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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

 

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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

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.

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,

Mardy


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.

4girlsHebronThis 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.

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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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Serving In The Lord’s Harvest

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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.