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Sick: Bro. Peter P. Mangalathu, Warren, Michigan, USA

Posted by Brethren News on May 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Peter P. Manglathu (69) of Warren, Michigan has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  He is undergoing treatment at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Please pray for his healing and comfort as well as grace for his wife Jainamma and children Bini, Bilson, Bilsy, Joyson  and their families. They are in fellowship at Bethany Bible Chapel, Warren, Michigan.

Source: Shaji & Bini

Mahakavi K V Simon Symposium 2013

Posted by Brethren News on May 5, 2013 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Symposium Organized by Dr. Sunny Ezhumattoor

Mahakavi K V Simon Foundation

Mahakavi Simon 1883 - 1944. Published more than 30 books, including VEDAVIHARAM Epic with 12,000 lines of poetry in Malayalam.

Presentation by Jacob Easo

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Phil Barnes, MSC Canada: India Reflections

Posted by Brethren News on May 5, 2013 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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SBS Special Camp for overseas Students 2013

Posted by Brethren News on May 5, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

SBS Special Camp For Overseas Students 2013

Kindly click the link given below to download the full-colour PDF brochure of SBS Special Camp this year:

Source: Dr Johnson C Philip

Sick: Sis. Annie Philip, New York

Posted by Brethren News on May 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sis. Annie Philip (Jessy w/o Sam Shiju Philip, USA)




TEL: (914) 347-2696   



Dear Prayer Partners,


Greetings in the precious name.


Annie Philip (Jessy w/o Sam Shiju Philip, US, member of Westchester Brethren Assembly, New York) has been diagnosed with Peritoneal Ovarian cancer at an advanced stage. Doctors have scheduled to start her Chemotherapy treatment from today (May 3rd), she will be given an aggressive treatment including IV Chemo, and Peritoneal Chemo, after which a major surgery will be required. They need your earnest prayers for the following matters.   Her body must respond to the Chemotherapy, pray that she may experience Gods strengthening power in body, mind and spirit.   


Pray for her husband Bro. Sam Philip and their 3 daughters, 8th Grader (Karuna); 6th Grader (Harsha) and 4th Grader (Asha Kiran) may receive courage and grace from God to face this situation. Their faith may be made stronger in such time as this, and learn to rely of the heavenly Father for all their needs. Pray that it may not have any adverse effect on both their jobs.


Thanks In Christ our Lord,


For Westchester Brethren Assembly,


Rajan Thomas – 914-450-4966

Kurian C Abraham – 718-644-5608



Source: Adelphoi News (May 4, 2013) / Rajan Thomas

Family Conference for Evangelists and Elders, Odisha

Posted by Brethren News on May 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Family Conference for Evangelists and Elders:

A family conference for theEvangelists and elders of Undivided Koraput Dist., Odisha is planned at Jeyporefrom 14th to17th May 2013. Representatives from the Assemblies gathered twiceto make decisions. Mr.&mrs. Koshy Mathew and Mr. Thomson B Thomas , Mumbaiwould be the main speakers. Some others will be there to led the seminars.Prayers are requested that the Lord may speak to each participants that theAssemblies will know the difference in the leadership and be blessed. 

For Christian Believers Assembly, Jeypore   Sunny T. Daniel <>

Source: Prayer Always (May 4, 2013)


New born baby needing treatment

Posted by Brethren News on May 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Sis. Blessy's new born baby is  born with disabilities on her leg and doctors suggested a continual and expensive treatment for the next three months. We request God's children's prayers globearound that the parents may experience God's grace through this incident , childmay not have any health related problems in the future and God may open somesource to meet the expenses. Sr. Blessy is the daughter of Evangelist Paul K.Ramakrishnan, Mavelikara, Kerala and sister of Evangelists Koshy K. Paul and Arun K. Paul. contact: +91 9446920419 <>



Paul K Ramakrishnan



Prarthana Bhavan, Kurathikadu

Mavelikara 690 107 Alappuzha Kerala

Tel. 0479-2328792

Source: Evg. Arun K Paul


Haryana Brethren Ministries -Update May 2013

Posted by Brethren News on May 3, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Haryana Brethren Ministries - Update May 2013

Thankyou so much for praying for our Haryana. The outreach in Sonipat wentvery well from April 24th—26th. We were able to share the Gospel withso many people who ever heard about Christ, never seen a Bible, neverseen a church, never met a Christ.


The need of Haryana is “Prayer”, also need committed workers to stay in Haryana and develop the ministry.


Thanking each one of you for praying for us.


Ifthe Lord is leading you to give, you can support the ministry throughFederal Bank, DLF-4, Gurgaon. The name of the Account is “HaryanaBrethren Ministries” A/C no 15280100014605. IFSC: FDRL0001528


For Haryana Brethren Ministries,


Evg. P.S. Sunny (Rothak)                 

Evg. Anish Pappu (Gurgaon)

Source: Adelphoi News (May 4, 2013)

Haryana Brethren Ministries - Update April 2013

Prayer Requests: Outreach is on 24 to 26th April, 2013

Dear brethren,

Greetings from Haryana.

The work of the Lord is going very well in the state of Haryana. There are 21 districts, however, 11 districts do not have an Assembly testimony.

For this month's outreach we prayerfully selected the district of Sonipat. Most of the evangelist of Haryana will be coming to Sonipat for outreach.

