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GEMS Pondicherry Coordinator Vincent Went to be With the Lord

Bro. Vincent Gnana Rajan who served as the Promotional Coordinator at Pondicherry went to be with the Lord in the early morning of 5th August 2017. He was being treated for Stomach Cancer.

17 June 1972   -   5 Aug 2017
Bro. Vincent (aged 45) entered God's glory at 5:30 AM on 5th August 2017. His body was kept at Tagore Nagar, Pondicherry until 12 PM today and after the prayer service it was taken to Theni. The funeral service will be held at Theni tomorrow (Sunday, 6thAugust) at 3 PM.


He was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in February 2016 and was undergoing treatment since then.


Bro. Vincent had the personal experience of salvation through Jesus in 2002 and then on began to grow in the Lord and involved in the ministry of the church at Uthamapalayam where he was working. When in 2003 the Lord called him to ministry though he resisted in the beginning, understanding God’s call he committed and as a family joined GEMS in July 2003. He served with the GEMS Promotions at Nagercoil and Pondicherry. He was known for his tireless work in the promotions ministry of GEMS; in raising partners and in imparting burden for missions in the hearts and minds of people wherever he served.



Bro. Vincent is survived by his wife and daughter. Pray that the Lord may comfort his wife Sis. Jothi and daughter Gifty with His own comfort. 
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GEMS Satham (Tamil Magazine) August 2017 Issue

August 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 prayer matters from the fields.
  
Click to Download – GEMS Satham_Aug 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Satham_Aug 2017 (Online)


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Training for Present and Proposed Area Leaders of GEMS Helps Build Capacity

GEMS Training wing conducted training programs for the present and proposed Area Leaders to build their leadership capacity. 59 missionaries participated.


Present Area Leaders Training
The Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) program was conducted by GEMS training department from 5th to 8thJuly 2017 for the Area Leaders and 42 of them participated from 14 zones of GEMS. The training was conducted at Sikaria, Bihar.


Bro. Victor Sitther (former General Secretary of IEM) was invited as a guest resource person. He took sessions on the topics of Time Management, Planning in Missions and Secondary Leadership.


Bro. Mariyosh Joseph (Chief Editor, The Call) took sessions on Owning Organization’s Vision & Mission, Goal Setting & Implementation and Leader as a Ministry Strategist.


Devotions were taken every morning. Dr. Ashok (Associate Gen. Secretary) shared on Leaning on Jesus, Who Builds. Bro. T. Emerson (Executive Director) shared on Biblical Priorities of Leadership & Leaping with Jesus Who Expands and Bro. C. Suresh (Central Regional Director) spoke on Living in Jesus, Who Grooms.


The sessions helped the participants to understand the vision and mission of the organization wholesomely and to know how to align their works accordingly. Based on the sessions they were also given opportunity to apply the learning specifically to their fields. The training gave them a clear framework to strategize the work.

Proposed Area Leaders Training
Proposed Area Leaders orientation training program was conducted from 26th to 28th July 2017 in which 17 people participated from 11 zones. This training was meant for the future Area Leaders and was conducted to help them build their leadership and to understand the organization better.


Dr. Ashok Kumar (Associate Gen. Secretary) spoke on Stewardship, Bro. T. Emerson (Executive Director) shared on Leadership and Roles & Responsibilities of an Area Leader, Bro. Gunasekaran (Director, HiCHAL) shared a brief history of GEMS, Bro. Paul Bance (Training Coordinator) took on the Family Life of a Leader, Bro. Rajesh Duthie (Associate Director, KBM) on Aligning with the Vision & Mission of GEMS, Bro. Jesudas (DCC/SAC Coordinator) on Organizing Skills, Bro. Babu Rajarehan on Prayer Life of a Leader.


Soft Skills training was also given and Bro. Sunil taught English and Bro. Jim taught Computers. Bro. Ananda Kumar (Associate Director, Institutions), Bro. Victor Alfred (PRO) and Bro. C. Suresh (Central Regional Director) took devotions on the devotional life of biblical leaders. The sessions were a perfect orientation for the proposed Area Leaders.  



Pray for all the present and proposed Area Leaders of GEMS who attended the training programs. Pray that they may put to practice the learning and that they may utilize their leadership potential to the maximum to expand the kingdom of God in their respective areas. 
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Faculty Development Programs Help GEMS Polytechnic Staff to Aim for Excellence

GEMS Polytechnic College conducted Faculty Development Workshops through which the staff were motivated to excel in their work and character.
 
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GEMS Sabdam (Telugu Magazine) July 2017 Issue

The July 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_July 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Sabdam_July 2017 (Online)


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