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First Batch Students of Sasaram Discipleship Centre Certified and Felicitated

The students of the first batch of the Discipleship Training Centre (DTC) at Sasaram completed their course and the 11 students were dedicated.
 
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Persecuted Believers of PEACE 1 Church Encouraged and Educated

The believers of GEMS church at Balumath (Jharkhand) of PEACE 1 zone were encouraged with the word of God and were taught the fundamental & legal rights and laws related to religious freedom.
 
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Atma Darshan (GEMS Hindi Magazine) Dec 2016 to Jan 2017 Issue

The December 2016 to January 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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Registration Open for Christian Leaders Seminar IMPACT 2017

IMPACT a seminar for Christian leaders conducted by GEMS will be held from 13thto 16th February 2017 at GEMS Auditorium, Sikaria, Bihar on the theme ‘Lengthen Cords, Strengthen Stakes’. To attend register before 31stJan 2017.

The below form can be used for registration. Submit or send the filled forms to GIFT Centre.



For any queries call the phone numbers mentioned in the form. Pray for the IMPACT seminar that it may help the participants to prepare themselves to enlarge their influence of ministry to reach beyond with greater impact. Pray for the organizing team of GEMS Training Department and the speakers.
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Pray for the Meetings at Chennai and Trichy this Jan 2017!

GEMS Central Regional Director Bro. C. Suresh will minister in meetings at CHENNAI (14-15) and TRICHY (20-22) this January 2017.

 




Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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GEMS Offices Open with a Reminder to Reach Overflowing Life and Ministry

The first working day of GEMS Field Office began with corporate worship and prayer and exhortation from God’s word that encouraged everyone to serve wholeheartedly & unitedly to fulfil God’s purpose for 2017.


The opening day meeting was conducted at the Conference Hall in GEMS Campus at Sikaria, Bihar on 4th Jan 2017 and it began with prayer by the Executive Director Dr. Ashok Kumar. It was attended by Department Heads, staff and missionaries of the Field Office.


Bro. C. Suresh (Regional Director, Central Region) led the gathering in a time of praise and worship. Dr. Ashok shared the message and Bro. T. Emerson (Associate Director, E&CP) translated. He reminded everyone of the great promise God has given for GEMS from Psalm 23:5 “Overflowing Life” and how He prepared everyone through the fasting prayer. He also added that great promise also demands us to rise to higher level of personal dedication, team unity, service with passion & sacrifice, venturing forward with faith, raising zealous young ones from our Churches & Departments and increasing in our anointing day by day. Then he shared the following lessons which Bible teaches from the life of overflowing vessels used by the Lord in OT & NT.

O-   Omit the Hurts & Orient to the Task
V  -  Value based Life & Vision Centered Ministry
E  -   Equip your Hands (Skills) & Edify your Heart (Inner-man)
R  -  Reverence to God in your (Heart and) Lips  & Repentance unto God in your slips
F  -  Fervour be your drive & Forward going be your dream
L-    Learn actively & Lead effectively
O-  Oneness in perfection and Openness in all reflections.
W-  Witnessing to the perishing and Watering to the falling / failing / fading

(References in order: Genesis 45:51 & 45:4- 13, Acts 20:18-35, Psalm 78: 70-72, Proverbs 3:9,10 & Joel 2:12, 23-30, Daniel 1:8 & 6:28, Exodus 33:11 & Deuteronomy 31 :2 & 3, 23, John 14:30 & 17:20-26, Roman 1:14 & 1 John 3:16 / John 3:16)


Dr. Ashok invited Dr. Rajesh Duthie (Associate Director, KBM) to pray for the first three points and Bro. Ananda Kumar (Associate Director, Edu & Med Services) for the last three and they led everyone in prayer of commitment.

Pray for all the ministries and members of GEMS family to experience and share the overflowing life in Christ and to go beyond themselves with the power of God to fulfil His plans for this year and beyond. 
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PROFIT Invites Christian Professionals of Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai!

GEMS PROFIT (PROfessionals Fellowship of International Talents) is conducting meetings for Christian professionals this January 2017.




