PRAISE AND PRAYER
Jammu & Kashmir
Akhnoor:- Muthuwar, Keri and Barjalisak are the new villages met with the Gospel. Three persons confirmed their faith on Christ. 300 persons heard the Gospel in the Bajan held at Jourian and Muthwar. Bittu, Rabik, Dayanand, Sardar have given up the habit of taking liquor and have accepted Christ. Sai at Muthuwar and Doda at Keri village have given their houses to conduct worship service. Pray for the registration of sites purchased for Church construction to be met at six places.
Rampur-Bushahar:- Rakesh a local Pahari youth has joined the ministry. So also Nirmal Toppo has also rejoined the ministry. The couple Ajay and Prabha who had given their shed for worship at Nathpa were childless for 7 years. Now the Lord has blessed them with a girl child. There is much difficulty in getting a land for Church construction. Pray for the obstacles to be overcome and the land is bought and registered. Pray for sub-station to be opened.
Local man Teeju Singh is helping in the ministry. Survey to find out the receptivity to the Gospel at Fazilka has been completed. Pray for the prayer net working programme Leadership Training Programme and Field Satsang Programme.
Malina:- (Bible Translation Ministry) A tract and two chapters in Luke’s Gospel have been translated for Bible Society of India. Veerendra, a local man offered voluntary help in the translation work. Makadana and Bhagwatipur were revisited with the Gospel. Pray for Mangu Ram, a capable man to help in the translation work.
Ratia:- Praise God for the good harvest of wheat in the believers fields. Five young men are going to be trained as Home Missionaries. Pray for the target of leading to Christ 200 persons to Christ by March 2000. Pray for more people to come to the worship at M. Sothar, Naradi, Rathangarh, Lali and Tibi.
Rohini:- The missionary could establish contact in Sikkim. Many children attended the vacation Bible class with interest and enthusiasm. Pray for a Church to come up in Rohini.
Patparganj:- Shyam John and the family of Shammanalal who back-slided has come back to faith. Mr. Sujeevan, prayer group leader has lost jewels and cash as his house has been burgled during his absence. Pray for recovery of lost things.
Dausa:- Satsang(Gospel through songs) was conducted at Joginkidhani and Moliyankidhani. 145 persons attended it. Two new villages were reached and tracts were distributed. Pray for the success of the Video shows arranged in many places.
Hanumangarh:- Three persons confirmed their faith on Christ. The Silver Jubilee celebration of Hanumangarh ministry was held on 23.05.99. St. John Satsang Bhavan, the Church constructed at Khunjan was dedicated at the same time.
Pilipangan:- 250 persons came to know of Christ through video and Satsang programmes. Pray for Mr. Amarjeet Singh to be delivered from liquor addiction.
Ramgarh:- Meetings for Church elders were held. New villages such as Alambur Musakeda, Pidarka were reached with the Gospel. Pray for believers to be regular in Church attendance. Pray for the Rajputs of Dikkiri village to accept Christ.
Bhind:- The Gospel was preached in 10 villages and in 5 villages follow-up work was done. Three young men are getting ready to become Home Missionaries. Pray for the success of night Gospel meetings planned.
Dabra:- Sior, Bhoovopur, Barotha, and Raji are the new villages met with the Gospel. At Nayagav believers lost their houses in a fire accident but they are strong in their faith on Christ. Pray for their rehabilitation. Pray for suitable persons to get selected as Home Missionaries and for the preparatory work to start a school.
Multai:- Suresh, Hari Ram and Jaikand have accepted Christ. The missionary has been invited to preach the Gospel at Multai Boy’s Hostel and the Jail.
Betul:- 35 persons attended the Seekers’ Camp held for the first time at Rathamati village. There is open door for the Gospel at Dulara village. Pray for the families who are ready to accept Christ but are afraid of the society and its restrictions.
Jashipur:- Two persons confirmed their faith on Christ at Kondibil village. The "Jesus" film shown in nine places was seen by 3000 people. Pray for three families at Gandai Sahi to be strong in their faith. The violence against Christians has discouraged them a lot.
Keonjhargarh:- Ramadas, Saivke and Jaydeva have accepted Christ. Pray for the three persons who have heard about Christ for the first time to accept Him.
Rairangpur:- The believers at Jointpur are strong in their faith in the midst of opposition. Pray for the five families at Rohint who are afraid to accept Christ. Pray for Churches to be built at Dongapari, Dorjatola and Jointpur.
