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Yearend Fasting Prayer Helps to Restore Hearts and to Revive Services

GEMS Annual Fasting Prayer was conducted in Sikaria, Bihar which was attended by GEMS missionaries of all Regions, Zones, Departments, Institutions & Projects.

The Annual yearend fasting prayer was conducted from 27th to 29th December 2017 at GEMS Auditorium in Sikaria, Bihar. It was conducted in the theme ‘Restored Hearts, Revived Services’.

The meeting began with an introduction to the theme shared by the General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar. He showed the nature of true fasting quoting Isaiah 58 and presented what God hates – unpleasing life to God, busy in lip-service worship, hypocritical life & fake humility. From Micah 6:8 and Colossians 2:18,23 he showed how practical humility looks like.

He shared in the morning devotions with focus on humility as a necessity for restoration & revival. He showed from the lives of David (1 Sam 18:17-23; 24:14; 26:20; 2 Sam 7:18), Abraham (Gen 18), Mephibosheth (2 Sam 19:30) & John the Baptist (John 1:21,27; Matt 11:14) the true nature of humility. Bro. Anand (Associate Director-Institutions) & Bro. K. Gunasekaran (Diector-HiChal) led the people in prayer of commitment.

Pr. Robert Simon (Carmel Ministries, Chennai) was invited as the guest speaker and he shared on the theme verse from Psalm 85 and expounded on restoration & revival. Sharing from the context of this Psalm he shared how Israelites who were delivered from Egyptian bondage because of their rebellion & unpleasing life went into Babylonian captivity. He likened it to the life of a saved person who gets into bondage and cries out for deliverance and restoration. He showed through other Psalms 137, 128 & 96 the life of one who fears the Lord and walks in His ways.

The participants were divided into groups and questionnaires were given on the topics of Repent, Restore & Revive to discuss among themselves for introspection. Click this link to download & use the Questionnaire in English & Hindi –

People were led in praise & worship by Bro. Bell Shath, Bro. Noble, Bro. Arjun Karmali & Bro. Praveen Das along with the choir and the music team.

GEMS Web TV was launched. Click to watch the Web TV –
GEMS produced Telefilm Aajadhi was released. GEMS Chairman Bro. Ernest Ravi prayed and released the telefilm. Watch the trailer – 

On the first & second day of the meeting during the day time GEMS leaders presented various issues and led the people in prayer. Dr. Ashok Kumar (Associate General Secretary, GEMS) shared about the condition of & the confusion in the Indian churches; Dr. Rajesh Duthie (Associate Director, KBM) shared on the present international scenario of the nations of the world; Bro. Rakesh (Associate Director, CP) shared on the social, political, economical & religious issues of India and Bro. Mariyosh shared on the prevailing persecution of Christians in India.

On the final day the Executive Director Bro. T. Emerson exhorted all the missionaries to remember the laid foundation of GEMS, Evangelism (1 Cor 3:10) & encouraged that persecution will only bring forth a great harvest (Exodus 1:12). He shared on the role that everyone needs to play in this time – Prayer (Is 62:7), Enabling all believers to proclaim the gospel (Acts 8:4), Develop team work (Acts 13:1), Missionary attitude & commitment (1 Cor 4:9). He also presented REAP – Raising Evangelists And Prayer warriors, a new initiative for GEMS churches.

All the missionaries & participants took part in the communion service. Faith offering was taken and the missionaries committed to give to the upcoming WLTC (Women’s Leadership Training Centre) in Bettiah, North Bihar and for Reaching Hand Society, a ministry based in Orissa.

In the closing session the General Secretary presented God’s promise for GEMS team for year 2018 from Deuteronomy 26:19 “…He will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations He has made and that you will be a people holy to the Lord your God”. He showed the important conditions from the context of the verse – to be holy, to keep the covenant, to give the first fruits to God and to not touch that which is set apart for God.

Prayfor all the missionaries of GEMS who committed towards restoration that it may lead to a true and greater revival in all the ministries.
Praythat they may grow in inner holiness & humility that the Lord may use them highly to touch & transform nations. 
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Christmas and New Year Greetings from GEMS Family

Christmas Greetings from Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar, the General Secretary of GEMS.

Dear Prayer Partner in Christ,

Christmas Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! 
Let us remember that He was born on this earth to unite us to God the Father and to Himself in a relationship and that ‘‘He is not ashamed to call us as His brethren’’ (Heb 2:11). We have come to the end of the year and it is time for us to evaluate our lives and prepare for the forthcoming year, just as businesses audit their profits and losses and prepare themselves. This being the Christmas season, it is paramount that we make our celebrations meaningful and purposeful in such a way as to proclaim Jesus as much as possible to those who do not know Him and bring them into a relationship with God.

As we grapple with the prevailing socio-political scenarios in India, we may wonder how one can possibly proclaim or celebrate the birth of Jesus. Over the years, we have witnessed the cancer of vandalism, vigilantism, hatred and persecution spreading, perpetrated by vested interests, aligned to certain narrow ideologies, and at times, overtly or covertly supported by politicians for their own narrow ends. Their mindless actions breed intolerance and divisions in the society leading to lack of peace and breaking of unity and relationships. In such dire situations we must remember the truth that God sent His dear Son to be born on earth to restore relationships. ‘‘Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift’’ (2 Cor 9:15).

How can we deal with this important subject of restoring relationships? It begins with reconciliation. Remember what the Lord said, ‘‘Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering’’ (Mat 5:23-24). How many of us remember this exhortation?

It is typical for Christians, during this season, to send gifts to one another...
(Click to read the full message)
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The CALL (GEMS English Magazine) December 2017 Issue

The December 2017 Issue of the English magazine, The CALL is released and can be read online and downloaded. 

Read the message from the General Secretary of GEMS, Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in The CALL.

Click to Download – The Call_Dec 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – The Call_Dec 2017 (Online)

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Atma Darshan (GEMS Hindi Magazine) Dec 2017 Issue

The Dec 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. 

Click to Download – Atma Darshan_Dec 2017(Download)

Click to Read Online – Atma Darshan_Dec 2017 (Online Reading)

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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)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Sabdam_Nov 2017 (Online)

Share with your Telugu friends, family and fellowship! 
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