Wednesday, July 28, 2021

KGM Pastor Anju Sahayadas Featured in Voice of Truth l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries



Anju Sahayadas,  Director of Women's Ministries, KGM India was featured in the Voice of Truth magazine, July/August 2021 edition, published by Women World Leaders, a global women's ministry.  

The article chronicles  Anju's faith journey, testimony, and God's faithfulness to prepare the path for her as she obeyed His call to plant churches and uplift downtrodden women in India. 

As is true of all good stories about Christian leaders, God is THE hero in Anju's.


About the author: 

Leecy Barnett loves Jesus and is a gifted writer.  She is also a valued KGM volunteer partner, prayer warrior, and a dear friend of many in the Kerusomen family.

Leecy has graciously contributed articles to the KGM Blog from time to time and wrote a book entitled Everything New that is used to help train KGM India pastors to disciple new believers. She also authored Ten Life Lessons Worth Learning Over and Over Again. Both books are available on Amazon. 100% of the profits from sales of Leecy's book,  Everything New, are used to print the Indian translation of the book.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Your Compassion in Action l Kerusomen India Food Relief



KGM Churches in India are sharing the love of God in tangible ways every day and we’re standing by them through our prayers and generosity.

Together we've launched four ongoing projects that provide:

  • Prayer support for KGM Pastors with our "Pray for 90 Days" ministry that links partners here with a particular KGM Pastor in prayer;
  • Income-generating gifts in the form of chickens and goats to help downtrodden families, widows, and children;
  • ISOS Transformation Group small business income and savings training to help destitute widows and women become self-supporting; and
  • Since the pandemic began, KGM partners, through KGM churches, have supplied tens of thousands of meals to starving villagers of all faiths in India.

India’s “second deadly-wave” this summer has spurred KGM pastors into action again. They are delivering food to the sick, the needy, and the isolated widows on a regular basis.

Many thanks to our partners who have continued to support KGM’s food crisis fund. You enable us to respond quickly and demonstrate Christ’s love in action.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth”   John 3:18

Children of God are not hypocrites. We don’t just say we love God; we show it by obeying his commands. We don’t just say we love our fellow man; we show it by living in a way that puts the needs of others first.

And that's what we love about YOU, KGM partners. You don't just talk about God's love, you show it!  Thank you.

Monday, July 19, 2021

God Expands KGM Into 7th State l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries


Happy Anniversary KGM!

It's hard to believe seven years have passed since God birthed a friendship that grew into the ministry partnership that is now Kerusomen Gospel Ministries.

Despite Covid-19 and an uptick in persecution, God is still growing His church. In July 2021, two KGM native pastors planted two new churches and Kerusomen expanded into its 7th state in India, Madhya Pradesh. Another two pastors in that state are being trained as church planters so when they complete their required education, we will hopefully have another 2 churches in Madhya Pradesh.

On this 7-year anniversary of the founding of Kerusomen Gospel Ministries, Tom Caprio, President of KGM USA, tells his story of how and why God birthed this amazing church planting movement to reach the unreached in India:

"When I went to seminary 40 years ago, missions was the furthest thing from my mind.

Now, a friendly piece of advice… Don’t ever tell God you don’t want to do something because He might just call you to do it -  for His glory and your growth!

Well, in 2004, in order to thank God for 25 years of marriage, Kathy and I went on a mission trip to India. It was on that trip that I met Sahayadas Simon, a graduate student at the Hindustan Bible Institute in Chennai, India, the same place that tradition says the Apostle Thomas once planted a church before being martyred in India.

That trip planted the seeds of a calling in my life that I could compare to the Apostle Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. On that trip – seeing God at work up-close in other lands – was like walking right into the book of Acts. God’s Word came alive in fresh new ways and in time I knew God was calling me to have a passion for India and continue the work the Apostle Thomas started almost 2,000 years ago.

Ten years - and many mission trips - later, Kerusomen Gospel Ministries was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2014.  It was founded because missions had changed my life and deepened my love for the Lord. And I wanted others to experience that, too.

Neither I nor Pastor Saha ever dreamed that our unplanned meeting would birth a partnership that God has grown by over 300% in just 7 years – going from 17 churches to 70 churches. But that growth, as exciting as it is, is just a part of the story.

This ministry was founded to help Pastor Saha in India, and that has happened in ways that give God all the glory. But God has done much more. Abundantly more than we could ask or think.