Participate and encourage your friends and family in these places to participate.

Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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Bro Augustine Jebakumar Ministers in Mumbai, Salem and Pondy this Jan 2017!

The General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar will minister in meetings at Mumbai, Salem and Puducherry this January 2017.

Mumbai Meetings (6th to 8th Jan)




Salem Meetings (26th Jan)


Puducherry Meetings (28th & 29th Jan)


Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!


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GEMS Satham (Tamil Magazine) January 2017 Issue

The January 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 news from the fields.

Click to Read Online – GEMS Satham_Jan 2017 (Online)


Click to Download – GEMS Satham_Jan 2017 (Download)


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Youths of Jharkhand Commit to Transformed Life in Christ at Chandwa

GYM (GEMS Yuvac Manch) conducted a one-day youth retreat at GEMS PEACE 1 Zone field Chandwa in which 75 youths participated.
 
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GEMS Workers Prepare to Enter the New Year Anticipating an Overflowing Life

The Annual Workers Fasting Prayer of GEMS was conducted in the theme ‘Overflowing Life’ in which all the workers of GEMS from Bihar, Jharkhand, U.P., M.P., Maharashtra, Nepal & from various promotional centres participated.


The annual fasting prayer began with the introductory session by the General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in which he exhorted on the theme from John 7:37,38 and encouraged the missionaries to not be satisfied with the past achievements. He introduced the questionnaire for group discussion which was based on the life of king Saul ‘Symptoms of a Rejected Leader’ for introspection.
Everyone discussed using the questionnaire in groups and introspected and prayed for each other.


The Questionnaire for self-introspection can be downloaded and used for personal / family or church or fellowship.



The Executive Director of GEMS Dr. Ashok introduced the guest speakers Bro. Rampert Ratnaiya & Sis. Meghala Ratnaiya. They served with RZIM-India and then led the Navodiya team of FMPB before starting the TV programs ‘Kingdom People’ and ‘Avar Namam Yesu’. Bro. Rampert shared the messages on the topics of ‘We die, so that we may live’ (Matt 10:38,39) and ‘To become a fool to become wise’ (World’s perspective Vs. God’s perspective) and ‘When I am weak then I am strong’ (Insufficiency of our strength and the all sufficiency of God’s strength). Bro. Paul Bance and Bro. Mariyosh helped with the translation. Bro. Arjun Karmali, Bro. Prabhakaran and Bro. Bell Shath led the people in songs and praise & worship along with the choir and music team led by Bro. Noble.


Bro. Augustine Jebakumar shared the devotional messages from the life and ministry of Elijah and Elisha. He presented how the challenges for Elisha were greater than Elijah which required double portion of anointing. With the examples of Peter, John & Ananias (Acts 2-4,9) he showed how challenges open ways for a fruitful and fulfilled overflowing life. Then he showed from the life of Elisha how increased anointing is needed to serve as the chosen vessel of God and to serve amidst this and the next generation (2 Kings 2:15-23). He went on to show how such anointing helps to see the unseen. Bro. Babu Rajarehan helped with translation.

Click to download the messages shared by Bro. Augustine Jebakumar - 


He encouraged everyone to see in others not what they don’t have but what they have and to help them increase (2 Kings 4). He also encouraged to tune their senses to hear God and to listen to His voice, so that they may become a blessing to the nation (2 Kings 7).


Dr. Ashok shared on the barriers to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit – Prefilled vessel (Matt 28:25), Disconnected / Disorganized vessel (Jer 2:13), Deadly elements in a vessel (2 Kings 4:38-41) and encouraged with the example of Stephen’s life from Acts 7:60 where the Bible talks about the fullness of love in his life.

Sis. Meghala began her session with exhortation from Psalm 84 and showed how God uses our brokenness to mould & use us and that problems help us to see God for who He is and to see who we are and how trust and obedience goes hand-in-hand. In another session she shared how God uses F.A.T. people – Faithful (Heb 8:5), Available (Is 6:8) and Teachable (Acts 9:6). She exhorted the participants to be faithful in the calling, faithful to the revelations given by God, faithful to pass on the work to faithful people and to finish well. Sis. Priscilla Nehemiah helped with the translation. She also sang songs before the sessions which greatly encouraged the participants.


