There are many who are broken-hearted today. Some who have lost loved ones and others who simply are hurting because they do not know what to do and who to turn to. There is only one who is there with hope and love. Only one who answers prayers and only one who takes our lost into His arms so that we may see them again when we join them on the other side. Thank God that we have the hope of His promise and that His promise is never broken.
Thank you for holding those in the villages in prayer!!
When I see our coworker of 17 years, GovindaReddy, on a walker and sticks, I am so blessed!! At age 54, 2 years ago, he had scooter accident and crushed his hip and leg, but is back up on sticks and going to the villages! He has urgency in his heart!
Like Veeralapuram Village on 10th–many had come to Christ, no church or pastor there, but Govinda had led many to Christ and they pulled the gods… After a year of Govinda not able to travel and no church, these drifted back to demon gods… By God’s grace, churches must be planted and people taught and strengthened!! Your prayers are so needed!!!
As you read thru this report made by a man , walking on sticks with a strong commitment in his heart, PLEASE stand beside him and the many others who are reaching out to touch lives for Christ!!
At the same time, find someone toreach out to yourself and show the love of Christ!
Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We go back to India in Oct. Lord willing, and start speaking the Special Touch camps for those with disabilities, next week is Illinois camp!!
With so much thanks, love and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
Mauldin Ministries (501c3)
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
PRAISE THE LORD Please Note ::- Sir, Kindly Pray for my health as my legs are still paining due to effect of the accident , I visit many village while Preaching and spreading the Word of God , I don’t stop myself even if I feel uneasy due to the paining legs , nut my God’s is strengthening me and helping me to move forward , please Pray for me – also please Pray for the Church requirements , Thanking you …!!1. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Allampuram village – visited Ramullamma’s house, she is living a disturbed life , she was upset to see her children’s lives effected by her husband’s bad influence , she’s depressed and shared her fear of her children following the wrong path seeing their bad lifestyle – I comforted her with Prayers and Preached Gospel to her family , she hopes her husband and children change their way of living for better after listening to the Word , she request Rev. Kerry Sir to Pray for her family…
2. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :- Peddatekurru – visited few members houses to Preach Gospel , later in the evening called for a Prayer meeting , not many could manage to join us in Prayers due to lack of proper place for Worship – Prayed for the ongoing Church construction work – from here lately Ratnamma , Obbulessu and Subbaraidu were given Holy Baptism , please Pray for more members to be added to this congregation …
3. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :- Karrimadela – Preached Gospel at Napullayya & Balachenchu house – after listening to the Word Preached they removed idol images from their house and swore not to turn back to them ever , please Pray for them as they still need to grow strong in Faith …
4. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :- Lingapuram – Along with members of the congregation we worked at the construction site , for a while we spent in Prayers and meditated over ” how Nehemiah rebuild the walls of Jerusalem ? ” referring from the Book of Nehemiah from the Holy Scriptures …
5. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- JC Palem village – conducted cottage Prayer meeting at Lakshmi Swaramma’s house , few non believers gathered there to listen to the Preaching , Preached to them about Salvation and Faith – among them Nagalaxmi has requested to Pray for her to know and understand more about the Word , please Pray…
6. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :- Karrimadela – conducted Thanks Giving Prayer Service at Pullamma’s house as her son Nagapullayya has gave up drinking and had a change of heart – we gathered and thanked God for releasing him from his bad addiction , please Pray that he might turn towards the Lord completely…
7. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :- Visited few non believers’ houses who have stopped coming to attend Prayer Service because of some activists who tried to tempt them to turn away from God and believing in the Real Savior, visited every member’s house and reprimanded them for being so weak in Faith , encouraged them with Prayers and brought them all together and conducted Sunday Prayer Service for them – please Pray for these people…
8. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Durrdhala village – majority of people here are washer men by occupation , they shared of meeting Rev. Kerry Sr on his previous visit to them , they were delighted how Rev. Kerry Sir spemd time with them by Preaching and Praying for them – there’s no Church in this place , they convey their request to Rev.Kerry Sir about it and ask to Pray for them , please Pray…
9. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :- Allammurru village – People here were disappointed when Rev. Kerry Sir couldn’t make it to visit them on his previous visit , they request Rev. Kerry Sir to meet them on his next visit , they are eagerly waiting to hear Gospel from Rev. Kerry Sir – I spent some time with them Preaching and Praying for them , please Pray …
10. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :- Veeralapuram village – I couldn’t come to this village after my accident , this had an adverse effect over the people here who were once obedient followed my teachings and left serving idols , I was upset to see them turn towards their past ways – I met them all , and once again Preached Gospel to them and asked them not to leave their Faith in Christ , taught them never to leave Hope in the Living God in this way – I even assured to send any Evangelists or Pastors to them , who will keep encouraging them in my absence anytime in future – please Pray for them as they are still weak in Faith…
11. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :- Karrimadela – Visited Issac’s house and Preached Gospel to his family and to the non believers who gathered at his place to listen to the Word , Prayed for everyone present – Issac’s daughter is studying B.A , please Pray for the girl…
12. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- Karrimadela – Conducted Prayer meeting for the Women – Preached to them about ” how bravely did Esther save her people ” referring to the Book of Esther from the Holy Scriptures – whole night we Prayed for the Church and for the unity of its members and for the political leaders of our State …
13. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :- Karrimadela – Conducted cottage Prayer meeting at Chinna Vankat Reddy’s house, many among the gathered congregation were idol worshipers , Preached to them the difference between serving lifeless idols and trusting the Living God , they listened to the Preaching attentively – Prayed for their Salvation please Pray…
14. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :- Lingapuram – Conducted Sunday General Service – later in the evening visited tribal people whose occupation is to weave baskets , Preached to them about Faith and Prayed for their Salvation ….
