My great burden, compassion and concerns for perishing souls. When I see the crowds, I feel compassion for them, many people groups within India are still in the darkness, doing superstition and idol worshiping, it is in these grounds I carry great burden to reach the unreached places and people groups in preaching the gospel of hope. My name is Samuel Pani, born and brought up in a Christian family in Orissa, India. I was active and good student of Sunday school but not knowing God personally as my Lord and Savior. In 1997 when I was 9th standard (teenager) young boy I attended the Baptism prayer fellowship continuously in my local Church that conducted three (3) months prayer fellowship every evening, people used to gather and learn the Word of God and prayed together. In that night prayer fellowship time, I heard the word of God through my local Church Pastor in Matthew 4:17 and Matthew 6:33 - about Repentance and give first priority to God in your life. So, God's word touched my heart and I wept bitterly for my past sins and on that night, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior and Lord, then I took baptism on January 1998. On 8th December 1998 at 9 am my family suffered the persecution along with 120 other Christian families for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, our houses were burnt and people sought to kill us but we escaped when we ran away, hiding in mountains for several days, we spent many days without food and shelter, we had a tough time, knowing not what to do and where to go. We went through this huge persecution but God was with us and strengthened us to live for Him. The Lord has been gracious to us and that was the time I thought of joining the Indian Army, when I started preparing for that, I realized that the plans of my savior towards my life was different. I obeyed the word of God and my parents too and strongly taking decision of dedicating my life to serve the Lord as long as I live in this earth. On 2002 I went on one evangelism training for 10 months and joined evangelism work in different villages, and again I faced persecutions in 2007 for the sake of sharing gospel to Hindu religion people but God saved my life from that persecution some of our people died and others were put in jail. During that period, I did not know much about the word of God so I prayed to God that I may know more and more about the Bible and some languages so I decided to join Bible college in 2008 where I studied 3 years of my Bachelors in Theology course. At present I am a Country Director (CD) for ANCHOR OF LIGHT MINISTRIES in India to represent and operate under the leadership of my Bishop who is also the founder and the vision bearer of ALIM none other than Pastor Okiror Samuel. I oversee all alim Facilitating Arms of India among which are children project (slums / street) and Church planting ministry at New Delhi (NCR) areas all under the leadership of this ministry (ANCHOR OF LIGHT MINISTRIES). I have great joy and happiness in God’s Kingdom serving Him among His people. Yours in Christ, Pastor Samuel Pani,
Pastor Samuel PaniCountry Director Alim India
I Pastor NDAYZEYE LEONIDAS, born in 1980 and in a Catholic family, I was baptized in the Free Methodist Church, in 2008 I was appointed as a youth Leader, in 2010-2013 I attended an International school of Ministry and graduated with a Diploma in Biblical Studies, in 2014 I attended Bible Training institute where I was graduated with a Certificate in Christian Ministry, then I was ordained as a pastor. In 2009 I was able to preach the gospel in the country of Uganda doing a lot of village outreaches in the places of Pallisa, Soroti, Mbale and Kumi where I saw the hand of God moving. I have been visiting some places like Uvira- RDC, Nakuru-Kenya Kibondo-Tanzania and other places of Burundi sharing the word of God with brethren. Now I am proudly working as a Country Director for ALIM in Rwanda. I am married to ALBERTINE INGABIRE, we have 3 children and taking care of 2 orphans. I with my wife are pastoring a branch church of ALIC found in Rwanda and we are also running ACDC project for reaching to the orphans and vulnerable children under the leadership of our Bishop from Uganda Pastor Okiror Samuel who is also the Founder and the Vision bearer of ANCHOR OF LIGHT MINISTRIES.