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RLM Convention 2015: "Hidden Pearls"
6th to 8th May, 2015

RLM’s Convention 2015, “Hidden Pearls” was a turnaround success. ‘Turnaround’ on account of certain situations that occurred in the final stages of the meetings.

We had planned and announced the meetings on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of May at Coimbatore’s Corporation Hall in the heart of the city, with Bro. Richard L. S. Gan as the main speaker, who was supposed to arrive on the 3rd of May. Besides the main meetings, we had also arranged cottage meetings, and for him to speak at our church in Senthamil Nagar for the Sunday service.

The purpose behind the meetings was the release of Bro. Gan’s book, ‘ The Original Sin’ in Tamil, which was indeed a long awaited event, for which many of our brethren across the country had joined together to pray for, from November of last year, when Bro. Gan had visited Vellore, TN. (See earlier post Vellore Convention 7th to 9th November , 2014)

Things came to a stand still when the Indian Embassy in Singapore announced that as per the new government’s rules, no foreign preacher was permitted to enter the country with license to preach or propagate Christianity even at private gatherings. The authorities there produced a declaration for Bro. Gan to sign stating that he would not preach in India, and warned him that if found doing so, he would be held by the authorities in our country, fined, deported back to Singapore, and would never be allowed to enter India again on any pretext, even for a tour.

This was a great blow for us, on top of all the mounting tensions surrounding the book translation which I had undertaken, and due to which I had closeted myself from February of this year, cancelling every appointment to see it through. I then had to go through the motions of re-informing all the invitees regarding the change in plans. And for a while was stumped as to what to do about the meetings. “Should I go ahead with it? Should I cancel completely? What to do? What to do?”

Bro. Gan’s simple statement moved me. He said, “Let the Lord’s will be done.” Then advised me as to how God had a greater plan for me. He suggested that I go ahead, as many had painstakingly worked for the convention, some even giving up their jobs, and postponing other ventures to labour for the meetings during which they believed God would work a mighty work in our city.

It was during my discussion with other ministers who had been a supportive force during the initial planning stages for this convention, that I was even more encouraged to take the program forward. Since we had printed and distributed close to 2000 notices for the convention, we had to go about informing all the invitees regarding the change in plan. At the behest of my fellow ministers, I undertook to carry on with the meetings and present the hard truth of the hour to the hearers myself.

It is always a point of attraction to the hearer to hear a preacher from another land. But as the Lord said, “A prophet hath no honour in his own country.” And so it was that the expected crowd of at least 500 dwindled to about 250 with the change in speakers.

However, even though the authorities stopped a man of God from entering the country, they could in no wise stop the move of the Holy Spirit working from within. And God did indeed bless the Convention here, and accomplished a mighty work for all to see.

Pastor Shadrach K. Joseph

The three day convention was, as many have testified who sat through all the sessions for all the three days, “as if we were in heaven.” It was truly a heavenly experience.

What was miraculous was how a small bunch of like minded people could turn around a disappointing situation and make a success of it.

The meetings were divided into two sessions: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 am to 6:00 pm with breaks for lunch and tea. An extra session for working people was arranged on the 6th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Visiting ministers included Pastor Daniel Saarthi from Gudiyattam who was accompanied by many brothers and sisters from the church there, Pastor Babu and his wife from Mumbai, Pastor Abraham and Pastor Jeyraj from Tirupur, and Pastor Logunathan from Udumalpet.

The audience was a mix of truth seekers from in and around Coimbatore.

The theme of the Convention was, as the name goes, “Hidden Pearls”, an exposition of the doctrines that the Lord had committed to the first apostles, which had been buried after 325 ADs Nicene council, covered with years of tradition, and hidden from sight to prevent the common Christian from grasping the last strands of light before the gross darkness that now covers the people of this generation swallows up Christianity completely.

Pastor Shadrach’s opening note was The Bondage of Traditional Christianity. 

Pastor Babu handled the afternoon session on the 6th, with a discourse on “The symbolism of the ‘garment’ through the books of the Bible." 

Other topics covered included The Marriage Supper of the Lamb, Uncovering the Veil, The LOGOS of God and its manifestations, The Truth about Baptism, The Godhead Explained, a discourse on Revelation chapters 13 and 17, an exposition on the Man of Sin being revealed, video clips and news related to The Coming New World Order and current day Ecumenism, and more. He ended with ‘The Call Out Of Babylon.’

The first day saw a crowd of 220 people.

