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One of my favorite pictures in scripture is Jesus
on the shore of the sea of Galillee
with the disciples coming back after going 2 by 2 into every village
and sharing with the people in preparation for Jesus coming that way. As the disciples told all that happened in those villages: demons cast out, healings, peoples lives touched for His glory, Jesus REJOICED IN SPIRIT
–I can see Him dancing for joy!!
Yesterday we went to 6 villages, gave 5 Prayer
Sheds and churches
, Dedicated a nice church given by Fern AG in Mountainburg
, AR, gave several baptisms and was a full day!!
A joy is going to Sithya Thanda to house of Kishen, 19, the boy with polio that when he was 14, we met on the dark roadside along with many villagers. We were going to help him, but all said he could do nothing because he had a polio leg. We finally gave him a pair of goats. Now his goats have multiplied, he got his degree to teach school, he is local Sunday School teacher
and he starts Bible School
in 2 weeks. We went to his parents home–thatch small house, but right next door they are building nice brick house and when we come up, his Momma comes and grabs my legs as a sign of thanks…. Of course you grab her hands to get her to stand, but you can see their heart of thanks!!! In the tank in front of the house others take baptism!!
When God works, it is a joy to look back and see how Gods blessing so flows and so many lives changed!!
At Tunga Thurthi we dedicate well from Dubai City Church and dedicate a prayer shed beside it.
Many miracles since 2 years since we first came to thius village:
One couple had come for prayer after 10 years of marriage and no children. They have a beautiful baby boy in thier arms, 1 year old!!
A 35 year old man had a brain tumor and in 2002 had brain surgery. 10 years later, he is alive and sits on front row playing cymbals to add to beat of the drums in Prayer Shed worship. He is blind since, and has cotton on his forehead as he still has puss from the surgery wound on his head these 10 years later. We pray for him…
The most joy for me in villages is to go in the night to the last village… Often it is tempting to miss this village as we are tired, long drive and worn out…
But we came to Nagaram and sit on a packed front porch with 40 people… they have worked all day in the cotton fields and it is a little after 7, they are tired, but bright eyed and excitement. You sit and look in those huge brown eyes of incredibly hospitable people who have eached worked to filla 25kg bag with cotton bowls -for a days work. The cotton cuts the skin so all wear long sleeve shirts and toil for 100 rupee.
Men and women make up 10 member teams that the land owners pick for their fields…
We begin to share and these are such hungry hearts!! The first believer came to Christ
2 years ago and now about 40 and have church walls up and need a roof.
Do the teaching on salvation and ask how many want to be blessed. OIf course every hand shoots up as they want to follow Christ in every detail. I ask if I can ask one really hard question first? They say yes!!
Are there any thieves here? I ask. There is smiles and eyes glancing one to another…”No sir, we are not thieves.” After reading Malachi 3:8, they began to say, “No sir, We did not know that we were thieves we will all begin to give.”
We sat at length in that heart to heart time with them sharing about work. I shared about Ruth and Naomi and how Ruth went to the field to work and how land owner would leave Handfuls of grain on purpose to bless the widows…
“No sir, land owners let us leave nothing”. They share what it is like to work with some land owners, kind, giving water etc… how some land owners areso tough,
how after working all day in the fields, they face the 2 km walk home…
When hearts are open and you see the challenges and life of work and struggle, but share how we can have victory!! I am so so so thankful for Gods hand of blessing to sit with such people who I know one day will spend eternity with!!
These people gave 10,200 rs and we matched 20,400rs to build a beautiful little church as the first church in this village with incredible hearts!!
Thank you so so much for praying and notes of encouragement!! We have few more days in villages…
With so much thanks and appreciation,
Kerry, Melody and Debbie Dewan,
Detail – Glory of the New Born Christ in presence of God Father and the Holy Spirit (Annakirche, Vienna) Adam and Eva are represented bellow Jesus-Christ Ceiling painting made by Daniel Gran (1694-1757). Post-processing: perspective and fade correction. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today we got back to “home” of village Ishkababvagudem at 630 pm. So unusual and nice. Gets dark before 6.
