I deeply desire to be able to train people in the word, where they can meet the living God and have revelations that transforms their heart and brings about a passion to serve God and serve people in their local context.
God has given me a passion and a vision, to travel in missions to the middle east and the Himalayas to set up Bible training and see local believers being empowered to know God through encountering Him in worship and in the word. So they can be empowered by God to lead others to God in the frontier nations.
Some might call these the hardest and darkest regions for the Gospel. But our God is able to break through the hardest hearts and the strongest persecution.
As a YWAM missionary, I am able to do missions through the Levitical priestly model of the generosity, love and kind support of believers and friends who believe in the vision of God for me and partnering to see the great commission be fulfilled.
Due to the current Covid-19 widespread issue, I am in need to raise financial support that earlier was supposed to come from India. God has been speaking to me about partnering with His people to see His vision come to being.
I would love to ask you, if you would like to prayerfully consider being my missions’ partner. Not just with your generosity and kindness in finances. But also, through your unrelenting prayers of strength and courage for me. I believe that the work of missions is built on relationships and friendships among believers who partner together.
In order for me to continue with my training I need raise $1000. This will help me pay for my time in training and being supported with meals and essentials. Would you consider giving to a missionary in training.