Bindki:- Three new villages have been reached. The ‘Lodhi’ people are responsive to the Gospel. Pray for the responsive persons to accept Christ.
Jakhlaun:- Children classes were held at two places. Follow-up ministry was done in 5 places. For three days house to house visit was done and Jesus was introduced. Jeep Team preached the Gospel in 30 villages. Pray for 3000 persons who heard the Gospel to accept Christ.
Rura:- Prayer meetings has been started at Balai village. Survey has been started at Jhinjhak and Rasalapatti. Pray for the success of Seekers’ Camp at Ambedkar Nagar.
Barajamda:- Three villages were met with the Gospel. In 20 villages follow-up ministry was done. Four families accepted Christ in the midst of opposition. Pray for the 15 persons who want to confirm their faith in Christ and for the opposition they face. Pray for water scarcity problem and other hindrances to disappear.
Dhalbhumgarh:- Pray for Ponus and Chaktoha people to confirm their faith on Christ. Pray also for the persons creating problems for the ministry.
Godda:- Praise God for the women and children who attended the repective meetings. Pray for the language learning of the missionaries.
Kaduwa:- Praise God for the 69 persons who confirmed their faith in Christ. Padder Sappand Dharam Guru have put their faith on Christ. At Patwara, the villagers have given a place for Church construction. Pray for money needed at Dudiyami, Rajapani, Patwara and Chotta Murjoda. Uphold in your prayer Ramprasad Karmakar who has joined the ministry.
Mandro:- 27 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. Three persons have joined the ministry as volunteers. Training of Church elders, Sunday class teachers, parents and believers were successfully conducted. Pray for persecution at Karamtola to disappear.
Maheshpur:- Six new villages have been met with the Gospel. A new worshipping group has been formed at Beniya. 33 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. Immanuel Murmu who was missing returned home after prayer. A training programme was held for local evangelists. Pray for those who oppose the ministry at Nadanpada to accept Christ.
Bajipara:- 13 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. 238 children attended the Vacation Bible School. Rengavathi Ben who was suffering from prolonged sickness for 16 years was miraculously healed. She and her family has accepted Christ. Church construction at Sara has been suspended for want of funds.
Kevdi:- Four new villages have been reached with the Gospel. Babu Bhai’s family has been blessed with a boy child after 9 years of issueless married life. 10 families have come forward to hold cottage prayer meeting in their houses. Pray for the completion of Church construction at Zankhvav.
Madhi:- 39 children attended the Vacation Bible School. The Lord has helped Mrs. Soraben by bringing her husband back to live with her after three years of separation. Pray for a worship centre at Palsod and for the back-slided people to come back to faith.
Meghraj:- Babu Bhai of Gandi and Bachu Bhai of Vankads have invited the missionary to conduct meetings in their houses. A Gospel Mela was conducted in Daiya jungle and 200 people took part in it. Pray for Sallu Bhagat to accept Christ. Pray for the Kathodies in Ambari and Bhiya to accept Christ.
Nethrang:- Seven persons accepted the lordship of Jesus Christ. Five acres of land has been purchased for the welfare of the 20,000 Vasava believers. Pray for Church construction at Jasepur and Kambodia and for funds needed for Church construction.
Nizar:- A new congregation has been formed at Dhudala village. Church construction has been completed at Bhiljamboli and Kaliamba. Pray for Rs. 25,000/= needed to settle bills for those who supplied materials for Church construction.
Selemba:- Opposition to the ministry at Kundi, Porda, Amilpada villages is disappearing. The missionaries could get a house at Korapalli to start ministry from there. Pray for Javli Church construction and for the salvation of those gathered at Mogi village to disturb our ministry.
Dhadgam:- Night Gospel meetings were held at Baripada, Asali and Asthamba. 2 persons joined the fold of Christ.
Jawhar:- Thavasu Bhai family and Vansu Bhai family have accepted Christ. Church construction at Asalkatty has been completed. Praise God for those who contributed for this Church. Pray for the believers to get good harvest from their fields as they bring the seeds to the Church for prayer before sowing. Pray for the healing of Vansa Bhai who is suffering from many diseases.
Masawad:- Thirteen persons joined the fold of Christ. Pray for night Gospel meetings to start at Pimprani village and for a house on rent for our local evangelist at Masawad.
