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Admissions Open for Courses in GEMS Technical Institutions in Bihar

Admissions to various trades and branches in GEMS Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) at Sikaria, Karwandiya, Bhagatganj (Rohtas District) & Madhubani and Polytechnic College at Aurangabad is open for 2017-2019 batch.

ITI for Girls
GEMS Girls ITI at Sikaria is the very first technical institution for girls in Rohtas District. It trains and empowers girls through the following two courses.

·      Civil Draughtsman – 2 years
·      Sewing Technology (Tailoring) – 1 year


Eligibility: 10thPass
Age Limit: 14 to 30 years
Contact for Admission: 7765977893 / 9199431924 / 7091198383
Last Date for Admission: 15th July 2017

ITI for Boys
GEMS trains boys in several trades through its ITI at Karwandiya, Bhagatganj and Madhubani.

ITI at Karwandiya
The following trades are conducted at Karwandiya
·      Electrician – 2 years
·      Fitter – 2 years
·      Mechanic Motor Vehicle – 2 years
·      Welder – 1 year


Eligibility: 10thPass
Last Date for Admission: 15th July 2017
Contact for Admission: 9431028250 / 9430551419

ITI at Bhagatganj

GEMS Pvt. ITI at Bhagatganj is located on the Sasaram-Buxar Road in the Kochas Tehsil of Rohtas District and offers the following trades.
·      Fitter – 2 years
·      Electrician – 2 years


Eligibility: 10thPass
Last Date for Admission: 15th July 2017
Contact for Admission: 7033336312

ITI at Madhubani


·      Fitter – 2 years
·      Electrician – 2 years



Eligibility: 10thPass
Last Date for Admission: 25th July 2017
Contact for Admission: 8002004758 / 7091198384

Necessary Documents for ITI Admission:
·      10th Mark Sheet (Original)
·      School Leaving Certificate (Original)
·      Provisional Certificate (Xerox copy)

Polytechnic at Aurangabad
GEMS Polytechnic College gives excellent technical education as well as spiritual nurturing.
·      Hostel facility is available for both boys and girls. 


Four Courses are provided:
·      Civil Engineering
·      Electrical Engineering
·      Electrical and Electronics Engineering
·      Mechanical Engineering

Eligibility: 10th pass
Lateral Entry: ITI and 12th with vocational subjects like Computer, Electrical etc.
For admissions contact: 7366889683 / 7366889684 / 7070066877
Last Date for Admission at Polytechnic: 24th May 2017

Application Form can be obtained in person at Polytechnic Office, Aurangabad or at GYM / Polytechnic Office at GEMS Office, Sikaria 3rd Floor.
Click to Download Polytechnic Prospectus: GPC Prospectus 2017-2019


Pray for the GEMS technical institutions to be a blessing to many students of Bihar and other North India states. Pray for the students as they are trained in the trades and in the truth and moral values, to cooperate and develop as responsible citizens. Pray for the management, staff and students and for this year’s admissions. 
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Pray for the Hospitalized GEMS Missionary Kid and Missionary’s Mother

Pray for Angel, daughter of GEMS missionary Bro. Praveen Das (Zonal Superintendent, Sonebhadra Zone). She underwent surgery for appendicitis yesterday morning (16th May 2017). 


Pray for Sis. Gnanasoundary, mother of GEMS missionary Bro. Baskar. She will be operated either today (17th May) or tomorrow for breast cancer.




Please pray for their healing and recovery.
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GEMS Meeting at Kovilpatti this May 2017!

The Executive Director of GEMS Dr. Ashok Kumar will minister at Kovilpatti from 19th to 21st May 2017.



Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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GEMS Meetings in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu this May 2017!

The General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar will minister in meetings in Karnataka from 20thto 28th May 2017.












Bro. C. Suresh (GEMS Central Regional Director) will minister in meetings at Chennai(13,14 May) and at Kallurani, near Kovilpatti (26-28 May).



