Friday, September 19, 2014

Brother Augustine Jebakumar Ministers in Bangalore this September 2014

Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar ministers the Word of God in a One Day Special meeting on Sunday, 21st September 2014 and in the Shepherd’s Camp for the Pastor’s from 22nd to 24th September.

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Pray for the meetings! Participate! Encourage your friends, family & fellowship in Bangalore to participate!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Breakthrough in the Kodoli Field of Maharashtra Zone

15 people obeyed the Lord through baptism in Kodoli Church of Maharashtra Zone in August 2014. First time ever in the history of this church, believers in such numbers have taken baptism at the same time.

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Believers from Kodoli, Shahapur, Pargaon, Kekhale and Satara who had come to the Lord through the ministry of the Kodoli church, committed themselves to the Lordship of Christ and declared their faith in Christ through baptism.

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One among the baptized is Mahadev Shete, from a Maratha family of Shahapur and is 58 years old. He became depressed because of family problems and the death of his wife. He was also affected by paralysis and wanted to end his life. At this juncture one believer from the Kodoli church shared the Gospel to him and invited him to the church. He started attending the church services and began reading the Bible and the Lord Jesus delivered him from depression. As soon as he completed reading the Bible he wanted to take baptism.

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Saraswati Kamble, an octogenarian who is a retired primary school teacher also took baptism and an Engineering student from Satara also committed his life to Christ and was baptized.

Kodoli is a town in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra and is situated between foot fills of Panhala fort and Warana river. GEMS Maharashtra's Field Office functions from this place. This church was pioneered by Br. Sanjay Panhalkar (Field Coordinator, Maharashtra Zone).

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5Praise God for His work through the church at Kodoli. Pray for all these believers who took baptism that they may stand steadfast in the Lord and may witness to others. Also pray for Br. Sanjay Pokhalekar and family who Pastors this church.