India Report - August 2021
South East Church of Christ
Anil Kumar India Missions
Greetings to you all at Oregon City Church of Christ, the Family of our Father in Heaven for whom we ever feel grateful and Privileged for being Associates in the Kingdom and Love Expansion. Hallow be Thy name for the pure cause we are all still kept alive in this World Pandemic with a Definite Purpose behind each one of us fulfilling our unworthiness into Worthy for such Grace. We are delighted to share that the Missions are moving forward with your kindness in India in all the Scriptural ways of Evangelism, Edification and Benevolence.
The hurdle of the Satan created for Physical gathering of the Church couldn't stop Evangelism rather aggressively done with every online possibility Worship and Studies. Discipleship Training with Simple tools in two Centers from our home studio is continuing the Gospel momentum. Also the WBS Enrollments into Correspondence courses in English and Telugu are going wonderfully being followed through different languages WhatsApp Groups. Students from different states are involved and their appreciation certificates are displayed on groups. Nothing can stop spreading the Word of God
Souls being edified with online Preaching and Teachings and every opportunity I was invited by other congregations to preach them online is link shared to all our associated Congregations and brethren. Brethren are connecting with their devices at their convenience if not on YouTube. I witness the brethren from the local congregation who are bothering for whom they miss in the week, visiting them or at least phone calling. I am overjoyed for these fruits.
Our benevolence for Widows and Relief for the infected families and victims of food needs who ever contact us from our associates is continued. Academics of the next generation is a big questions and we are helping them in their struggle to attend online classes with Smartphones. Children started attending the reopened schools unsecured in the midst of 3rd wave warning bells.
Vision for the Next Generation
Having eye witnessed the local communal circumstances for decades we find the Third Generation area as priority for more allotment of Time, Funds and Vision for Future Church. Its been proving with our Church Dream Team of Adults and their Secular Career both through Leadership and Motivational Classes. Two of them are provided job opportunities with our intervention and they started giving back to God and stood inspiration to others. Their Spiritual upbringing is nurtured with a new Flannel board Bible Stories material that’s very exciting. Planning for a YouTube Lessons Series with this for the accessing of Millions of coming Telugu Children around the World.
Faith School Success Stories
Ramya was able to get a job as a computer programmer thanks to a two month computer course from Faith School Adults. She gave her first salary to the church.
Shankar, a young man who spent much time in counseling with Anil was able to turn his life around and now has a job with an insurance company. He shared his story of how he changed his thinking with the rest of the youth. He was also the first from his community to get a driver’s license as soon as he was eligible (most do not get a driver’s license until they are older, if ever at all).
Numbers for August
2 Discipleship Multiplication Training Centers
22 Trainees Enrolled
3 Preachers received COVD relief
3 Covid Infected families in the Church
12 Regular online connecting devices
12 World Bible School Enrollments
4 Students received smart phones
- Sister Ajanta – Tested positive for COVID on 8/24
- Brother Nageswararao passed away from cardiac arrest. Please remember his wife and children in your prayers.
- Baby and Anil’s continuing struggle with Type 2 diabetes.
- School children as they struggle to obtain the technology they need to attend online classes.
- Safe travels for Anil as he ministers to surrounding communities.
- For the return of physical gathering for worship
- Associate preacher, Naresh's family (Covid)
- Migrant families in search of work and food
- Baby recovered from the severe pain she was having in her shoulder on August 11. She was also surprised to find out that she has already had COVID.