Monday, October 28, 2019

How Kerusomen Is Fighting for India's Marginalized Women l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

Why India's Culture Devalues Women

A recent report on NDTV is chilling - no girls were born in 132 Indian villages for three months.

During that same time, 216 boys were born. Sound a little fishy? A social worker was quoted in the article saying "No girl child was born for 3 months in these villages. It cannot be a coincidence. This clearly indicates female foeticide is taking place..." She goes on to say "nothing is being done by the administration or government."

While India's culture is not the only one to prefer boys, according to its 2011 Census and other studies:
  • There are one million sex-selective abortions every single year in India even though they are illegal;
  • Midwives in certain Indian states have admitted to being paid to kill almost 50% of the baby girls they delivered;
  • Girls receive significantly less nutrition and education than boys;
The Preference for Boys Haunts Indian Women from Birth to the Grave...

Monday, October 21, 2019

Persecuted Just Because They Believe in Jesus l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

"When we are surrounded by problems, we worship God more."

The above quote is from Arjun, who tells his story of persecution in the video below, When Arjun and his wife decided to follow Jesus, the persecution started. First from their in-laws who refused to enter their home. Next from the rest of the villagers, who shunned them. Then from the village leaders who denied them water from the village well.  They withstood all of these until finally, threats of violence, including death threats, caused them to leave the village for the safety of their two daughters. But just a few weeks later they returned, persuaded that God wanted them to share His love with their neighbors.

The US Department of State has identified 60 different countries where Christians face persecution from their neighbors or from their government—simply because they believe in Jesus Christ.
Daily life for these Christians is a struggle.  The hostility they experience as a result of their faith can take many forms. Some suffer verbal harassment and discrimination at work or school. Others endure more extreme persecution, including imprisonment, torture, rape and even death.

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted is less than two weeks away on Sunday, November 3rd.  Don't forget to pray.  

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Preparing Kingdom Workers to Reach India's Unreached l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

Church Planters from Three States Attend KGM Training

How God Will Use These 10 Trained Native Church Planters to Reach Their Villages for Christ

Although most Indians are highly spiritual and even a praying people, only 2% call themselves followers of Christ. A hopeless spirit of despair often overcomes these native people and communities, fueled by superstition, extreme poverty, caste (class) and gender discrimination, and lack of education and job opportunities.

Pastor Sahayadas Simon and his wife Anju are passionate about serving their fellow Indians and meeting the spiritual and humanitarian needs of their people by spreading the Gospel. Their calling is to plant churches in India's tribal villages that mainstream ministries do NOT serve. To do this, they motivate, exhort, and train fellow indigenous leaders to serve God in their own communities by planting churches. The ten trained in September are now back in their home states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Punjab sharing the Gospel with their neighbors in their heart language. There their training will be put to the test as they encounter new challenges...

Monday, October 14, 2019

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

Join Kerusomen Gospel Ministries and Pray for India

November 3, 2019

Open Doors, an advocate for persecuted Christians around the world writes: 
"This International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is the time for Christians to pray with their brothers and sisters in India. India recently moved into the top 10 on the Open Doors World Watch List of the most dangerous countries in the world for Christians. Believers in India are often shunned, unjustly arrested, attacked—even killed—because they choose to follow Jesus and not Hinduism or the local religion. Our Indian family needs the prayers of the global church this IDOP to stand strong in the midst of persecution—and to remain a light for Christ in the world’s second-most populated country."
In the six states Kerusomen has churches, there has been a 77.5% increase in incidents of persecution reported... 

Fast Your Birthday and Change Lives

Fast Your Birthday and Change Lives

Imagine: Your Birthday a Blessing

Just by skipping your birthday...

That's what Maureen did this year. By giving up (fasting) her birthday to rescue widows in India, she raised a total of $315 dollars (including personal checks sent directly to her). This was nearly enough to provide 2 widows food and medicine aid FOR A YEAR. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Join Our Mission - Learn More l Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

Three billion people worldwide don't have access to a church or even a Christ follower.
Join our mission to change that.




Pray for India / Kerusomen Gospel Ministries

Want to Change the World? Pray.

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.  - John 14:14  

Billions of people are living in India today without having a saving relationship with Jesus. Billions. Unless something changes.
We call them the "unreached" or "unengaged".  We hear the statistics and wonder: "What can I do? "
When Jesus was confronted with our dilemma, He saw the "multitudes" and He called them "sheep without a shepherd" and felt "compassion" for them.  Then He told His disciples:  "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."   Matthew 9: 35-38
Four things jump out in these verses:  First, when Jesus saw the multitudes He called them "sheep without a shepherd".  He personalized them. These were real people with real faces who were really lost without Him. Second, He felt "compassion".  He really cared about them because He really understood them.  Third, He commanded us to pray in a certain way: "earnestly".  Synonyms for earnestly are strongly, deeply, intensely, seriously and industriously. Finally, Jesus focused first on the opportunity: "the harvest is plentiful".      
Putting Jesus words into practice when praying for our KGM family in India and their mission to reach the "unreached" means getting personal.  Really caring enough to generate true emotion, compassion and empathy as we cry out to God for them with persistence and passion. Knowing that only God can change their situation. 
Prayercast has a beautiful, moving prayer on video that can jumpstart us on our journey to adopt God's heart for His lost people in India. It combines music and stunning visuals of the Indian people and places. As we watch and pray along with an Indian pastor who knows the desperate needs of his country and its people, may our hearts be broken and stirred to a new passion and urgency.   
Prayer is the first and most critical step in reaching the people of India with the Gospel. We know this intellectually in our head - may God shift it to our heart.   

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