Thank you all for standing with us and help bless 96 villages with churches this year and 15 water wells and many goats, buffalo or chickens to widows or handicapped, but the greatest joy is the many many villages where the churches are growing, learning to tithe and many are coming to Christ and following in baptism and being filled with Holy Ghost!!
Jaya just sent this note this AM about Alaganoor Village and we see Gods miraculous power at work and fruit coming!!
We go back Feb 10, by Gods grace and have so much anticipation!!
Please pray for Dr. Bill Mast–he travelled 11 years with me to India and we walked a multitude of villages and miles….He could not travel the past 2 years and is just diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig disease, muscular dystrophy–please pray!!
With Thanks and much prayers,
Kerry and Melody
PO BOX 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014 918-346-1656
Dear Brother Kerry
I did not get any message from you after 16th.
The beleivers in Alganoor are very very happy that they will be laying thier church’s roof tomarrow the 25th Monday. If you get this message before sunday you can share with beleivers of The Chrch w ho had supported Alganoor village beleivers for the roof, for their prayers.
These beleivers who are presently 35 in number ( 15 baptised and 20 new ) with Mark as their Pastor are sending their greetings and request for prayers. They are experiencing God’s hand on them. They reported with joy that a person who had severe stomuch pain was healed in response to theor fparyers and petition to God , during their worship service. Yet in another incident a typhoid patient got healed. They are thanking and praising God for these healings.
This is an independent penticostal church . beleivers offer to God about 250 Rupees every . week.
The church is about 30ft X 20ft. The land is owend by the beleivers.
with lots of our love and prayers
By Kerry Mauldin
By God’s grace and blessing, we are back from the villages and have made it thru torrential rains, many flooded rivers and thankfully have missed no assignments.
We are wrapping up the balance sheets today. We gave all the churches and had money for 1 well that we did not give but will see the fruitfulness of Dojjalabai Thanda village and prayerfully be able to give in Feb. They have water a 5 minute walk from the church and want a well on church land, but only a few believers and it needs to bless the whole village…we must wait.
We gave all the other 7 wells…
Today, many people will come requesting things and many prayers to be given…
Tomorrow we fly to Dubai and speak at Dubai City Church Thursday night, Fujeirah on Friday and Abu Dhabi City Church Sunday night…
Good things ahead and so so thankful for you all holding us in prayer!
We gave right at 40 churches and 7 wells this trip and dedicated more than that!!
With love, thanks and prayers,
Kerry, Melody, Jim and Joshua
By Kerry Mauldin
Wonderful day with no rain and many dedications!!At Uttlapalli Village, we dedicate church given by Vinita AG. Here last year we baptized in 55 gallon drum behind a tarp because hindus were upset. We gave to start church and it now runs over 50 adults and 40 children and growing weekly.One crippled girl from birth, 4 weeks ago can now walk.We prayed for infilling of Holy Spirit and heaven was so real and a couple got their heavenly language. Gave matching gift to put stone floor and extend the church–no more room…Srinivas Nagar–we dedicate well, Melody gave in memory of her late husband who passed 7 years ago. It has sweet water and 40 church members and all neighbors were so thankful. One pump of handle and water comes!!Narsapuram–so truly blessed me!! This church built by Tula Rosa NM and well by the Haymes family, has grown from 50 to 70 with added 50 children. This is an alive church.last year we prayed for a boy Krishnan, 18, who was born deaf-mute.I had forgotten, but his father Hamu Niak, a stone polisher, brought him up and both were so so excited. They shared how after the prayer last year—now Krishnan can hear and speak. He had such a huge smile as he told his name, what village he is from, his fathers name … PRAISE THE LORD!Last year, his father pledged to do marble floors stones in the church and it is beautiful job as a stone polisher…In the churches where God is showing signs and wonders–which are so many churches, they are growing much.In Keshavapuram, we dedicated a church and plaque given in memory of Judy Henry of Muscogee-a friend who so encouraged and prayed and is now with the Lord!Nice church that we gave today for flooring etc.One woman was one of many who stood and told of God’s grace and love.She was some 55 and a widow since age 26. She shared she was widowed and both of her daughters husbands also had passed and they were widows…She shared how now she has no debt and God is taking care in spite of all the challenges…she set down.I asked: “sister, is your name Naomi?” All said, “YES, that is her name.”I am so thankful for God’s goodness and grace. He does do miracles and so so many are testified about in everyday here:TB, leprosy, deaf-mute, babies given etc…He sees us thru daily and keeps us covered in blessing and protection!!Just crossing many rivers the past week with so many low water “bridges”? has been so challenging with so many bridges washed out and bumper deep waters… having to throw stones in holes on bridges to make it across… HE PROTECTS and does “Signs and Wonders”!!Thanks for your prayers!! 2 more days in villages…Kerry, Melody, Jim and Joshua
By Kerry Mauldin
Just 3 days left in the villages and much has been accomplished by Gods grace.
