Let's go to Gajulabandha village. This village is about 130 kilometers from my home. I wanted to bring all of you along with me, so we took this video to show you the way. Four pastors from my area and myself began the journey. Pastor Santharaju joined us in Pedabayalu. We traveled by bike as far as we could go. Pastors Rajerao, Chittibabu, Santharaju, Apparao, Sanyasi Rao, and Rajubabu all came. Then we left our bikes in one village and traveled by foot. We had to walk somewhere between 10 and 15 kilometers to reach it. The path was so tough and difficult. We had to go up and down steep paths on the mountains. You can see how we had to cross. I felt so weak on the journey up the mountains. I had just returned from Hyderabad and had not gotten good food to eat much while I was there. I had to sit down on the grass on the mountain and rest for five
minutes. After drinking some water I felt well enough to continue. This made me realize even more how people who are sick or suffering from any illness or disease would have a terrible time traveling down to go visit a doctor or hospital. Gajulabandha village is so remote and there are no doctors or hospitals even relatively near. The people must travel very far even in their weakened state. Pastor Santharaju kept praying on the way as we walked and kept saying, "Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. Gajulabandha village will be saved." Amen. Hallelujah. Please keep Gajulabandha village in your prayers. Thank you my beloved friends, brothers, and sisters.
When we went to share the Gospel, twenty of us traveled to Thasaribayalu and Bhimalia villages. The road to get there was difficult. Pastor Rajerao and I were on our bikes, and the others road in an auto on the road. The road was very difficult, but God has called us to go and share the Good News with everyone. Even when the road is hard, it doesn’t matter. Everyone must hear that Jesus has died and risen to give us eternal life and life abundantly. There is a Hindu festival going on right now. People are dancing and getting drunk. It was terrible to see even children getting drunk as well. I spoke to the people and questioned them why they are here and what is their purpose. I asked why they ruined their lives with drugs and alcohol, and talked to them about life and freedom in the True God. The people speak the Kuvi language, so Pastor Chittibabu translated by word into their language.
The songs the believers sang were all in the Kuvi language so that the people could understand easily. You can see in the pictures that two older people came along with us to share the Gospel. Even though it may be difficult for them, the love of Christ compels them to go and share about Him with the lost. They are inspirational to the next generation, and especially to me. Maybe they didn’t stand and preach, but they sang songs to God, danced, and clapped. They showed through their actions the life and joy that is found in Jesus Christ. The people invited us to come again; they want us to have meetings there with them so they may learn more. Praise the Lord! Many young people chose to give their lives to Christ! Our beloved brothers and sisters, please continue to pray for these villages! May they be freed from their addictions to drugs and alcohol as they learn, seek, and love the True God! May this village be freed through the blood of Jesus Christ as they accept Him as the Lord and Savior of their lives!
We took this video to share with all of you the joy of the baptismal service we had. The people came carrying umbrellas and many children came and watched. Before the baptisms I gave a message on why we are baptized. I spoke on Mark 16:16, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” These words have touched my heart since I was 15 or 16. I also shared Matt 28:18-20, “ And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Jesus Himself has commanded us to go and teach people about Him. We are to make disciples and baptize them. By doing baptisms, we are doing what He has called us to do and
fulfilling His command. After the baptisms I prayed for the believers, pastors and gave a benediction and then we shared lunch together. Our God is so good! We are so thankful for His blessing us with seeing more brothers and sisters added to the family! May they be His witnesses and continue to make disciples who make disciples!