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!
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,
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’.
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.
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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.
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