It is truly amazing what all can be done when God gives favor and wisdom and we choose to walk in it.
One lesson really jumped out at me today:
We went to Lakkavaram Village and people were sitting on a tarp on thefoundation 20×40 of where they want a church. We are went to houses and streets and compelled people to come and hear the story…
70 adults go to the church and 50 kids. They have been meeting under the trees and want a nice church.
We sang and Jim shared, I taught on giving and they began to give 224,000 rs and we matched 100,000 to build the church.
These people were just concluding a 40 day fasting prayer for the church and their hearts were ready and we also blessed with what they need to get church built!
Their hearts were so prepared!!
Went to dedicate church in Kothagudem.”New Village”–the church was painted a pretty. Pastor had come last Feb and cried out for help. We taught him and put rupees in his hand as a test that he would teach his people. We drove far today and only 3 of his 40 members were there, besides a lot of kids and others we compelled to come.
Pastor shared he had borrowed 60,000rs to complete the church at 24% interest and the people had given nothing… He wanted us to help him.
I had to correct and rebuke him. He failed the test in that he did not teach the people, but made excuses for them and then borrowed the money. Also, with us coming, only 3 show up…
We told him we would come again in Feb. if he would get his people there and teach them.
What a difference preparation in a village makes!
Last, in Mellacherlu “Many Lakes Village”–35 met in small 12×15 room.
They have land and want a 20×40 Prayer Shed and need 60,000rs.
We ate lunch and taught them. Meeting here 5 years, they have their goal low.
They want shed with no walls and will add walls later.
We matched 1 rupee for each 2 they gave, but if they raised more and stepped out, I felt impressed to help more.
They raised 41,000 and we added 20,000 so they can build exactly what they expressed.
I hoped their faith would step up, but they did not over extend themselves. “This is first church we have built and are not sure how to go about it”, they shared!!
Lord that we set our vision high enough, prepare our hearts and walk in Your wisdom and guidance!!
Your prayers have been so greatly appreciated and have born fruit!! Thanks so so much!!
Melody, Kerry, Jim and Joshua!!
By Kerry Mauldin
Today was more torrential rain, roads washed out and challenges, but awesome..MarriKunta (Big Tree) village, right on banks of canal. We went first time last Oct. and shared Christ with the many who lived in thatch sheds on canal bank. Today, several stood in church under construction and shared specifically how one year ago they heard the “bracelet story” about Jesus and accepted and took baptism and now one year have joy and no regrets.The church has grown by 20 to 50 adults and many miracles are taking place, getting much attention in village!!Dedicate well in Adivemla, drilled by Webbers Falls AG. Good sweet water about 5 feet from church and no other wells around. All others were dry holes!!Church is now being built by the well…Arvallapally–Dedicate church by Red Oak AG–last year was thatch church and though not finished, they meet inside and we helped give to finish…Pastor Joshua and Pramila (sweet savor) had no children in Feb, so we prayed. Today, he so excited shared that 25 days ago they had twins. Born after 8 months, the tiny boy passed after 1 week, but little Huldah Grace is now 25 days.No prenatal in villages for premies… This couple gives us joy…so thankful!!Alfa Nagar–dedicate wellby Mountain Home AG. On banks of lake and church built by Haskell AG… Good humble Pastor…The village that so touched me today is PillaMari–“Childs Tree” Village–We walk into small house where 30 people meet for church. They want a prayer shed outside that 100 can sit under. We have never been here and go to inspect…Upon entering, first I see Peter. He is 21and sitting in wheelchair and instantly I figured he has Muscular Dystrophy which I so understand. He has a gentle smile, but can no longer lift his arms to shake hands. You have to reach out and grab his hands…After all the questions and details to figure building the church and all of us giving to build and having prayer, I turned to Peter.They said he was a good singer…He began to sing in his chair, “You are glorious, greatest light, King of Kings…”beautiful voice in this challenged body…But we sensed something…Others spoke up…”Till 5 days ago, 21 year old Peter sang with his 19 year old brother Andrew, and they sang so beautiful together.Andrew also had MD until 5 days ago.” They related,Andrew was on the cot and it was his time and his last words for this 19 year old boy:” Jesus is coming for me, He is even now at the gate, don’t disturb me…” (they have gate to the house) and Andrew was with the Lord.This was so fresh in their hearts and even as they shared, all I could do was choke on tears.Now Peter was singing without Andrew, but still a gentle smile as he faces the same thing.I can’t wait to come in Feb to dedicate Prayer Shed and walk these village streets with Peter and share Christ when its not raining…Such a reminder, “HE IS AT THE GATE”Love and appreciate you all so much and so thankful for encouragements…Melody, Jim, Joshua and Kerry
