Pastor D. Solomon Rajan is the pastor of the Ramapuram Church, which is a member of the Fellowship of Blessed Hope Churches Conference in Chennai. He and his wife Mercy have ministered at Ramapuram, a suburb in the western area of Metropolitan Chennai about 3 kms from the Mission compound at Guindy, for 26 years.
They are assisted in their ministry by their elder daughter, Beryl Angel and her husband Jacob (pictured at right with daughter Jessica) who both have jobs but also work part-time in ministry. Pastor Solomon Rajan and his wife also have a younger daughter, Sheril Rhema, who is studying in college at the moment.
In 2000, the Mission provided the church with a new building, pictured below, and since then the ministry has continued so that by God’s grace, their congregation now numbers 200.
As he sent the information and pictures for this article, Pastor Solomon Rajan was able to advise me that just last week (early August), in spite of all the restrictions and disruptions and lock-downs that the Covid-19 virus has recently brought to their city, state and country, two people accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour and were baptised in his church. He wrote…
“Two more souls for Christ. One a 26 year-old girl Roselin and another 18 year-old boy Israel. Pray for them to stay strong in their faith.
We are praying for a big revival in this Ramapuram area. For souls to know the living Saviour. Every year we face a lot of challenges but God is strengthening us with his unending grace. Please do keep Ramapuram in your prayers ayah. Especially for a big revival!”
Pastor Solomon Rajan was also able to share that two years ago, after a strong vision and with guidance from the Lord he was able to found and register with the Indian government “The Blessed Hope Fellowship Trust” which he says “is operating with a zeal to reach lost souls through social services.” He continued…
“Today I want to carry this vision of serving the destitute, through which the love of Christ can be effectively reflected… with the help of Jehovah Jireh.”
He went on to list some of the services rendered to the needy over the two years the trust has been in operation…
“1. Food packages packed and distributed to the homeless.
2. Providing of clothing to the needy.
3. Sewing machine gifted to a woman to help support her family. (We are praying for more machines)
4. Rice, grain and other essentials is being distributed to people in need during this Covid-19 crisis.
5. The Trust raised a fund of 25,000 rupees (NZ$505 approx) to support our BHFC Madurai branch church which was in need of a common restroom for the congregation. The check was given to Pastor Paul D. Ebenezer.
6. The Trust is also occasionally supporting students who are not able to pay their school or college fees. Especially, the Trust is funding a student's college fee after the death of her father.”
Pastor Paul D. Ebenezer, from Madurai FBHC church receives cheque for 25,000 rupees
Please pray for Pastor Solomon Rajan and his family and his team at the Ramapuram church, asking that the Lord will bring great blessing to many through the efforts of the church and the trust, and that they may in turn be richly blessed as they see many come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.