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GEMS Meetings in Tamil Nadu this August 2017

The Associate General Secretary of GEMS Dr. Ashok Kumar will be ministering in meetings from 25th to 30thAugust 2017 at Tirupattur, Krishnagiri, Hosur & Dharapuram.

Tirupattur – 25 Aug


Krishnagiri – 26 & 27 Aug


Hosur – 27 Aug


Dharapuram – 29 & 30 Aug



Pray! Propagate!! Participate!!!
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Floods Affect Peoples and Properties in GEMS Fields in North Bihar and Nepal

GEMS fields in Bihar under North and North West Region and Nepal have been greatly affected by the floods. People have lost their lives, houses, belongings and family members.


119 people have died (until 17thAug 2017) due to floods in Bihar which has affected nearly 98 lakh people. (Source: Bihar Floods 2017) 110 people have died in Nepal. (Source: Nepal Floods_Aug 2017)

North Region – Maithili Zone
The floods have affected the following places in Maithili Zone – Basopatti, Madhubani, Andharatharhi, Babubarhi, Laukhi, Nirmali, Sitamarhi, Bargania, Siso, Darbhanga, Benipatti, Kasraini, Sheohar, Jaynagar and Phulparas.



North West Region – PEACE 3 Zone
Due to the heavy floods road and rail services and electricity have been stopped. Bagaha, Raxaul and Bhairoganj fields are most affected. Ramnagar, Bhitha and Motihari have had heavy rains.


Nepal
There is heavy raining and land sliding in Nepal and bridges are broken. The missionaries could not be contacted in their phones. Mamthamar, Hardhat, Hiramuni, Karmachuli, Jhapra and Rangapur are worst affected.



Pray for all the people who have been affected that their lives maybe restored back soon. Pray for effective and necessary relief work and rehabilitation. Pray that the rains and floods may subside and may not cause more damage. 
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GEMS Invites to the Inauguration of House of Prayer at Basantpur

The North West Region of GEMS invites to the inauguration of GEMS House of Prayer at Basantpur, Bihar on 20thAugust 2017.



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GEMS Missionary Threatened and Bible Woman Beaten at Sherghati of Bihar

A group of fanatics threatened Bro. Barnabas Bengali who serves as missionary at Sherghati near Gaya, to stop preaching the gospel & conducting church. Sis. Sheila Devi the Bible Woman was beaten and Bible was torn.


On 9th August 2017 a group of people entered the house of GEMS missionary Bro. Barnabas at Sherghatti and manhandled & abused him and they threatened him and told him to stop conducting church and to stop preaching Jesus. Three days back they also visited the house owner and threatened him to vacate Bro. Barnabas from his house.


In April 2017 the Bible Woman of this church Sis. Sheila Devi was beaten by anti-Christian elements and they tore the Bible in front of the villagers.


There has been continuous persecution and opposition to the gospel work in Gaya district this year and this is the fourth incident this year.


Christian Missionaries Continuously Threatened and Persecuted in Bihar - http://news.gemsbihar.org/2017/04/christian-missionaries-continuously.html
Masked Men Manhandle and Beat Missionary in Bihar for Preaching Jesus - http://news.gemsbihar.org/2017/05/masked-men-manhandle-and-beat.html

On one side when there is persecution, on the other side we see old mission properties being sold and misused. This is an old mission compound and cemetery at Shergati which is now a cinema hall.


Prayfor this one-year-old project at Johapur near Shergati which benefits the highly marginalized community of Musahar - http://news.gemsbihar.org/2016/08/new-project-started-to-care-for.html



Pray for this continuous opposition to the gospel at Shergati and in Gaya district of Bihar; pray for the protection of the missionaries and believers and for them to be steadfast in the Lord. Pray that there may be a greater growth of ministry. Pray for the opposers to know Jesus and to be transformed. 
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GEMS STORM Freshers Meet Helps Build Fellowship with Allahabad Students

GEMS STORM (STudents Out Reach Ministry) conducted a meeting for the college freshers of Allahabad. 25 students participated.


A freshers meet was organized by GEMS STORM at Allahabad by Bro. Vijin Samuel on 7th August 2017. 25 students from different colleges participated in this meeting which was conducted in the theme ‘Arise and Shine’.


The program was a good introduction for many new students to the work of STORM. It helped to build fellowship with them.



Pray for all the students who attended the freshers meet at Allahabad. Pray that they may know and grow in Christ. Pray that the colleges in Allahabad maybe reached through these students; that the students may be touched and transformed into godly people through the gospel.
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