This morning, we were headed 60 km to the first village about 830 AM and we passed a large group of people on highway. They surrounded a lady who was on her hands and knees crawling 200 kn (120) miles to the temple of her god. These people would lay mats out in front of her and she crawled to show her committment and devotion to her god and to get an answer to her prayer.
We were gone till 530 pm when we passed back thru that section of country and that lady was still crawling the milees. Women were ariund her, agony on her face and they were wiping and prodding her on. I snapped a picture from jeep widow as we passed 10 feet from her. They all started yelling and whistling. That grim dertermination for their “god” is incredible to me!! These gods can not hear or answer prayers, –trees, rocks, rivers, animals, but they are worshipped in grim determination…
Today was dedicating churches
and hearing of miracles and God
I will share only the last church.
We came to Sri Nagar Colony and pulled up to a 35′ long thatch jute shed built 12 years ago. Since then,nicer houses have come up as the 120 or so church members have been blessed as they serve the Lord!!
Next door is a new church under construction, 25x 5o and good big church. It is so needed as the people could not all get in the jute house.
The pastor Jacob
that startede the church, died Oct 2010 when kidneysv failed. Now pastor Ravi has taken.
We shared salvation bracelets, but these are all believers who know the Word and are well versed in the Word!
Then I asked how much they love Christ
? Yes, with all our hearts!!
Do you want to take4 a test? “?” “ok”
How many thieves are here?” None, they said with wonderment at the question.”
I asked them to look at Malachi
3:8 and who robs God. Only 12 paid tithe so after teaching all saidv they want to pay tithe and break the curse and be blessed…
I then asked about the church next door. 300,000 rs needed for completing the roof. They already had given for walls but much work still…
We prepared our hearts and asked people to share what God put bin the heart. For 20 minutes we slowly got 46,000rs. Then prayed again. 2000more rs.
We prayed again and hurt and anger engulfed me. It wasn;t me, but God’s spirit rising in me and I began to weep. I wept deep and sobbed. It just broke my heart and I think it was the Holy Spirit
in me, it came kind of like a message in tongues and it hit me…….
“For 12 years you have served God in this jute thatch house while you are blessed with nice houses. I do not want to come from USA
and beg you to give to build your own church for God and have a nice house for him.
They began to give up to 70,000 and as they stood it was written down.
God was stretching me and finally I shared, “for every rs to 100,000 we will match it… Within 5 minutes people popped up all over and when finished 281,000 rs were had. People all began to clap loud and in rythmic unison, on and on… Shouting praise to God!!!
One last note… In first village Dadanacherla, we gathered in new Prayer
Shed to dedicate. About 50 came and one Grandma in 50′s came who was muslim and woman of middle means. After we shared the Gospel
and gave opportunity to accept, she was only one when I asked face to face, she said no to Gospel.
She started to leave and I called to her, interrupting the message and she stopped…I gave her the challenge to ask God to speak to her heart and if she felt peace that this was the way to the Eternal Life, to pray the prayer.
She thanked me with a wry smile and left.
20 minutes later she called across lot from her house to the Prayer Shed and beckoned a young woman who soon returned carrying a heaping pot of rice pudding as a thank you to us…
Do I we have that determination for Christ to go the extra and be willing to fulfill His plan in our life, even if we are supposed to crawl 120 miles on our knees?
Lord, I must stir that determined zeal for You!!
