Dear brethren and sisters in the church there in USA,
We hope and pray you are doing well. We are all sending our heartfelt thanks for your great generosity for the church here in India.
We had a blessed feast of Pentecost meeting here. Thank you for your kind help for the Pentecost meal.
We are greatly renewed in the spirit of the Lord. Nowadays preaching of the gospel is entirely different with changes in India. Without having the spiritual help we can’t handle the evil spirits. Satan is not just out side our church he is IN the church to deceive the elect. So it’s very important to all the faithful to renew in the spirit every day with the armor of God.
We love you all.
Sagar and all at Hebron.
Greetings to all of our prayer partners in precious name of Yahshua
Dear Brothers and Sisters, we have already come to the last month of the Biblical year, we must be now familiar with “Oh my how time flies” Phrase. Changes are happening (here in India) so fast that it seems as though it is surreal.
Here on the home front Modi’s Government announcement of demonetizing the five hundred rupees notes caught everybody off guard. Suddenly the currency which had so much value became mere paper overnight.
Talking of value the human soul is priceless. God fashioned man in his own image. Man is the crown of God’s creation. And so he has an intrinsic value. Man chose sin and be in slavery under a tyrant. But Yahweh in mercy has taken the initiative and has reconciled us to the Father through Him as the month of Abib we are going to celebrate the feast of Passover.
I have taken the theme as a burden to introduce the saviour to those around us, He taught that would be the best gift we can give to anyone. So we are planning to do outreach ministry in the North Part of India during the month of May 7th onwards. This area in the state of Bihar is majority Muslim and the risk we take is even greater to us than normal with Hindu leaders who also persecute us. But we must do Matthew 28:19-20 and rely on our Abba for our protection to do His will.
I am sure as we lift our saviour he will draw men to himself as we realise Yahweh’s moto that we are strengthened to stretch out even in the midst of impossibility.
Dear brethren all of you know how great the task is for us to preach the gospel in the north parts of India, while the persecution going on. The kingdom of Yahweh is enlarging and will include every nation, every language, and every tribe. So we are focusing on this vision. We request you all to pray for us. Sound mind and health and also we are in great need of resources. We have to distribute gospel tracts, Hindi Bibles (instead of Telugu ones we have) and literature on True Gospel to educate the brethren in truth, so the work of our religious tracts is in progress (translation from Telugu to Hindi). Please pray for that. We are indebted for your support in the ministry.
Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work. Our communication with the Elohim is vital in this war. Let us therefore maintain this link and intercede for one another so that our enemies attempts will be foiled.
We found that many of our past believers (who used to attend the House of God) who moved to Hyderabad for the purpose of livelihood are now in a devastating position from the truth. It became a passion for us to motivate them and mold and renewal them back into the faith as they are our fruits of the harvest.
Last week I went on a gospel trip to Hyderabad visiting all our dear families and strengthening them and inviting them to come back to Rajupalem for the coming feast. Please do pray for them.
Yours’ Loving Family in Yahshua
Prasad Deering and Family
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
From Mardy Cobb
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,
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.
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.
Letter from Sagar Jalli to Brethren in the USA: