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Opposition to the Gospel and Missionaries On Rise in Many Districts of Jharkhand

GEMS missionary was threatened & abused by Bajrang Dal in Hazaribagh; believers were threatened to not to go to church in Palamu and VHP in its meeting at Dumka has threatened Christian missionaries to leave India.

Missionary Abused in Hazaribagh
Bro. Bhola Prasad serves as a missionary at Badkagaon of Hazaribagh (PEACE 1 Zone). On 5th October 2017 when he was returning home after ministry, around 12:30 PM four people belonging to Bajrang Dal took hold of Bro. Bhola, snatched his bag & phone, tore all the gospel tracts and broke his bicycle. Having pressed a wooden rod to his chest they forced him to say “Jai Bajrang Bali” and “Mai Hindu Hoon” (I am a Hindu). When he refused to say they threatened to kill him and used abusive words. They took video of this entire incident and threatened him to leave the place and to preach Jesus.

Believers Threatened in Palamu
On 1st Oct 2017 a group of RSS members threatened the Christian believers of GEMS church, Rajhara in the Palamu District (Jharkhand Zone) to not to go to church. After this incident some of the old believers of the church went and met with the opposers and asked them the reason for stopping the believers from going to church, for which they had no reason. By the grace of God, the church service was conducted peacefully on 8th October.

On 20th Oct 2016 the Sangh affiliates published false news in Dainik Jagran against the GEMS church here (

Missionary Service Threatened in Dumka
On 9th October 2017 Dainik Jagran reported on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) two days program held in the Agrasan Bhawan, Dumka. One of the regional leaders Dr. Surendra Jain threatened the Christian missionaries to leave India and that they will hold a rally ‘Leave India’ and that they will not let even a single Christian missionary to live in India. This is a direct threat to the lives of Christians and Christian missionaries whose contribution to the development of the State of Jharkhand is mountainous and its foundation; either it be education or medical or humanitarian services.

Pray for the opposition which is against the Christians and missionaries in Jharkhand. Pray for the recent incidents of threatening of believers & missionaries at Hazaribagh, Palamu and Dumka. Pray for the believers to be strong in the Lord and for their and the missionaries’ protection. Pray that they opposers may know the truth of the gospel & the love of Jesus and may also realize the contribution of Christian missionaries to the state of Jharkhand. 
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GEMS Invites to the Inauguration of the House of Prayer at Belwaniya

The GEMS House of Prayer at Belwaniya (PEACE 2 Zone / NW Region) will be inaugurated on 15th October 2017.

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GEMS Missionary Mohan Raj Underwent Heart Surgery and is in ICU

GEMS STORM (STudents Out Reach Ministry) missionary Bro. A. Mohan Raj is being treated at CMC, Vellore for multiple heart diseases since Feb 2017. Twice he underwent heart surgery and is in ICU.

Bro. Mohan Raj was admitted in CMC, Vellore in February 2017 with only 25 % heart pumping ability ( His condition was deteriorating. He underwent a heart surgery and within some days he had to undergo another emergency procedure on 5th October 2017 and he was in ICU in ventilator.

His condition improved in the evening of 6thOctober and he has been shifted to semi ICU. He is having difficulty in breathing. But he could walk very slowly, step-by-step.

Please pray for Mohan Raj’s complete healing and total recovery. Pray for his wife and daughter as well that they may receive the grace and strength during this tough time.

Pray for Jasper Masih who is a GEMS Homes kid and an alumni of GEMS English School. He was admitted at CSI Mission Hospital, Trichy for Dengue on 29th Sep 2017 and his platelets count was low. By the grace of God, the platelets increased and he is discharged now. 

Pray for his total recovery. Pray for the other MKs who are studying along with him in Bishop Heber College, Trichy that they may be protected from Dengue and other diseases. Pray for their testimonial life that they be witness Christ to other students. 
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GEMS Maharashtra Creates Awareness on Child Abuse in a Village School

Child Abuse awareness program was conducted in a village school at Maral by Maharashtra team through which teachers, parents, children and local leaders were educated on ways of prevention and protection.

The Child Abuse awareness at a village school in Maral (Konkan) of Maharashtra was conducted on 26th September 2017. In this program five teachers, twenty parents, eighty-three children and two local leaders attended.

Bro. Sanjay Panhalkar (Zonal Superintendent, Maharashtra), Bro. Meghnath, Bro. Ravi, Bro. Nitin represented GEMS in the program. Bro. Amit took the session on child abuse and Bro. Meghnath concluded the meeting with the final talk.

