Asia Antioch Seminary & Ruth School

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By God‚?s grace, I‚?ve served as a missionary in Africa, Taiwan, and Korea for 34 years after earning several degrees, such as a Th.B. from Detroit Bible College in 1965 and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1975. Recently I served as principal of All Nations Christian Academy which I helped establish in Korea, but now I‚?m International Relations Director. Together with a Korean missionary and others interested in this project, we are developing All Nations Christian Academy (ANCA ) to evangelize local Koreans and to educate Korean missionary children using English as the medium of instruction. In addition to ANCA; I have also been supporting three schools in India and one in Pakistan.

To help you to understand my commitment to missions, I will explain my background. I grew up in Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, U.S.A., and became interested in missions partly through my older brother who served for 23 years in Ethiopia and Cameroon as a medical missionary. I was born again when 14 years old and gave my life to be a missionary when I was 16. I raised my own support when I was in America from my family, friends, and local churches, mostly in my home town area of West Virginia and went to Kenya in 1975. While serving as a faith missionary, I‚?ve had various responsibilities such as producing literature for the Africa Inland Church and the Asia Theological Association in Taiwan. Since coming to Korea in 1984, I‚?ve been involved in teaching English and training Third World Church leaders at the Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission. I‚?ve also trained Korean missionaries at the Missionary Training Institute in Seoul and at other missionary training institutes and at other schools in Korea and other countries. I‚?ve also served as the English Bible class and missions teacher at various churches.

During this time, I‚?ve become deeply involved in raising prayer and financial support for strategic mission outreaches with the help of my former students. But because of my limited time and funds, I‚?m very selective as to which ministries I support. My main focus is ministries reaching unevangelized peoples in Asia, especially ministries directed by my former students who demonstrate high integrity and sacrificial service.

One of these ministries is the Nations Life Foundation (NLF), a trust which is the legal entity for three schools in India--Asia Antioch Seminary (AAS) and Ruth and Antioch schools. It was established by my former student, Mrs. Hawiphal, and her husband, Rev. Kampu Bailong. They taught in a Bible College in Manipur, India, for ten years, but resigned in 2000 so as to establish Ruth English (elementary) school now with 265 students in Arunachal Pradesh, Asia Antioch Seminary in Assam now with 27 students, and Antioch (elementary) School in Tripura now with 165 students. The goal of AAS is to train evangelists and church planters for the many unreached peoples in India and surrounding countries (Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Bhutan, Nepal, etc.) and the elementary schools are winning many people to Christ. Altogether the needs of these three schools with almost 500 students overwhelm me.

I have already contributed more than $180,000 to these schools, as well as thousands of dollars toward other mission outreaches, such as St. Paul‚?s High School in Pakistan (grades 1-10) and projects managed by Mrs. Hawiphal, such as the Lois Women‚?s Ministries that conducts literacy classes to evangelize Hindus, Muslims, etc., in India. I was able to help these ministries by living frugally and using the interest from money I inherited when my parents died in a plane crash in 1979. But now I‚?m 73 years old and have exhausted these retirement savings by supporting these schools.

The needs are so great, however, that I ask you to consider praying and partnering with me in supporting these outreaches in India so we can win these responsive peoples before the windows of opportunity close. Actually, I would like to donate these schools, including their properties, to a church or mission to supervise and maintain them. They are productive mission investments. The people around Antioch School near Bangladesh, for example, are especially responsive to the Gospel; we started a church there recently which has grown to 100 members. In trying to stop this growth, Hindu militants attacked our evangelist there and almost killed him.

God, in His providence, is thwarting the efforts of Satan to keep these peoples in darkness. Six Indian government officials and a Hindu missionary from America died in a helicopter crash during a survey trip to establish Hindu schools near Ruth‚?s school in Arunachal Pradesh.

