Monthly Archives: October 2013

Idol Worship


What is your idol?


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Hurricane in Odisha, India


Dear Brethren,

You may have heard about the hurricane/cyclone which hit the NE side of India.  It did create a lot of damage in the state of Odisha where a number of our church planters are.  Paul sent some pictures of the flooding and damage there.  Please keep them in your prayers as they clean up and use this as an opportunity to share the gospel.  Thankfully, as far as we know, no one was injured or killed.
In Christ,
Pastor Ike Graham
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Updates on the Ministry in India :: October 2013


Prayer Meeting1

The last weekend of September, the church planters in Tamil Nadu met to pray for the ministry there and in Odisha and for us here in the U.S.  Realizing that we are still $3500 short of our quarterly goal, they also made this a matter of prayer.  In recent conversation with Paul (far right above), I asked him if the Practorium in November in Odisha might be cancelled if we send no funds.  This was his reply:  “No, it will be held at any cost, we in our church will offer a part of support for my travel and I will spend my salary savings ($200) for the trip. God willing I will send some deposit for the conference venue in next week.


Prayer Meeting2Notice the printed pages on the table in the picture to the left.  One of these is Dr. Whitcomb’s tract on Global Warming.  The other sheet is a Gospel tract which they have created and had printed.  They will be distributing these in their respective areas of ministry and evangelism.





Prayer Meeting3In addition to the church planters, the children of Agape Home also joined them in their day of prayer.


Please also continue in prayer for these children that God will continue to raise up faithful, effective servants for His glory and for the ministry in Tamil Nadu.






Recently, Brother Joseph Surya sent us pictures of 4 believers who were baptized in Umarcot, Odisha.

9-14-13 Umerkote2

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support of the church planting ministry in India.


Please send financial support to:

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

For more information, go to the web site:

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

October 2013 India Update

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URGENT Prayer Needed: Hurricane Phailin in India

URGENT Prayer Needed:

Please pray for the people of Odisha as they are in the middle of hurricane/cyclone “Phailin.”
It has hit and destroyed many parts of the State. Please remember the families of our church planters.
The loss and damages are heavy as that of Katrina.

In Christ, Paul

Editor’s Note: We don’t have any specific news of the church planters at this point.

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