Serving In The Fields Of The Lord's Harvest

Serving In The Fields Of The Lord's Harvest

Fellowship In Faith Ministries serves Christian brethren regardless of denomination in encouragement to do Matthew 28:19-20, while supporting and serving congregations in the Third World where the Name of Jesus Christ is not known and whose fields are being sown and planted by local Christians who need our help.

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Rejoicing In Yah 2016

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Letter from Chitti Babu Gampala on their Feast of Tabernacles Celebration in Rajupalem Andrha Pradesh, India:

Shalom to Dear family!

We praiseYAH our Father for He has Answered all of our prayers and enabled us to celebrate the (Feast of Sukkot) the Feast of Tabernacles… joyfully and peacefully with Brothers and sisters here. Two sisters have rendered to our Faith with Immersion and added to the congregation…Please continually pray for these new babies in MessiYah, so that YHWH the Holy Spirit would guard them to continue in faith till death…

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We thank you so much for your love and compassion towards us to enable us to rejoice both Spiritualy as well physically. Everyone is sending their heartfelt thanks of SHALOM to you for providing to have Meal together, HalleluYAH… We pray that our Father would bless you all to continue to support to the work of Most High, HalleluYah!

Trusting that May our Heavenly Father bless you and keep you all in His loving hand, lead you guide you on His path, and give you great success in all you do. And may He also grant you, abundance, life, peace, and good health as you serve in our Father’s field, Amen. Shalom!

Your Brother,

Chitti

 

2015 Thanks and 2016 Prayers

Update on Gampala family and ministry in A.P. India from Pastor Chitti Babu Gampala
 
Shalom to dear servants of Most high!
 
Grace and Peace be unto you all, Amen.
 
On behalf of whole Gampala’s, widows, and Congregations in India, I would like to share with you all very briefly a status update…
 
First of all we thank our heavenly Father for He has chosen YOU all to serve the Brethren India both spiritually and Physically as the Holy Spirit leads and blesses you… We are all proud of your love and kind service to us…
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Widows we serve: the precious GEMs are doing well, rejoice and content with the life saving things they are receiving form you…. And prayerfully looking forwards to occupy the Mansion (new widows home) soon to stay comfortably… everyone is sending their heartfelt thanks with Joyful Tears for all of your affection in time of need…
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Pastor John Gampala: I am much delighted to give you a very Brief update on Bro. John ‘s health. “He is doing well”, God our Father is guarding him with His Spirit to continue to Serve His people (despite massive heart attack last January that has rendered the left side of his heart dead) … It’s been almost a Year as he was discharged from his death bed. His Cardiologist is amazed of his health condition on gradually improving day by day. It’s because all of your prayerful SUPPORT and words of encouragement. He often visits few houses in a day to preach the word of Truth, Encouraging the Brethren to continue steadfast in Truth, and so he is still doing in His regular activities… such as preaching on Shabbat day…
 
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Sister Ruth: The proverbs 31 women- she wakes up at 5:00 Am to prepare Breakfast for Anna John, the widows, and her whole family Moring and evening… she often visits people to share the Gospel. She has been going through different health troubles… her ENT doctor suggested her to have MRI which showed that her neck bones are injured thus she have much severe head ache, foot aches, and many pains… so her EYE doctor suggested her to have new Glasses for better vision, I will buy the Medicines and Glasses soon.
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Bro. Ananda Glory: is assisting in the family, and in Ministry. They have 3 children Nelson 5th Standard, Achsa Stephanie is 4th Standard, and Wilson 7 month boy are still living as joint family… Ananda is going out to preaching the truths in our Surroundings confront with many other denominations… with Truth…
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Bro. Prasad Anusha Deering: is assisting in the joint family, she is now 7 months pregnant ready to give Birth to a baby at her mother’s home in Bihar. As you know every pregnant woman needs medicines, nutrients etc., Prasad is working in RajaRao peta, recently we had a prayer meeting at one of congregation member’s home, and I had an opportunity to preach and encouraging the Brethren by Sermon over there… Meanwhile Bro. Prasad is working in designing but no much clients due lot of shops in his surroundings…
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Bro. Joshua and Kumari:– (Bro. John’s son-in-law and Daughter), they are regularly Attending our Shabbat Service, and feast days rejoicing in the Lord with their two Children. Unfortunately Bro. Joshua’s parents are opposing them on their faith. Please do pray for their family to accept the Truth… Brother Joshua and Kumari are prayerfully seeking to have work for their family…too.
Me, Your Servant Bro. Chitti Babu Gampala: – As you know I am much busy with Family, Ministry, since 3 years now. (Even I have no time to speak with my Brother Michael on Skype often) However our Father is doing great things for my effort for his name sake, HalleluYah. I too have had some health issues recently. I have high Blood pressure 170/110, but my Diabetes is normal. I met my Cardiologist recently, he suggest me to have TMT (tread mill Test). Which is ok, but I have some Bad cholesterol in the Blood. I am daily peddling my Bicycle all around 12 Kilometers in day to reduce Bad Cholesterol… I also use my Regular Medicines…
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Sister Esther Rani (My wife):- she woke up at 6:00 Am and busy in preparation of Food for Children to school for lunch… then she will go for visiting houses as much she is able. Often some of the sisters join with her to meet other followers.
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Johnson (Chitti’s son) is now Studying 10th Standard and he is getting ready for his Final Exams… he is also having health issues he has symptoms of Arthritis, he is using Herbal Medicines… Dina Grace is now studying 9th Standard.
 
