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GEMS Sabdam (Telugu Magazine) November 2017 Issue

The November 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_Nov 2017 (Download)

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Share with your Telugu friends, family and fellowship! 
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GEMS Missionary Sister Roseline Rani Entered God's Glory

Sis. Roseline Rani w/o Bro. Rajadurai (Sikaria) passed away on 12th December 2017. The funeral service took place at Mudalur today, 13th December.

GEMS missionary Sister Roseline Rani (aged 57) served with GEMS for 21 years. She served in the Hospitality Services department in Sikaria, Bihar as in-charge of the Canteen. She was diagnosed with terminal stage Pancreatic Cancer, in October 2017 and was under treatment.

She passed away at 5:57 PM on 12thDecember 2017. The funeral service was conducted today, 13th December 2017 at 11:30 AM at South Street, Pudur, Mudalur.

Sis. Roseline Rani hailed from Puthantharuvai, a place near Thisayanvilai of Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu. After her father passed away when she was a teen, she came closer to Christ. After marriage as a family they moved to Pondicherry for work. In 1996 they committed to go as missionaries in one of Bro. Augustine Jebakumar’s meetings and joined GEMS in March 1996. After serving at Karwandiya for few months they moved to Sikaria.

She was a woman of prayer; a loving mother & a caring person. Though they faced many issues as a family and ministry, her prayers kept them going and enabled them to continue to serve the Lord. Sis. Rani was known for her hospitality and service mindedness. She would not turn anyone away and would somehow find a way to fulfil the needs of the people who visited the canteen. Her love & concern for people’s welfare won the hearts of many.

GEMS family is deeply saddened at the demise of Sis. Roseline. She is survived by her husband Bro. Rajadurai, daughter Jebamani and two sons, Lalith & Sam Raj. Please pray for the comfort of her family members.
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GEMS Missionaries Beaten In North Bihar During Christmas Meeting

GEMS Christmas Milan was being conducted at Madhepura (North Bihar). Bajrang Dal & Sangh affiliates stormed the meeting ground, stopped the meeting & severely bet the missionaries.

‘Christmas Milan Samaroh’ was being conducted at Shalom Mission School, Madhepura from 8thto 10th December 2017.

Today, 10thDecember at 5:30 PM when the meeting was going on a group of Bajrang Dal members & Sangh affiliates entered the Christian school compound & within no time went on to the stage, stopped the meeting and began to chase & to beat the missionaries.

(Click to view or download the video - GEMS Missionaries Beaten at Madhepura_10 Dec 2017)

They broke the chairs, the speakers & AV systems. Children and women were also in the ground attending the meeting, when such barbaric acts were committed by Bajrang Dal & RSS members.

Bro. Benjamin (North Regional Director), Bro. Jacob Shanmugam (DAT Leader, Madhepura), Bro. V. Paul (Asst. Zonal Superintendent) & Bro. Sanjit Pani (GUM Coordinator) were injured.
Bro. Jacob & Bro. Paul were severely hurt & were taken to hospital.

Two motorcycles (Apache) in which the miscreants had come has been identified as carrying Vehicle Number BR43H 7920 registered to Anil Kumar Paswanof Madhepura and the other Vehicle Number BR43F 6554 registered to Sagar Kumar of Madhepura.

(Click to view or download the video - Bikes of BD & RSS Members_Madhepura)

Police arrived at the meeting spot and made enquiries. FIR has been lodged.

GEMS condemns this barbarian act of Bajrang Dal and RSS affiliates. The perpetrators have violated human rights and constitutional & legal rights. They have disturbed a peaceful Christmas program conducted inside a Christian compound.

Pray for these growing incidents of violence and persecution against Christians and missionaries in India. 
Pray for the missionaries who are injured at Madhepura & for the believers that they may be encouraged in the Lord. 
Pray for the miscreants to repent and to be transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
Prayfor the police, administration & judiciary to work without any distinction, to serve truth & justice and to protect every citizen of the country. 
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Youths and Children of Bihar and Jharkhand Commit to Live and to be Led by Christ

GEMS conducted youth conventions at Darbhanga, Karwandiya, Sasaram, of Bihar and Chandwa of Jharkhand. 715 youths were reached through these conventions.

