Festival Report from Gampala Ministry in Andrha Pradesh, India.
We the Gampala family delight to let you all know we had a peaceful and Joyful Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). The congregations are prayerfully preparing to meet our Lord in the mid-air when we hear the last Trumpet.
“Blessed are those who hear the sound of trumpets. All of the Congregations have rejoiced spiritually as well as physically, and we are getting ready to celebrate the Day of Atonement (Yom kippur) and Sukkot too. We thank you so much for your prayers and providing delicious food for our Congregations to rejoice.
As we are getting prepared for the Day of Atonement, I kindly do urge you all please do FORGIVE me if I OFFEND any of our Brethren.
Please do convey our hearty Greetings of Shalom to each and everyone there for their life-saving help to the Gampala Family ministry. We thank you so much for your love and kind service to us. We pray that our AbbaYHWH will bless you all abundantly for His name to Proclaim everywhere before our Lord comes, Amen.
Chitti Babu Gampala
Shalom to you all my Dear Loving Family in Yeshua…
Dear Brethren, When the Word of God is preached, the Holy Spirit works in the hearts and lives of people, convicting them of their sin and leading them to repentance. As this number increases, the people themselves feel the need to gather at regular times for worship and listening to the Word. This happens over a period of time. Normally the believers meet in the missionaries home. Later it may move to a believer’s home. This is how we are continuing our bible studies in Tuesday and Thursday at Rajupalem and Rajaraopeta.
The worship group may initially consist of our missionaries and one or two believers. The rest of the people may be just seekers or interested people. It is wonderful to see the numbers grow. First, we have individual believers. Then we progress to whole families and then the families bring their relatives to the Lord. This is how the worshipping group grows until it finally becomes a full-fledged church.
Ministry to the children
YESHUA said, “Let the children come to me and forbid them not…” Children are the pillars of tomorrow. How we teach them today will be seen in how they live tomorrow. Our missionaries have recognized this and therefore are involved in a special ministry to children. “I look at these children as MY children,” declared one of our missionaries. Further we have discovered that they way to a man’s heart are through his children. Our ministry to parents is often through their own children.
One of the primary ways of reaching out to children is through the SABBATH SCHOOL this is proven to be a powerful way of generating an interest in Yahweh’s Word besides delving into the lives of these little ones. And little ones learn very fast…much faster than their parents. Little ones also see the light of the Gospel much faster and respond to Yeshua’s love. Another way is through free tuitions. These tuition classes begin with prayer and a time of singing before taking up History, Geography, English and Mathematics! This was made possible through your generosity and earnest prayers to build the worship center where without any obstacles we could be able to run the Sabbath School programs as it is not possible in the previous days in rented homes.
Blessed be the God of Abraham the most high, possessor of heaven and earth shall guard you in His Peace. Thanking you all.
With Love & Hope
Evangelist Prasad Deering & Anusha
Update letter from Prasad Gampala Deering:
Shalom to you all my dear loving family in Yeshua
Praise Yahweh that a Gospel Meeting was conducted in RAJARARAOPETA Village where Hindu people gathered and were refreshed in Yahweh’s Word and responded to the Good News of Yeshua Messiah. By the grace of Our Heavenly Father this meeting was held without any disturbances or persecution and many believed in the Savior. Please pray that believers would stand firm and Faith to endure struggles. Pastor Chitti has visited the meeting and shared the Word of Yahweh.
Please pray that this breakthrough may continue until our Yeshua Returns. We are still facing Hindu opposition in this village to conduct prayers in our Houses because we have widows.
Our Youngsters committed to a work day and cleaned and painted the Sabbath Worship Center at G.Maminada for the congregation there. Continually uphold them in your prayers.
Your’s in His Service
Evangelist Prasad Deering
Shalom to you all my loving Family in Messiah.
It’s a great amazing fact that we all enjoyed the Feast of Tabernacles last week. We are so grateful for the incredible support that you have been empowering us to do in this season in response to the Feast. We are thankful to Yahweh for His great shower of blessings in the FOT for His Peace, unity, health and wealth.
In this FOT Yahweh has given wonderful opportunities to introduce and inaugurate many new things for HIM.
The Bible has a lot to say on the right foundation and right building. To build on the right foundation of Messiah and to build right on the foundation is wisdom according to the Scriptures. We also want to rejoice in the fact that Yahweh is stirring a great revival in our Congregations. The enthusiastic women participated to sing for Yahweh as choir and made all of the believers to enjoy in His presence with Praise worthy songs and Hymns.
We praise the Yahweh for the opportunity to launch a new small Weekly Bible College (Scriptures Research Center). Where people eager to learn more about the Scripture and have an earnest desire to witness for YAH. We are excited about the enthusiasm of these believers and we thank YAH for open doors to spread the Good News. This Bible College is designed for believers as they seek to grow in YAH as disciples. We are thankful for the vision and faith that Yahweh has given us through word and his spirit especially in relation to the redemptive purposes of His eternal will. Vision is to be sensitive to Yahweh’s leading and wait for the revelation. For this revelation we need Study Materials regarding our faith to teach, make them to learn, to build them on the right foundation as per “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 1 Pet. 3:15-16”.