His plan was two-fold: First to give us an opportunity to join Him as He reaches the unreached in India. Second, to do a mighty work in us for our good and His glory. 

The KGM ministry is helping me and other Christ followers here to deepen our relationship with Christ by living out our commitment to His Great Commission in a personal way, through our prayers and generosity…

As we give back to God with one sole purpose - to reach unreached people who have yet to experience His amazing love and grace -  we are better able to hear God's heart beating for His creation.  We become more eternally minded in obedience to Jesus command recorded in Matthew 6:20-21:  'But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.'

And as we pray for the billion unreached souls in India, many who have never met a Christ-follower, it heightens our awareness of Jesus’ presence like nothing else. These are the multitudes He wept and died for. 

So as I thank God for all of his blessings on this anniversary, I am reminded:

Prayer is our foundation.
Nothing happens without it.
Thank you for praying with us for the last 7 years."

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Prayer Breakfast July 10, 2021 l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

 


The phrase "I'll pray for you." is love in action. Your prayers lift others into the very presence of the One who is Love. So, to each and every one of you who was able to pray with us last Saturday - "Thanks for the love!" God bless you.

Saturday's KGM Prayer Breakfast was simply extraordinary. Imagine a packed house of Spirit-filled believers united in ONE purpose: drawing closer to The Father's heart by learning more about and praying for the over one billion unreached in India who desperately need our prayers. The Word of God came alive in a fresh way as we applied it in prayers lifted to the Father for each area of the KGM ministry.

Each of us left passionately committed to pray for a particular India pastor and village for the next 90 days. We can't wait to see what God will do!

If you were unable to attend the breakfast email kerusomen@gmail.com. We will send you a video of the event so you can pray along with us.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Maureen Barber Celebrates Her Birthday With A Facebook Fundraiser

Maureen has been teaching everyone she knows about the widow crisis in India for years. Every year she dedicates her birthday gifts to Kerusomen's India Widow Rescue Ministry, and this year is no exception. We're so inspired by Maureen's passion for widows.

Want to help Maureen rescue even more widows this year? You can give to her Kerusomen India Widow Birthday Fund here.

Or maybe it's YOUR birthday month too and you'd like to start start your own campaign?! We’ll be cheering you on! Learn more and get started at https://www.kerusomen.org/p/create-facebook-birthday-fundraiser-l.html





 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

 



It's International Widows Day and today we're celebrating God's perfect solution to the widow crisis in India. Being a widow should never stand in the way of having a full life. But what if you were married to a drunk who lost all your property and died leaving you with nothing but a pile of debt? Chronmi, widowed at age 56, knows exactly what that’s like. Because that “what if” is her reality. Her's husband debts forced her to move into a tiny rented house with a tin roof, no electricity and no water. She washes her neighbors' clothes to put food on the table when she's not fetching water or collecting firewood. 

But God had a plan for Chronmi, who had practiced the animistic beliefs of her family until she found Christ 16 years before her husband died.  When liver failure took his life, Chronmi looked beyond her despair and called on the One who promises to provide for widows and orphans in their distress. And God proved faithful sending caring believers in His Kerusomen India Church Family and financial assistance from KGM partners here in America to rescue her. 

Last year another tragedy struck suddenly, Chromni's youngest daughter was widowed and left alone to provide for her son who is mentally disabled.  How God transformed this new tragedy from" ashes to beauty" (Psalm 61:3) is a perfect example of  how God's thoughts and ways are far above ours... 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

KGM Board Member Maureen Barber l Rejoicing in God's Solution for Widows

 

We’re so inspired by our KGM USA community. In honor of International Widows Day we’re saluting Maureen Barber, one of three widows who serve on our volunteer KGM Board. Maureen devotes an enormous amount of time, talent, and resources as an advocate for widows here by donating her time as a GriefShare facilitator and in India by donating her treasure monthly to help an abandoned widow. Maureen is a beautiful example of how God brings beauty from ashes (Isaiah 61:3) in the lives of widows. He welcomes them into a new community - His church family – and offers them a hope that lasts.  God's church, His people, are His solution. They are the ambassadors He sends in answer to the global widow crisis.  It's not a momentary social solution. It's a relationship of LOVE.  And that changes EVERYTHING. Maureen models that abiding love for widows here and it stretches all the way to widows in India. 

Maureen Finds Healing in Community

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