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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.

PEACE 1 zone conducted a mini crusade at Bagmari village which lies 20 Kms away from the main road, in the jungle. The meeting was conducted from 17th to 19th March 2017 and 200 people attended; Bro. Santhappan organized with the help of Bro. Anand Masih who serves as missionary here.

Bro. Santhappan (Zonal Superintendent, PEACE 1) and Bro. Victor Immanuel (Regional Director, Eastern Region) preached the gospel. 20 families accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and committed their life repenting from sins. They belong to the Ganju and Bhogtha tribal communities. After the meeting they left Naxalite activities and farming of drugs. House prayers have been started; people are growing in the Lord; youths are praying every night on the mountain; they are getting rooted in Christ amidst opposition from surrounding villages.

Pray for all the people who accepted the Lord through the gospel meeting at Bagmari to continue to grow in the Lord and in His Word; that their transformed life may be an effective witness. Pray for all the villages here to know Christ and to be saved and to be transformed wholesomely. 
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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.

Gospel at Bagaha
City Crusade was conducted at Bagaha through which the gospel was shared to nearly one thousand people from 3rd to 5th March 2017.

Bro. MJ Mathews (Regional Director, North West Region) preached in the meetings and the crusade was organized by Bro. Palanivelu (Zonal Superintendent, PEACE 3).

Youths at Bettiah
A youth meeting was conducted at GEMS church, Bettiah on 20th March through which 110 youths were encouraged.

Pr. Selvakumar David (Chennai) exhorted the youths through his messages and the meeting was organized by Bro. Mathews.

Pray for all the people who heard the gospel at Bagaha to commit themselves to Christ; pray for the follow up of this city crusade. Pray for the committed youths at Bettiah to grow in the Lord and to be His witness. 
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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.

Pray for Bro. Mohan Raj (GEMS STORM, Bhagalpur) who is admitted since Feb 2017 at CMC, Vellore diagnosedwith decompensated heart failure, acute coronary syndrome and LV true Aneurysm. Because of very high surgical risk he has been put on medications with only 30% of his heart functioning. Please pray for God to heal him.

Bro. Vincent (GEMS Promotional Coordinator, Pondy) was diagnosed with Stomach cancer and was given chemotherapy treatment since Feb 2016. He is now on second course of treatment and the third chemo will be on 28thMarch 2017. Pray for his healing and complete recovery.

Sis. Priscilla Nehemiah (Principal, GES-Dudhi) suffered a heart attack on 9th Feb. Her health is improving; continue to pray.
Sis. Cecily Suresh (GES-Sikaria) underwent a surgery at CMC, Vellore on 16th March and was discharged on 20th March. Pray for her complete recovery.

Shalom Rajs/o Bro. Edward Rajan (DAT Leader, Siwan) fell down and suffered fracture to his left hand in three places. He is writing his 10th std board exams. Pray for his recovery and his exams.

Pray for all the GEMS missionaries and MK who are suffering from various illness; pray for their complete healing and total recovery. Pray for them and their family members to experience God’s sufficient grace during this testing time. 
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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.

Click to watch them on YouTube and share the videos widely for people of these dialects to know Jesus Christ.

The Chair (Maithili Skit - 16 min) -

The Lost Son (Bhojpuri Skit – 16:30 min) -

Pray for Bro. Ravi Raj and family who serve as the Dean of this TBC at Darbhanga. Pray for this first batch of students that they may be trained to be effective witnesses of the gospel. 

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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.

GEMS in partnership with Elim missions and RTC (Regents Theological College) started Diploma in Theology course at GEMS campus in Sikaria, Bihar. It was attended by missionaries, Timothy Bible School students and parachurch workers; 43 participants are presently being benefitted through this course. The training department of GEMS organized the course and the participants were from GEMS fields of Bihar, Jharkhand and from another mission of West Bengal.