To know the details of other meetings please click the following links - 

 Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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Masked Men Manhandle and Beat Missionary in Bihar for Preaching Jesus

GEMS missionary at Gaya Bro. Sanjay Yadav who serves among children was severely beaten by Bajrang Dal members on 9thMay 2017. Hindu Yuva Vahini members instigated the house owner of missionary Bro. Palanivelu at Bagaha to vacate him.

Missionary Beaten at Gaya
Bro. Sanjay serves as GEMS Children Wing missionary at Gaya. At 4:00 PM yesterday, 9th May 2017, as he was on his way to his house, he was cornered at Road No. 9 of Magadh Colony by five men who had their faces covered. They threatened him, “Will you stop preaching or not?” and when Bro. Sanjay responded, “What mistake are we doing by preaching?” they began to beat him black and blue.



Bro. Sanjay has sustained bruises in his head and all over his body. He was taken to Magadh Medical College hospital for treatment. Pray for his healing and recovery.


This is the fourth incident of persecution in Bihar in the last 30 days; on 9th April Bro. Santosh (Nawada) was threatened; on 14th April Bro. Arun (Dhaka) was opposed by a mob and on 16th April Bro. Bharti (Gaya) was threatened. (Click to read the details: http://news.gemsbihar.org/2017/04/christian-missionaries-continuously.html)

Missionary Forced to Vacate at Bagaha
Bro. Palanivelu (Zonal Superintendent, PEACE 3) serves at Bagaha, Bihar. Members of Hindu Yuva Vahini (extremist and militant Hindu youth group, founded by Yogi Adityanath) came to Bro. Palanivelu’s house on 5th May 2017. They met with the house owner and threatened & instigated him to vacate the missionary.


After they left the house owner called the missionary and told him to vacate the house. He did not heed to the missionary’s request and has given him time upto 31st May to vacate.
The church construction at Bagah has also stopped due to an issue with the contractor. Pray for the barrier in the church construction to be removed and for it to be completed soon. 


Missionaries’ Bail to be Cancelled
False charges of forceful conversion were filed against GEMS missionaries Bro. Stephen, Bro. Gyan Das and Bro. Dharvaiya at a Christian wedding in Satna (Madhya Pradesh) on 27th April 2016. By the grace of God all were brought out on bail the very same night. (http://news.gemsbihar.org/2016/05/persecution-of-christians-and.html)


Bajrang Dal has once again instigated for their bails to be cancelled for which they will have to appear in court at Satna on 5th June 2017. Please pray.


Pray for this continual persecution against missionaries and Christians in Bihar. 
Pray for their protection and for them to be strong in the Lord. 
Pray for the persecutors to know Christ and to repent from their foolish and violent ways and to be saved. 
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GEMS Satham (Tamil Magazine) May 2017 Issue

May 2017 Issue of the Tamil magazine, GEMS Satham is released and can be read online and downloaded.


Click to read the ‘Anbin Madal’ of the General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar and the prayer matters from the fields.
  
Click to Download – GEMS Satham_May 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Satham_May 2017 (Online)

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GEMS Maharashtra Church Fasting Prayer Increases Faith and Fervour

Fasting Prayer was conducted at GEMS Maharashtra field 32 Shirala for 3 days in which 32 believers prayed together for various issues of the church and nation.


The fasting prayer at 32 Shirala GEMS church was conducted from 27th to 29th April 2017 in which 32 believers from Shirala, Ladegoan, Ingrul, Kokarud and Shedagevadi participated. It was conducted in the theme from Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation”. Bro. Appasaheb Mirajkar, Bro. Amit Powar and Bro. Sachin Lokhande led the three day sessions. Bro. Amit Powar and Bro. Anand Kamble led the prayer requests.


Sessions were taken on Faith, Temptation and Persecution. Introspective prayer was held everyone prayed in groups.



