MINISTRY TO CHILDREN
The fruit of the ministry to children in India was abundantly evident this year. Three of the children who have grown up in Agape Home were baptized in May and are now involved in the ministry to the children (pictured above). Two of them shared their testimony at a youth rally in Paravakuddi. Those video clips are available if you are interested. From left to right: Vijaykumar, Maragathamani and Kaliyamal.
THE GREAT NEED
In May when we arrived at Agape Home, I was introduced to the new children there. One of the children is a boy by the name of Kirubakuran. Brother Paul told me that he has no parents because his father murdered his mother by setting her on fire. Now, his father is in prison for life. Most of the children who come to Agape Home have never heard of Jesus before. Yet every day the staff of Agape Home teach the Bible and explain to the children how they can know Jesus and receive Him as their personal Savior.
Another new child to Agape Home is Vadivel. One day, Paul was at a restaurant where Vadivel was working. He said to the owner, “This boy seems too young to be working here. How old is he?” The owner
replied, “He is 13. He is working here because he has no parents. Both of them are dead.” Paul told the owner about Agape Home and how they care for the children and give them an education. The owner said, “Take him.” In the great mercy of God, Vadivel is now at Agape Home learning about Jesus.
Let me take this opportunity to thank many of you who are involved with “Konnect with a Kid.” This ministry provides needed clothes and school supplies for the children as well as a Christmas gift. The staff at Agape Home make Christmas a huge celebration emphasizing the birth of Jesus and why He came. They also have a “SummerBibleSchool” much like the VacationBibleSchool that many hold here in the U.S.
Continue to pray for the church planting effort. The Church Planters are seeing fruit in their labors from the salvation of souls. Many have been baptized and are preparing to be baptized. However, the pressure by Hindu activists in particular against the Christians is a formidable obstacle to the new Christians and to the Church Planters. God works mightily through your prayers to strengthen our Brethren in India.
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August 2013 India Update