Maithili Youth Convention
The youth convention of Maithili zone was conducted at Darbhanga from 24th to 26th Nov 2017 in which 195 youths participated.

Bro. Sam Richard (STORM Patna) ministered to the youths through messages. Bro. Manilal (Zonal Superintendent, Maithili), Bro. Paul (Asst. Zonal Superintendent, Maithili), Area Leaders Bro. Mahesh & Bro. Gupta also shared the word and exhorted the youths.

Bro. Ravi (Dean, TBC-Darbhanga) led the youths in praise & worship. Bro. Rajkumar, Bro. Munna & Bro. Bhagwan of GEMS Children Department engaged the youths with activities. Group discussion was also held which helped the youths learn by sharing.

Sikaria Youth Convention
The youth convention of Sikaria zone was conducted at Karwandiya from 10th to 12th Nov 2017 in which 200 youths participated.

Bro. Stephen Rajakumar, GEMS missionary pastor at Karwandiya organized the convention. Bro. Suresh Dhanakumar (Jamshedpur), Bro. Ashish Daniel (GYM Coordinator) & GYM team and Bro. P.C. Johnson (Zonal Superintendent, Sikaria) ministered to the youths.

The youths were exhorted from the Bible and were motivated through various activities, games and skits.

B2 Youth Convention
The youth convention of Bhojpuri 2 zone was conducted at Sasaram from 8th to 10th Nov 2017 in which 220 youths participated.

GYM team ministered to the youths along with Bro. Christopher Murugan (Training) and Bro. Daniel Jesudasan (Dean,TBC-Sikaria).

Bro. Vincent Jeyaraj (Western Regional Director) and Bro. Anandan (Zonal Superintendent, B2) also exhorted the youths. Bro. Reuben Krishnamoorthy, the missionary pastor of Karwandiya organized this convention.

PEACE 1 Youth Convention
The youth convention of PEACE 1 zone was conducted at Chandwa, Jharkhand from 20th to 22nd Nov 2017 in which 100 youths participated.

The meetings were organized by Bro. Santhappan (Zonal Superintendent, PEACE 1). Bro. Ashish Daniel, Bro. Daniel Jesudasan and Bro. Jerry Victor ministered to the youths.

Prayfor all the youths who participated in the youth conventions at Darbhanga, Karwandiya, Sasaram and Chandwa. Pray for their spiritual growth and that they may lead fruitful life. Pray that their life may reflect their overflowing joy in Christ and may enable others youths to seek such transformation.
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GEMS Meetings Encourage Missionaries and Exhort Youths in Nepal

Fasting prayer was conducted for the missionaries of GEMS Nepal in which 24 people participated. A meeting for the young people was conducted in which 150 youths attended.

Fasting Prayer
Three days fasting prayer was conducted for the missionaries and Bible Men & Bible Women of Nepal from 29thNov to 1st Dec 2017.

Dr. Ashok (Associate General Secretary, GEMS) and Bro. Benjamin Norton (Regional Director, Northern Region) ministered to the workers and addressed the topics of Reconciliation with God, Self-Denial and Passion for Jesus. The meeting greatly revived the workers and they were specifically encouraged through the word from Isaiah 4:2 “…And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.”

Youth Meeting
GYM (GEMS Yuvac Manch) conducted a meeting for the youths at Jeetpur in Nepal on 15th & 16th Oct 2017. Area Leader Bro. Purushotam, Bro. Vijay (Administrator, GEMS Nepal) and Bro. Bennis Paul (Facilitator, GEMS Nepal) coordinated the program.

Messages were shared by Bro. Wesley from Hyderabad with whom a team had come and Bro. Daniel (Dean, TBC), Bro. Ashish Daniel (GYM Coordinator) and Bro. Stephen (Chennai).

Bro. Jerry led the youths in praise and worship. He along with Bro. Ashish also conducted games, activities and skit.

The meeting helped the youths to understand their life’s purpose and to commit their life to live for Jesus.

Prayfor all the missionaries and Bible Men & Women of GEMS Nepal. 
Pray that they may serve with fervency and integrity in building God’s kingdom. 
Prayfor the youths who attended the meeting that they may grow in the knowledge of God’s word and to lead a testimonial life and to lead other youths to Christ. 
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