Through this program the teachers, parents & children were taught on how to protect the children from any abuse. There was a good response from the teachers and the parents. GEMS Maharashtra could establish good contact with this school and the community through this program.

Pray for all the teachers, parents and leaders who participated in the Child Abuse awareness program that they may help protect the children. Pray for all the children that they may be safeguarded from abuse. Pray that through this newly established contact the children and the elders may know Jesus who calls everyone into His kingdom of righteousness, peace & joy. Pray for all the ministries of GEMS Maharashtra. 
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GEMS Satham (Tamil Magazine) October 2017 Issue

October 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_Oct 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Satham_Oct 2017 (Online)

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GEMS Meetings in India and the USA this October 2017

GEMS missionary leaders will minister in meetings at Nagercoil, Palayamkottai, Theni, Bihar and USA in October 2017.

Nagercoil (6-8 Oct)
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Kumar (Associate General Secretary)

Arizona, USA (6-8 Oct)
Speaker: Dr. Rajesh Duthie (Associate Director, Overseas Connection)

Theni (6-8 Oct)
Speaker: Bro. C. Suresh (Central Regional Director)

New Jersey, USA (14-15 Oct)
Speaker: Dr. Rajesh Duthie

Bihar (18-20 Oct)
PROFIT Global Conference.
Speakers: Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar (General Secretary), Dr. Vijay Kanth (Founder Director, GIFT) & other leaders.

Palayamkottai (26-28 Oct)
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Brother Augustine Jebakumar Meetings in Australia this Sep and Oct 2017

The General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar will minister in meetings in Australia from 29th September to 8thOctober 2017.

Sydney (29 & 30 Sep)

Melbourne (6-8 Oct)

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Convention Helps Youths of Magahi and Motihari to Revive Spiritually

GEMS conducted Youth Conventions at Manpur (Magahi 2 Zone) and at DAT Motihari. 398 youths participated and learnt to live like and for Jesus Christ.

Magahi 2 Youth Convention
The Youth Convention of Magahi 2 Zone was conducted at Manpur, Bihar from 15th to 17th Sep 2017 in the theme ‘Overflowing Life’. 198 youths participated from GEMS churches at Manpur, Tekari, Fatehpur, Mau, Churi and A.P. Colony.

The meeting was locally coordinated by Bro. Ramashankar (Area Leader) and the meeting began with prayer by Bro. Kapildev Prasad (Area Leader). Bro. Paul Sundar (Zonal Superintendent, Magahi 2) shared the introductory theme message.

In the morning devotion Bro. Ramashankar shared from the life of Joseph and Bro. Rakesh Ravi (Area Leader) shared on the obstacles to the Overflowing Life. In another session he led the youths in prayer for their spiritual life, studies and future. Bro. Victor Immanuel (Eastern Regional Director) shared on overcoming temptation of the world to receive overflowing life. In a separate session for the girls his wife Sis. Juliet ministered the Word.

Group discussions and prayers were also held.

The session for the boys was led by Bro Srinivasan. Bro. Ramashankar & Bro. Munna led the boys in the anointing session and Sis. Manju & Sis. Babitha led the girls.

DAT Motihari Youth Convention
The youth convention of DAT (District Advancement Team) Motihari was conducted from 14th to 16thSep 2017 in which 200 youths participated and the meetings were organized by Bro. John Ebenezer (DAT Leader).

The messages on the theme were shared by guest speaker Bro. Narendra Katari and Bro. Paul Abraham (Regional Director, NW Region).

Games, skits, activities and chorography were conducted. Group discussions were also held by missionaries Bro. Prabha Karan, Bro. Gladwyn and others.

Prayer sessions were led by Bro. Palanivelu (Zonal Superintendent, PEACE 3) and Bro. Gladwyn (Bettiah).

Pray for all the youths who participated in the youth conventions at Manpur and Motihari. Pray that they may overcome temptation by the power and principles of God’s word. Pray that their life in Jesus may overflow and touch & transform their friends and many youths. 
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GEMS Sabdam (Telugu Magazine) September 2017 Issue

The September 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_Sep 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – GEMS Sabdam_Sep 2017 (Online)

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Opposition to the Gospel in a Bihar Village Announced thru Newspaper

Opposers of the Gospel have threatened the missionaries, thru the newspaper Hindustan, with dire consequences for the service of GEMS in village Suara in the Dehri block of Bihar.

Sikaria ON (Operation Nehemiah) is an initiative of GEMS Sikaria Zone through which the prayer cells of GEMS campus reach out to the nearby villages. One of the villages reached is Suara in Dehri block. The members of the prayer cell led by Bro. Franklin (GIANT Coordinator) have been ministering for the past two years here. Last year there was verbal opposition by some people.

On 22nd September 2017 the Hindi daily ‘Hindustan’ carried a news article titled ‘Opposition Against Conversion’. The article says that members of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh have made allegations against Christian missionaries of conversion and a representation had met with the SDM. The newspaper has stated the words of one Mahendra Pratap Singh, a leader of this Sangh that poor Hindus are converted through allurement. Through this publication they have threatened the missionaries with dire consequences if they go the village on Sunday, 24th September 2017.

The conversion charges and the use of allurement to do so are false and the newspaper Hindustan has not contacted the missionary to publish their statement. In order to be safe from being punished legally for printing defamatory statement (Section 501) & for threatening (Section 503) the newspaper has cunningly avoided publishing the name of the person or organization; yet have communicated a threat.

Pray for the opposition which is against the ministry in Suara village; pray for the ministry to continue with God’s protection and provision. Pray that the opposers may know the truth of the gospel and the love of Jesus and be transformed. Pray for newspapers and media to be truthful in their publications. 
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Yudha Dvani (GEMS Kannada Magazine) September 2017 Issue

The September 2017 Issue of the GEMS Kannada magazine, Yudha Dvani is released and can be read online and downloaded. 

Read the message from the General Secretary of GEMS, Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in Yudha Dvani.

Click to Download – Yudha Dvani_Sep 2017 (Download)

Click to Read Online – Yudha Dvani_Sep 2017 (Online)

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Volunteers Trained to Conduct Sunday School and Children Clubs in GEMS Churches

GEMS children department trained volunteers to take Sunday School and Children Clubs in Bihar. 328 volunteers attended this training program.

Training at Patna
The training program for the Sunday School teachers was conducted at Patna on 18th & 19th September 2017 through which 78 people from three different zones of GEMS (Bhojpuri 3, PEACE 2 & Magahi 2) were trained.

The meeting began with prayer by Bro. Sachin (Incharge, Sunday School Ministries) and Bro. Benjamin (North Regional Director) gave an introduction. Bro. Sam Richard (STORM Patna) shared on the qualities of a good Sunday School teacher.

In the afternoon session Bro. Sachin and Munna conducted motivating games. Bro. Bhagwan taught crafts for the participants. Model class was conducted and the doubts of the participants were clarified by the CD Staff through group discussions. Then Sis. Sajila Benjamin shared about how to lead a victorious life through the life of Joseph.

In the evening Session Bro. Yenar Singh (Children Dept Coordinator) shared about Bible Lesson. Bro. Munna, Bro. Bhagwan and Bro. Sachin led the participants in praise and worship.

The second day started with Personal Bible reading and Teaching session by Bro. Sachin. Morning Devotion was taken by Bro. Sajan (Zonal Superintendent, Bhojpuri 3). Bro. Sam Richard shared about soul winning. The meeting came to an end with the closing session led by Bro. Yenarsingh.

Training at Sikaria
Training for the Sunday School teachers and Children club volunteers was conducted at Sikaria on 25th & 26th Aug 2017 in which 250 people from six zones participated (Sikaria, Rohtas, Bhojpuri 1, Bhojpuri 2, Magahi 1, Sonebhadra).

The meeting started with opening prayer by Bro. Sachin and Bro. Yenarsingh gave an introduction. Bro. Kamaladas shared on the topic “Your body is the temple of God”. Sis. Princy Jonathan shared about the qualities of a good Sunday class teacher.

In the afternoon session Sis. Roseline conducted motivating games and taught crafts for the participants. Model class was conducted and their doubts were clarified by CD Staffs in groups. Sis. Juliet Anand shared them about how to lead a victorious life through the life of Joseph.

In the evening Session Bro. Babu Rajareegan shared on Prayer and on How to be a Prayer Warrior. Bro. Ashok Pal, Bro. Sanjay Yadav and Bro. Sachin led the participants in praise and worship in this training.

The second day started with Personal Bible reading and Teaching session by Bro. Sachin. Morning Devotion was taken by Bro. P. C. Johnson (Zonal Superintendent, Sikaria). Bro. Ashish (Polytechnic Director) shared about soul winning and Bro. Ashok Pal shared about Bible Lessons. The meeting came to an end with the closing session by Bro. Yenarsingh.

All the Sunday school teachers were greatly equipped and learnt new methods through this training. Pray for all the volunteers who were trained to make an impact in the Sunday Schools and Children Clubs through their life and teachings. Pray for the ministries and the ministers of the GEMS Children Department. 
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Children of North Bihar Receive Abundant Life thru GEMS VBS

VBS was conducted at Nimuia, a DAT Motihari field in North Bihar. 275 children participated and received the gospel and the abundant life of Jesus Christ.