Rain, Rain and more Rain…It has been definite monsoon time, early, but trying to not let us slow us.Went to first village Jaganath Thanda and pastor was leading us in along canal bank–only way into village. Came to place the bank washed out and a 3 wheeled auto fell into the torrent of water… We will have to come in February!All along the roads, low water places are covered and is quite an adventure…Midtanpalli–Came to dedicate a good church given by Canyon DEl Oro AG in Tuscon, AZ. One young woman “Rupika” stood to share with huge smile. Since coming to Christ 9 months ago at age 22 life has been so blessed!! She took us to homes!!I asked her what Rupika meant? “It is the name you only gave me 9 months ago when you baptized me!!”We named her Rebecca!! Ha!! Translation…We went to her house… Rebecca married at age 13, her husband died when she was 16, and now 22 has found Christ and no more fear or sickness that plagued her. Many had seen the difference in her and today, her mother, aunt and several others made firm commitments to follow Christ and pull the deities-gods out of their houses!!Kotapahad “Kings house Destroyed” village–Mud and water everywhere.They harnessed a team of oxen to oxcart and we all climbed on and walked 1/3 of mile thru muck and mire with all the Christians following in a long line to the place a nice church is being built. Incredible memory as we watch those 10 year old oxen dip their horns to get under the yoke and such strength to pull…As the Christians all got a brick to sit on, on the foundation of a beginning of a church under stormy clouds, we taught and prepared hearts. Every person joyfully gave for the church 111,250 rs and we match to build!!Oxcart man in his dirty, simple lungi, gave 40,000. What an awesome memory with laughter and joyful people to build Gods house and 7-10 hindus were among the gathered that accepted Christ and also gave. Whole village is less than 10 years old in Christ!!Sublade Village–“Sharp Blade” village–All are 8 years or less in Christ and together we taught and challenged and they gave 175,000rs and we matched to build a strong first church in the village! These are spirit filled people who know how to come into the presence of God!!By Pastor Kerry MauldinOn 21/2 hour drive back to our cots (55 miles) We had an exhibition. We came to place where torrents of water were crossing the road and in dark, holes were washed and people were trying to stand in knee deep water and direct motorcycles across with their loads.We set in jeep watching and learning. No one got hurt, but watching made you want to laugh, but was not funny…Lord help us….We made it back and it has poured all night! I think of so many multitudes we see everyday who live under little plastic tarps over thatch with dirt floor. Several sleep in the church beside us when they as travelers are stranded…So thankful for your prayers and standing with us!!Melody, Jim, Joshua and Kerry
In Feb. we climbed on a rooftop to dedicate a church in village called Kodada, CC ReddyColony, pastor Simon.given by Faith Bible Chapel in Page AZ. I was at first not so impressed…When we first went, there were 25 people with good hearts so we gave and they built a nice church on the slab roof. Today that church has grown to 60 and is so alive and growing. They took us to neighboring village some 10 miles where we joined with them to build a first church in Naryanagudem, built by Roundup Cowboy Church.Today we went to X Road-Kodada, Few miles from CC Reddy Colony. We helped them build a nice church on a rooftop similar to CC Reddy Church. However as we dedicated, we encouraged them also to give a missions offering of thanksgiving to help another church get started. We prayed and only 3 people gave. Two were visitors and one was pastors daughter of about 15 years old. When she gave, he was standing near here and some on our team saw him reach out with his foot and kick her. Only 1500 rs were given $12…. This pastors wife stood and said, “If they give to this, they won’t give to help us…”My heart hurt for them. They have a beautiful church all 100% complete, painted and so nice, but with hearts like that, challenges are ahead.When we entered Naryana Village as the last of the day to dedicate the mission church alongside pastor Simon–built by Cowboy Church,They met us with drums pounding. Roads were