Team help has arrived from Dubai
With love, thanks and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
Subject: Only by Gods Grace…by Kerry Mauldin
We stopped at a church in Miryalagudem first thing in early morning. A man Venkanna, 33 and his wife, daughter 10 and son 12 were waiting. I so vividly remember 7 years ago in the first prayer shed by a swamp as this young woman was in the dirt of that prayer shed and she was so broken with tears crying for God
to bring Venkanna , then 26, back. He was introduced to some men and had financial challenges so he began to go with them…
These men would dress like women with saree and make-up and would go thru the city and create havoc banging drums, noise and beg and demand money. In Nandyal
similar people came where we stay and we would go inside and lock the door. These are tough people…
Venkanna lived 7 years with these men who were homosexual and would even “marry”, according to Venkanna. “We faced so many problems and never had peace or joy. We all knew what we were doing was very wrong, but we were stubborn and would not listen. Some went to church, but would not listen and were determined for this life…” “Some would join us because wanted money and that life…”
Venkatt got a knot (tumor) in his stomach and needed surgery. 3 months ago, he called his wife from another city and she took him back. She went deep in debt to do the 150000 surgery, but it was done. Now Venkatt is home, with HIV
and no relationship is possible in natural with his wife, But she stood with him.
He looked me in the eye and shared his heart of regretting his choice and death it has brought, but his determination to serve the Lord now!!
They have nothing and deeply in debt. He has only one skill, laundry… So we gave 3000rs as he requested equipment to iron laundry–a talent.
Lord, to have the grace, mercy and compassion that Venkannas wife had as she cried out and did not give up for 7 years…
At Paradula the POWER of God came down!!! This is dedication of a beautiful church all painted and nice, given in part by DeQueen AG in ARK.
When we came here last Feb. all the believers were at the church location laying cement blocks. Melody , I and Jeff gallant all carried some blocks and there was joy! We sat in the village with many people around and shared Christ. The church is growing and good strong church is in the village now!!
Pastor is Spirit filled
pentecostal, but this little hut church was first planted by a church 11 years ago “Faith Baptist Church
“. Now 11 years and had grown out of hut and we came to village and helped construct.
As we set in congregation of 40 or sobaptised believers, 20 more not yet baptised… None had baptism of Holy Spirit
. Annointing came strong and I shared and prepared the hearts. These are all givers, good, hard working people, but they wanted more of God. After sharing and they asking God to fill them, they all were on knees with arms lifted and asking and waiting, God began to move!!! One womana with tears streaming began to let out an almost bone chilling shout that startled me, but immediately I knew it was God!! These Baptists could shout!!! One by one they were touched or out under the power of God!! Some testified they got a new langusge they did not understand…
I know this church given in part by DeQueen AG will prosper much!!! We gave a well here given by Mountain Home AG, as it is 2km to closest water. All these ladies were excited to not carry water. Some also had glasses still that we gave in Feb. and all remembered the salvation bracelet message!!!
We stopped for 1 baptism at a stream by the road near, Tirumalangira. As we made our way to the water, a police jeep stopped and commander got out and began to question, “Why are you here? What are you doing? He was hindu and and thoughts flashing thru my heart.
“We came here to pray”, one said! “Is this a temple?” the police asked? “No, we just are praying here.”
Then the uniformed officer man stood beside me and put arm on my shoulder around me and crutches and his deputy stepped up with camera to take our picture.
“If you need any help in my area, call.” “Carry on” he said!!
It was a relief, as i was not sure what to expect. Some problems can come for baptising
, but only GODS GRACE
Longer drive today, but much anticipation day by day! God is giving strength and 2 more join us this evening from Dubai
I have been concerned my leg is still so weak. Sitting in car, every village we pass thru (so many) I am pressing hard 25 times 3 different ways on that knee to try and exercise that muscle of the knee-leg and get to walk freely again!1 Only by Gods grace!!
Thank you so much for prayingand standing with us to encourage!!
Kerry and Melody
If you can see these 12 village men, short with white lungi’s wrapped around the waist and turban on the head with a large wooden goad balanced on the head, marching behind a huge pair of hump backed oxen with a large wooden yoke joining them…
12 teams–yoke of these oxen came and lined up in the field that Lingiah has now inhereited from his grandfather. It is 5 acres and has a gushing spring of water… beautiful.
These men were such a blessing to make a memory. They got special things for Melody and I to wear as we took the plow-till handle on the last yoke of oxen! It would be a huge challenge to manage these animals, but these guys could hee and haw and get them to line up!