GEMS DAT (District Advancement Team) Motihari conducted VBS for children at Nimuia from 5th to 10th Sep 2017.

275 children participated in the VBS which was organized by Bro. John Ebenezer (DAT Leader, Motihari).

Bro. Raj Kumar and Bro. Sri Bhagwan of GEMS children wing conducted the VBS. The children learnt biblical truths through bible verses, stories, games, puppet shows and activities.

Competitions were conducted and prizes were given.

In prayer the children committed their life to Christ.

Pray for all the children who attended the VBS at Nimuia that they may continue to grow in Jesus. Pray for their wholesome growth and transformation that it may influence their families and village. Pray for the DAT ministry at Motihari and the children ministry of GEMS. 
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GEMS Meeting Motivates People of Nepal to Minister Among their Folks

Revival meeting was conducted at Jeetpur and couples meeting was held at Hetauda through which 300 people were exhorted & encouraged to live for and to serve Christ.

Revival Meeting
GEMS Nepal conducted revival meeting at Jeetpur on 12th & 13th September 2017 in the theme ‘Who is Your God’. In this meeting a team of six pastors from Chennai ministered; Bro. Shankar of ACA Church, Dr. George Roberts of Praise Tower Church, Pr. Romeo Charles of Zion Prayer House (Kilpauk), Pr. G Magimai Doss of Advent Christian Church (Selaiyur), Pr. Stephen Vasu of A.G Church (Mugapair), Pr. Victor of Rehoboth Prayer Ministries (Ambattur). Bro. Das who is a missionary from Coimbatore residing in Nepal for the past 14 years helped us in translation.

The meeting began with praise and worship led by GEMS missionary and Area Leader Bro. Purushotham. More than 250 people attended the meetings and around 50 people committed themselves with tears to do ministry among their people.

Couples Meeting
Couples meeting was conducted at Hetauda on 14th September 2017. This meeting was conducted for the families who are doing ministry. 50 couples attended the meeting; from GEMS and other churches of nearby areas.

Clear biblical teaching on the complimentary roles of husband and wife in ministry was taught. After this meeting two pastors from Chithuvan District requested GEMS to conduct such meeting in their district also.

Pray for all the believers and ministering families of Nepal that they may with renewed faith and vigour reach out to the unreached people with the gospel. Pray that as they grow strong in God’s word they may demonstrate God’s love and truth through their life and ministry thereby touch & transform thousands. Pray for all the ministries of GEMS Nepal team. 
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Brother Augustine Jebakumar Meetings in New Zealand this September 2017

The General Secretary of GEMS Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar will minister in meetings in New Zealand from 16th to 24th September 2017.

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Advocacy thru GEMS Enables Landless Musahars to Become Land Owners

Musahars are the most marginalized people in Bihar. 48 families of this community at Koath in the Rohtas district received lands to build houses through GEMS’ advocacy.

GEMS has been serving the Musahar people (who are traditionally ‘rat eaters’) and their children through the OUR (Operation Upliftment of Rural) People project at Koath in the Rohtas district of Bihar. The project was started in 2013 -

The children receive education, food, healthcare, etc. Through continuous advocacy they have received lands and are grateful to the Lord.

Seeing the poor living conditions of the people in mud houses without proper roofing and wall, GEMS planned for collective housing scheme. For that an application with proposal was submitted to the DM (Magistrate of Rohtas District) in November 2014.

An order also was passed by the government in February 2015. But there was much delay as negotiation and documentation of the lands identified near the project could not be completed by the concerned officials. Finally, after all this process was completed, the distribution program was scheduled for January 2017 but it had to be cancelled. After due patience, prayers and perseverance, on Sunday 27th August 2017, three decimals of land along with Patta(Ownership Document) were distributed to 48 Mushahar families in the presence of Government officials by the grace of God.

All glory be to Him only! The poor landless Musahars of Koath village have now become owners of land and have received permanent address too.

GEMS Social Development Officer Sis. Gracy Hendry put in much efforts in this process and was helped by Bro. Rakesh Kumar (Associate Director, CP) and project in charge Bro. Vimal.

As the land allotment is done now it is turn to build basic houses for this people. Pray that the Lord may enable the construction of the houses. Pray that these people of Koath who have received land may also receive the heavenly blessing of salvation and eternal life. 
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GEMS STORM Reaches Out to New Students of Varanasi thru Freshers Meet

Freshers meet was conducted by GEMS STORM at Varanasi in which twenty students participated.

