Pastor Paul Sundar Raj, leader of the team in Khagaria, Bihar reports as follows…
“Annual fasting prayer Report 2017
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. By the grace of God we are doing well in our ministry, with a vision in Bihar ministry field. God Almighty is always with us so that we are heading forward to extend His mightiest Kingdom.
In October on we conducted 3 days fasting prayer in five different places – in Mahesh Kutt, Rampur, Baliya, Bala Bazar and Khagaria.
Previously this prayer camp was held in our Khagaria School Campus but that was too difficult for accommodation and the believers had to travel long distances to come here. Due to these reasons we divided 5 places to conduct that one prayer camp; through this more believers attended. On the final day 36 persons were baptised.
To share the word of God 4 pastors were arranged in three different places. From our AC mission in Chennai Rev. Paul Victor Jones (the Area Chairman of Sozhinganallur, Chennai) came to deliver God’s word. After 13 years he visited Bihar with a burden for perishing souls. He collected offerings and bought 2 strangers (Audio System), clothes for the Missionaries, Pastors and their kids, and snacks. He gave RS. 40,000/- for the Convention expenses.
We thank God’s people who cared for the Bihar ministry and supporting in prayer. May our Heavenly Father bless us with His richness. God bless us.
(Left) Head Missionary Paul Sundar Raj welcoming Rev. Paul Victor Jones and sharing the word of God in Khagaria (Right)
(Above) The congregation at Bala Bazar.
(Photos above) Offerings/gifts collected from Advent Church, Sozhinganallur area, distributed in Bihar
(Photos Above) Rev. Paul Victor Jones giving Baptism along with him Pr. Jeevanandam (From Maranatha Church, Chennai) To God be the Glory
Beloved Brothers /Sisters,
We requested you to pray for Pr. Shatrugan, as he was undergoing persecution. The village forced him to leave the place otherwise they would beat him. But through your valuable prayer & by our everlasting Father’s Grace, the village was quiet on that day especially the District Headman, Village President and the vigilantes did not make any threat to Pr. Shatrugan.
After this 20 police constables announced to the whole village and in market places not to threaten any Christians in the village. Our wonderful Savior has done marvelous things for us.
However, some Brahmin caste people, BJP, RSS party members are misguiding the village people – they are not allowing them to go to churches and saying that if they go to church they should leave all the Hindu rituals, and they forced the 40 believers to stop attending church.
Please continue your prayer support for the people who still create some problems.
We thank you for your earnest prayer
Your brother in Christ