The numbers went down on the 2nd day due to the declaration of XII results and college admissions. The third day ushered in a decent crowd again. All who attended will surely testify of the anointing presence they experienced throughout. 


Many who came felt the fetters of their old world crumbling as they recognized God’s call for these last days and realized God’s demand for a Bride without the spot or wrinkle of denominationalism and tradition. 

Mostly all those we spoke to at the end of the convention responded that they were provoked into action, they would attend once again any future meetings held, they were ready to study God’s Word more, they were ready to answer God’s call but afraid, they needed prayer, they needed guidance, they were dissatisfied with their current spiritual condition and the religious systems of the day, yes, they were ready for revival. Praise God!

Pastor Daniel Saarthi led the people in prayer.

The worship was led by Pastor Shadrach with the introduction of a couple of RLMs new songs: “Karthar Yen Meipare” based on Psalms 23, Oeerulle Aandavare, and the Tamil rendition of the Hindi song: ‘Uttaraa’ – Ootrame Aaviye Ootrame. (Songs to be posted on youtube shortly)

The preaching sessions were interspersed with special numbers by the RLM Choir, Pastor Babu, Bro. Sukumar, Bro. Milton, the tiny tots from Gudiyattam, and Teacher’s Colony Deborah Prayer Cell.

Pastor Babu
Bro. Sukumar

Bro. Milton

Gudiyattam Church Children's Group
Teacher's Colony Deborah Prayer Cell Members

The music accompaniment was provided by Bro. Stephen, and Bro. Ebenezer (from Lord of Hosts Church) for the first day and Bro. Milton for the next two days.

Bro. Anthony brought a sense of order and discipline to the chaotic joy of the event.

The video-graphy was undertaken by RLMs own Bro. Timothy.

The backdrop and flex was taken care of by Bro. Boaz and his team at Print Galaxy, Sivananda Colony.

At the very end, RLM honoured all the ministers who attended and all those who had helped organize the event with a special gift.



- Sis. Benita Joseph

RLM thanks all those who pitched in with your active help running around making arrangements for the care and accommodation for our guest attendees, for the pick ups and drops, for the kind words spoken at the appropriate moments of desperation, for shouldering the burden for new souls to enter the kingdom of God, for organizing the little known and little seen issues of the meeting, for rendering your hands and your pockets for the furthering of this prophetic awareness campaign, and for your invaluable prayer support without which these meetings would not have packed such a big PUNCH!. God Bless you all! Amen.

Vellore Convention 7th to 9th November , 2014

Bro. Richard L.S. Gan was invited to preach from the 7th to the 9th of November, 2014 at Pallikonda, Tamil Nadu. It was a pleasure to meet and fellowship with him once again, after many a year.

The convention was arranged by Bro. Somu Solomon of Bangalore, India. His co-workers in the faith, Bro. Dayalan, Bro. Ravi Matthew, Bro. Ravi Shankar Samuel, Bro. Sivakumar, and Bro. Shadrach Jairaman assisted him in organizing the event.


The convention was held in the great hall of Holy Angels Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Pallikonda, around 20 kms. from Vellore town in Tamil Nadu, India. 

There were around 250 people in attendance, including ministers from Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gudiyattam, Hosur, Mumbai, Pattu, Tirupur, and Udumalpet.

I was given the opportunity to interpret the message into Tamil.

The convention saw a gathering of many of those who had been groomed in and strengthened by the ministry of Bro. M.R. Samuel of Pattu. Bro. M.R. Samuel was one of the first to invite Bro. Gan to South India sometime in the 1980s. After Bro. Samuel's passing, the church in Pattu expanded through the surrounding villages and towns until there grew to be around 8 churches in the vicinity. The pastors of these churches, along with some of their flock all agreed to get together to feast on the Word of the Lord for the 3 day convention.

I traveled to Vellore with my family, Bro. John, and Bro. Selvam from our church in Coimbatore for the meetings. We reached Katpady railway station and drove the 7 kms to our accommodation at Vellore on the 6th. 

                                   Bro. Gan was put up at the AVM Grand in Vellore. We had found lodgings close by so that we could visit with him. That evening we met at his hotel room and spent some time reminiscing, catching up on all the news from Singapore, and sharing some good fellowship.