After paying Bribes and Tips to the Government officials, we got the local and State Government Approval to be Build the widows home in the property given us by our Beloved Peter Ryall and Nancy three years ago… I have submitted all required Documents of proofs to the Central Government of India to Grant a FCRA (Indian version of 501C3) successfully…. This is a very complicated and Stressful work for me…but trusting in our Father, we are prayerfully waiting to answers the enquiry team who comes from New Delhi soon…I do not know yet how much Bribe they demands from us to Grant the FCRA (or what troubles may come as new government in India is becoming more hostile and intolerant of Christians in India).
 
However I am glad to inform you all that our Brother John Gampala has received support funds you sent … I will use as you specify where to use… remaining money will deposit into our Regular amount…
 
I request you all please continually pray for GAMPALA’S well being, and comfort in the time of trails.
 
The private school we send our children have demanded we pay school fees by 15th Jan, 2016… (Including- Nelson, Stephanie, Johnson, and Dina Grace too) I am trying to find a part time work to meet the needs, but I have not got one yet, I do not want to lay a burden on you…Our Father has assigned me to complete the unfinished task, both in spiritually and physically…
 
Please continually pray for quick resolution of the FCRA, so we can receive the needed funds to build the Widows home, so that the precious Gems can stay together safely and comfortably… I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your Care for me has flourished again though you surely did care. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me.
 
It’s not my intention to pinch you all by sharing about Gampala’s, but with love. Please continually do pray for Gampala’s so that we may steadfast work in winning of many for Christ’s sake. We are also continually praying for you all. Once again we the whole Gampala’s, widows, and the Congregations here are sending their heartfelt Greetings of shalom to you all, and prayerfully looking forwards to meet in the Mid Air with our Lord, amen.
 
Have blessed and joyful Shabbat SHALOM to you all.
Your’s fellow servant of the Master
Bro. Chitti

Mission India – April 2015

 

An emergency Mission Trip was conducted this past April 14th- May 1st to serve the brethren and cement our support and fellowship with Christian brethren in rural Southeast Andrha Pradesh, India.

In January, Pastor John Gampala of the Shalom congregations suffered a major heart attack and languished in a government-funded hospital for almost a week without proper care. We sent funds to Chitti Gampala to take Brother John to a private hospital where his diagnosis of a major heart attack was confirmed with echocardiogram results that showed his left ventricle’s heart muscle had died with two blockages leading into the heart.  The doctors wanted to perform an angiogram but did not think John would survive the procedure and as a result the Gampala family decided to place John’s life into Our Farther’s Hands in prayer and they took him home to rest on God’s mercies.

We were moved by The Spirit to visit India much sooner than we had been planning out of love and desire to comfort the Gampala family and congregations and to check on the progress of various projects we have been assisting with at Hebron Home, notably the water crisis that required the building of a new pipe system and new membranes for the filtration plant to replenish water to the campus in Palakollu.

From April 15th, our mission focus was to assist with Pastor John Gampala’s heart attack care and obtained oxygen for him so he can breathe (his heart is no longer pumping blood adequately to his body) and to comfort the widows who have lost a sister recently, with encouragement for the congregations that have endured many trials of late.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday April 26, I traveled  to Hebron and visited with the orphans and with Sagar Jalli and family and had a wonderful time with the children whom we all love and documented the progress of the various projects underway there and noted new challenges that we will try to assist Sagar in accomplishing.

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As you can see by the smiles and love of our being together again, I have to again give all of you many thanks on behalf of the brethren here and the bottom of my heart for your continued love and support to these precious brethren we serve on the front lines as they do Matthew 28:19-20.

 

Wisdom Academy – Serving Orphans in Kenya

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I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mardy during presentations of our ministries at a church festival back in 2013.  To say he was an additional inspiration would be limiting.    How wonderful it is that God is using us to serve in the many fields of His Harvest.  While we serve in rural India, Mardy Cobb has been faithfully serving the congregations in Kenya, Africa.