It was decided to conduct such cluster fasting prayer in every field of GEMS Maharashtra zone. Pray for 32 Shirala field of GEMS Maharashtra for a breakthrough in the ministry and for people to commit to Christ. Pray for all the missionaries and leaders to continue to toil for God’s kingdom with zeal and increased anointing. 
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GEMS Youth Meetings in Kaliyangadu and Kuttralam this May 2017!

The Executive Director of GEMS Dr. Ashok Kumar will minister at Kaliyangadu (Nagercoil) and other GEMS leaders will minister at Kuttralam.

Kaliyangadu Meetings (5-7 May)



Kaliyangadu Youth Meeting (6 May)



Kuttralam Youth Meeting (26-28 May)





Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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GEMS Training Equips Believers of North Bihar to be Voluntary Pastors

GEMS Training wing conducted the VVP (Village Voluntary Pastors) training for the believers of Maithili Zone. 23 people participated and were trained in biblical and ministerial subjects.


The VVP training for the Maithili Zone volunteers was conducted at GEMS church, Madhubani from 24th to 28thApril 2017.


This course has been designed to provide overall Bible knowledge in terms of understanding God and salvation, baptism of the Holy spirit, evangelism, call & commitment, sanctification, Church, Christian family life, etc.  Bro. Christopher Murugan, Bro. P.C. Johnson, Bro. Chandrika and Bro. Ravi Raj taught these subjects. Bro, Rajkumar led in worship and prayer.


The participants not only gained knowledge but were inspired, challenged and committed to serve God with all their resources.



Pray for all the participants of the Maithili Zone VVP training to become effective in sharing the gospel to others, in establishing churches and in transforming their places wholesomely. Pray for the VVP training conducted in all zones of GEMS to develop the necessary voluntary pastors. 
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Bro Augustine Jebakumar Speaks in Kolhapur, Karnataka and Chennai this May 2017!

The General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar will minister in meetings in Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Karnataka and Chennai from 11th to 28th May 2017.

Kolhapur Meetings


Click to see and share the montage on the Kolhapur meetings - https://youtu.be/ONVISjoy5mU

Revival Meetings – 11th to 14thMay



Pastors Meeting – 12th May



Youth Meeting – 13th May



Karnataka Meetings (20-28 May)




Chennai Meeting (19-21 May)
Bro. Augustine Jebakumar and Dr. Rajesh Duthie (Associate Director, GEMS) will minister in this meeting.



Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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Children of Manu and Makhdumpur of Bihar Come Close to Christ thru VBS

GEMS conducted VBS at Manu (Rohtas) and Makhdumpur (Jehanabad) in the theme ‘Fountain of Life’ through which 295 children knew more about Christ.


Manu VBS
The Vacation Bible School at Manu was conducted from 17th to 21st April 2017 and 210 children attended. The children of GEMS DCC school and of the project participated. Bro. Sachin of Children wing conducted the programs.


Makdhumpur VBS
GEMS Action Centre (GAC) at Makdhumpur conducted VBS at the church here from 24th to 26th April 2017. Bro. A. Raja (GAC Incharge) and Bro. Sanjay of GEMS Children wing conducted this VBS in which 85 children participated.


Children learnt about Jesus through the general assembly, class hours, through songs, lessons and activities. This VBS helped them to seek God and to commit themselves in prayer.


Pray for all the children who learnt about Jesus Christ through the VBS at Makhdumpur and Manu to grow in the Lord and His word.
Pray for Bro. Sanjay who was severely beaten by anti-Christian and anti-secular forces - http://news.gemsbihar.org/2017/05/masked-men-manhandle-and-beat.html
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GEMS Sabdam (Telugu Magazine) April 2017 Issue

The April 2017 Issue of the Telugu magazine, GEMS Sabdam is released and can be read online and downloaded. 


Read the message from the General Secretary of GEMS, Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in GEMS Sabdam.