The meetings were divided into two sessions, with breaks for tea and lunch provided at the venue. The morning service began at 10:30 am and lasted until 1:30 pm. The second service began at 2:30 pm and wound up by 5:00 pm. There was a Pastor's Conference with a question and answer session on the evening of the 7th and 8th of November from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Guest lodgings were provided by Bro. Somu at SVS lodge Pallikonda.


On the 7th, Friday, Bro. Gan preached on the mighty angel of Revelation 10, the sealed scroll opened up by the Lamb in Revelation being the redemption of the claim to the earth; saving, healing, and rapturing faith, the 7 thunders, and the restoration story of Abraham and Sarah.


Saturday, the 8th, saw Bro. Gan expounding on the three books of testimony being the stars, the stones, and the written Word: the Bible; and the significance of the ministry of Moses and Joshua. He also spoke on having a personal relationship with the saviour, and took the congregation through studies on prophecy in the book of Job.

Most of the believers left Pallikonda on the 8th to attend Sunday service in their respective churches. However, the believers of 3 churches in Gudiyattam came together for the Sunday service on the 9th, when Bro. Gan elaborated on Enoch's Pyramid and how its blueprint reflected the story of creation and redemption. He also preached on the Holy City New Jerusalem not being a literal city but the spiritual body of the living saints of God. Bro. Gan further expounded on the creation of Adam and Eve, the mark of Cain, and the glorified state of man.

The Pastor's gathering held during the evenings of the first two days of the convention was an effort to dispel the doubts regarding Bro. Gan not being against the Elijah ministry, but rather being of the view to encourage believers in the body of Christ to grasp the manna that God has provided for the current times. 

It was an effort to help ministers understand that the foundational truths which had been revealed and established through the Elijah ministry had to be built upon and used, to go on from glory to glory; that the work of the prophet messenger was to point the Bride back to the Word of God, and that once back to the Word, the Bride would have to climb upwards seeking new heights of revelation until the final     consummation with her Lord.

Other subjects discussed include the work of the Five Fold Ministry, the surety of a minister's calling, and an explanation of the sequence of the final events before the coming of Christ. Bro. Gan also shared the testimonies of Bro. John Mark, and Bro. Blessing Nice, men of God labouring in Africa, as an encouragement to ministers struggling against hindrances in their own ministry.

Ministers in attendance include Pastors Abraham, Alex, Bhoji Chandran, C.K. Eliezer, Enoch, Hubert D'Souza, Israel, Johnson, Joseph, Shadrach Jairaman, Jairaman, Kripakaran, Leo, Logunathan, Philip Bhaskar, Ravi Matthew, Ravi Shankar Samuel, Daniel Saarathi, Samuel, Satishkumar, Sivakumar, Shekarkumar, Timothy, Vijaykumar, and Wilson. Other brothers who attended include Bro. Lawrence from Coimbatore, Bro. Russell from Mumbai, and Bro. Sukumar from Gudiyattam.

Pastor Shadrach Jairaman was hospitalized on the second day of the Convention due to a sudden illness. We are in prayer for his speedy recovery.

The 3 day convention was an achievement of sorts, for the fruit of Bro. M.R. Samuel's ministry was blessed in the hearing of some of the sound truths that had touched his heart all those years ago.

The 10th was a day of much needed rest after the meetings, with Bro. Gan having to prepare for his flight to Singapore from Chennai on the 11th of November. Bro. Somu and Bro. Sivakumar both bid goodbye to Bro. Gan on the 10th for their respective engagements in Bangalore. Bro. Ravi, Bro. Dayalan, and Bro. Saarathi visited with him on the eve of his departure.

The brothers had arranged a vehicle for the commute from Vellore to Chennai, and I and Sis. Benita accompanied Bro. Gan to the airport and saw him off.

We hope to see him in India again next year.

Mini Convention July 7th and 8th, 2014

The members of Rhema Life Ministry Cbe and Trichy got together once again for a spiritual fest on the 7th and 8th of July, 2014.

There were two sessions each day with meals provided.

The worship was conducted by RLM Choir with music by Music Maestro Mr. Soundarvel*

From left: Sis. Nancy, Sis. Benita, Bro. Raison
With Soundarvel Sir
'Ullagor Unnai Pagaithalum'
Pastor Abraham from Tirpur joined us for the 7th morning service.

Pastor Abraham

There were many new souls in attendance, some of whom were new to the message of the hour.

The purpose of the meetings was to instill the awareness of the soon coming of Christ. The messages covered such topics as the Godhead, the true baptism, the apostolic doctrine and how it had been adulterated over the years, as well as the Ecumenical movement of today and its impact on independent churches and ministries.

