Jun 12 2014

Graduation Report

Thank you for all your prayers and support. India now has the 29th state of the union formed – named Telangana. The national elections are over with reports of 800 million voters! The BJP, a party usually described as Hindu nationalists, defeated the Congress party. During the last year, the political situation has not been good for the people of our state or for the ministry. We have dealt with riots, strikes, vehicles being damaged by mobs, fires and roadblocks, civil unrest, government offices closed, schools shut down, teachers on strike, and more! But we know that through it all, God is in still in control . By God’s grace, the ministry is doing well. Officially, the state has been split, and now we are now dealing with the end of the political elections. The BJP party I mentioned earlier has been known in the past to be unfriendly to Christians. Please pray for our safety during this transition. Also pray for the new party that is in power, for our state, A .P., for the new state (Telangana), and for the country of India. In the midst of this, we had the highlight of our year with 39 new graduates being commissioned and sent into the harvest field! We also held our annual pastor’s conference, where pastors from North India, South India, and in-between gathered and were encouraged, refreshed and equipped to go back into the harvest field planting new churches and fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission in the land of India. I am grateful for our keynote speakers including Dr. Ron Hammonds, Dr. Sonny Conatser and Dr. Doug and Cyndi Erickson. This year’s theme was “Discipleship” and all speakers had great teachings and encouraging words for the graduates and delegates. A special thanks to all of our teams that have taken their own resources and time to come and serve on campus: ·         Pastor Julian & Wendy Richards and CVCC Church team ·         Pastor Trevor Bucknell from Harvest Bible College ·         Pastor Ron Lewis and Pastor Gabriel Hensley and the COTR Kansas City team ·         Pastor Mike and Ruth Edwards and trustees from Wales ·         Pastor Ben and Jamie Starr and team from C3 Australia ·         Howard Poole and Don Einam from Australia ·         Dr. Greg Haynes and Scott Smith from Carry the Light Ministries in the US   In our state, the economic climate is also changing with the uncertainty and instability in the government. The cost of rice, vegetables, eggs and chicken have risen dramatically. Our city is one of the top three choices to become the new capital of our state, causing land prices to rise as well. This has made it difficult to purchase land to build new churches. The urgency for Christ for India to become more self-sufficient from within India is becoming critical . One of our main projects this year is to buy a rice paddy, as we are now providing almost 3,000 meals per day! Rice is one of our most expensive food costs and we can save valuable funds by cultivating it ourselves. Please prayerfully consider helping us with this project! We need to buy 17 acres of rice paddy with the approximate cost at $20,000 per acre. In addition, we continue to have many children who need sponsorship, seminary students who need scholarships and 150+ pastors who need monthly sponsorships as they plant and pioneer churches in unreached villages . Since 1981, God has provided for all of our needs in all areas of ministry. God is faithful! Thank you for all that you do and your consideration on all projects this year. Training thousands to reach the millions, Jameson Titus

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Mar 18 2014

One Billion Reasons

by admin in India, Vision

  It’s been nearly 2,000 years since Christ’s resurrection. From then until now, there has been one simple focus for disciples of Christ: reach each and every soul with the gospel. Simple- yes, but not easy. It requires blood, sweat, and tears to see this work accomplished. For centuries, that blood, sweat, and tears has been shed to see the Good News about Christ’s rescuing love shared with desperate people in desperate circumstances. As a pastor, it has been my aim to take up this task. I have taken my strategy directly from the ministry of Jesus Christ: find people in need, then do my best to meet the need. Whether it be financial needs, emotional needs, medical attention, food to the hungry, clothes for the naked, education, or simply being a friend – needs such as these are ever-present. Just take a few steps outside of your door, and they can be found. Early in my ministry, I was made aware of the desperate need in India. As the second most populous country in the world, it is home to over 1 billon people (1, 237,000,000 + since 2012). Of those 1 billion + people, there are over 100 million Christians! Although that is an incredible number worth celebrating, it indicates that still over 1 billion people are unreached. Of those 1 billion unreached people, over 80% live on less than $3.00 per day, and over 30% are considered impoverished. Nearly half of the 1 billion are children, and of those children, 40% are of the impoverished. Here’s the breakdown again: 1.2 billion people in India 100 million Christians… THANK YOU JESUS! 1.1 billion unreached for Christ 900 million live on less than $3 per day 400 million live on less than $1.25 per day 440 million children 200 million of those children are impoverished… HELP US JESUS! When I reflect on data like that, I think of the words of Paul in Ephesians 3… For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit (Ephesians 3:14-16 ESV) At first look, it may seem impossible, but imagine the power of mobilizing some of those 100 million Christians to reach those 1.1 Billion unreached people. At Christ For India, the infrastructure is there. A ministry with a large campus located in India providing education for children, ministry training for believers, medical care for those in need, and many humanitarian efforts to meet some of the most deeply felt needs in India. There are currently over 250 pastors that have been sent from CFI. There are hundreds of children being educated right now, and dozens of seminary students are being equipped to multiply the efforts. With over 1 billion unreached souls still in need of Christ’s redemptive love in India, we have 1 billion reasons to add our blood, sweat, and tears to the work. Please pray, please give, and please join our hands in an effort to give Christ to India.   For more information on the most urgent projects, read Key Projects In 2014…   To visit the Christ for India Campus, please contact us so that we can assist in making the arrangements…  

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