Salvation testimony: “I was born and brought up in a Christian family but lived a worldly life. I had the opportunity to attend a youth camp in my village. The preacher spoke from Joh 3:15-18 and it spoke to my heart and I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior. I was baptized the same year.”
Call to ministry: “I saw lots of young people in Northeast India who are lost spiritually. I developed a burden to reach them with the true Gospel of Christ. I received my B.Th in Kerala and my M.Div. in Bangalore. I am responsible for two churches in Guwahati, the Asian Academy English School and church planting in North East India.”
Athing is married to Marvirose and they have one child.
Assam Asian Ministries
The Assam Asian Ministry was founded by Leishiyo Shimray in 2001. Leishiyo and Grace joined Vision2020Asia and IGM in 2009. At that time, Pastor Leishiyo described his ministry as follows:
“By the grace of God, we have planted twenty-five independent Baptist churches in Northeast India and neighboring countries; people are being saved every day and many have taken water baptism through our mission. We have conducted Bible studies in many places to start a new church. Fifty house churches have been waiting, praying, and requesting the building of small shelters for their churches to meet on Sundays. We have fifteen pastors and seventeen missionaries working with us. The ministry also includes a school called Asian Academy English School.”
Leishiyo Shimray died of drug-resistant tuberculosis on May 7, 2010, at the age of 37. His brother, Athing, received Leishiyo’s dying bequest of the mission work he had started. Athing and Leishiyo’s widow, Grace, have determined to continue the ministry for God’s glory. They need much prayer and financial support.
Athing and his wife, Marvirose, have one child.
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