The Fresher’s meet was conducted at GEMS Action Centre, Varanasi on 2nd September 2017. Bro. Sanjay Pokhalekhar (STORM Regional Coordinator) organized the program.

20 students attended the freshers meet and among them eight were new students. Students were from BHU and others colleges. Gospel songs were sung, games were conducted, a message was shared and the students were informed of the STORM activities. New Testament copies and a booklet on youths was distributed to the students.

Pray for all the students who attended the freshers meet at STORM centre in Varanasi. Pray that they may know and grow in the Lord. Pray for all the activities of STORM Varanasi to result in salvation of students and their wholesome transformation. 
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ITI Inaugurated at Madhubani and Karwandiya ITI Gets ISO Certification in Bihar

GEMS ITI at Karwandiya, Bihar has received ISO certification. A new GEMS ITI at Madhubani in North Bihar was inaugurated & classes started.

Karwandiya ITI Certification
The GEMS ITI at Karwandiya in Rohtas, Bihar was assessed and was found compliant with the requirements and was awarded ISO certification for providing industrial training in Electrician, Fitter, Mechanic Motor Vehicle and Welder Trade. Praise be to God.

Madhubani ITI Inauguration
A new ITI of GEMS was inaugurated at Madhubani in North Bihar and the inaugural ceremony was conducted on 1stSeptember 2017. Courses in Electrician and Fitter trade are provided and 38 students have already been admitted to the first year.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Maithili Zone, DAT Madhepura & DAT Sheohar missionaries & leaders, Madhubani ITI staff & students and Bro. Ananda Kumar (Associate Director, GEMS Institutions) and Bro. Goforth Jebakumar (Associate Director, GEMS Supportive Ministries) were the Chief Guests of the Inauguration. The program was presided over by Bro. Benjamin (Regional Director, GEMS North Region) who also serves as the Secretary of GEMS ITI Madhubani. Bro. K. Stanley (Principal, GEMS ITI Madhubani) anchored the program.

Opening Prayer was done by Bro. Manilal Das (Zonal Superintendent, Maithili zone) and Bro. Paul (Asst. Zonal Superintendent, Maithili) led in praise and worship. Bro. Benjamin welcome the Chief Guests and the participants.

Bro. Ananda kumar shared about GEMS ministries in Bihar and inaugurated the workshop. Bro. Goforth inaugurated the Principal room. Sis. Shajila Benjamin prayed for the Principal Bro. Stanley.

Bro. Goforth in his speck to the students exhorted them from Proverbs 1:7 to fear the Lord to receive wisdom. He also encouraged them to obey the staff to be moulded by them for a good future. Bag distribution was one by Bro. Manilal and Bro. Paul. After thanksgiving by Bro. Benjamin the inaugural ceremony came to a close with prayer and benediction by Bro. Ananda Kumar.

Pray for the GEMS ITI at Karwandiya to continue to provide quality education coupled with biblical values. Pray for the newly inaugurated ITI at Madhubani for its functioning; for the staff and management to receive the needed grace and strength from the Lord. Pray for all the institutions to continue to produce morally sound, transformed individuals and responsible citizens.
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Families and Young People in Jharkhand Exhorted in Christ thru GEMS Convention

Jharkhand Zone of GEMS conducted family and youth convention at Garhwa and Japla in which 412 people attended and were encouraged to build their life in Christ.

Family Convention
GEMS Jharkhand Zone conducted a family convention for the families of believers of GEMS churches in this zone. The meeting was conducted at GEMS church, Garhwa from 4th to 6th Aug 2017 in which 194 people attended.

Bro. Victor Alfred (GEMS PRO) was the speaker for this convention. The messages helped the participants to learn biblical truths to build their family in a godly manner and to grow together in Christ.

Bro. Sanjay Nisad led the participants in praise and worship. The meeting ended with thanksgiving prayer by Bro. Arjun Karmali (Interim Regional Director, Southern Region) who organized the meeting.

Youth Convention
The convention for the youths of Jharkhand GEMS churches was conducted at GEMS church in Japla from 1st to 3rdSeptember 2017 in which 218 youths participated.

The messages on the theme ‘Overflowing Life’ was shared by Bro. George Muller (Alfa Bihar Coordinator). The messages motivated the youths to live holy and pleasing life to God.

Many youths committed their life to Christ in prayer.

Bro. Arjun Karmali organized the meetings with the local coordination by Bro. Sanjay the missionary at Japla.

Pray for all the families and youths of Jharkhand who participated in the conventions. Pray that they may lead their life in Christ and may fulfil His purposes. Pray that through Christ-centred families and God-pleasing youths Jharkhand may witness the power of the gospel. 
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