ankle deep mud from all rains and I was struggling to walk after falling earlier and my knee was going out…Two guys grabbed hold and walked me thru the village to the beautiful church and so so many gathered. All stood in church yard as drums pounded giving shouts of praise. Joshua and Jim were right in the middle dancing a victory dance with all the men with women all gathered around shouting praise to God!We cut the ribbon and all went in! Church holds about 150 seated crosslegged on the floor, and it was packed with people looking in the windows.All got on their knees to sing and the drums pounded out incredible rythym and all sang with everything in them. Made tears come to my eyes and keep swallowing the lump in my throat as hands and drums pounded out the staccato rythym… These people are in unity and about 100 have taken baptism and many filled with Holy Spirit. We shared message of salvation with up to 50 that came as unbelievers….they all prayed a strong loud prayer of salvation.We began to pray and prayer totally filled the air and when quiet came, we began to sing universal song…Allelujah…Two separate women shared of visions and word from God,“There will soon be a great shout and Jesus is telling us He is coming soon”these village women, who were hindu before, related!Many have been having visions and God speaking to them in the congregation that was all hindu previous, but has come to experience Gods presence and power…led by young Simon in early 30’s.What a difference in two roof top experiences…Like Peter, I want the vision on rooftop to be life changing for Gods glory, and not selfish.By Pastor Kerry MauldinDedicate Gudibanda,(temple stone village) given by Tula Rosa CC in NM. Good nice church building with Life! Also a Church given by Okema AGand gave for 3 more churches…Good things happening and so many hearing Gospel and churches growing!!Have 6 more villages today….Keep praying!! Such peace when know you are covered in prayer!With so much thanks,Kerry, Melody, Jim and Joshua
From Pastor Kerry Mauldin
We came to Ganugubanda (wine press ) Village, and pulled up to loud speaker blaring from under a long heap of banana leaf thatch hut. It was an old hut used some 4 years with a simple dirt floor and set of drums at the front. 70 people could squeeze under the pile of leaves with people out front. These are spirit filled people who love the Lord!! We got rice tarps in front and people came.We taught on giving…They have a piece of land bought on main road and want to build a church to seat 200, with a slab, concrete roof. We taught and together all of us committed almost 7000 $ for the church. We gave offering from Mt. Sherman AG who sold knives to build a church in India… This will be a great church!!All the people walked from the hut to new land and stood in circle holding hands and we gave shouts of praise and prayer for what God is going to do!!We gave dedication for small, but nice concrete church given by Miami Apostolic Church. The 20 people truly love the Lord and have very humble good pastors who husband and wife literally built the church after coming here with nothing 6 years ago after God healed pastor from death and he committed to serve the Lord. Had to speak into their lives and encourage them…Ykuntapuram (heaven) village, we came to dedicate a simple $500 shed.Only church in the village of these Banjara gypsy people!When we saw it, I was so disappointed. It looked like a cattle stall. Had a good roof and metal, concrete poles and one side was old, stone plastered fence as back wall. It had dirt floor and a rice tarp over the dirt.Pastor Prasanth was beaming. “7 years I have prayed for a meeting place for these Banjaras and now you have helped us and 35 come Sunday at 11 for prayers!” He and his wife and others sang with all their heart and as we split in teams to go to houses, hindu people listened so intently and committed lives while pledging to come to the “church”. Sincerity was strong in their faces and hearts as they stepped forward.Prasanth said, “in 2-3 months we will put a stone floor down as new people come and we will fix this nice.” He asked nothing except for a bicycle to go the 7 km (4.2 miles) to the other village he is the only pastor in. Joy we gave…When you see such thanks and joy, it is huge blessing to step beside…We spoke straight into the heart of Ganugubanda village pastor and strongly, clearly warned and encouraged him to keep his heart and hands pure as they begin to build and go from banana leaf church to a nice church.He seemed to hear with his heart!!Thinking of Jesus who came from a “shed” and many would be ashamed by His simple beginnings. But He changed a world!!!Lord help us not to look down on the simple beginnings, but see things the way You would see them!!Thank you all so so much for standing with us and praying!!