15. Apr. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Pedda devullapuram – few people gathered at Ramana Reddy’s house – Preached Gospel to them from the Book of Isaiah from the Holy Scriptures and Prayed for everyone present….
Yours in Christ,
Evangelist K.C.Govind Reddy.
|I am so thankful for the many hearts that are coming to Christ in the villages of India. Thank you all for praying and standing with us to strengthen the men and women’s hands that daily reach out to lives, by travelling rough roads and daily looking for hearts to share Christ’s love with those who have not heard.Below is a daily report from Govinda Reddy and Isaiah, sharing some of their daily journey for Christ. Several of these days we were walking beside them to plant churches, and lead people to Christ!! These are some of the 59 villages we gave new churches in Feb-March this year…That we would all have an urgency and share Christ with someone every day…
Thank you all each for praying…literally, God moves only when we pray…
With love, thanks and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
PO Box 140402, Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
PRAISE THE LORD
Please Note ::- With the Lord’s Blessings we had ” Gospel Awareness Program ” in many villages by Rev.Kerry Sir & team during 11th to 16th of March , 2013 … we convey our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for the encouragement given through words and Prayers – we also convey our thanks to Jaya Prabhakar Sir & Bro.Harin for their initiative – the 6 days spent with your team have been a Blessings to us all …
Sir, here below am submitting the report for the 1st to 16th March , 2013 – I request you to observe the 11th to 16th March , 2013 as the combined update reported by Ch.Isaiah & KC Govind Reddy , as we together followed you to the villages in the ” Gospel Awareness Program …
1. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- Veerapuram village – visited Subba Raiudu family,Ravanamma family, Manikyamma family and Lakshmanna’s family – they are idol worshipers taught them to realize the difference between lifeless idols and the Everlasting God – the men of these families are drunkards , Preached to them to change their behavior and turn from their bad addictions … please Pray for them and their families..
2. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :-
Erramatta village – Along with Evangelist K.C.Govind Reddy went to Preach Gospel – few believers here have took Baptism but there’s no Church in this place , Prayed
for these believers and encouraged them to continue and be strengthen in their Faith – a non believer has shared his Testimony of leaving his alcohol addiction , his name is Raju - Please Pray for the believers here …
3. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :- Lingapuram - Conducted Sunday General Service – in the evening visited few members who had stopped coming to the Prayer Services , reprimanded them and Prayed for their stability in Faith … God has been utilizing me in His Ministry greatly , I feel Blessed to be a part of His Ministry and Preach Him to the unbelievers …
4. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :- Mahadevapuram
village - Nagaraju’s wife was suffering , as an unclean spirit took control of her mind and body , while we were Praying for her the evil spirit in her threw her on the floor and made her scream out of pain , we kept Praying for her until she got relieved from the pain – Please Pray for this lady..
5. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :- Karrimadela - Few women gathered atNarayanama’s house to hear the Word - on their request I answered all the questions they put forth regarding the Word and its importance …
6. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :- Allamaru village – believers here are working hard for the Church construction and thank Rev. Kerry Sir for his motivation and help – many new believers have taken Baptism , please Pray for the people here …
7. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :- Vitalapuram village – after a long time I visited this place , people here expressed there wish to have a Pastor or Evangelist in their village who shall be near to them to teach them Word – gathered the congregation at Subbamma’s house and Prayed for them…
8. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- Madhurru village – got introduced to Pastor. Bhaskarand invited him to visit my village – along with him visited few houses there and Preached Gospel to them – Preached about Christ and His Love – the people here have no Church but they conduct Prayer Services and Prayer meetings at Pastor. Bhaskar’s residence here..
9. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :- Karrimadela - Conducted Prayer meeting atMaryamma’s place – her husband Sunaddu isn’t well , Prayed for his health and their family – Preached to them referring to Psalms = 23 , ” The Lord is my Shepherd ” – explained them to depend upon the Lord and follow His ways to stay Blessed …
10. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Sunday ) :- Lingapuram village – Conducted Sunday General Service – offered special Prayers for Bali Reddy’s children as we were informed about their illness – In the evening , along with Evangelist K.C. Govind Reddywelcome Rev.Kerry Sir & team to the house prepared for their arrival – discussed about visiting various places during the ” Gospel awareness Program ” and about its related schedule ..
11. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Monday ) :-
Along with Evangelist KC Govind Reddy followed Rev. Kerry Sir & Team for Preaching in the villages - First place we visited isPanyam village ,
before beginning our journey we Prayed and meditated over ” The Lord is my Shepherd ” from Psalms 23 – we began from Panyam village –  along with Pastor John went to a believer’s house who is a doctor by profession , Rev. Kerry Sir Preached Gospel while Jaya Prabhakar Sir translated his words to the people listening – the doctor has breathing trouble and have no children , Prayed for his health and children  many people gathered under a tree nearbyNageshullu’s house – people gladly heard to the Word Preached about the Salvation bracelet – Prayed for everyone present  Visited Srinu , Sheraf ,Krupamma , Maabuny , K.Samuel , Sagar houses – Rev.Kerry Sir taught and Preached the Word effectively in these places without any discomfort or tiredness , Jaya Prabhakar Sir helped with translation at almost every place where as Sulochanna helped in translating the message Preached at Sagar’splace  Visited Bench Colony , gathered non believers under a tree and Rev.Kerry Sir Preached to them about Salvation bracelet - Jayamma is childless, Prayed for her and Prayed for Lakshmi Devi
& family …
From Panyam went to Cement Nagar - non believers of Muslim community have invited us into their home , they names were Bebe , Aashiya , Meedal ,Ooli - they arranged lunch for us all , we Prayed for everyone present there and for their families  Later Preached bout Salvation bracelet and the importance of the beads in the bracelet , people were amazed to hear Rev. Kerry Sir’s teachings  people there requested for a Church in their place , Sir was amazed to know how did the people both children and elderly are collecting and saving funds for the Church construction purpose – seeing their interest Rev. Kerry Sir agreed to help them .. Praise God…!!
Later visited Ruth Home at Bandathmakorru village - Rev Kerry Sir & team met the elderly widows and also visited the farm – they Prayed for the farm and for the widows living there ..
Later in the evening went to Lingapuram - arranged a meeting at the Church for discussing the construction matter , Prayed for the gathered members .. as it was already dark , Rev. Kerry Sir & team decided to rest for the day – we all Prayed before leaving the Church…
12. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Tuesday ) :- On the second day of the ‘ Gospel awareness program ‘ we began our journey from Thammarajupally village - visited few non believers houses – At Yakob’s house Rev.Kerry Sir Preached about Salvation and Prabhakar Sir helped in translating it into the regional language to the people listening , many among them were washer-men , Prayed for everyone present – one of them have bought a new auto rickshaw , Prayed for the vehicle -Subanna & Venkatamma invited us to their home , Preached Gospel and answered many questions they asked – they expressed their will to offer animal sacrifice , Kerry Sir Preached referring to the parables in the Scriptures has taught about the meaning of the Real Sacrifice doesn’t mean bloodshed , he advised to sell the animal and offer its earned amount to the Church , they agreed ..
Rev. Kerry Sir Preached and Prayed at Maddelette & Nagamma’s houses – AtRamanayya’s house his mother Venkatalakshmi’s house – after listening to Sir’s Preaching they removed idols from their homes – visited Ravanamma , Venkataswami , Hanumantu & Saramma’s houses to Preach Gospel & Pray for them – people here are asking for a Church , Prayed for their request ..
