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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

Emmaus Ministries Update: Apr 9, 2013

Posted by Brethren News on April 9, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

ECS Minitry Prayer Update: April 9, 2013


Please pray that the letters sent out to the contacts at IFCA churches (Independent Fundamental Churches of America) would result in finding additional help for the ECS Prison Ministry work.

Jim Fleming – ECS International Coordinator

Please pray for Jim & Sharon as they make 4 flights to return home from Bogota. For health, for settling in, and catching up with the backlog o...

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Homecall: Bro. Bill Atkinson, North Carolina

Posted by Brethren News on April 9, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Bill Atkinson, long time North Carolina ECS Prison Ministry Coordinator went home to glory on Saturday, April 6. Please pray for his wife Audrey and family. Bill was a wonderful man who dedicated much time and effort to the ministry.

Source: ECS (April 9, 2013)

Sick: Sheila Henderson, Toronto, Canada

Posted by Brethren News on April 7, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Sheila Henderson is a full time missionary, in the Lord’s work with Bethany Chapel, Toronto, Canada.

Update: Adelphoi News (Apr 7, 2013)

Sheila has taken a turn for the worse, her condition has deteriorated. The results of the CT scan done yesterday are not good.

Overnight, Sheila was restless and managed to dislodge the tubes for feeding and IV and they had to be replaced.  She continues to b...

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Bro. Mathew Abraham (Thankachayan 72), Findlay, Ohio / Elanthoor, Kerala

Posted by Brethren News on March 24, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Findlay, Ohio, USA: Mathew Abraham, 72, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his home following a time of illness. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Rachel Abraham; his sons, Benjamin Abraham and Ray Abraham; his daughter-in-law, Amy Abraham and many close friends and relatives.

Born and raised in Elanthoor, Kerala, India on June 23, 1941, the son of T.J. Abraham and Saramma Abraham, he migrated ...

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Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, Dallas Theological Seminary

Posted by Brethren News on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Our beloved Dr. Howard G. Hendricks went to be with the Lord early Wednesday (Feb 20, 2013) morning.

His funeral will be Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Stonebriar Community Church.

A Lasting Legacy

“You’re looking at a completely fulfilled human being. If I died today having produced some of the people God has given me the privilege of shaping, it will have been worth showing up on the planet.”—P...

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GMI Newsletter - February 2013

Posted by Brethren News on February 18, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

GMI Newsletter - February 2013 is available HERE

Bro. Wilson Christian, Wichita, Kansas

Posted by Brethren News on January 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Bro.Wilson Christian has gone Home to be with the Lord this morning (01/24/2013)

For we know that if our earthly house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthian 5:2

The tabernacle that housed Bro.Wilson Christian for 93 years, gave in to the the mortal co...

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Bro. Samuel Abraham, Dallas, USA

Posted by Brethren News on January 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear brothers and sister in Christ,


It is with a sad heart as we write this to let you know that Bro. Samuel Abraham (58),  (Dallas Brethren Assembly, Texas) went to be with the Lord on Wednesday 9th January, 2013, after suffering from cancer. There is a mixture of sadness and relief.  Relief that the suffering is over and that now he is with our Saviour in Heaven; sadness that comes from the empty space he leaves behind.  ...

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Discipleship and Leadership Development

Posted by Brethren News on January 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Dear Brothers,

Greetings in Christ. We trust you are well and rejoicing in the Savior this Christmas season.

We write to inform you about a three-week training program for young adults that we are planning for July 20 to August 9, 2013, to be held in Lafayette, Louisiana. The emphasis of the instruction will be on discipleship and leadership development. For this reason, we are calling the program Galilee, after the location whe...

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Focus on India - CMML Conference

Posted by Brethren News on January 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Date: March 2, 2013

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Speakers: Abraham Thomas, Steve Rusk and Shalu T. Ninan

Cost: $30.00 per person.  No charge for chlidren 12 and under

Register Today! Advanced Registration is Required (Register at the following link - )

Location: ...

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Sis. Deenamma Samuel, Indian Brethren Assembly Bronx, New York

Posted by Brethren News on December 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Sis. Deenamma Samuel (wife of Bro. Samuel Abraham, Pathanapuram)  a member of the Indian Brethren Assembly in the Bronx, New York,  went to be with the LORD this morning, about an hour ago (December 18, 2012).

She was suffering from cancer for several months. She always had a cheerful disposition and encouraged everyone. She was a strong supporter of the children's ministry. We just lost a great prayer warrior.

The ...

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Newtown, CT - Tragedy

Posted by Brethren News on December 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Newtown CT Tragedy

There is an assembly of believers in Newtown. None of their children were part of the tragedy at the Sandy Hook School. They have asked that we pray for them that they may be of some help to those that are grieving.

The letter below is copied from their website at

To all our fellow residents in Newtown,

We at Newtown C...

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Bro. K John Chacko, (Kunjumon, Melpadam) New Jersey, USA

Posted by Brethren News on December 14, 2012 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Bro.. K. John Chacko, New Jersey, USA

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Bro. James Abraham, Believers Assembly Chicago

Posted by Brethren News on November 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


UPDATE: Nov 21, 2012 - Adelphoi News

Dear Brethren,


Thank you for your prayers for  Bro. James. After 10 days stay in hospital he is back in home now. He needs further treatment for a complete recovery. We, together with the family, request your continued prayer for our brother, for heavenly intervention and healing. Please keep the family also in your prayers.

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