The first semester was conducted from 6thto 17th March 2017 and faculties from Elim & RTC, U.K. took classes. Rev. Jamys Carter took sessions and did an overview of Old Testament. Dr. Keith Warrington did sessions on the Synoptic Gospels. Rev. Michael Reid showed God, the Father and helped the participants to learn His character and mission.

The classes helped the participants to gain a better understanding of the books of the Bible and the character and mission of God.

Pray for all the participants of the RTC course that this learning may equip them to understand the Bible in a better way so as to grow deeper in their relationship with God and to be effective in their teaching of the Word. Pray also for the Elim-RTC faculties and the organizing team.
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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.

The convention at Nepal was conducted at Mamthamar, Chathivan district on 17th & 18th March 2017. It was attended by the believers of GEMS churches at Hetauda, Haridha, Karmchouli, Hiramuni and Mamthamar.

Bro. Asirvatham (GEMS National Promotional Coordinator) and a team of five members and Bro. Benjamin (Northern Regional Director) were the resource persons for this meeting. Believers were taught on the importance of inner purity, Christian character and fruitful life.

The arrangements of the meeting were done by Bro. Vijay (Administrator, GEMS Nepal) with the help of Area Leader Bro. Purushotham and missionary Bro. Silas.  The convention was concluded with commitment prayer and holy communion which was led by Bro. Benjamin.

Pray for all the believers of Nepal who attended the convention that they may continue to abide in Christ and to lead a fruitful life. Pray also that the Lord may use every believer as His witness to reach this nation with His good news.
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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.

Sikaria Zone – Sikaria Church
World celebrates the International women's day on 8th March. It reminds the world that Women are to be respected, appreciated and celebrated. Bible also says " A woman who fears God is to be Praised". To commemorate this, a Special WET meeting was organised for the women in Sikaria Campus on the theme “BE BOLD” on 11th March 2017.  Around 250 women participated in this meeting and were blessed.

The meeting began with a time of praise and worship, thanking God for creating woman as an incredible being with a gentle heart and a strong mind. Sis. Jeni Noble along with Sis. Gracy Henry led the worship.  Sis. Jessi Daniel facilitated the entire program.

“Lord, when people come to see, let them not see my troubles rather let them experience your presence through my life, these were the words of Sis. Helen George who gave an introductory speech about the significance Women and the reason why International Women’s day is being celebrated. She also shared about how God enabled her to stay strong during rough times in her life, when she was diagnosed of cancer with few months of losing her husband. Her speech was thought provoking and humorous.

Video presentations about how the status of women in our society is improving were shown. Sis Jyothi Jegan, gave a presentation from the lives of Women from Bible who were Bold enough to do greater things for God. Health care continues to be a great concern for Women. Hence Dr. Preena Stanly spoke on how women need to take care of their health and gave useful guidelines for the same.

Sis. Rupalekha Jebakumar shared the word of God about being Bold as a Woman of God along with her life experiences and led the congregation in a time of prayer to receive the strength of God.

“Be Bold to Express” was a talent show time where the women were given the opportunity to express their talents individually. Sis. Joy facilitated this event by giving some examples from her own life about using our God-given talents.   Many came up and sang solo songs, recited poem, performed mimes, shared their views, spoke on a given topic and had fun too.

“Facing the Giants” this was a time given to few women who came up to share about the challenges they faced in their personal life, Family, ministry and society as a woman and how they overcame their struggles and stood bold by the strength of God. Sis. Christy Bance facilitated this session and around 10 women from different walks of life shared from their life experiences.

‘Carry your Candle and light up those candles which are in dark’ was the message conveyed by Sis. Anita Franklin through a video presentation and the entire program came to an end with a time of prayer led by Sis. Gracy, seeking God to give His strength to be Bold.

Sikaria Zone – Karwandiya Church
Sikaria Zone conducted women’s meeting at Karwandiya church in which 95 women from GEMS churches of Karwandiya, Nimmiyadi, Darihat and Dehri attended. The meeting was conducted on 17thMarch 2017. Sis. Glady and Sis. Kanchan led the participants in praise and worship.

