|2005 Ministry Trip to India|
Report by Rev Dr Suresh VemulapalliDirector, India Village Ministries
Partner, Inn Christian Ministries
11th April - 3rd May 2005
We were blessed to have Pastor Peter Marchand from England to come to India from 11 April to 03 May 2005. He ministered in local churches, Pastors' Seminars and Open Air Outreach Gospel meetings. Peter gave encouraging messages in our church fellowships and the believers are uplifted in the churches.
To equip pastors and church leaders, we arranged Pastors' Conference for three days in Puritigadda. The ministry took place among church leaders and evangelists working in the villages of coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh state. More than 160 delegates participated in each conference. They came from up to 250 kilometres away, on foot, bicycle and public transport, to reach the Conference. The pastors slept on the floor. The seminars were very well received by those who attended. Many pastors have said that they appreciated the teaching and were encouraged particularly about the purpose of the church and the ministry and they want to put it into action. In the two evenings, Peter gave powerful messages to Pastors about divine ordination and fire. Many said they had experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit and were filled with the Holy Spirit. The overall fellowship between the pastors was a great benefit to all and they were appreciative of the Biblical instruction given to them.
Our ministry has expanded during the last three years as many pastors have joined in our fellowship. Most of them are young, energetic and are working diligently to spread the Gospel in various areas. Peter preached the Gospel at 14 different Gospel meetings held in various places in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.
Please Pray for more souls to be added into the Church. The steady growth and expansion of the church among Hindus is a sign of God at work in individual lives and transforming communities through faithful preaching of the Good News.We have had two baptismal services while Peter is with us. 6 people were baptised. Peter had laid foundation stone for a church building in Ghotakamu village. We had dedicated a church in Peda Lingala village.
As you can see God is doing great things. We are amazed, grateful and give God all the glory and honor. We do appreciate you for standing with us by your prayers and sending Peter to minister and partner with India Village Ministries. You have been tremendous encouragement to us. You are helping us to establish the Kingdom of God in the lives of many people in India that is dominated by idol worship and superstition.
Rev Dr Suresh Vemulapalli
"Evangelism without intercession is like an explosion without a detonator!"
"… all over the world this gospel is bearing fruit …"