Click to Download – GEMS Sabdam_April 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Sabdam_April 2017 (Online)

Share with your Telugu friends, family and fellowship!
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Yudha Dvani (GEMS Kannada Magazine) April 2017 Issue

The April 2017 Issue of the GEMS Kannada magazine, Yudha Dvani is released and can be read online and downloaded. 


Read the message from the General Secretary of GEMS, Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in Yudha Dvani.

Click to Download – Yudha Dvani_April 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – Yudha Dvani_April 2017 (Online)

Share with your Kannada friends, family and fellowship!
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GEMS Missionary and Believers Threatened in Uttar Pradesh

Believers of GEMS church at Mirzapur of Uttar Pradesh and the missionary Bro. Timothy were threatened to not conduct prayers and to not preach Jesus Christ.


Bro. Timothy serves as a missionary along with his family in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. On 25th April 2017 (Tuesday) Ashok Kumar Bharti (who is a Block Secretary in Chandauli District) was collecting money (chanda) from the villagers of Khajural. Bro. Timothy was conducting prayers in one of the believers’ houses. Ashok Kr approached that house and also went to every believer’s house and sternly told them to not follow Christ. He also threatened Bro. Timothy to stop conducting prayers and to vacate the place.

The GEMS church building is being constructed at Mirzapur. Pray for all the barriers to be removed for the construction to be completed.


Pray for the GEMS field at Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. Pray for the believers and the missionary family to be strong amidst opposition. Pray for the opposers to understand the gospel and to come to Christ.


Christian Missionaries Continuously Threatened and Persecuted in Bihar – http://news.gemsbihar.org/2017/04/christian-missionaries-continuously.html
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Children Learn About the Saviour at Shirala and Suwara thru GEMS VBS

GEMS Maharashtra & Sikaria Zones conducted VBS at 32 Shirala (Maharashtra) and Suwara (Bihar) through which more than 265 children were reached.


Shirala VBS
This year’s VBS was conducted through GEMS Maharashtra Zone at 32 Shirala field from 17th to 21stApril 2017. VBS was conducted in four places for five days at each place, Davari Vasahat, Kapari and Ingrul. 82 children attended every day. Bro. Amit Powar & his wife coordinated and conducted the VBS in these places with their church volunteers.


Life of Jesus Christ was taught to the children through which they learnt about the birth, works, death and resurrection of Jesus. Kids had a wonderful time worshipping God and enjoyed the songs, drawings and Bible stories.


Suwara VBS
Through the Sikaria ON (Operation Nehemiah) initiative one of the prayer cells of Sikaria conducted VBS at Suwara in Bihar from 19th to 23rd April 2017.


183 children attended the VBS which was conducted in this year’s theme ‘Fountain of Life’. Bro. Franklin & Sis. Anita Franklin conducted this VBS along with their prayer cell members.


Pray for all the children who attended the VBS at Shirala and Suwara to come close to the Saviour Jesus Christ and be saved. Pray for them to grow in His love and word. Pray also for this year’s VBS which is being conducted in all the fields of GEMS.
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Christian Missionaries Continuously Threatened and Persecuted in Bihar

GEMS missionaries in Bihar at Kawakol & Gaya (Magahi 2 Zone) and Dhaka (PEACE 3 Zone) are being continuously threatened by Sangh affiliates; to not conduct prayers & to not preach Christ.

Magahi 2 Zone Persecution
Bro. Santosh serves at Kawakol (Nawada District). A group of Bajrang Dal members came to his house at 5 PM on 9th April 2017 (Sunday) and threatened him to leave the place and to not conduct prayers. They also pressurized the house owner to vacate him and his family.

On 23rd April (Sunday) at 5 PM the same Bajrang Dal group that threatened on 9th April came again to Bro. Santosh’s house at Kawakol and told him to stop Christian prayers and to vacate the place. They have also said that today (24th April) they are going to hold a meeting to stop the church activity and are forcing Bro. Santosh to attend.

