Greetings to you in the magnificent Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I praise the Lord for all the safety He has provided us to carry on the ministry work in India. Thank you for your prayers and support.
The Lord has been so gracious to our family this past summer. He protected us from the severe heat the last three months. My wife’s mother is sick due to age-related health issues, please pray for her. Our newborn grandson is growing well and both mother and child are keeping good health. My youngest is looking for job opportunities after finishing her engineering studies.
Outreach and Church Planting Ministry
We have conducted outreach campaigns in the village of Valluripalli and the Indira colony in Tadepalli Gudem. We distributed tracts and street preaching was done. The distributed tracts touched the hearts of the people. A few local pastors helped in reaching the people. In the evening, we conducted Gospel meetings. We preached the pure Gospel of Luke 19:1-10. Many people were attracted through this [the preaching of the Word of God] and they accepted Jesus as their Savior. I felt very happy that 9 souls have been saved by the grace of God. Please pray that the people who heard the Gospel may stand firm in the faith of the Savior.
New Church Dedication
Our village pastor, Isaac, has constructed a good church building and I participated in the new church building dedication prayer on the 6th of July at the village of Chidipi in West Godavari District.
PATH TO FREEDOM RAKSHNA T.V. PROGRAM & T&F BIBLE SCHOOL
The Path to Freedom television ministry and the T & F Bible course are going hand in hand by the grace of God. Hundreds of calls are coming every month through the TV ministry, scores of people are enrolled in the Bible course and learning more facts about the Holy Bible. Dr. Tom Williams’ and Dr. James W. Starr’s episodes are telecasted every Tuesday and Thursday. We are hearing from the viewers that they are spiritually blessed through their Gospel messages. In July, we received 71 T&F requisitions through the T.V. program and churches and 91 calls with prayer requests from locals and nationwide. Praise the Lord. Please pray that people get saved through this ministry.
C.Vamana Murthy, Puttaparthy Ananthpur District: He watched this T.V. program and sent a SMS (a text message) with prayer requests and a request for the T&F course. I prayed and immediately sent this course to him. He read all 25 lessons, answered the questions, and sent it back. He expressed his views after the course was completed. He said he learned more about the Holy Bible: it is God’s Word, there is only one God, salvation, Christian baptism, the Lord’s Supper, etc. Now he has completely changed his mind and attitude and he accepted Jesus as his personal God and Savior. I advised him to go to a nearby church for Sunday worship.
T.V. & T&F MINISTRY
T.V program episodes completed 98 through July 11, 2017
T&F requisitions [applications] received 752
Prayer calls received through the T.V. program 1182
Certificates of completion sent 650 through June 2017
a. That the hundreds of people who are hearing the Gospel may accept Jesus as their personal Savior
b. That the people who are accepting the Lord may stand firm in faith and become members of a good church
c. More church planters to be raised up
d. More Bibles and tracts for the outreach ministry
I thank all who are fervently praying for us and supporting us financially. Your reward in Heaven will be rich according to His riches. May God bless you.
“Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” Psalm 2:8
Yours in His Harvest,
Rev. Suresh Babu
Rajahmundry, S. India