Our mission is not based on human need alone. It is Yahweh centered. We are having productive meetings discussing hopes and plans for the ministry, but we are in great need of prayer support from behind to move forward that’s why we started an Intercessory Prayer Group with sisters “Mielec Prayer Team (Intercessory Prayer Team)” those who are ready to pray about various prayer request around the clock.
We have a dream and it is this: all who are in spiritual, physical, social and economic bondage must be liberated. This can happen only through spiritual transformation that comes by hearing the Gospel and by believing the Messiah alone. Man’s basic need is spiritual. Only when their world view, life style and moral outlook are changed can real progress be seen. To gain this progress we want to produce the scriptural facts in the visual media (YouTube, Face Book, WhatsApp, and other media etc.,) to change lives. This is why we want to share the biblical facts in a YouTube Channel that Indians could watch and realize the truth. We want to call it: “THE LIFE TV7 – Changes your life today” and the idea is born in this FOT. It is resting on the scripture that the greatest secret of fruitfulness is still the principle of the corn of wheat, which is giving up of life. We want share this life in many cultures using Telugu, Hindi languages in India.
We want to reach the uttermost seekers of our country so we want to record the messages of dear servants of YAH. For this purpose we are in great need of Video Camera (HD) and Software for Live Programs. We are thankful if you contribute for this to share the good news in multiple ways. We value your prayers and participation, suggestion, encouragements in Yahweh’s work.
This time we had a one day Feast at Rajaraopeta Congregation at our home most of the gentiles attended curiously and listen to His word. Pastor Chitti shared the word of Yah, we provided delicious meal for them.
Once again thinking you so much for your valuable prayers and support. Please do continually pray for my dear family and Ministry.
Your’s Loving Brother in Messiah Prasad Deering & Family
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
This boy, P. Caleb. was rescued two weeks ago while begging on the streets. His father abandoned him and his Mother died on the streets. Hebron brings smiles to kids who normally would never have a reason to smile.
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.”
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’.
Update from Sagar Jalli – Director of Hebron:
We are glad to tell you that the government has approved our appointments of a watchman and two lady wardens for the girls.
We pay our heartfelt thanks to the brother helped in this need for one year.
I hope your trip to the churches is successful. May our dear Heavenly Father will bless all your efforts to help the Hebron home for His glory. We hope that we will get regular support for the needs at Hebron Home.
We are all praying for you all dear brethren.
May our Lord will bless you abundantly.
Your brother in Christ,
Sagar and all at Hebron.
It is a joy to see the kids enjoy USA apples, a fruit that is not indigenous to India. A special treat for them.
Save Kids Ministry in Andrha Pradesh India sets aside a day for a Worship Retreat
Prasad Deering has been called to minister to the youth in Hindu-dominated regions of Southeast India. One of his efforts is to teach each child in their congregations to become missionaries and to go forth and spread the Gospel in India.
Today he has sent word of a worship retreat for the children at the Rajupalem congregation and asks for prayers for it’s success.
Greetings you all.
I hope this letter finds all of you in great health and spirits. Thank you so much for your prayers, I can’t Express how this blesses my fruitful ministry and our spiritual growth. As we know that “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God”. Our heavenly Father greatly desired to follow His instructions to live in a environment close the life in the garden of Eden, for that He invited us.
Because of this fact, we too invited the youngsters of Rajupalem Sabbath School for a day retreat on 29th July, 2014. For this event please uphold us in your valuable prayers. We want everybody to be truly raised in truth. So please remember us in daily prayers.
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. Those fields are ready for planting and sowing by local Christians whom the Father has raised up, who are in need of our help.
Together we seek to be vessels of service to the Lord by fulfilling the Great Commission and being instruments for His Service as His Holy Spirit leads us.
We desire to help serve and enable brethren with a desire to show others the Way of God more perfectly, to be able to do so and in importance fulfill James 1:27. Together we hope to support and lift up the church and the needs of the Least of people on earth as the world measures them.
Fellowship In Faith is a completely voluntary organization. We all donate our time and talent to the service of brethren whom Our Father is bringing us. There is no overhead we keep for ourselves. Our focus is to be a conduit of your prayers, support and love to be given directly to congregations with whom we have vetted personally and have fellowship.
We also organize and lead mission trips to Southeast India, and wherever else our Father may open doors to send us. We desire to help a church body that has grown lukewarm and indifferent to the suffering of brethren in the Third World, recapture the Great Commission and involve the laypersons into the Fields of Harvest the Lord has brought us to serve in.
In this site we will share the testimonies, stories, prayer requests and events that Our Abba Father has involved us in service in the hopes of inspiring the congregations in the USA to follow their own calling to serve wherever Our Great God may lead them.