Molgi:- Night Gospel meetings were held at Thekel and Vallamba. Pray for worshipping group to be formed at Okuva. Pray for opposition to the ministry at Sunuvani, Attiyabari, Bakthari and Saklimer to disappear.
Pandarkawada:- The Lord’s hand was with the missionaries when anti-social elements created problems at Pimpri. Pray for the salvation of those who continue to create problem. Pray for Parasuraman, our local evangelist to get sound biblical knowledge through the one-year Bible training.
Surgana:- 26 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. For the first time a marriage was held in Christian manner and 200 people attended it. Pray for a Church needed at Kothula. Pray for Jahiram who threatens to kill the missionary.
Taloda:- More than 3000 persons saw the "Jesus" film shown in 17 villages. Two persons affirmed their faith on Christ. Worship Service has started at Mohida village. 80 children attended the vacation Bible School. Pray for Churches to be built at Tarahadi, Bhuj, Ambagavan. Pray for a sub-mission station to be opened at Dongargav village.
Silvasa:- 32 children attended the Vacation Bible School. Ranghi Ben was miraculously saved from falling into fire. The chickens of Yemmi Ben were protected by the Lord from being affected by an epidemic which broke out in her village. Pray for money needed for reconstruction of Church at Jirvel.
Chinthamani:- New villages and new people were reached with the Gospel. Nasamma’s family has received peace after prayer. Sithanna who was suffering from head-ache for many years has received healing through prayer. Prayer shed at Chinthamani is not adequate to accomodate all. Pray for a suitable place.
Gowribindanur:- Chinnapuram is the new villge reached with the Gospel. A house has been found for conducting Sunday Service at Ammerahalli. Pray for the consolation of Mrs. Krishnappa and her four children. Her husband Mr. Krishnappa died of cancer.
Malur:- Manjula has received deliverance from devil possession through prayer. Pray for the salvation of Narayanappa family.
Mulbagal:- Babu has been healed of mental illness. Pray for Nagaraj to accept Christ and Manjula to be blessed with a child.
Srinivasapuram:- Three new villages were met with the Gospel. Two worshipping groups have been formed. A special meeting was held to help the believers to grow in faith. Pray for the success of the new strategies planned for the expansion of God’s kingdom.
Anchetty:- Alagamma who was mentally sick has been miraculously healed through prayer. Devaraj of Thimmanthotty who was opposed to the ministry has turned to the missionaries for prayer.
Chengam:- Gospel has been preached in 5 new villages. 36 persons have taken baptism. In three places worshipping groups have been newly formed. Pray for the couple Mr. & Mrs. Samuel to be blessed with a child.
Irudukottai:- 9 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. Three families are getting ready to publicly affirm their faith.
Indur:- 6 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. A worshipping group has been formed atKarubaiyanalli. Church construction has been started at Sompatty. With the help of a sister concern, a Children Home has been started at Indur. Pray for the salvation of those who try to create problem at Kallek Goundanur.
Jittandahalli:- A site has been purchased for Church construction at Kummanur. Pray for the salvation of Mani, husband of Adhiamma to accept Christ.
Kambainallur:- 8 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. Pray for those who evince interest to the Gospel at Nathaimedu, Kondaram, Patti to accept Christ.
Karimangalam:- Nearly 2000 persons heard the Gospel through the outreach ministry done in three villages. Kariammal has received healing from T.B. through prayer. Pray for a Church to be built at Anumanthapuram.
Gurubanapalli:- Kothur is the new place where Gospel has been preached. Uphold Sentraj and Govindan in your prayer. They are being harassed for their faith on Christ.
Manalurpettai:- Outreach ministry was done in 6 village. 7 persons accepted Christ.
Thally:- The husband of Pattammal who was opposed to the ministry has now accepted Christ. At Madakkal Jeyakanthan, Jayakrishnan and Srinivasan create problem for the local evangelist.
Thappalmedu:- 10 persons have accepted the lordship of Jesus Christ.
Uthanapalli:- In three new villages the Gospel was preached. Krishnappa and Kaveriammal are getting healed of their leprosy. Pray for Kullappa Babu and Devendran who are opposed to the ministry.
Uthangarai:- 31 persons confirmed their faith on Christ. Manickam suffering from nervous problem has received miraculous healing.
Veppanapalli:- Chinnamma who was in coma condition for two years has recovered consciousness through prayer. Pray for a house to be available for the missionary at Nachikuppam.