Dr. Rajesh Duthie (Associate Director, KBM) shared about the Kingdom Building Ministries (KBM) of GEMS and encouraged the workers to pray. Bro. K. Gunasekaran, Director of Hi-ChAl shared about the functions of Hindi Churches Alliance, Bro. Suresh shared about MHS (Missionaries Health Services) and Bro. Peter Jayaraj shared about PROFIT (PROfessionals Fellowship of International Talents).


The girls who studied at the Deborah Bible Training Centre (DBTC) were felicitated at the ceremony during the fasting prayer led by Sis. Chitra Krishnamoorthy (DBTC Incharge) and certificates were given by Sis. Rupalekha Jebakumar (Managing Trustee). The Associate Directors and Regional Directors prayed for the girls.



An audio CD of Hindi songs from the GEMS song book ‘Aazadi Ki Geeth’ produced by GEMS media team was released by Bro. Jeyasingh David (Secretary, DCLM) and the guest speakers received complimentary copies.


Many committed during the praying sessions and the fasting prayer closed with communion and went to their respective fields looking forward to an overflowing life and ministry according to Psalm 23:5. Pray for all the workers of GEMS that they may continue to live a consecrated and committed life fulfilling God’s purpose in building His kingdom that the nations may come to His light.
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Panchayats, Prisoners, Poor Hear the Good News During Christmas

GEMS churches, projects and institutions shared the Good News during the season of Christmas in all the fields.
 
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City Crusade Brings the Gospel to Batis Shirala of Maharashtra

Gospel was shared to one thousand people through the city crusade which was conducted at the GEMS Maharashtra Zone field 32 Shirala.
 
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Gospel Shared to the Capital City of Patna, to Politicians and Bureaucrats

GEMS along with Hi-ChAl & CAB shared the gospel thru ‘Rajdhani Mei Mangalwani’ program at Patna to fifteen thousand people, to political leaders & bureaucrats. It was streamed live on TV & internet with a potential reach of 1.5 crores.
 
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GEMS Sabdam (Telugu Magazine) December 2016 Issue

The December 2016 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 Read Online – GEMS Sabdam_Dec 2016 (Online)


Click to Download – GEMS Sabdam_Dec 2016 (Download)


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Passing Across Disruption PEACE 1 Conducts Convention and Crusade

GEMS PEACE 1 Zone conducted Area Convention at field Kuru and a Mini Crusade at Naye Bazar. 480 people attended these meetings.
 
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Crusades Reach New Panchayats with the Gospel in Bihar

GEMS Sikaria Zone conducted mini crusades at Dhaudanr and Pahleja villages of Rohtas District in Bihar as an initiative to reach new places. More than 750 people were reached with the Gospel.
 
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Convention Exhorts Believers to Build Families on Strong Foundation

GEMS Sikaria Zone conducted the Family Area Convention at Karwandiya field in which 210 believers participated and were encouraged to build families in God’s Word.
 
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Watch Live GEMS Christmas Program at Patna

Christmas Milan at Patna will be conducted at Women’s College Ground, Patna on 18thDecember 2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM (IST). The meeting will be attended by people in the ground and can be watched on TV and internet.


PTN news channel will cover the whole program live which will be telecast through DEN(343), GTPL (523) and SITI (60) cable networks. The program can also be watched on live stream at http://ptnlive.com(will play on YouTube).


Prayfor all the arrangements and the program that the Gospel may touch and transform the people of the capital city, the bureaucrats, politicians and philanthropists who will be attending the program.  
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Convention and Crusade Build Believers at Bankey Bazar of Bihar

Area Convention and Mini Crusade was conducted at the GEMS PEACE 1 field Bankey Bazar. 180 believers were strengthened in Christ and 250 people heard the gospel through these meetings.
 
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