Monthly Archives: September 2012

Children’s Outing – Agape Home

Wednesday, September 19th was a public holiday in India.
Paul and Sarah took the children from Agape Home to the nearby Christian University for a picnic.
They had a time of playing, singing, and bible stories with the kids.

Click here to see more pictures from their outing.

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Paul’s Trip to Southern Tamil Nadu

Recently, Paul Rajan spent a couple of days at the
Rajapalayam and Sankarankoil mission fields.

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On Saturday he spent a couple of hours with the kids at Torbay House and then went to Sankarankoil
to meet Brother Samuel and Brother Josiah.  They have found a land of area of 1,700 sq. ft. for the
proposed church building.  This area has no churches and the residential houses are coming
slowly, very close to the railway station.

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In the evening they had a street Gospel meeting and a thanksgiving meeting in Cholapuram.

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One of the new believers is a widow and she contributed her first salary to the church and for the Orissa cycle project.  She got the job in Goverment Noon Meal Scheme Project and her daughter is living in Agape Home.

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On Sunday morning he shared the message in the church and returned back to Coimbatore.
There are about four people waiting for Baptism in the church.

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Update on the Ministry in India – September 2012

1.Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Team leaders Paul Rajan and PK Moses

We are continuing house-to-house visitation and as a result, a new family has been coming to our Sunday services where they are hearing the Gospel.  They claim to be believers, but are untaught.  Two of the children in the orphanage are preparing for baptism since placing their trust in the Lord Jesus.  The children hear the word of God daily and are taught by Sarah on Sundays.  Please continue to pray for us as we continue to face stiff opposition in giving the Gospel and for our ministry to the children.

Team Leaders Paul Rajan and P.K. Moses

2. Cholapuram, Tamil Nadu

Team leader David Selvoraj

At present 7-8 families attend the Sunday service.  Our Children’s and youth ministry are growing well. We have weekly house prayer meetings also.  We also conduct one day a week meetings for kids and their families.  Four people have come to Christ and, God willing, they may be baptized in May 2013. Prayers are needed for the youth in this village as most of them are addicted to alcohol and spending their money on drugs.  We would also like to open a sewing training center to reach the many women in this village.

Church Service in Cholapuram, Tamil Nadu

3. Finances

We are behind in the financial goals of our written plan for the financial support of the church planters in Tamil Nadu and Odisha.  Currently, we have $4,934.23 and our plan calls for $9,945.00 every 3 months.  So, as you can see, we are currently $5,010.77 short of our goal.  In order to meet our goal, we need to receive $5,010.77 by September 30th.  If you are able to give toward this goal, please send your offering to:

CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA  50111

Also, as you plan your church budget for 2013, please make provision for giving to the church planting effort in India.

In addition, our next trip to India is scheduled for May 2013.  Joshua Steiner, Benjamin Miller and Pastor Ike Graham are planning to go to Myanmar and then to India.  We are also in need of funds for this trip.  We need about $6,000 for all 3 of us.

If you would like to download the bulletin insert version of this update, please click on the link  below.
India Sept 2012 update

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Creation Charts – Agape Home

Paul & Sarah just sent us these pictures of the kids at Agape Home with their charts prepared on CREATION.

This was assigned by Sarah and all the kids were given gifts for their involvement.

To see more pictures click here.

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