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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 –
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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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Teachers Preparatory Training Program to Join GEMS Institutions

An intensive teacher training program to prepare potential candidates to be recruited into GEMS institutions will be conducted in May and June 2017.

GEMS is recruiting teachers and lectures for GEMS institutions (English medium schools, ITIs & Polytechnic college) and training program will be conducted at Sikaria (Bihar), Chennai, Trichy & Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu).
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Minimum Qualification
Applicants from South: Degree holders, Engineering professionals
Applicants from North: Degree holders, Engineering professionals and 10th& 12th in either ISC or CBSE pattern can also apply.

Terms and Conditions
·      During the training candidates will be provided stipend and assured job placements in any of the institutions.
·      You will have to serve for minimum 2 years.
·      You will be given an opportunity to do B.Ed. in GEMS B.Ed. College after completion of 2 years’ bond.
·      Tuition fee for your B.Ed. course will be sponsored by GEMS after which you will have to serve for another 2 years of bond period.
·      During your bond period you will be provided with the consolidated pay as per GEMS salary norms.

The training will be conducted in four places:
·      GEMS Campus, Sikaria, Bihar (Contact: 06184 234567)
·      11, 13th Cross Street, New Colony, Chrompet, Chennai – 44 (Contact: 044 22386031)
·      Mahanaim, 1, Abdul Ghafoor Street, Kajah Nagar, Trichy– 20 (Contact: 9443555577)
·      14, Jeba Nagar, Vasanthapuram South, Near Vijaya Garden, Tirunelveli – 05 (Contact: 9488771655)

Apply before 15th April 2017 for the teachers training program. To apply send your CV to associatedirector-ins@gemsbihar.organd

An opportunity to use your skills and education for Jesus among the needy, unreached students and people in Bihar, UP and Jharkhand.
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New GEMS School Inaugurated and Started at Aurangabad of Bihar

A new GEMS English School (GES) was inaugurated and started at Aurangabad, Bihar. Admissions and classes have begun.

The new GEMS English School at Ratanpura, Aurangabad was inaugurated on 5th April 2017. The General Secretary Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar welcomed all the leaders, staff and guests to the inaugural ceremony. He shared about the Educational ministry of GEMS, the necessity to educate the illiterate masses that originated it and how it has become a medium to deliver quality education with moral values and the gospel to the students and their parents.

Bro. Jeyasingh David (Secretary, DCLM) inaugurated the main building; the Administrative Block was inaugurated by Bro. Daniel Johnson (Principal, GES-Sikaria). The class rooms and school buses were inaugurated by Dr. Ashok Kumar (Executive Director) & Bro. Ananda Kumar (Associate Director-Edu). Pr. Danie Raj and Bro. Victor Immanuel (Regional Director, Eastern Region) inaugurated the staff quarters and he also prayed and started the hostel construction work.  

Bro. Charles Hoolson (Secretary, GES-Aurangabad) & Sis. Deborah (Principal, GES-Aurangabad) were prayed over by Sis. Rupalekha Jebakumar (Managing Trustee) who also committed all the staff and management into God’s hands and prayed for them.

Pray for this new GEMS English School at Aurangabad; the students, staff and management. Pray for the admissions, the classes and the overall functioning of the school. Pray for the upcoming schools at Darbhanga and Arwal.

 GEMS Shares the Gospel to the Capital City thru the Institutions –

GEMS Educational Institutions function to foster education for transformation. The institutions strive to stimulate the intellectual and mental development of the students by providing the knowledge of various disciplines and bring about true spiritual development with the noble teachings of Lord Jesus Christ.
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GEMS Polytechnic Students Secure Top Positions in IIT Held Competition

Students of GEMS Polytechnic college were selected for ‘RoboFeast’ the National Level Robotic intercollegiate competition held at IIT Roorkee and secured fifth position.

National Level Competition
22 students from GEMS Polytechnic college were selected for the National Level Robotic competition after the preliminary round conducted at the college by members of IIT- Roorkee. The third and the final round of the Robotic competition ‘RoboFeast’ was held in IIT- Roorkee which was conducted from 24th to 26th March 2017. Out of 25 engineering colleges selected for final round GEMS Polytechnic students secured 5th position by the grace of God.

No other Polytechnic college could get through, but the Lord helped our students to do well even though they were competing against Engineering colleges. Training and Placement officer of GEMS Polytechnic college Mr. Rudi Stebner (Germany) and team trained the students for several days.

In a function held at the GEMS Polytechnic Mr. Ebenezer Paul (Qatar), gave away the certificates and the medals and encouraged the students to do well by keeping God first in everything they do. He also visited the Workshop and Laboratories and had discussion with the Principal, H.O.D and staff and encouraged them by giving his valuable suggestions for improvement.

Six Feet Clock Installed
A 6 ft. clock was fixed on the Polytechnic building. GEMS thanks the efforts of Bro. Abraham Selvaraj (Nazareth) who took the initiative and toiled hard to complete this work. This clock is totally mechanical and works with a pendulum behind.

New Branch, New Admissions
GEMS Polytechnic College has added one more new branch, Computer Science & Engineering. Application form for admission is available from the first week of April.