Later we proceeded to Bethamcharlla village , despite of being hungry Rev. Kerry Sir & Team have conducted Holy Baptism ceremony for the believers waiting there - Maddelette , Rangaswami , Chittamma . Saramma &Subbalakshmi - conducted new Church inauguration ceremony and Prayed for the members – Prayed at a baby’s birthday party at Yohan’s house …
From Bethamcharlla went to Bhuganipally village - with the help of Rev.Kerry Sir , people here have managed to build up a Church , they were waiting for Rev.Kerry Sir’s arrival to held the inauguration ceremony , Sir Prayed at the occasion – read the Scriptures and Prayed for everyone present - Prayed for Lakshmi Devi for her Healing as she have fractured her legs , Prayed forMaramma husband’s Salvation – Prayed for all the needy believers gathered …
13. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Wednesday ) :- Went to Kurukunda village following Rev. Kerry Sir & team - At Raghav Reddy’s house Preached Gospel and explained the story of the Salvation beads – answered questions and cleared many doubts raised in the minds of non believers regarding the Word Preached – few non believers are still dodging to prepare themselves to take Holy Baptism , Preached to them and Prayed for their Salvation – visited Yellamma’s house,Lingaswami’s house and Dayakar’s house – Preached about the Salvation beads and Prayed for their Salvation , answered the questions asked ..
Next we proceeded to Dudiyala village - Rev.Kerry Sir & Bro. Harin ReddyPreached about Salvation and Prabhakar Sir helped in translation , many among them were washer-men , many have willingly invited us into their homes and requested to Pray for them …
Later went to Weluggu mandal and Boyyarevulla villages - few people gathered at Nagarju’s house to listen to the Word – Rev.Kerry Sir Preaching was Faith Strengthening for the believers here who wished for a Church – everyone present requested to Pray for them ..
14. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Thursday ) :- On the third day of our journey we began from Rudrawaram village - along with Pastor Samuel visited many houses in the village – At Telugu Sujathamma’s house Rev.Kerry Sir & his wife Preached and explained about Salvation bracelet - Obulamma refused to listed to the Preaching and pleaded with us to not to enter their house – we Prayed for her Salvation and left their house – Prayed for Pamuletta and Venkatadri as they both were sick , they asked for a Bible …
Next we went to Pastor Samuel’s Church - members and believers were present to listen to the Word , we spent a good time at the Church listening to Rev.Kerry Sir’s Preaching , got to learn many new things about the Gospel , Rev. Kerry Sir Prayed for the Church and agreed to help this Church with its requirements , all the members rejoiced in the Lord’s name … Praise the Lord..!!
Next we went to Kondamayya pally village - At Kamalamma’s house Rev.Kerry Sir Preached about Salvation and about the importance of taking Holy Baptism , he agreed to help them build a Church and Prayed for everyone…
Later we have come to YS Nagar - conducted Baptism ceremony for Munayi, Venkata Subamma , Pushenamma , Mariyamma , Shanti Rani , Daniel ,Naveen Kumar , Rebeccamma , – Rev.Kerry Sir Preached & Prayed for the people there , he help them in their Church requirements..
15. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Friday ) :- On the fourth day , we started our journey fromMahadevapuram village - we all took place under a tree and Rev.Kerry Sir Preached about the Heavenly Kingdom and Eternal Life through Salvation – monkeys created some disturbance in between but we Prayed and continued – few people here are preparing themselves for Baptism , Rev.Kerry Sir Preached and Prayed for them – he also agreed to help in building a Church in this place.. Praise God..!!
Next we went to Aarlagadda - Sudharani welcomed us into her home and arranged lunch for us , Rev. Kerry Sir Preached and Prayed for them – laterVenkat Ramullu , his wife & his mother have come to Rev.Kerry Sir to get Prayed – when we left their house a Muslim person had come forward and invited us to his home , he gave us fruits and requested to Preach Gospel , whereas his wife stubbornly refused to accept the teachings Rev.Kerry Sir Prayed for the family and for their Salvation …
Next we went to Chagallamarri village - many gathered at Sundarayya’shouse to listen to Rev.Kerry Sir’s Preaching – Sir Preached about redemption of sins through Salvation and about the Talents – Sir answered all the questions raised regarding the Word but none could answer Sir’s questions , so Sir Preached and taught them many things regarding the Word and Prayed for everyone present
Later we went to Bureddypalem - many gathered at Bhaskar’s house , many of them were daily wage workers – Rev.Kerry Sir Preached to them about Salvation bracelet – they listened to Sir’s Preaching attentively – they informed Sir about the number of believers in their village and their difficulties of not having a proper place of Worship , Sir Prayed for their Church construction – before leaving we attended Gyanamma daughter’s Christening ceremony – they named the baby as Esther , blessed and Prayed for the little girl …
16. Mar. ‘ 13 ( Saturday ) :- On the fifth day we started our journey fromPeddattakuru village of Kurnool district - Pastor Devaraju along with his Church members and other non believers set up a tent for the Preaching – many gathered under the tent to listen to the Word – Preached them about the Salvation bracelet – the people here don’t have a Church but have a plot site for the construction purpose , Rev. Kerry Sir agreed to help them in the Church construction …
Later went to Allampuram village which is 50 kilometers away fromPeddattakuru village - Ragavendra has made arrangements to set up a tent , many gathered to listen to the Word , even school children were present in the congregation – Rev. Kerry Sir Preached about Salvation – later we had lunch prepared for us .. the people don’t have a Church , Sir Prayed and agreed to help them build Church …
Yours – in – Christ,
Evangelist. Ch. Isaiah. & KC. Govind Reddy..