Sis. Saroja presented the importance and priority of obedience and God’s will in family life. Sis. Sudha encouraged on how to overcome the forces of darkness and Sis. Sumithra shared the responsibilities of a mother.

Sonebhadra Zone
Meeting for the women of Sonebhadra was conducted in the theme ‘Breaking the Barriers’ at Duddhi on 3rd& 4th March 2017 in which 150 women participated. Sis. Regina (Delhi), Sis. Malini Jeyaraj, Sis. Alma Grace and Sis. Florence shared messages and encouraged the participants.

The participants shared about their struggles and barriers during the group discussion session and encouraged each other through biblical counsel.

Pray for all the women who participated in the meetings at Sikaria and Dudhi that they may be bold in all circumstances by drawing strength from Christ and breaking all barriers may reflect Christ’s character in all places.
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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.

The Annual Trainers’ Workshop of MPTC was held at GEMS Action Centre, Chennai from 9th to 11thMarch 2017. The theme was “Anticipating Another Pentecost”. Based on the Keynote address delivered by Bro. Isaac Jeyakumar (Director, MPTC), “Your Young ones will see visions” was adopted as the promise to be pursued in the training batches to be started in the current year.

The main facilitator of Chrompet centre Pastor Emmanuel, Medavakkam centre Mr. Joshua Jeevanandam, OMR centre Mr. Manivannan Daniel, Trichy centre Dr. Suhashini Ernest, Tirunelveli centre Mr. John Raj and Nagercoil centre Dr. Christy Jacob participated as well as meaningfully contributed through their presentations. They participated along with one or two prospective facilitators from their respective centers. Mr. & Mrs. Rajan Selvanayagam also participated as a prospective facilitator from Pondicherry.

The workshop sessions were handled by Dr. Prince Joseph (Bible Translator from Gujarat) as well as by Bro. Isaac Jeyakumar. The whole program was coordinated by Mr. Giftson Jebaraj along with Mrs. Vidya Nedumaran, Mrs. Ezhilmathi, Mr. Sathish, Mr. Selvin and Mr. Joe Sam. 

Missionary Preparatory Training Course is an initiative of GEMS to equip the contemporary Church with contemporary approach for God’s Glocal Mission. Click to know more about MPTC – be part of MPTC write to

Pray that the facilitators may be specially strengthened as they will be starting the 2nd as well as 3rdbatch trainings in this year. Pray for the existing and new places where MPTC is functioning and launched. Pray for those who completed the first batch course from various centres to lead missional life and to utilize all their learning, skills and exposure for God’s kingdom purposes.
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GEMS Eastern Region Missionaries Fast and Pray Together

Fasting prayer was conducted by the GEMS Eastern Region for its missionaries and leaders to pray for a fruitful ministry in this region of Bihar and Jharkhand.

The Eastern Region fasting prayer was conducted at GEMS church, Manpur in Gaya district on 6th March 2017 in which 70 missionaries of Magahi 1, Magahi 2, PEACE 1 zones and NET ministry attended.

The Zonal Superintendents and Asst. Zonal Leaders led the prayer sessions. Bro. Victor Immanuel (Regional Director, Eastern Region) shared from 2 Chronicles 7:14,15 and encouraged everyone to intercede for their place for God to heal the land and for the ministries to bear much fruit.

Introspection prayer was held and then all the Zonal Superintendents presented their zonal prayer requests and everyone prayed in groups. It was decided to conduct such regional fasting prayer once every six months.

Pray for all the fields of GEMS Eastern Region to truly experience a breakthrough in the ministry and for the people to commit to Christ towards wholesome transformation. Pray for all the missionaries and leaders of this region to continue to toil for God’s kingdom with increased anointing and fervour. 
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