January 10, 2019
Sweet Fellowship in India
From the Superintendent's DESK
The Kaikavolu headquarters church in India hosted a ministers’ meeting on Wednesday, January 9, to which all the pastors and their spouses were invited. The meeting began with a prayer led by Raju Rayudu, the Kaikavolu pastor and Andhra Pradesh District Superintendent. He then read Psalm 133 and 134, which begins, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
During the meeting, the pastors were asked to share how the Lord has worked among their congregations this past year. Everyone was blessed by the reports of many people being healed of cancers and fatal tumors, as well as two healed of HIV. One pastor recounted that a young boy had become paralyzed, and the doctors said he would never walk again. However, through prayer and supplication, he was healed. In addition to the healings, the pastors reported that many had been saved in 2018, and were baptized in water.
The meeting continued with a message taken from Acts 15:14 and 4:12, which says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Then Brother Raju’s wife, Suvarna, gave an exhortation to the pastor’s wives from the Biblical accounts of Rebeka and Queen Esther. Both messages were well received.
Following this, it was announced that board members would be installed. The appointees named were Brother Raju, P. Augustine, pastor at Thammavaram; P. Yesu Ratnam, pastor at Kathipudi; S. Yesu Ratnam, pastor at Nadimpalem; and Daniel Rayudu, the pastor at Durganar, Gaigolupadu, Indrapalem, Pedapudi, and Sarpavaram. As these five came forward, all of the pastors gathered around to lay hands on them and pray that the Lord would bless the work and their efforts.
The meeting concluded with a traditional banquet called a “love feast.” Afterward, one reported that there had been a sweet time of fellowship felt throughout the day.