His report following showcases the wonderful work God has allowed him to accomplish with the love, prayers and support of so many faithful Christians here in the West.  As night continues to quickly fall upon the world, let us continue to work in the Lord’s Fields while there is still daylight for us to work.

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I want to thank you all for your support of our orphans, and our school (Wisdom Academy) in western Kenya. Your financial contributions and your prayers have done much to help change the lives of these children.  God bless you greatly for your kindness and good works. May God keep you strong and protect you and your loved ones for your faith in Him and the exercise of true religion.

We have been blessed to have some wonderful children put into our care. Kenya, as you may know, administers national tests to all schools and school children.  Based on the scoring in these tests, schools are ranked.  The testing is, of course, measured against the Ministry of Education’s national curriculum.  Our school resides in a western county of Kenya named Kisii.  This county (Kisii) has 1560 schools within it.  Inside the county are several districts.  Our district is called the Gucha District.  Our school has been progressing well from its  very beginning, and we have additional improvements to report.  Wisdom Academy is ranked as the 6th highest school in the county, and we are ranked as the number 1 school in our District.  Because of God’s blessings allowing us to reach this achievement, we are now routinely called upon to give advice to both schools and orphanages in Kenya.  It is a testimony to God’s answering our prayers for blessings of favor in the eyes of those we work with and for. God is good.

Please pray that God would open more hearts to be as generous and kind as all of you have been.  If you know someone of a kindred spirit, you might consider mentioning our effort.  You can give them our website to review particulars (www.cogrescue.org).

Here are a few words from the Manager of our Orphanage and School, Richard Mogendi:

Peace , mercy and grace from our Father God and His son our Elder brother Jesus Christ  be unto you, your family and our family of faith. Please allow us to trust that this letter will find you doing well and that the hand of God is upon you. As always may all of our family of faith members know that we do make mention of them in our prayers. We love you brother and respect you always and all who have taken our burden into their hearts. Thank you for the messages that are of great encouragement to the family of faith.
Am writing this e-mail to express our heart most thanks to all of those who put aside their personal needs and gave to the orphans, school and teachers. May I say that the seed you sowed here and the watering of love we are experiencing from you day by day has indeed done a lot. We don’t have enough words to thank them but with our limited words we say thank you and may God bless you all.

God bless you and thank you so very much for your sacrifice, and for putting others before yourself.

In His Service,

Mardy

In The Midst of Trials, We are Blessed

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Dear Brethren ,
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We hope and pray you are doing well there.
In the midst of troubles and trials around the world our almighty God is protecting us with His eternal love.
We pay our heartfelt thanks for your generosity for the children at Hebron.
We are having the security guards and the lady dean by your kind support. The children are having the new school uniforms.
The government officers are satisfied with our efforts and upbringing of the Kids.
We are really happy and praise the Lord for our freedom in preaching the gospel in our area.
There are 174 children at the orphanage. They are having the Bible quizzes and tests every week. I asked them to talk about the stories of the people in the Bible relating to the alphabets in their names. The children are very interesting to learn.
If there is any possibility  would it possible to help us to finish the in completed  building in front of the boys dormitory. We are praying for the Lord for the last few years to complete the building.
Please continue to pray for us.
With Christian love,
Sagar and all at Hebron
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Brief Update On Sister Ruth

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We at Fellowship in Faith Ministries would like to thank you for your prayers and your support to Sister Ruth Gampala to correct her loss of vision due to severe cataracts.  We are pleased to report that enough funds were raised for BOTH eye surgeries and those funds have been sent on to the Gampalas for the surgery.  Chitti write us to inform about the first surgery:

To, the prayer warriors in Christ,

Greetings to you all in the most precious name above all names!

We praise Yah for we had joyful and peaceful Sabbath with the Brethren rejoice in the Lord, HalleluYah.

I much delight let you all know that our Dear sister RUTH had eye surgery on Thursday, and brought her to home safely. We indeed do not know how long it will take time to cure the wound and get back her vision, except God our Father will do a Miracle through all of your prayers

Her Doctor diagnosed some medicines for healing and suggested Ruth should have surgery for the second EYE as soon as possible

We convey our heartfelt thanks for those who prayed for sister RUTH to have surgery, please continually pray so that our Father would mercy on her to have complete vision, and to provide provision for her to have surgery for second EYE soon.

“Sister Ruth and Brother John requested me to convey her hearty Greetings and thanks for those who prayerfully donate for me to have Surgery”

I will update more on Sister Ruth’s recovery…soon. ( sorry for my poor English)  “For GOD our Father is not unrighteous to forget your work and the love which ye showed toward his name, in that ye ministered unto the saints, and still do minister.”