The Population of Haryana: 21.14 Million People 

Total Villages in Haryana: 6955

The Population of Sonipat: 1.4 Million People

Prayer matters:

1. Outreach in Sonipat  from April 24th to 26th

2. Protection from the Enemies

3. Favourable weather

4. Travelling Mercies

5. New Contacts may be made

6. Financial needs – if the Lord is leading you to give, you can support the ministry through Federal Bank, DLF-4, Gurgaon. The name of the Account is "Haryana Brethren Ministries" SB A/C no 15280100014605. IFS Code: FDRL0001528

For Haryana Brethren Ministries

Evg. P.S. Sunny (Rothak)                 

Evg. Anish Pappu (Gurgaon)

Source: Adelphoi News (Apr 23, 2013)

Jessan Jose son of Jose George, Kottarakara

Posted by Brethren News on May 2, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Son of Jose George, Ponmanoor Padinjarevila Veedu, ETC PO, Kottarakara. They are in fellowship with the Poovan poika Brethren Assembly.

Source: Jacob George (FB)

Homecall: Sis. Annamma Stephen. Piravom

Posted by Brethren News on May 2, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Homecall: Sis. Annamma Stephen, Piravom (mother of Brother Saju Stephen) went to be with the Lord on 3r May 2013. Funeral will be on 4th May Saturday at 9AM.

For Details 9447362616 (Evg. P V Benjamin)

Source: Brethren AssemblyNews(FB)

NIBI Outreach

Posted by Brethren News on May 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

NIBI Outreach: 

Dear Beloved Brethren in Christ,

As we have been planning and praying for some time,the Lord enabled us to arrange outreach in different places. One team went to Punjab, Haryana and Hanumangrah. They all had good time in the ministry.Another team went to Andhra Pradesh. Former and the present NIBI studentshelped us in the outreach. All meetings were well attended and the Lord enabledto minister the Word. We beseech your valuable prayers that the Lord may workin the hearts of the people and bring forth fruits. We also visited some of theformer NIBI graduates. It is a matter of great joy and we Praise God in seeingthem toiling hard in His Vineyard. 


Lord willing we pray and plan for an extensive outreachwork in SHAHKOT, Punjab from Monday 17th June to Thursday 20th June2013. Shahkot, Punjab, is the home village of some of the believers in Alwar. Late Jagirchand had a great desire to see an Assembly testimony in hishome village, since he joined our fellowship. We already had one outreach inthis place and the response was tremendous. This time we are planning this work with the cooperation of all the Workers in Punjab. We plan to arrange Bible study, House visit and Outreach work during the day and Gospel Meetings in theevenings.  We beseech your valuable prayers for all the arrangements andthe financial needs. Pray that the Lord may help us to establish an Assembly testimony there, for there are some new believers in that place.



In the Master’s work



Johnson Baby


North India Bible Institute

Source: Prayer Always


Evg. Samuel Thomas, Ghaziabad, India

Posted by Brethren News on May 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Brother Samuel Thomas (Moni), Ghaziabad,U.P, India and serving the lord at Mathura, U.P. India who had his first set of Lithotripsy done earlier this week in Christian Medical College, Vellore. Afterwards he has little discomfort and pain. The doctors have seen fragments of stones, later they gone to do more x-rays and the second set of Lithotripsy will be on this week. Please uphold dear brother that our living God will heal him and give him strength.

Source: Prayer Always (May 2, 2013)

Festival of Peace - Angamally, Kerala

Posted by Brethren News on April 30, 2013 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Source: Adelphoi News (May 1, 2013)

The ECS Connection - Summer 2013

Posted by Brethren News on April 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Emmaus Ministries Update: Apr 30, 2013

Posted by Brethren News on April 29, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Brethren

Your prayers do make a difference! That's why we thank God for you and others like you who are committed to praying for ECS Ministries


Do you have an Apple mobile device? Look for some exciting news about ECS courses being available on the iPod, iPhone, and iPad in the next few weeks. Pray for acceptance by Apple of our Bible Study App.


South Africa – Marlon Govender

Please give thanks to the Lord for the opportunity for me to go into Leeuwkop Prison in Bryanston, Johannesburg, meet with the Religious Care Coordinator, discuss ECS, and then meet with many different prisoners. I also had the opportunity of meeting Edward Smith an inmate who co-ordinates ECS courses in Medium C. I have been invited to preach to at least 120 prisoners on Sunday, May 5, 2013, and thereafter to host a short workshop on ECS courses. Pray for wisdom and strength to share the gospel and promote ECS effectively.

Bible Book Challenge

Pray for the ECS Ministries graders as the final exams are coming in for grading. It is a great time of encouragement to see how God has blessed the participants of this year’s Challenge, but the additional grading adds a strain to the workload.

Pray for the Bible Book Challenge participants that they would have patience as they wait on final scores and certificates, and that the fruit of the Spirit of God would be evident in their lives.

Bangladesh – Asai Tripura

Please pray for us in Bangladesh. Because of strikes, we cannot maintain our schedule, programs, or activities. We cannot send materials to the students in time, cannot visit regularly, and are not getting back courses from the students. We are now at terrible situation. Please pray for our country, government, leaders, and people.

Serbia - Vladimir Majersky

Pray for the preparation of five additional ECS titles to be added to their curriculum. Editing is in process.


Pray for Life’s Key Ministry this week as Gary Griswold meets with PC Mary Ann Bell with the intention of replacing their current grading program with the ECS Ministries version.


Please pray for Karen Abbott our latest Jail Impact Ministries Associate Instructor.

New York – Mike O’Conner

Mike is an Associate Instructor in Yonkers. Pray for improved health and help in following up with students.

Rhode Island – James Moriello

Praise for 72 courses competed so far in 2013.