We were recreating a scene from the Word! What a memory!! The men of Puchakylagudem blessed us!!
At Mukundupauram–we set under a big tree in front of huts of plastic and thatch that these people have lived in 20 years! They weave mats out of straw. their fingers literally f;ly as they take the foot long grass and weave and add peices into the mat to make a large mat of 8×10 feet.
These set to hear the GOspel where Pastor Lukas has come 4 years and needs a prayer shed. These we taught to give for the church and after waiting on the Lord, told them for every rupee, we would match 3. We raised the money to build and after 2 took baptism and we stepped into some simple huts to pray blessing, we all stood in front of place prayer shed is going up!! Excited people!! The joy is when people find the way to Eternal Life!!
Tipparam Village is where 43 AG drilled a well and we go to dedicate a beautifully strong church where about 100 adults now meet on Sunday. Also about that many children. Berryville Christian Fellowship gave for the church –we used theirr offerings from the years…
So many are being reached in this group: sick, idolaters, possessed… One man Bicksham–”Beggar”, came up with HIV
. He accepted Christ
standing in front of plaque of newly dedicated church! He is so thin and so weak. Prayed for him and know he also has Eternal Life!!!!
Church has more stones to go up, plaster, paint and floor, but it great place to meet and all are so happy! Gave a wonderful, simple lunch in home of widow who was hindu, but one month now has come to Christ and 3 children!!
Last village to share is Kalvapalli. This is Banjara
-Gypsy people that we baptised about 18 in canal 2 years ago and helped with a prayer shed. We came back this time to dedicate a well given by Cottom family!
At least 35 adults are coming to this church and about that many youth. The church is almost full.
The reason, is so many lives are being changed. A woman stood and shared she had been 6 months in hospital at death… Nothing Dr could do and sent home to die.
These Banjara’s began to fast and pray in this simple concrete block church on edge of rice fields. They are learning the power of God
!!! After 7 days fasting and prayer, this woman and all testify that 32 demons came out and she is there now with a huge smile and such peace one week later!!! Took baptism!!
A 17 year old girl named Pavathi, hindu goddess name, stepped up. She is a student, but has terrible dreams and evil spirit
. She has been raised muslim and her parents are just now come to Christ and Mom has taken baptism and father is preparing!!!
\We had her pray the prayer of salvation and then with as much strength as she could muster, commanded the evil spirit to leave. The spirit would try to choke her to keep here from speaking… She began to flail her arms and was trown down and the demon began to shout out of her, “I am muslim, you can not make me leave her, I am too powerful…” Over and over it kept speaking this.
Then the spirit of her uncle (faters brother) began to speak thru her. This uncle had learned black magic and spoken curses on her as this family has come to Christ. TYhe black magic was put on all her bangles, nose ring etc.
We clapped, sang and shouted to the Lord and that demon tore her! “I won’y come out” it screamed”
Her father came as Spiritual head of the home over his daughter, 17. We had him lay hands and annoint with oil and command the demon to leave as the family no longer served and other god, but Jesus!!
The girl came at the end and her name was changed to Blessing
and as she knelt in her right mind, we sealed her under the blood and blessing iof the Lord!!
Much work to do in this village, but when people are being set free and God is working, people come and many many are coming. Many new last night as we worship and pray and see God work–some electricity, but much in darkness of no light. BUT THE LGHT IS COMING
Lord help us in discernment and especvially at home we need tiscernment as so many are in deception!!
With so much love, thanks and prayers
Kerry and Melody
Amen and amen!!! Anyone who teaches a false Gospel and leads those searching astray, has their blood upon their hands. God will not accept them into His kingdom!
Excellent post! God bless!!!!!!
Well of Blessing and Fleece of Faith
by Kerry Mauldin
Today was a bit more tedious. This is the last of 9 days of Bakkamma Festival in hinduism. They worship the female goddess with dancing, flowers, and all walk in parade with the flowers by candlelight and throw all into village water supply
for fertility and blessing! That was last night, then today so many drink and especially men laying all over in the roads… We have to be careful which homes to go!