The people are open to convert to whatever religion sponsors schools for their children. Already the many Hindu schools established in Arunachal Pradesh have converted some 32% of the population to Hinduism, so we must develop Christian schools there before more convert to Hinduism. And Roman Catholics, with government aid from Germany and Italy, have started hundreds of Roman Catholic schools in N.E. India. Please be so kind as to help our needy schools extend the Kingdom of God in Satan‚?s strongholds. If you would like more information, please call or write to me or write to Pastor Kampu at

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Ruth Marie Eshenaur, Ph.D.
International Relations Director
All Nations Christian Academy

INDIA 0091+94351-989
AsiaAntiochSeminary&GuwahatiSatsangChurch, Patgaon, Rani Rd, Borjhar Guwahati, Assam
Borjhar Guwahat, Assam, 781015
Mission Statement: 

The purpose of our 2 elementary schools in India is to use education in English to win children & communities to Christ. Asia Antioch Seminary's purpose is to train pastors, evangelists, and church planters to reach N.E. India and beyond with the gospel.The purpose of Asia Antioch Seminary is to train men and women for the diverse ministries of the body of Christ; we train those whom God has called for His service in the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries.
The seminary seeks to equip the students with (1) sound Biblio-centric teaching that is evangelical in theology, (2) effective leadership training, (3) integrity of thought and life, (4) growth in academic and spiritual life to meet the challenges in the contemporary world and the ministry of the local churches, and (5) emphasis on the mission of the church in the world, and (6) equip the students in the skills and application of biblical principles to practical situations.
Also the seminary is assisting the local churches in their respective ministries and mission and is seeking to plant churches where no local churches exist.

Vision and Mission Statement

We, the community of Asia Antioch Seminary, commit ourselves to Biblio-centric and holistic training shaped by a Christ-like lifestyle to prepare and equip the servants of God who are called to minister in His footsteps so as to transform the ministry, society, and world today.

The educational philosophy of Asia Antioch Seminary is based on GodÂ’s revelation rather than manÂ’s vain speculation. This seminary stands firm as Theo-Christo-centric in academic and practical life rather than anthropo-centric. The foundation of the education revolves around the triune God, that is, the Trinity, who loves and cares for humankind, and His Word, the Bible. The seminary is committed to academic excellence but at the same time it does not compromise the spiritual formation and all round growth of each person.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We believe the Holy Bible (39 books of Old Testament and 27 books of New Testament) is the inspired Word of God. It is infallible, inerrant, without errors in the original writings, the complete revelation of divine will for the salvation of mankind, and the Divine and final authority for all the Christian faith and practice. II Tim. 3:16-17; Matt. 24:35; I Pet. 1:23-25; II Pet. 1:20-21
We believe in One true and LIVING GOD, Creator of all things, infinitely and absolutely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Gen. 1:1; Exo. 3:14; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 4:24
We believe that JESUS CHRIST is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures (I Cor. 15:3-4) and rose again bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest, Advocate, and the Mediator between God and Man. I Tim. 2:5

We believe the Personality and Deity of the HOLY SPIRIT whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, to regenerate the believing sinner, and to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. John 16:8-14; Acts 1:8; Titus 3:5
 We believe that MAN was created by the direct act of God in the image of God but fell into sin and therefore human beings have become fallen creatures/sinners.
All are born in sin and thus become sinners by nature (Psalms 51:5). Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. Gen. 1:26; John 1:12-13; Titus 3:5
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and SALVATION for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God. Salvation is by grace through faith alone in the atoning Blood of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ alone. John 1:12-13; 3:16-18; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-10; I John 1:7. Those who are born again are eternally saved and secured in Christ by the God ƒ‚ ‚’s power. John 10:29; Col. 3:3; I Pet 1:5.
We believe that the true CHURCH (the universal church) is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head. Matt. 16:18; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:4.

We believe that a truly born again child of God must join a biblical local CHURCH. We believe that water BAPTISM by emersion and the LORD ƒ‚ ‚’S SUPPER are ordinances to be observed by the church during this church age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. Acts 2:41-42

We believe in the personal and pre-millennial and imminent COMING of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this ƒ‚ ‚"Blessed Hope ƒ‚ ‚" has a vital impact and motivation on the personal life and service of the believers in this present age. John 14:2; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:11-14

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; the believer is resurrected to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious damnation.

We believe that the Church ƒ‚ ‚’s (comprised of believers) main responsibility is to EVANGELIZE, that is, to reach the un-reached and unsaved and to EDIFY and motivate all the saints for godly living and service.
Jesus Christ ƒ‚ ‚’s mission is to seek and save that which was lost, so this must be the church ƒ‚ ‚’s mission. Luke 19:10.The church is to do good to all especially to those who are of the household of faith. Gal. 6:10
We are to be good stewards of the material blessing that God provides, and also to work together to take the Gospel to as many as possible in the shortest time possible before the Coming of Jesus Christ.

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