Branch is Tied into the Vine
By Pastor Kerry Mauldin
Rain came hard this AM as we went to the villages!!
at Gorenkapalli in pouring rain we dedicate a church given by Abundant Life!!Pastors were so thankful and blessed!!We were there last Oct and gave for the church. Johan and Rageny, pastors had just lost a baby girl in death and we prayed God would restore with a baby.we named and dedicated Samuel who is now 3 months old! Named him Samuel as a fulfillment of a promise from God and he is dedicated to serve the Lord!The church has grown from 15 to 30 adults this year!!At Thatikula Village–Toddy Tree Village–We dedicate a prayer shed where Satyam (truth), came to the Lord 8 years ago, but none of his family. Last year, we shared with his family and when we set with them, the look on their faces was terrorizing to us—(get out of here and don’t bother us) but they listened and several accepted Christ. Satyam and his brother poured anointing oil all around a shiva temple and the family vowed to build a house for the Living God.We dedicate that church today. It is right beside a river and about 30 were there as we prayed, celebrated, cut cake and shared Christ with several who had not accepted!God has so poured out His blessing on this family. Their Chili pepper shop is doing well and blessed in every way as they are the first in the village to step out for Christ!!!Korlapahad (Branch Village)–We had a late lunch early supper and saw where church is needed. No other church in whole village. We walk to visit in hindu homes and at center of village we gave bracelets and some 200-300 people totally surrounded us and we began to share. Eventually they quieted down and listened very well as we clearly shouted the message. A loud unison of voices prayed the prayer of salvation and we spoke into many hearts that were unbelieving.Jim got up and taught the 100 or so kids down front a song with motions and all enjoyed!!Joshua is a magnet to not only all the teen boys, but multitude of teen girls who all wanted a picture with him…In the dark some 50-60 gathered at the church place and we taught them and joined with them to build a church (given by Huntsville Evangel).The day ended on a great high as it is so much joy to have so so many gathered to accept and then press press press in for prayer…I know God heard the many cries that these people have as they call out to Him and we joined with them!!The Branch is was getting tied into the Vine!!With love, thanks and prayers,Melody, Kerry, Jim and Joshua