The Sunday service carried a special message of Church order and discipline, which was especially beneficial to those who had been newly baptized, and those who were contemplating baptism.

We had a communion service on the evening of the 7th.

Many committed their lives to the Lord. A few decided on baptism.

We bid goodbye to the saints from Trichy the next morning.

The experience was as spiritually fulfilling to the young in faith as it was to the old members.

Do pray that all who have been forewarned of the coming onslaught of Ecumenism and the speedy growth of the One World Church may open their eyes to see the truth of God in this age.

*Our beloved Music Master Soundarvel who had been a practicing guitarist and keyboardist for nearly 40 years, passed away on the 13th of July, this year as a result of a heart attack. He set the music for our convention songs ‘Ulagor Unnai Pagaithalum’ (“Even if the world hates you’) and ‘Utrame Aaviye Utrame’ (the Tamil version of the Marathi song ‘Uttar Aa’ translated by RLM). His death came as a great shock to us all. He is sorely missed and will always be remembered fondly by all the members of Rhema Life Ministry.

Bro. Andrew Phiri's visit to India - 
26th to 30th Dec. 2013

Bro. Andrew Phiri pastors a church in Lusaka, Zambia where he lives with his wife Norah and son Joshua aged 4. Bro. Phiri, besides being a professor of a University, travels across Africa spreading the truth of God and exhorting the Bride. 

He arrived in the nation's capital in the 2nd week of December, and after his meetings in New Delhi and Mumbai, flew to Coimbatore on the 25th. This was his first trip to India. We had expected him for at least a week, but due to time constraints we had to make the most of our limited time with him. However those few days he was with us, we were well filled with the Word and feasted on the bounty from our Father's table.

Bro. Phiri arrived in Coimbatore on the 25th of December at around 9 pm. We had finished up with our December 25th gospel meeting earlier in the day and were all quite bushed. We were scheduled to arrive at Pastor Senthil Abraham's church in Salem, TN, the next day. 

We left Coimbatore at around 6 am on the 26th for the 3 hour journey to Salem.

All those who came witnessed the Spirit of the Lord at work. 

A couple came forward and asked Bro. Phiri to dedicate their child to the Lord.

After a hearty lunch at Pastor Senthil's home, we proceeded to Trichy, TN, at around 3:00 pm and managed to reach there about 8:00 pm, with some hilarious mishaps along the way. 

We were understandably dead tired when we reached Trichy, and Bro. John Kennedy made us more than comfortable in his home for the night.

The next day, the 27th, saw a mixed crowd of believers and denominationals gather in Rhema Life Church, Trichy.

The message was warmly received, and many hearts were touched.


We left Trichy that night by a sleeper train and arrived in Coimbatore the next morning at 5:00 am. Our meeting for the day was scheduled for that evening at 5:00 pm.

Dec. 28th's meeting at RS Puram, Coimbatore was quite fruitful. Bro. Jeevanandam, and OBC Pastor John Paul were in attendance.

The next day's Sunday morning service was wonderful.

Bro. Phiri's message was one of admonition and encouragement: edifying and soul touching.

We also had an evening service in RS Puram, Coimbatore on the 29th with around 45 people in attendance.

Bro. Phiri carried a simple but deep message to India - 'The Way of the Tree of Life'. The message uncovered certain truths in Genesis regarding the fall of man, the garden of Eden, the tree of Life, the ark of the covenant, and present day Israel. The emphasis was on the words 'the way' being lost in translation from the original, actually denoting the presence of God through Jesus Christ throughout the ages, having first appeared in Eden.

Bro. Andrew Phiri has won a special place in the hearts of the people of South India. May God bless him, his church, family, and ministry. Join me in prayer for the Lord to bless all his endeavours in this new year, and especially help him in the printing of spiritual literature which will be of great value to the Bride church in these last days.

His book Forbidden Theology is now available on amazon.com

To purchase this book click on the link below:

We hope to see him in India once again, for a longer stay the next time round.

(From Left: Sis.Hilda, Sis. Benita, Bro. Shadrach, Bro. Andrew Phiri, Sis. Baby, Sis. Shiny)

Dec. 25th, 2013 - Gospel Meeting

We had been planning a gospel meeting in RS Puram for some time. A school teacher from our church, expressed the desire to arrange a gathering for her students to tell them about the love of Christ. Bro. Jeevanandam too, an advocate now serving Christ in Coimbatore and Bangalore, who owns the worship hall in RS Puram, came forward and urged his church folk to attend. We had a joint service with our church members.