Thank you so much for your unfathomable love and support to Gampalas Family. May God blessings be upon you all, bless you abundantly for His Glory. Have Joyful and blessed Sabbath shalom to you all. Please convey our heartfelt Greetings to all who join and stand with Gampala family ministry… Grace and peace be unto all from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ our soon coming King.

Thanking you so much,

Your Brother in Christ,

Chitti & Family.

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Prayer Request for Sister Ruth

 

 

 

 

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Prayer Request for Sister Ruth. After a long dry spell of being unable to meet with and talk via video chat with my brother Chitti Gampala, we finally were able to connect last evening and it was wonderful to see and talk with him. He conveys the thanks of the Gampala family and the congregations for your prayers and support for them.

In our conversation Chitti relayed a prayer request for my Amma, Sister Ruth who is suffering severe cataracts and will require surgery to correct them. Her vision is now limited to peripheral only. Ruth is not very trusting of doctors in India and there is some substantial costs to the surgery. Ericka and I encouraged Chitti to help Ruth overcome her fear and get the surgery done. 

They requested prayers for Ruth that she will indeed allow herself to be treated for the problem, that the eye doctor doing the surgery will be blessed and that Our Father would speed her recovery so her vision can improve. She wants to be able to read the Word of God again, and I need Ruth to be able to be the hawk she has been to protect me from Chitti slipping green ‘cobra’ (ghost peppers) into my food when I go visit.

 

New Clothes For The Orphans At Hebron

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Letter from Sagar Jalli to Brethren in the USA:

Dear Brethren,

Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
We hope and pray you are doing well.
 
I am sending you the pictures of the children with their new clothes.
 
They are attending three schools from the orphanage . so that they have three uniforms which we provided them through your kind help.
 
We pay our heartfelt thanks for your great support for Hebron Children. May God bless you all abundantly.
 
Thank you.
 
Your brother in Christ,
 
Sagar and all at Hebron

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Thanks Among Rising Persecution

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Dear Brethren,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We hope and pray you are doing well.

We pay our heartfelt thanks for your kind support and the prayers you are doing for us here in India.

We are so grateful to Brother Michael Deering for his great witness about Hebron.

By the abundant grace of God we and all the children are doing well here. We praise God for the freedom of the gospel in India.

I recently talked to the children about the Christians persecution in Iraq and Syria by ISIS. I told them the time is near to see the Lord Jesus face to face with His glory. We can see complete evil in the acts of the ISIS that how much they enjoy the persecution of Lord”s people. As you know death is the enemy of both man and God but they love the killing so that it IS is complete evil as I see it.

I read the email from brother Nakamoto about the killing of the children of Christians. Some things we cannot say YES or NO. They happen according to His will. We are merely human beings and simply watch His will on the earth. That is all according to my understanding.

We are all praying for the families who are suffering terribly. The Lord will take care of them where ever they are in the world.

We pay our heartfelt thanks to Brother Nakamoto and Sister Sherri for their generosity towards the children at Hebron.

We are having 174 orphans and semi orphans at Hebron at the moment. We are giving them food and shelter. We are educating them both secular and the morality of Christianity. They are learning principles of life and getting the answers for the questions where they came from?  Why they are here? What is the purpose of life? Where they will go?

I am just telling them to live like Christ and live forever.

We need to give a pair of clothes to the children this year which costs about 10 US $ for each child. Please pray for this particular need.

We are all sending our high regards and best wishes to all the brethren and sisters in the church there. Please continue to pray for us.

We are contentiously praying for your strength both physically and spiritually.

 

With best wishes,

Sagar and all at Hebron.

Jalli Family

New Orphans Given Love And A New Home At Hebron

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The blessing of being able to provide for new children in need.

Sagar Jalli provides this update with photos from Hebron.

We are pleased and give thanks that a donor from the USA has made a substantial donation to Hebron to enable the hiring of 3 Government-required employees so that the girls dorm at Hebron can remain open at the orphanage without all the girls being removed and the dorms shut down.   This is the matron at the girls dorm supervising recess and games in the courtyard at Hebron.

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These four girls were rescued by the government while begging on the streets.  They were sent to Hebron last week. Sagar is pleased that in this case the government recognized that Hebron is the best facility for taking care of the orphan children in India.

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For the first time in the 47 year history of the orphanage, an abandoned child with dwarfism now calls Hebron home.  Sagar says “I felt very sad when this boy asked me to pray for the unification of the parents who left him and gone in their own ways. I prayed. Of course we both prayed.”

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As always happens at Hebron, the new children soon find the happiness, joy and love of caretakers and fellow orphans who gleefully spend their playtime playing various games, especially the State-sport of kabadi – which is similar to ‘tag’ and ‘steal the bacon’.

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