Went to Ilapuram Village to dedicate the only village well, drilled by Homestyle Asst. Living Home
in Springdale, AR
When drilled, villagers related the drilling company came about midnight to drill and dust was a cloud everywhere. The hindu priest and village leaders came and said not to drill as there was no water here. The 30 believers were in the small Prayer
Shed fervently praying. It went to 100′ deep and no water. “We were all crying out to the Lord and village saying to stop drilling.” When hit 120′, it hit a water that gushed 40 yards and all were in amazement and all villagers shared it was the power of their God
The closest neighbor who is hindu and never gone to church, but had accident 10 days ago and got steel rod in his foot, related all thgis to me as his heart was now open to hear the Gospel
. He has buffalo and oxen and wants Eternal Life, now has heard how to recieve—because a well gushed water on his land when he thought it impossible!!!
The first believer in the village is Lalithamma, 22 years. She has led 50 families to Christ
now. She led us to her nephew, Bicksham-”Beggar”-laying on a cot in front of tiny hut at noon after drinking the night in festival to the demons. He was alert and sat and listened to the Gospel. He was finally persuaded and prayed the prayer of salvation!!!
Dedicated athe church in BB Gudem given by New River AG in AZ
Dedicated Raynegudem given By San Jacinto in Amarillo
-also a nice strong church…
Went to Snake Village–Pamalapadu–where pastor Emmanuel and wife and 3 sons do a good work. They need a well as they only get water every 4 days for 15 minutes as there is a severe shortage at the small tank for the village and no wells.
She shared of the challenges and shared they were praying for faith that God would prompt my heart to help and drill a well.
We were sitting under a covering in the rain and dark as electric was off from the rain. They shared when Dr. Mast and I last visited their home 6 years ago it also rained. “Visit more often and water won’t be a problem , they shared”.
I thought to have some lighter fun, and shared that as Gideon wanted something from God, he put a fleece before God to build his faith. I shared, “Let’s put a fleece before God about drilling this well since you are praying for faith…. If electric comes on in next 10 minutes, by 730 we will know…”
I appeared serious, but already knew we would drill.
At 728 the electric came on and they all jumped up shouting with joy and laughing and praising God!!
I was careful to make clear setting a fleece is not normally Gods way and He prefers we trust him and not try to force him with our way…
But it was a night of joy and fun!!
Berryville Christian Fellowship “Wellie
” is now given!!
With so much love thanks and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
Please pray for my friend MareZilla, as all of you who know her know, she has been ill for sometime, but is worse. The Lonely Conservative has posted the following update on her site. Please go there and read the story. I am including the video below. Please pass this information on and include her in your prayer lists. God bless you!
Sounds of a village
by Kerry Mauldin
Its early morning here in the village of Ishkababavgudem. Roiosters are sounding the morning call and village is beginning to stir. It is cool and had good night rest!!!!
Yesterday we had 5 villages
, 5 Prayer
sheds given for and 5 baptisms!! A really enjoyable day!!
Early, we sat in village of Bottlapaleru and over 100 people sitting under big canopy of trees in front of us! No church
in this village, but beside us was a ruined heap of an old house that is given for a church. Pastor is blind, but here 3 years and working hard and teaching!! People’s hearts are open and all eagerly want a salvation bracelet and run to get other friends to come!!
We share and all listen and almost all sincerely pray the Salvation
prayer! All are in agreement to begin to give to God
‘s house and this week all will begin work on the ruined heap–to build a Prayer Shed. We gave to help!
As we are sharing, at the back of the large group, 2 houses down, 2 neighbors begin to shout and scream about their field. Several people got involved as this man and next door neighbor woman fought… Finally, we began to sing and clap and the shouts of praise drowned out the fight and people got focused on the Lord
! It was joy!! 5 people stepped up for baptism and the church has grown much here today!! They took baptism in a concrete water trough that they could sit in and bend over forward for submersion… PTL powerful witness to many!!