Notice that God never said, “Seek me a zillion times. Beg again and
again. And maybe, just maybe, if you’re lucky, if you jump through enough hoops
enough times, and if I feel like it, I’ll help you a little.” To the
contrary, the two greatest of all Beings are ever ready to help us. No call
waiting. No voice mail. No capriciousness or uncertainty or whimsy. Theirs is
the most instant of instant messaging. In the words of John, “This is the
confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his
will, he heareth us” (1 John 5:14).
prayer.. (Photo credit: aronki)
Please hold Melody, Jeff Oaks and myself in prayer as we go 7AM Tuesday for India.
We just got this additional list of 14 villages who have no church and pastors are requesting for first churches in the village!
Prayer makes things happen!! We have 45 churches to dedicate and now 54 villages requesting churches. This will be a packed 30 days in
the villages. Please pray we have wisdom and strength to accomplish all the Lord puts before us!!
We so appreciate the prayers, encouragement and what has been given to get these built and wells drilled!!
bless you each so much!!
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, 74014
Dear Kerry sir
These are the prayer shed requests from nandyal side
Particulars / Amount
Prayer Shed 19,000
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With Much of prayers and Regards
God is great all the time
Teachx3 has requested prayer and says “MS is a part of my life and one that God has given me the strength to daily deal with… and now I am ‘at that age’ to where a woman has difficulties in ‘the change’” She asks “I also know we are to lean on and look for support from our fellow believers in Christ, His precious Church… so my brothers and sisters, please say a prayer for Gods Will to be done for me.”
So please do include her in your prayers and if you can visit her blog and cheer her up a little! Random Ramblins
Just a note in case anyone would like to hear Pastor Mauldin and is in the Coal Hill, Ar. area on this coming Sunday, Feb. 10th, he will be giving us an update in person. God bless you!
February 19-March 19, Melody, and I will be in the villages
in AP India
. Jeff Oakes from Stigler will join us the first 2 weeks. We have so much anticipation as we have seen God
‘s blessing poured out these 17 years in increasing measure! The people truly have open hearts and so so many are coming to Christ
and following in baptism!!
This will be a packed month! We have 45 churches
and 7 wells to dedicate and the following list is the first of 2 lists of churches and bore wells and talents applied for by pastors
in the villages! Most of these are the first and only church in a village. Pastors have graduated Bible
training schools, go to a village and get a land and start building a group of believers….our joy is to come and see the hearts of these new believers, teach them and stand beside them and strengthen their hands with tools to bless and serve the Lord
like a well or church. We also want to bless the widows with a “Talent” like in Matthew
25–to make a living…
Please help us pray for wisdom as we go and “Inspect and not just expect”.
1) Pray that we miss nothing we are supposed to accomplish or give.
2) Pray many souls come to know Christ and have the Eternal Hope!
3) Pray we walk in health, strength and safety and have God’s favor…
4) Pray incredible doors will open to accomplish more than we imagine.
5) Pray we will have everything we need to accomplish what God puts before us.
6) Pray signs and wonders will follow us as we believe and people will be healed, delivered and eternally changed!
Thank you all so so much for giving and holding us in prayer!
With so much thanks and love,
Kerry and Melody
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
Sometimes you know that all you can do is call out to God, this is one of those times. Our blogging friend terry1954 has had some very bad news about her brother Al. Please take a few minutes to visit her site and say a prayer for them both. God bless you: http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/i-am-falling-and-cant-get-up/
Amusing Bunni is a dear friend, a blogger, and the maker of the most adorable kitty videos ever. She used do a lot of Conservative blogging (from Chicago!) but a while back the death threats she received (from sickos who didn’t even TRY to hide their IP addresses!) got to be too much so she backed off from the politics and just did adorable videos mostly, while coming to other Conservative blogs and making them better for her having stopped by there in our comments sections. I knew something was going on with her when I saw this:
Sometimes, you get news in life that is so awful, so horrible, and
the worst is when you can do NOTHING about it to change it….. continue reading at MareZilla.com
Bunni’s blog is Amusing Bunni’s Musings! Please visit if you can!!!
