GEMS House of Prayer was inaugurated at Benipur (Darbhanga District) of Bihar. Most believers of this church are Musahars, a highly marginalized community (who were traditionally rat-eaters).
The inauguration of the GEMS church at Benipur (GEMS Maithili Zone) was conducted on 9th March 2017 and was attended by 300 people, believers of this church, guests, TBC Darbhanga students and missionaries.
Ps. Fradrick Gunaseelan and Bro. Prabhakaran from Rehoboth Ministries, Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu) who supported the building of this church, along with their church leaders participated in the ceremony and inaugurated the church.
The inaugural ceremony began with prayer by Bro. Benjamin Norton (North Regional Director) and the congregation and gathering was led in a time of praise and worship by Bro. Ravi Raj (Dean, TBC Darbhanga) and TBC team. The guests were introduced and their contribution was appreciated and they were honoured in Maithili cultural tradition by Bro. K. Gunasekaran (Director, Hindi Churches Alliance).
Bro. Subash & family who serve as the missionary pastor of this church were prayed over by Bro. Manilal (Zonal Superintendent, Maithili Zone) and other leaders of Maithili zone. Along with the church, a tailoring unit for women empowermentand a tuition centre for children to learn English was also inaugurated at the church.
Pray for this newly inaugurated GEMS church at Benipur of North Bihar that it may continue to transform the whole place through the gospel and may spread the message of Jesus in and around through the testimony of the believers.