Remembering our friend, Devesh


Devesh was born in Patna, Bihar state, in December 1962 in a Christian family; the youngest of three siblings. His father was a police officer and an ordained pastor of the local Baptist church. His mother was a government servant.

Devesh gained a degree and a Masters in Economics at Patna University and earned his post-graduation in Economics.

Following his studies Devesh served in the field of Medical Diagnostics for almost 16 years, rising to the status of director.

In 2005, he left the corporate sector and joined India Mission as a co-ordinator and district pastor for the district of Patna and Nalanda. He supported around 200 evangelists and workers in the organisation, and oversaw the church planting work in both the districts.

In addition, Devesh also worked as Project Manager in a two-year project on a reproductive health project in three districts. In 2009, he joined Christian AIDS National Alliance as its Delhi co-ordinator before joining Viva in 2011.

Over many years, Devesh has engaged in activities with other Christian organisations, including Transform World, YMCA, Haggai Institute, 4/14 and Patna Christian Leaders Forum.

Please pray

Please hold those closest to Devesh in your prayers – particularly his wife of 30 years and their three daughters. Pray that God would strengthen and comfort them through this time of grieving, and for courage in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Pray too for Gary, the Viva India team and the Network Co-ordinators who will all miss Devesh hugely.


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