I just got a call from Julie Norman. She and Ed are good friends in Phoenix. We have ministered together for years, doing Special Touch camps for those with disabilities, and elsewhere… Ed has been a quadraplegic for over 35 years because of an accident when he was 18.
Ed has been thru many tests of life and death especially the past 5 years, but in Sept we ministered together at Arizona Special Touch, his first time to minister in a long time.
Julie shared that Ed got an infection that has gone septic and progressed to where he is now in ICU with blood clots and many challenges….
She called and asked if I could get people to pray! SO PLEASE PRAY!!
Especially that Ed will know so clearly the PRESENCE OF THE LORD. He is not able to communicate, but is very restless….
“In His presence is fullness of joy” and His peace will settle deep inside Ed and he will not be anxious…
Thank you for praying! Many of you know Ed! He so loves the Lord and is such a wonderful Brother and so blessed at sharing God‘s Word!!
Melody and I are home 2 days now from India and Dubai, UAE. We are so thankful and so blessed to look back at God’s grace and the things that were accomplished in the villages, for Gods glory!!
Thank you all for praying and standing with us!! We go back to India, Lord willing, Around Feb. 15.
With so much thanks and prayers,
Kerry and Melody
PO Box 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
We were blessed by the prayers and by how God
went before us and prepared the way!!
1) Give for 45 new churches and prayer sheds. 84 for the year
2) Drill 7 more wells. 14 for the year
3) 68 took baptism in water. Many more are preparing and we encourage their pastors to give the baptism.
4) Shared with many thousands the Gospel
using salvation bracelets about 3000.
5) helped with flooring or doors or steps for 7 more churches.
6) Gave house for Ramesh who has MD
7) 112 got talents of goats, chickens or buffalo.
We thank the Lord
for His mercy, grace, protection and privilege given to go and touch lives…
We are in Dubai
now. We ministered in Abu Dhabi
last night and will be here till returning home Friday at 12:05pm
Melody and I are so thankful for the privilege to serve and to know we are covered in prayer! God gave strength and
made a way…
With love thanks and prayers,
Missionary to India: Interview with Brother Kerry Mauldin
Kerry Mauldin was employed by Kmart for 20 years. He worked as a Manager there until 1996, when the disease of Muscular dystrophy caused him to have to leave. When most people would be devastated by this, Kerry found that sometimes life’s greatest challenges can bring the greatest opportunities. This would bring him the door of opportunity to a whole new chapter in his life. The door was opened for Missions and for the past 15 years he has been a missionary to remote villages in Andrah Pradesh, India. Kerry is licensed with the Assemblies of God. He is the Founder of Mauldin Ministries. By the grace of God, his ministry has planted and built 254 churches, drilled many wells, and continues to help widows and handicapped people with talents. He bases the work of the talents on Matthew 25:15-29. The talents that he helps them with are goats and water buffalo. He teaches them to use what they have to double their talents. After they double their talents they bring the First Fruit back and then give it to another widow or handicapped person. At times, Kerry is accompanied by a Doctor who travels with him to do some medical missions as well. However, his main focus and call is to share the “HOPE” that we have in Christ. His greatest joy is touching the lives of people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ and he said, “this is the motivation to keep going.” Kerry resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has four children: Anderea, 31; Rachel, 28; Holly, 23; and Andrew, 20. His website is http://www.mauldinministries.com. He has a personal facebook and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please read the rest of this post at India Media Missions and if you are able to contribute to these missions, please do so! God bless you!
Mauldin Ministries also accepts donations and it would be greatly appreciated!
This is the last full day in the villages! We have been blessed to stay in Ishkababavagudem the last 2 weeks. It is very simple with bucket baths and intermitent electricity at best, but has been a joy! 16 years ago this was an empty field that I stood with a group of villagers around a mud hut that was caved in, taht they used to pray in. Now is a church with 2 rooms behind that we stay in. The village has a dirt road and a little kiosk shop to get eggs and milk. The church is by far the biggest
building and nicest with the well water…
Today we went to Bommakel and visited Siadamma, 28, who has cerebral palsy and is challenged to walk. She lives alone, but has a neat small house and nice yard.
