One of Yesuway Jeevan Mission’s ministry partners in India is the ACCI outreach church at Adda Road in the State of Andhra Pradesh, which is led by Pastor Paul Gandham.
Mission Manager Immanuel and Rev Paul Aruldoss from the Advent Christian Conference of India recently travelled to Adda Road to attend and participate in a baptismal service for 5 new believers – the second of two held in consecutive weeks. A total of nine believers were baptised at the two services and all were offered the right hand of fellowship as they became members of the church at the service held on 13 January.
150 believers attended the service on 13 January, many having to sit outside the very small church building, with many travelling very long distances to attend the service. Immanuel preached the message at the service, with Pastor Gandham translating –see picture. Lunch was provided and arranged for the whole congregation by one family!
YJM had given the congregation a Christmas gift of 1,000 rupees, and Immanuel was advised that they had used that gift to buy and distribute 100 copies of the Bible to members and others living in the area around their church – the perfect Christmas gift!![nggallery id=164]