Several years ago I was contacted by P. Dharma Swarup. Dharma is a preacher from India who has a D. Min or doctorate degree in ministry. Dharma contacted me because SFT Awareness proposed a great ministry opportunity for him and the other ministers that he is influential over.
India is a very different country than the United States. We do see things like homeless people here in our country, but imagine a place where there are people almost everywhere you look who are suffering through poverty. There were preachers that I met that did not have enough support to feed their family everyday of the week. My first trip to India was a shock at first at how much poverty and hunger there actually is there. Needless to say, it is easy to see why Dharma saw a need for a ministry that helps people with emotional pain.
Dharma says this about how SFT has made a difference in his ministry. “First they (the preachers he influences) are telling about Jesus Christ who is a true comforter and his death, burial, and resurrection. Second SFT Teachers show pain carriers how to become disciples of Christ by teaching the 4 step SFT process. Many are becoming pain processors. This is making a difference in India in that marriages are made stronger and addictions are stopped. Relationships amongst families are improving. Negative attitudes are becoming positive, anger is becoming humility, and suicides are prevented. Many felt freedom from sin and the fear, guilt, and shame that it produces. Before I came to the USA to learn pain processing I was training 230 preachers. Now it is up to 1000.”
We have plans to continue the work that we started in India. We were only there in one state called Andrah Pradesh. Dharma has influence all over the country of India. We are need of support to continue the work there. More specifically, Dharma is in need of support to continue teaching SFT training classes for preachers. If you are interested in supporting Dharma, please donate on www.sftawareness.org through Paypal.