Rev. Paul D Ebenezer, pastor of the Fellowship of Blessed Hope Church at Madurai, southwest of Chennai, has advised of some recent ministries which brought blessing to his church and its members.
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December their church held special CHRISTMAS GOSPEL Meetings.
Their guest speaker was Bishop Dr. J S Basker from Word International’s ministry based in Trichy (which is the thankfully short name commonly used for the almost unpronounceable Tiruchirappalli!)
More than 100 people attended the meetings, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, nine persons accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. Please rejoice with Pastor Paul and commit these new brothers and sisters in the Lord to God, asking that they may grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ as they begin their walk of faith.
Then on December 19, 20 and 21, members of their congregation visited 25 new houses in the area around their church, singing carols and taking the message of the birth of Jesus Christ to the people living in those homes. As you will see in the pictures, they were accompanied by a certain world-famous person who is known In India as Christmas Thatha (pronounced Tarta) – Christmas Grandfather, who is always a hit with the children!
They also visited a hospital in the area, singing carols and bringing the Christmas message and cheer to the patients and staff.
Please thank the Lord for this group’s willingness to witness to the birth of their Saviour and pray that the Lord will bless those who heard the message of Christmas, perhaps for the first time, and that the Holy Spirit will touch hearts with the message.