Sis. Benita shared about her near death experience and the Lord's mercy in her life. (Read her testimony God in the Darkness)

The message centered around the love of Christ for sinners, choosing between Barabbas (the world system of today) and the pure unadulterated Word of God, and the five wounds of Christ and their significance.

I had already put the Christmas - Nimrod birthday myth to question during our subsequent Bible Study sessions, and it was a chance for me to reiterate that it was not the day that held meaning but the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ, and how that impacts our lives today.

The youth who attended were full of questions, and rejoiced at the message of salvation. All who attended were blessed.

Youth Cottage Meeting, Peelamedu, CBE -
 Jan 2013

A sister who attends our church arranged for a youth cottage meeting in her mother’s home in Peelamedu, Coimbatore. This sister is a school teacher and has been sharing with her students about Jesus Christ for the past eight years.


The youth meeting was held on the 26th of January from 10 am to 1 pm at Peelamedu. Around 35 students attended. The message was about the love of Jesus Christ and how it can save us from youthful lust and sin. The students all listened avidly and many of them were pricked inwardly. Almost all came forward for prayer afterward.


Prayer requests ranged from family issues, illnesses, to petitions for a church in their neighbourhood, and grace to know more about the Word of God.

Do join me in prayer for all these young souls come to the knowledge of the truth and dedicate their lives to Christ.

Pattanampudur Convention 2009-10

The members of Rhema Life Ministry, both in Coimbatore and Trichy got together for a spirit-filled Convention from the 30th of Dec., 2009 to the 1st of Jan, 2010.

The venue for the meet was UCM Missionary Training Center situated in Patnampudur, a developing area near Ondipudur, Cbe.

Here amidst the lush and pleasant green of fruitful chickoo groves interspersed with towering coconut palms we settled in for a time of rest and spiritual renewal.

We had arranged a van for the pick-up and drop at common meeting points for all who attended.

The retreat center had around 6 sharing rooms and a dormitory with common washrooms, a great hall, a dining area, and expansive grounds and lawns.

We had three sessions each day with tea and meals provided by the center. 

The Morning Devotion services were handled by Elder Vally and Elder Thomas.

The late morning sessions were messages of admonition for the church and the evenings held primarily Bible study sessions by Pastor Shadrach. 


Pastor P.T. John from Udumalpett joined us on the 31st of December.

The subjects covered were the spirit of prophecy in the church and the believer’s commission, the Bride Ministry, the latter rain, the 7 feasts of Israel and their spiritual parallels for our times, sanctification from the world, love without hypocrisy, The Melchizedek priesthood, and a study on gifts of the spirit.

We released our audio album ‘Aadhi Akini' – The beginning Fire on the 30th of December after dedicating it for the glory of the Lord.

Go to : Album Release: Aadhi Akini Dec. 2009

We had an anointing service on the morning of the 31st when a few brothers were anointed for the service of the Lord and prayed over.

We had a communion service on the evening of Dec. 31st and a campfire singing to usher in the New Year that night.

During the final service on the 31st, there was a Word of Prophecy from the Lord.

"Thus saith the Lord, I who have called you have given you power over all power of the enemy. You shall tread on the lion and adder. You shall cast down the works of the devil.

He who endures until the end shall be saved. But I say to you now, more than half of you who sit here today shall not be here in the future. Many shall leave and betray.

But I say to you who remain, Stand strong for the day of the Lord is at hand." 

This word was fulfilled in the year 2011. 

We had a baptism service on the 1st of Jan. for Sis. Mary who dedicated her life to the Lord in the New Year 2010.

It was a time of refreshment for our bodies and minds wearied with the hectic tenacity of our daily routines – a time away from the hustle and bustle of our offices, schools, colleges, and housework – a time of bonding with our brothers and sisters, sharing our love for the Lord, discussing and reveling in the Word, and spending lighter moments in the calm of nature.

After our New Year service and a hearty lunch we left the convention center with a song in our hearts, well rested, and spiritually wired.

James Veremu's visit to India
29th Mar. to 1st Apr. 2009.

Bro. James Veremu is a humble, down-to-earth, and beloved minster of the faith serving the Lord in Zimbabwe, Africa. 

Bro. Veremu has made around 3 - 4 trips to India. His most memorable visits to us were in the years 2009 and 2012.