A similar group came to GEMS church at Gaya (Magadh Colony) on 16thApril (Sunday) at 10:30 AM and threatened GEMS missionary Bro. Bharti to vacate the place and to not preach about Christ and to not hold Christian prayers.


PEACE 3 Zone Persecution
GEMS missionary Bro. Arun serves at Dhaka (East Champaran District). On 14thApril 2017 at 7 PM he was threatened by a mob of 40 people belonging to VHP, Bajrang Dal, Arya Samaj and BJP namely Bablu Tiwari, Dinesh Tiwari, Vinod Tiwari & Vijay Tiwari (Arya Samaj), Kashi Tiwari, Ajay Sah, Sanjay Sah & Bablu Sharaff (BJP Leader). They falsely accused him of forced conversion.


On 16th April (Sunday) worship service went on for an hour and in the evening onwards the group began to surround Bro. Arun's rented house and threatened his house owner to vacate him.

Sis. Indu Kumari worked in GEMS school earlier and after marrying Bro. Arvind Kumar as a family they serve at Sahtha, Vaishali District. On 12th March 2017 (Sunday) a group of 50 people of RSS came to their church and damaged the church and also the church properties. Since then the believers could not gather and are worshipping in their own villages.

·      Pray for this continuous persecution against Christian missionaries and believers in Bihar at Kawakol, Gaya, Dhaka and Vaishali.
·      Pray for God’s protection over the missionaries and believers.
·      Pray for the churches to become strong in the Lord and to grow amidst persecution.
·      Pray for the opposers to know the love of Christ and to be saved. 
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House Church Opens as Patna Student Shares Gospel in Train

GEMS STORM (STudents Out Reach Ministry) at Patna brought an ITI student to Christ. He shared the gospel in train which led to many seekers and a House Church has commenced in this place in Patna, Bihar.


A new STORM House Church was started at Patna Sahib, Patna on the Easter day, 16thApril 2017. Bro. Sunil Kumar (23 yrs) is a STORM senior student doing his ITI in Patna. Since last 18 months he is associated with STORM. He came to know Jesus and committed to be saved through Bible study. He has committed himself for ministry.

In July 2016 while travelling in train Sunil shared the gospel to his co-passengers. One of the passengers Sandhya invited him to preach Jesus in her place Chainpura in Patna city. Sunil through STORM Patna started a prayer cell in the house of Sis. Sandhya which was conducted every Friday. Initially 5 to 6 people attended the prayer cell and Sunil was given the responsibility to conduct the prayer. Gradually more people began to attend and many were delivered from demon possession.


During the GEMS Fasting Prayer rally in March 2017 Bro. Sunil brought 6 new seekers of Jesus to the Sikaria campus. All the six were transformed and they completely surrendered their lives to Jesus. After returning from the fasting prayer all the six people went and spread the gospel among their family in which Kiran Devi removed all the idols from her house and invited Bro. Sunil for prayer.  She gathered 22 persons from her own family and opened the first floor room which was kept for storing potatoes. One of her family member was delivered from demon possession during the prayer and every one believed that Jesus is God.


The Friday prayer cell was changed to Sunday and from Sis. Sandhya’s house to Sis. Kiran’s house as more space is available. On Easter Sunday Bro. Sunil invited the nearby people and by God's grace it emerged into a new House Church in which 60 people attended the first Sunday service in Chainpura, Patna city.


Passion of Christ movie was shown and Bro. Sam Richard (GEMS STORM, Patna) shared the Easter message. All the people felt a new experience of joy & happiness. Many wanted to bring their children and neighbours. Nearly all the new believers gave food items and vegetables through which lunch with sweets was made for 60 people.


Bro. Sunil has begun to lead this house church at Chainpura. Through this house church 12 students were identified, who attended the Easter service & God opened way to start a new STORM Students Centre here with these students.



