The first GEMS Church in Maharashtra which is built in the field Bhilwadi was dedicated on 19th Jan 2011. Bro. Augustine Jebakumar opened the church with prayer. The pastors from Kolhapur and Sangli districts of Maharashtra were invited for the dedication service. The message that Bro. Augustine Jebakumar shared during the service was a challenging one to all who attended the program. Bro. Jeyasingh David (Regional Director, GEMS Southern Region), Bro. Rajesh Duthie (Assistant Director, GEMS) and 32 GEMS partners from Mumbai attended the function. 800 people from this field also attended the program. Bro. Sachin Lokhande is ministering in this field and 70 people are regularly coming together for worship in this Church.
Another Church was dedicated in the GEMS field Thilokar on 20th Feb by Bro. Augustine Jebakumar with Sis. Rupalekha Jebakumar praying for the Church. This field is in the Rohtas District of Bihar. Bro. Emerson (Regional Director, GEMS Central Region) and Bro. Gilbert (Zonal Superintendent, GEMS Rohtas Zone) and other missionaries and the sponsors were also present during this service. The believers of this congregation also came together and were blessed by the service and the message.