Bro. Veremu arrived in Coimbatore on the 28th of March, 2009.
His message that Sunday, the 29th, was about ‘Obedience through the Love of God’.

The service was split into two sessions.

We had another two sessions the next day, the 30th of March.

The Word preached was received with much reverence and rejoicing.

A visiting pastor had extended an invitation to Bro. Veremu to preach at a cottage prayer service in a believer's home in Udumalpett on the 31st of March.

On the evening of April 1st, we arranged a small cottage meeting in our home for the youth in our church. Bro. Veremu shared his testimony and admonished the youngsters regarding the evil of the times, and how they needed to dedicate their lives to the Lord to guard against the temptations of the day. His songs in the Zimbabweian tongue warmed our hearts.

The 2009 meetings were extremely successful in instilling the acknowledgement of the awesomeness of God’s love and its power to change the believer’s life if properly yielded to his care.


Bro. Veremu’s 2012 meetings were conducted at our church in Senthamil Nagar, as well as at the Tamil Nadu Hotel in Coimbatore town. He was with us throughout the latter part of March 2012.

The meetings weren’t well documented as my wife Sis. Benita was hospitalized at the time and remained in a critical condition, following the loss of my new born son.

(Read Sis. Benita's testimony: God in the Darkness)

However, the Lord used this brother to comfort our hearts at that trying time, and the Lord spoke through him to a number of new souls who later came to Christ.

Do pray for Bro. James Veremu, his ministry and church in Zimbabwe, his wife, and children, and for the economic situation in his country.

He is always welcome, especially in this part of the woods J

Convention 2008 – 12th to 15th Oct. 2008.

Bro. Richard L.S. Gan from Singapore had been to India a number of times. He was introduced in North India in 1994 at the Nasrapur Convention organized by Bro. Vally while in Faith Assembly Mumbai. 

I organized a convention with him as the main speaker in Coimbatore in 1995, when he expounded on the 10 virgins of Matthew 25 and the Five-fold ministry.

He has the calling of an Apostle and has been instrumental in establishing numerous churches in India and Africa. He also travels across South East Asia strengthening the churches in the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, etc. He is the author of numerous books such as ‘Logos: The beginning of the creation of God’, 'The Holy City New Jerusalem', and 'It is Raining'. Many of the titles have been translated into different languages across the globe. All books are distributed free of cost. 

To order his books, send an email to: rlm@gmail.com

You can read about his ministry at http://www.propheticrevelation.com/startpage.html

Besides being a well loved minister of the faith, Bro. Gan is also a dear family friend. He has undergone much criticism in India for ‘thinking out of the box’ so to speak, for speaking out against denominationalism, and especially for his stand against Branhamism (fanactic idolization of the man of God: W. M. Branham)

There are many who have spread rumours stating that Bro. Gan says that he is the 8th messenger of the Church Ages, or that he is one of the 7 thunders mentioned in revelation. These rumours are assuredly false. There are others who accuse any who justify or support Bro. Gan, of receiving financial aid from him. For those who think along those lines, Bro. Gan is not a very rich man. He is supported strongly by the members of his church who have been greatly instrumental in providing the finance not only for the printing of his books, but also for the supply of clothes overseas and for the funding of his ministry trips.

Bro. Gan is a faithful minister who is carrying out the duty God has given him, just as we all are carrying out the commission God has given us.

Our last convention with Bro. Gan was from the 12th to the 15th of October, 2008. 

Bro. Gan arrived in Coimbatore on the 11th. Our Sunday service on the 12th was split up into two sessions. Bro. Gan preached a message on ‘the stones of fire’ and the parallel for this in the Hebrew tongue being ‘angels’. It was a unique message.

The next day, the 13th, we traveled to Sulur, some 20 kms from Coimbatore to the home of a brother there, who had arranged a small meeting on his house terrace. We had some rainy weather that day and there were also power cuts in the area which cast a damper on the meeting. However, the Word was well received.

The 14th saw another meeting at our church.

On the 15th, we arranged a cottage meeting at our place where Bro. Gan gave a message for the youth in our church, shared with us his ministry experiences, and showed us his ministry trip photos and videos with the help of his projector.

It was encouraging to see many brethren of like faith across the world, the way they worshipped, and how they lived.

We bid goodbye to Bro. Gan on the 16th of October. We hope to see him in India once more.

Do pray for his ministry, his congregation in Singapore, and his wife, children, and grandchildren.

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