Friday, May 21, 2010

Youth Touched, Their Hearts Torched!

A Report

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, we both address 60 youth drawn from leading Christian Groups of Bangladesh. There were youth from the Assemblies of God, Salvation Army etc. The Lord blessed the meeting called, Emerging Leaders Summit. It was organized by Compassion International. The Country Director of Compassion, Mr. Kajal Sengupta, invited Duke n Evan, both Compassion-sponsored children at one point in time, to speak here after Mr. Jebaraj, the Compassion Country Director (East India) put a kind word about them to him. Duke's preached from the stories of Absalom, Samson, Daniel and Amos. Evan preached from the story of Esther. Duke lead in a quiz from the book of Esther and Daniel. He had questions from Bangladesh Cricket as well. Evan lead in a Fashion Show. The highlight was 20 young leaders giving their lives for fulltime ministry. Brother Michael Keintz and Brother Noel, the Compassion International Director of Philippines were the other speakers. Bangladesh became the 3rd country that Duke was speaking, apart from India. When we were away in Bangladesh our kids were in a small village in Tamil Nadu with their grand parents.

In Wayanad Hills, Kerala, Duke and Evan preached 18 messages in less than 48 hours to about 400 youth from the Malabar region of Kerala in an AG District Youth Camp. Good number of people committed their lives for salvation, holy living, water baptism and fulltime ministry. Several were filled with the Holy Spirit, too. Pastor Ajit and Rev. V. T. Abraham made our visit sweet and wonderful.

In the New Life AG Church, Hyderabad, Duke preached to about 700 young people in the Day one of their annual youth convention, Summer For Jesus. Duke's message, "The Greatest Experience Ever," from the book of Hebrews, a message that began with a gripping narration of the Greatest Ever One Day Game Between South Africa and Australia in March 2006, in which South Africa chased down Australia's 400-plus total. 40 to 50 youth gave their lives to Christ after this message. Duke first came to Hyderabad upon the invitation of Pastor Younus Samuel to speak in Summer For Jesus 2002!

In the town of Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra, 395 youth registered and took part in the Maharashtra State AG Youth Camp. Duke had the humbling honor of speaking in this camp along with Dr. David Balasingh, the teacher of his who taught him the preaching course when he was a student of Southern Asia Bible College (M. Div. Course - 1998-2001). The power of God was demonstrated mightily in this camp. Almost all the Campers came forward after Duke's daring salvation message call and direct sexual purity call. After Duke's final message, a missionary call, 70 young people, some with tear-streaked faces came forward. There was a wonderful sale of Duke's books and CDs in this camp. The love shown by Pastor Vivek of Mumbai made this camp, very special. The New Life AG Team lead by Brother Milton Raj lead in worship, conducted the games, lead in Devotions. They did an awesome job!

Thank you for praying. Because some of you, lead by the Lord, support us (Duke and Evan) financially and support us through your prayers, we are able to travel with freedom and speak with authority without a worry, in meetings like these, month after month. Don't forget your support has released Duke and Evan into the larger Body of Christ as Evangelists, Youth Event Speakers, Revivalists! God bless you!

We had two Bible Studies in our base of late. One was on the book of Job. Duke summarized the entire book of Job using the acronym, Job of Uz. The other study was on the book of Psalms. Duke summarized the entire book of Psalms using the acronym, Psalms. The next study along these lines would be on the book of Proverbs on Sunday, 6th June, at 6 PM at our Kanajiguda Base in Hyderabad. Call 9441352433 for directions. Join with Bible-loving friends of yours.

We are glad that several hundreds from all over the globe are watching the youtube videos we have uploaded. We recently had an encouraging comment made on one of them, by an American Soldier! After watching this particular youtube video of Duke, a video in which he talks about the Bible Soldier Uriah, on this link, he made that encouraging comment. "