South Asia has more unreached Muslim peoples than anywhere else in the world. This includes Bangladesh and the Indian State of West Bengal where there are nearly 200,000,000 Bengalis: the largest of the “least evangelised people groups” in the world.

In fact there are 370 peoples who speak this language.

Bengali speaking peoples

Our sister church in Singapore overseas work in Kolkota the major Bengali speaking city in northeast India.


C.E.R.C. Mission work

Kolkota CERC



Meet Emmanuel and Sonali Singh, Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church, Kolkota where 15-20 people meet each Lord’s Day.  

Helpers are Abhijit Chakraborty, Anup Kumar Bera, Sudip Halder who is very much involved in church activities, and Brother Bideh Adhikari is a great help in our translation work into Bengali, done almost all ecumenical creeds. Anup did translation of HC and now Bideh is doing  Canons of Dort and Belgic Confession. Other mission outposts are Pachua Khali, two hours from Kolkata by car, which has a Bible study with a group of 20+ each month. Moyna, another farming village about three hours from Kolkata with a Bible study with a group of 30+ each month. A subcommittee of C.E.R.C. Session Skype Emmanuel  in Reformed confessions. Emmanuel and Pastor Lanning study Church Order Tuesday mornings. 

 Emmanuel leads the worship service each Sunday, working through the Heidelberg Catechism. Emmanuel is also leading several Bible Studies with new contacts in order to develop their understanding of the truth.  Delegation of Elder Leong and Pastor Lanning plan to go to Kolkata for a week at the end of January 2016.

Above: (L) William Carey who first translated New Testament into Bengali.   Some verses in Bengali.



Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 65 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit, watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement on Saturday 5th April 2014 awaiting major surgery to re-align right knee. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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