Went to Pallekedu to dedicate a small church by pastor Samuel. When we arrived, the small church is built, but has a garden around it, cook fire in front and clothes on the line. The pastorsfamily had moved in the church to live. This hurt so much and is one of most disappointing encounters in many years!! Pastor was not there and his wife was in confusion…
Next to the church was a mission field. At least 20 families living in cardboard, plastic huts live for over a year. We crutched over and sat in front of a smasll hut where Laxmi
let me sit on her cot. Children and chickens around, sun shining down, many people gatherted around this hut where Laxmi makes a living selling plastic containers–all in a mesh bag.
We share Christ
and many people with joy and so in need of hope, respond!!
It was such a joy and relief to find something so good even in the disappointment … I’m trying to imagine Samuels challenge. Forced out of hindu rented house and moves into the church and now is not a church…what would I do? Lord give wisdom!!
At Ellapuram Village, we go to dedicate a simple prayer shed that has turned out awesome. The people are being taught and are giving. All 30 members carried
blocks and built the church. As we got there, they were plastering the outside and inside was done!! ALL PAY TITHE
AND GIVE!! It was joy to give more for steps and paint. Rare to give more after they are already in the church, but these are givers and suych a blessing to step up beside them!
As we are preparing for dedication, the drums and musical instruments begin to sound all in the village. This is festival to Mysamma, “My Mother” goddess. hindus all bring huge flowers and women all wearing best saree get in big circle and dance and sing love songs to “My Mother” goddess. Men all stand back and watch…
and I start across village road, the dance is going on a hundred yards up the road. Suddenly,sound of pounding hooves fill the air. Some buffalo have broken loose near the dance, frightened by something–demon spirit… They are pounding right toward us. People lung toward us and Melody runs one way and I crutch the other and those wide eyed buffalo’s go tearing by!!!
To see so many villages and all the parades after dark as people walk by candle light–many many people–with huge mounds of flowers on the head….to throw in village water supply as a gift for fertility and blessing….
Today, many will be drunk as we go to the villages…God guide us!!
The sounds of a village…but the greatest is the praise that goes to the Living God as they know they have Eternal Life and have joy in the heart!!
Thanks so much for praying and the encouragement! Sorry we have so limited reception and email is tough…
Kerry and Melody
What is to be added, I am simply amazed that anyone could twist someones words to imply something so stupid and horrific. Do these same people have no concept of God at all? Perhaps that is why so much evil is attracted to those who deny His existance!
WOW!!!! Bro. James Stone from Biltrix has tagged me!!!!! It’s the Super-Blog-A-Thon! First things first, I must thank him. If you don’t read his blog,
Biltrix, Cultural Apologetics for the New Evangelization,
you should. I often reblog posts of his because he comes up with very important news and views. If your name is mentioned below, that means I TAGGED you!
From James post“The rules, which are not obligatory, by any stretch of the imagination… (in other words, please don’t feel obligated to do this if you have been tagged here),” that is followed soon enough by, “…should they choose to participate; I will in no way be offended or disappointed should they choose not to… Flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz will, however, swoop down on them when they least expect it.”
This is a sentiment that I agree totally with and if you don’t have time or just don’t feel like doing this, I understand!!!!
Here are the rules:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the “tagger” has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers and tag them in their post.
5. These “lucky” bloggers must then be told.
6. No tag backs.
Rule six is important. If you tag me back, I’ll tag you back.
Questions for me to answer:
- Have you ever read a dialogue by Plato? Yes
- Do you know any foreign languages? Does bits and pieces of several count? LOL, the answer is no!
- How good are you at math?Fairly good
- Are you a convert? I am a Holy Roller and love for the Holy Ghost to fill the room!
- Would you like to renew your baptismal promises? I really do need to get renewed, but I realize that is not what you are asking!
- Do you reject Satan? Yes absolutely!!!!!
- And all his works? Amen and amen!!!
- And all his empty promises? And again Yes and yes!!!!!
- Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth? Absolutely!!!!
- Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father? Absolutely!!!
- Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting? I believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior, and everlasting life on the return of Jesus and the establishment of His kingdom!
Now for my questions for you are chosen:
- If you met Paul before he became an apostle, would you tell him he was wrong?
- Could you forgive Hitler if he stood before you and asked?
- If you knew what the future held, and your speaking would change it, would you still speak?
- Which person, living now, will have the greatest impact on the future of the world?
- Would you rather have a library with physical books or a device such as the kindle?
- If you had to relocate, where would you rather go?
- If you had to have a disability, would you rather be blind or deaf?
- Besides Jesus, who is your favorite person from the Bible?
- Do you believe in the possibility of life on other planets?
- What type of music do you like?
- Do you prefer the city or the country?
Now for my nominations:
- My Father’s House
- Walter Bright
- Life Revelation
- lillies, sparrows and grass
- The White Stone
- Walk On
- Lyn Leahz
The Yellow Cross by Kerry Mauldin
We visited 5 villages
, talked to many pastors
and came to a new conclusion…
Many pastors are coming from villages and we must test them before we put something big in their hand. We decided to put test of 3 chickens in the hand for them to multiply and teach the people to tithe
. If they are not teaching tithing, but just asking someone else for money, it is hard to want to give… we share with 5 pastors that request prayer sheds. The pastors caught the focus and will give reports on progress of people learning to pay tithes. Then we will help along side. This will bless the pastors so much more in the long run as the people learn to be givers!!
We began to share in Billianiakgudem to many people who sacrificed goats to their goddess so as to have good luck and hope they got eternal life.
As we began, a man led his daughter up. She was crying and acting very peculiar and all immediate recognize the demonic. This girl, Uma
, had a huge YELLOW CROSS around her neck. She knelt down 2 feet in front of me and for 30 minutes knelt there with tears and hands lifted as I shared the salvation bracelets with the many people of neighboring homes sitted on mats on the ground. The people were perplexed, but listen. As I shared, the voice out of Uma would say, “No I’ll not pray” etc…. She stayed on the knees… Finally, the people understood that only one way to eternal life comes thru Christ
. They all prayed and Uma clearly prayed also…
Her whole countenance changed!!
Her father shared that 1130 in the night last night she had awakened him and mother. She had told them to “pray”. She felt satan wanted her to follow him, but this Jesus
was speaking to her to follow Him. She and folks stayed up late in the night praying.
Now today we4 come sharing this Story…
Uma, father and all prayed to accept Christ in this village where there is no church!!! We gave for Prayer
shed to be built!
In Utlapalli village, Pastor Steven has gathered 40 believers in village of 2500 people. Only church id Roman Catholic
but only opens doors every 6 months. Someone tried to open a church 2 years ago, but fanatic hindus came and “forced all to put red stickers on the forehead and worship Mysamma, “My Mother goddess
People were frightenened.
Today, on newly purchased land, 25 met and heard and 3 took baptism in 55 gallon barrel. The people took a huge cloth and help up so all the people on the road would not cause a disturbance. On one hand, you want all the world to know, and on other hand, not cause a riot. This is rare place…
We taught the people and shared on the Word!! These are a determined few people inb this village.
Pastor Stevennwas trained in a church of david Raj that we helped the past 7 years starting with a prayer shed!!! By7 God’s grace
and strong covering of prayer, they will make it here…
In Bakkamanthulagudem Village–they gather 9pm around the well, directly in front of the church. The church shed, built of jute 5 years ago ghas collapsed. Now 35 believers and no savings. We taught the people on giving, saving and serving. All, standing in the night darkness, after working in the fields all day, listened closely and raised their hands with understanding as we taught–they will begin to tithe… We will match what they give and raise so that the church can be built. They have to report first…
Got to the village room we are staying at about 1130, we walked in and 100,000′s od ants covered all the concrete walls. They came with newspaper, burning and watched the ants fall. Spraed the deet spray around door and windows… We can do all things thru Christ….!!!!
With so much thanks and prayers…love and appreciate you all!!!
Kerry and Melody