By Pastor Kerry Mauldin
Rain came hard this AM as we went to the villages!!
at Gorenkapalli in pouring rain we dedicate a church given by Abundant Life!!Pastors were so thankful and blessed!!We were there last Oct and gave for the church. Johan and Rageny, pastors had just lost a baby girl in death and we prayed God would restore with a baby.we named and dedicated Samuel who is now 3 months old! Named him Samuel as a fulfillment of a promise from God and he is dedicated to serve the Lord!The church has grown from 15 to 30 adults this year!!At Thatikula Village–Toddy Tree Village–We dedicate a prayer shed where Satyam (truth), came to the Lord 8 years ago, but none of his family. Last year, we shared with his family and when we set with them, the look on their faces was terrorizing to us—(get out of here and don’t bother us) but they listened and several accepted Christ. Satyam and his brother poured anointing oil all around a shiva temple and the family vowed to build a house for the Living God.We dedicate that church today. It is right beside a river and about 30 were there as we prayed, celebrated, cut cake and shared Christ with several who had not accepted!God has so poured out His blessing on this family. Their Chili pepper shop is doing well and blessed in every way as they are the first in the village to step out for Christ!!!Korlapahad (Branch Village)–We had a late lunch early supper and saw where church is needed. No other church in whole village. We walk to visit in hindu homes and at center of village we gave bracelets and some 200-300 people totally surrounded us and we began to share. Eventually they quieted down and listened very well as we clearly shouted the message. A loud unison of voices prayed the prayer of salvation and we spoke into many hearts that were unbelieving.Jim got up and taught the 100 or so kids down front a song with motions and all enjoyed!!Joshua is a magnet to not only all the teen boys, but multitude of teen girls who all wanted a picture with him…In the dark some 50-60 gathered at the church place and we taught them and joined with them to build a church (given by Huntsville Evangel).The day ended on a great high as it is so much joy to have so so many gathered to accept and then press press press in for prayer…I know God heard the many cries that these people have as they call out to Him and we joined with them!!The Branch is was getting tied into the Vine!!With love, thanks and prayers,Melody, Kerry, Jim and Joshua
By Pastor Kerry Mauldin
Awesome fruitful day in many villages!!
Went to Tripurarum to dedicate the well given in honor of Rose and Harold Hull’s 50th anniversary. They have walked nations with us in the past and Harold has gone to be with the Lord. The well is right in front of the church we built in 2010. It has grown from 15 to 70 adults and growing and learning!!
we went to hindu homes around the church. These homes have been greatly blessed by the well. Mannamma and Siadalu live right by the well and she had been making 15, 20 minute trips daily to carry water. Now she had 20′ to carry and their hearts were wide open to hear the Gospel. Both accepted Christ and agree to come first time to church and pull the gods…
The 2nd well dedication was at Hamu Thanda, Banjara (gypsy) village in memory of my Grandma and Grandpa CF and Ollie Mauldin who pastored many years till Grandpa died in 1962. What a joy to have the heritage they passed down…
These tribals are so humble and giving. Live in simple houses, but the church given by Verdigris AG is now beautiful!! Painted and marble floor in simple village. We visit hindu homes and 15 adults set as we share bracelets of salvation. They began to talk strong, asking questions and not wanting to pray like a parrot and repeat some words. Much explaining and English to Telegu to Banjara translations finally won them over.
Pastor and his wife gave their best hospitality and so want us to promise to come back. 700 families and 10 are Christian so far and rest all worship idols…
Now the people will all be coming to the church for water and hearts will open to breaking the curse of sin, sickness and poverty thru the blood of Jesus.
Went to Dokallabavi Thanda–“Stomach well” village- Pastor was not at the small unfinished church so we went to crossroads shops and set to have chili’s and chai. We gave bracelets and quickly 50 people were standing around us in circle as we did “street meeting”. They listen quiet and some want to follow Christ. One young man, a bus driver, was first to speak up. If a pastor was in this village, we would follow. This man never preaches, he gets a pension and is only in his house. We promised follow-up…
Later encouraged, but spoke straight to the pastor, rebuking in a building up way…
So many tools are available to reach a world for Christ!
Thank you all for strengthening our hands…
Dedicate Venganagudem church–nice church that Oolagah AG gave to build!!
Dedicate Haliya Colony Church, built in memory of pastor Notchie Twist in Shulter, OK. Churchhas grown to 50 adults from 30 just this year since church is built. We set among the plastic thatch tents many live in and share Christ and enjoy the limes they gave from over our heads…
Fruit is so good!! 6 more villages today!! Long good days!!
With so much thanks,
Jim, Joshua, Melody and Kerry