Pray for this new STORM house church initiated at Patna to continue to proclaim the gospel and to transform the whole place in Christ. 
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GEMS Invites for Children Project Building Inauguration on Rohtas Hills

By the grace of God, the building for the Children project at Badka Budhuwa on the Rohtas Hills in Bihar is completed and will be inaugurated on 19th April 2017.

In September 2013 a project was started to cater to the children in the village of Badka Budhuwa. These children had never gone to school, knew nothing about cleanliness and left uncared by their families. 100 children are cared presently and are provided with one-time meal, medical care, educational support and spiritual care.


GEMS Central Region and Rohtas Zone invites everyone to this inauguration which will conducted at 8:30 AM on 19thApril.



Pray for the inauguration ceremony of the project building and also for the project to transform the children, their families and the whole community.
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GEMS Shares Gospel to Siwan Seekers and in Nepal Streets on Easter

On the occasion of Easter gospel was shared to Muslim seekers in Bihar and to people of Nepal.


NET Seekers Meeting
GEMS NET (Neighbours Evangelical Thrust) team of Siwan conducted a Seekers meeting on 16th April 2017 for Muslims. 25 people including women and children attended the meeting. NET missionary Bro. David Johnson and his wife conducted the meeting.


Nepal Gospel Rally
Gospel was shared in the streets of Hetauda in Nepal through GEMS Nepal team on 16th April through a gospel rally. Area Leader of GEMS Nepal Bro. Purushotam organized the rally.



Pray for those who heard the Good News in NET Siwan and Nepal to commit their life to Jesus. Pray for the systematic and prayerful follow up to lead them into becoming disciples of Christ. 
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GYM Retreat Teaches Teens and Youths to Live Transformed Lives

GEMS Yuvac Manch (GYM) conducted retreats at Sikaria for GEMS projects children and at Bhabua for the teens of GEMS church. 475 teens & youths were reached through these meetings.


Retreat at Sikaria
GYM conducted the retreat for the project children (OUR People & RAHAB projects) was conducted from 4th to 6th April 2017 at GEMS Auditorium, Sikaria. 360 teens from 17 projects participated in this meeting.


GEMS Sikaria church teens and bachelors led the singing and worship.


Messages were shared in the topics of Salvation, Spiritual Journey, In His Likeness, Uncompromised Life, In His Footsteps, Anointing of the Holy Spirit, Insulated Life, Personal Hygiene & Second Coming of Jesus. The messages were shared by Sis. Rupalekha Jebakumar, Sis. Kirubha Emerson, Sis. Sumithra Peter, Bro. Daniel Jesudasan, Bro. Sunil, Sis. Christy Bance, Bro. Peter Jeyaraj, Bro. Christopher, Bro. Babu Rajarehan, Bro. Alagiri, Bro. Rudi & Sis. Sheela Duthie.



Bro. Ashish Daniel (GYM Coordinator) and Sis. Gracy Hendry (SDO, Homes) led the participants in reflection and commitment after every session. Bro. Sam Paul & Bro. Jerry led the practical talk on real life issues. Bible quiz was also conducted.


Students of Timothy Bible College and School of Nursing staged skits on various themes. Sis. Jesse Daniel conducted games and activities. Bro. Jeyaseelan & Sis. Packiyarani led group counselling sessions separately for boys and girls.


Retreat at Bhabua
GYM conducted a retreat at GEMS Church in Bhabua on 15th April 2017 in which 115 youths participated.


Message was shared by Bro. P C Johnson (Asst. Zonal Leader, Sikaria). Practical sessions were conducted by Sis. Puspha, Bro. Jerry and Bro. Ashish. Bro. Jerry led the youths in praise and worship.



Bro. Suresh, the pastor of Bhabua church started the meetings with prayer and Bro. Mariadass (Regional Director, Western Region) motivated the youths and prayed for them.



Pray for all the teens and youths who participated in the GYM retreats at Sikaria and Bhabua. Pray that they may put into practice every day every learning of the retreat that they may lead a transformed and fruitful life.  
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