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
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’.
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