Five years ago we gave her chickens
(10) as a talent. They were 750rs. She raised chickens and gave the church a gift of 500rs from the income. Now she has a buffalo worth 7000rs and several chickens that give 12 eggs which she sells. What a joy and blessing to see the talents multiply and God
bless them!! She was truly thankful and I was so blessed to see her stand in the doorway of her clean small house and in a challenged way to most, call the chickens… and they responded!!
At Kesharajupalli Village, Vani
, a Happy Home girl, and her husband pastor a church. The Happy Home is the orphanage Jaya and Phoebe have that we have worked with these 17 years. Vani was here till 2000. Now she is married and we sat on the porch of their rented house where they have church service. Nearby are the steel rods for pillars rising from the ground , for a church! We gave for a roof and more… What a blessing to hear Vani share the memories of the 5 yuears she was at Happy Home. The goal these many years is preparation of these girls to serve the Lord! Sometimes you wonder how it will happen, but to see them mature and in leadership…what a joy!! It is a joy to give a church in “Hairy King” Village.
At Ramnagar Colony, Pastor Samuel has 50 plus people and we met under the simple shed attached to his house. They want a nice church-prayer shed.
The people were all idol worshippers till 3 years ago. All were sharing how much better life is now that they serve only Christ
!! “We are abundantly blessed”!!
We shared salvation bracelets and one woman came up for an extra bracelet.
“Three years ago, I was having problems many years with my womb. Pastors came and prayed
and this Jesus
healed me.” 55 year old Elishamma said.
Now I was my husband Malliah (local god name) to also know this Jesus. ” She shared the meaning of bracelet back to us in rehearsal. We asked if she wanted us to go to her home and share? “No, he is in the fields.”
We were about to leave when a monsoon hit. We could not leave, but next thing, Malliah comes. I sit on floor with him as his wife with her long pink saree sits beside with prayers flowing in her heart.
He listens quietly after first saying, “This eternal life, I leave to fate. I don’t know what I will get.”
By the time we finished the heart to heart time, he was much wanting Christ!! Elishamma held his hand and together prayed the prayer of salvation!
What blessed me was she had a plan and God saw the heart and brought Malliah to place to find Christ. We encouraged him to take a new name at baptism. ELIJAH
, as his wife is ELISHA
momma. Ha!! How those rains came–out of cloud the size of a mans hand…. (not really).
Last village was Bodangirarthi Village–”Bald Woman Village”:. We dedicated a great church given by Poteau First AG.
A woman gave land and since 2008 they had the foundation and 2′ high wall around. We gave to finish columns and roof.
Only 30 attend, but will seat over 200. We did teaching on reaching your village and being givers… The people serveda great lunch and were so encouraged!!
It is a joy to dedicate thsi great church in “Bald Headed Woman Village”.
The literal meanings so help me keep a picture in my mind!!
We have baptised 68, given 6 wells and right at 40 churches this trip. We put right at 3000 salvation bracelets in the hand of people that so many said, “We never heard this story before and don’t know this Jesus, but will listen.”
We finalize tomorrow and make sure we miss nothing!!
Thank you all so much for praying and standing with us!!
Kerry and Melody
Our next to last day in the villages and we had 2 churches we dedicated, gave 1 well and 3 more churches!! 8 baptisms today and 66 baptisms last 3 weeks!!
I’ll start by sharing the last village!
Went to Thatikalli Village–Toddy tree Village–alcohol tree. Met Pastor Satyam (Truth). He came to Christ
8 years ago. “Please, I am the only believer in my family
, but tonight they are all gathered for you to share.” We sat with his Mom, dad, Brother, aunts, uncles…room full. These worship Shiva
and the family has a temple outside the house on the road.
satyam shared that 8 years ago ge went to Ganges River
and all big temples at age 32 looking for “Truth”. He had no peace and only thought of suicide and death. He had been married 12 years and had no children.
He walked barefoot 20 miles to SriSailam
to worship Shive–covered with flowers and all family cheered him on. Just wanted to die!!
He sold all his property and was left with nothing…
He was introduced to Jesus
. He had nothing in this world, so accepted Christ. “Within 10 days my life was turned around. I felt peace, no voice to kill myself, business and we had a baby, Divya “special one”.
Tonight, the whole family was in agreement that Satyam was totally different and they wanted to listen. As we shared, they asked many probing questions. At the end, the whole family prayed the prayer of salvation. We all went outside and took family picture. Satyam and his brother Siadalu, took oil and put a shield around that Shiva temple and satan can not cross the blood of Jesus
. All family had voiced their fear of turning from Shiva. But they took huge step of faith.
