History Several years the Bible Society activities in Bihar were taken care of by the Calcutta Auxiliary. The Ranchi (formerly Bihar) Auxiliary emerged with its own individual identity in 1966 with its headquarters at Ranchi. In 1993, the Auxiliary operations moved into the newly built “Bible House”.
Projects Within the jurisdiction of this Auxiliary several scripture including the New Testaments in Santali, Mundari, Malto & revised Bibles in Santali, Mundari, Kunrukh have been published . Malto NT is an outcome of partnership between the Friends Missionary Prayer Band and BSI. Simultaneously an audio cassette in Malto has been released. Malpaharia NT has been published in 2014. The work of the NT in Kharia is in progress.
Women Ministry The women Ministry is known as Ruth Mahila wing of the Bible Society of India, Ranchi Auxiliary. This wing organizes chain prayer, United Christmas gathering, Cottage Prayer meeting etc. They even distribute clothes, blankets, food among the poor people during the Christmas. The Auxiliary is planning to rename the women wing as Mary Jones Fellowship.
Youth Ministry The youth ministry started at Jamshedpur in December 1999 was named “Vision 2000 – Y”. Soon Ranchi Auxiliary formed its own youth wing, and expanded its work in different branches like Bokaro, Chaibasa, Manoharpur, Itki, Barharwa. Every year Ranchi Auxiliary organizes three days Youth Camp in different districts and many youngsters meet Christ through this camp.
Programs The Auxiliary has been actively disseminating the knowledge of God’s Word through publication in newspaper, during special community and festival events. This Auxiliary has also been catering to the Scripture needs of the visually handicapped by distributing Braille Scripture. The former Auxiliary President Rt. Rev. B. B. Baskey & the General Secretary of BSI together released three NT CDs in Bhojpuri, Hindi and Maithili Language on 18th May 2012. During this occasion, Rt. Rev. Amritjay Ekka (Bishop of GEL North West Diocese), offered a special prayer for the utilization of these three NT CDs in the mission field so that God’s kingdom might be extended through these resources.
Contact : If you are interested in procuring Bible and other Scripture items in Print and Audio media, please contact :
The Auxiliary Secretary
Bible Society of India
Old Hazaribagh Road
Ranchi 834 001
Ph : 0651 6455849
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org