Pray for the students of GEMS Polytechnic College to learn and equip themselves for a blessed future. Pray for the management and staff to continue to help the students achieve wholesome development of skills and godly character. 
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GEMS Fasting Prayer Rally Strengthens to Seek God and His Power

GEMS conducted fasting and prayer rally for believers in which twelve thousand people attended and prayed together for various issues and committed to witness Christ in their villages and towns.

The Fasting Prayer Rally 2017 was conducted in the theme ‘Seek His Presence, Strive for His Power’ at GEMS Auditorium in Sikaria campus, Bihar from 27th to 29th March 2017. The meeting began with an introduction by the General Secretary Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar as he explained the theme through Matt 15:21-28 and showed why God sometimes does not answer our prayers (v.23) so that he might bring us to a place to commend our faith (v.28). He shared the importance of humility in seeking God.

After a time of praise and worship the guest speaker Bro. Jothi Sundersingh (Trichy) shared the message. He shared from the life of Jacob and showed how God had to bring him to a place of transformation to make him a blessing.

Bro. T. Emerson (Associate Director-CP) led the people in thanksgiving prayer and Dr. Ashok Kumar (Executive Director) led the gathering to pray for the nation.

The next two mornings opened with devotions in which Bro. Augustine Jebakumar and he exhorted from the life of David from 2 Samuel 5:17-25. He showed how David did not depend upon his past experience but sought God and His presence every time and increased his anointing to face the enemy.

People were led in praise and worship before all sessions by Bro. Bell Shath, Bro. Prabhakaran and Bro. Arjun Karmali with the help of the choir and music team. During the day session Bro. Sundersingh shared the message on the theme and showed those areas of life that are not pleasing to God, so that they may come to a place of approval by God.

After the preaching sessions GEMS leaders led the people in prayer for various national and global issues; and motivated the people through Scriptures and statistics to pray specifically and with burden. 

On the second evening and third morning day session Bro. Waldemar (Germany) shared the word of God. He talked with Scriptural examples about how a transformed life pleases God. Many answered the altar call and came forward seeking God’s strength to lead a totally transformed life.

The students of GEMS Timothy Bible College (TBC) of Sikaria and Darbhanga were prayed over. Also the girls who were trained at the GEMS Tailoring Centre (SETUP) were each gifted with a sewing machine to enable them to have a livelihood and the leaders prayed for them.

In the final session through the message the participants received burden to be a true witness of Christ and to share the gospel in their villages & towns and among their neighbours & relatives.

Pray for all the twelve thousand people who attended the Fasting Prayer rally that they may daily seek the presence of God and receive the power to proclaim the good news in their villages and towns that their villages, districts and states may be transformed by the gospel. 
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GEMS Satham (Tamil Magazine) April 2017 Issue

April 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_April 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Satham_April 2017 (Online)

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GEMS Sabdam (Telugu Magazine) March 2017 Issue

The March 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_March 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Sabdam_March 2017 (Online)

Share with your Telugu friends, family and fellowship!

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Atma Darshan (GEMS Hindi Magazine) Feb to March 2017 Issue

The February to March 2017 Issue of the GEMS Hindi magazine, Atma Darshan is released and can be read online & downloaded.

Click to read the letter from the General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar and other articles. 

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Tribal Communities Come to Christ thru GEMS Crusade in Jharkhand

GEMS conducted a gospel crusade at Bagmari in Jharkhand (PEACE 1 Zone) through which 200 people heard the gospel. People who accepted Christ have left violence and drugs and youths are being transformed.
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Bagaha and Bettiah Meetings Brings Masses and Youths to Christ

GEMS meetings in North Bihar shared the gospel to the people at Bagaha through City Crusade and strengthened youths in Christ at Bettiah.
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Pray for GEMS Missionaries and MK Suffering with Sicknesses

Pray for GEMS missionaries Bro. Mohan Raj, Bro. Vincent, Sis. Priscilla Nehemiah, Sis. Cecily Suresh and MK Shalom Raj.
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GEMS Bible School Students Stage Gospel Skits in Maithili and Bhojpuri

Students of GEMS Timothy Bible College at Darbhanga (North Bihar) put their skills together and staged two gospel dramas, one in Maithili and the other in Bhojpuri.
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GEMS Starts Theology Course to Equip Missionaries and Ministry Trainees

GEMS started a Diploma in Theology course in Bihar for missionaries, ministry trainees and parachurch workers in partnership with Elim missions and Regents Theological College.
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GEMS Convention Builds Believers Towards Fruitful Life in Nepal

GEMS conducted a convention for the believers of GEMS churches in Nepal in which 100 believers participated and were encouraged towards Christ-centred living.
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GEMS Meetings Strengthen Women of Sikaria and Sonebhadra to Be Strong

Meetings were conducted by WET (Women’s Empowerment Thrust) wing for the women of Sikaria and Sonebhadra zones during the occasion of Women’s Day through which 495 women were encouraged.
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Trainers Workshop Envisions and Empowers MPTC Facilitators

Annual Trainers’ Workshop of MPTC (Missionary Preparatory Training Course) was held at GEMS Action Centre, Chennai. MPTC was also newly launched at Kuwait and Dubai.
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