We gave Prayer
Shed and went to family roadside snack stand and prayed…
Amazing thing…the Shiva Temple had been locked with all shiva chains and worship things locked inside. The god could not open the door or lock!! But no door or stone could hold our Lord
Subbareddygudem set the tone for the day. We went to dedicate this small but good church! About 100 packed inside full…. They listened and 3 times shared the Gospel
as so many kept coming and all people would scruntch up closer so more could enter. It rained all thru the day so no one could work in cotton fields. So many came today to hear as they were free from the fields… 5 took baptism in barrel. We could hardly manage as so many people!!
Gave bore well for water to Indupamala womens group. It will save 45 minutes per day walking to get water… PLEASE!!!
We issued a challenge… “What will you do with all the free time saved? ather the women all together and write a plan how the water well will bless the village and also how it will help you win souls for Christ? They took the challenge with joy! This village Calvary AG gave for church in 2010 and today it is beautiful and finished!
These women fixed lunch and this village is 65% Christian and very clean for Indian village.
I shared with them the blessing of the lunch they gave and also that this is one of cleanest villages I’ve ever seen. They were so so thankful and blessed. They kept wanting to kiss my hand! Blessing, but I have incredible wife sitting beside me! Touched us both at the way that comment blessed those women!!
So thankful for the many souls today that heard the Gospel that had never heard before!
Today is fulfilling the purpose of this ministry.. Planting churches in new villages as first church in a village and sharing love of Christ. So many good things, page of journal is so full…
One more village day!
With thanks, love and prayers!!
Kerry, Melody and Debbie
Christ the Saviour (Pantokrator), a 6th-century encaustic icon from Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai. NB – slightly cut down – for full size see here (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I enjoy the peace that comes to have a day that is not so pressed…
We only went to two villages today and wrapped up decisions on wells and churches
from previous villages!! All wells given for are now committed to a village
and we have many good churches committed to build!!
Kathapalli Village–”Banjara Fields”– a village that we had to translate English to Telegu
, then to Banjara… Pastor Rajuratnam has been here b15 years and has done a good work. Fifty adult believers in this remote hill village and many are seeking! Today most all adults are in cotton fields and all children 10 and up are in fields also.
Children get 70 rs and adults 100rs for all day work.
We share Christ
as many children, older adults and the wife of hindu priest set between the well and new church site. One woman, 25, Kruppamma (Grace) comes with her tiny baby. She has already picked her 25kg bag of cotton–you can tell she would be a good worker–and with her baby sits to listen. A few women gather and in humble, hard working country way share how they need a church and all will help build it.
Krupamma has not named her baby and she gives to Melody and says, “Will you give a name to my baby girl?”
Melody named her Elizebeth. (John Baptists
Mom). The twinkle and smile of joy from that Mom….
We share Christ and all accept, except the Hindu priests wife. She is dressed as Lombadie woman and refuses to pray. I call out to her and she accepts the challenge in front of all: To ask God
to speak to her heart… She shook hands in agreement that she would pray! She wants this eternal life, just is not sure about this Jesus
God will reveal Himself and give peace!!
Just yards away is the temple to the monkey god–hanamun, that her husband is village priest.
Pastor shared, the priest comes and sits at the church and is now seeking!! He and his wife will come!! His name in Nari (human).
Dindi Village–We dedicate well from Eureka Springs
AG in honor of My good friend, Bro and Sis Gilmore, who are now with the Lord!!
We helped this church with first tiny prayer shed 2 years ago. Now has moved into larger nice church and used roofing from prayer shed. It has grown to 80 adults and needs flooring and plaster. Only 2 of 80 pay tithes
, so instead of giving for that, we gave for chickens to “test” God like in Malachi 3:8-10. The people heard and many said they do not want to be under financial curse, but walk in blessing. “We will pay the tithe”
we gave chickens to those who wanted to pay tithe and learn. We ask who wanted to learn, and when hands of the sincere went up, we put a tithe chicken in the hand. Then others wanted to learn… tooo late…. for this test…
Pastor shared he normally gets 300rs tithe per month. ($6). Today his salary multiplied and he was with such joy!!
Even as I write, we came to Ishka Village where we have stayed these past 2 weeks. It is nice breeze and a blessing in the simplicity of the village life.
Melody and Debbie have gone for prayer teaching in a town. 200-300 are expected… I know they will be physically drained…
Always pouring out and touching lives. People stand inque and wait so long for prayer! People are spiritually desperate and willing to do all they can to find answers and peace!!
Kerry and Melody
Jesus in Pray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If anyone wants to be removed from getting these notes, please just let me know!! We appreciate everyones prayers!!
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
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
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!