Friday, August 27, 2010

Duke Speaks On Human Trafficking From A Biblical Perspective

In an event that Nireckshana organised Duke spoke on the subject of Human Trafficking from a biblical perspective in Hyderabad. Christians and pastors present were challenged. "We must boldly talk to our presentday youth about sex from a biblical perspective. I have been doing this all these years, across India," he asserted. An American Pastor also addressed the crowd.

Duke Speaks in SPG Church In Youth Sunday Evening

In the last Sunday of July, Duke was invited to speak in the SPG Tamil Cathedral, a church close to the Secunderabad Station by Santhosh William. About 150 folk braved rain to attend this youth lead service. After a grand presentation of a choreography, skit and songs, Duke preached from Hebrews 11 a message titled, What Would You Still Be Upto When It's Time To Go? Some young people redicated their lives to Jesus. Florussel, our volunteer, was there to record that message. Theo, another volunteer of ours, was there to help with the Book and CD stall. There was a sale of Rs.2500 of Duke's youth resources - books and CDs.


On July 31, 2010 15 young corporate employees, including those from Accenture, Infosys, etc, attended our month-end midnight prayer (11pm-1am). It was the highest for a midnight prayer at our base thus far and such a joy to start the new month in God's presence. Joseph lead in worship and Duke shared a word of encouragement from the Bible about the God who enables us to walk with held held high! Prophetic prayer was offered by Sunita Wilson and Evangelin Duke.


On August 1, 2010 (World Friendship Day), in the evening Duke presented the Gospel to 300 folks who gathered for the Tirumalgiri Fellowship's Annual Open Air Meeting. Duke presented Jesus as a friend closer than a brother in that passionate message that drew youth from rural as well as urban background. We had about 20 youth come forward to receive Christ.


On August 8, 28 young people (and some older folks) from various churches and corporates joined us for the Song of Songs Bible Study that Duke lead at his base. Joy and Joseph lead in worship. Joy lead in an engaging game that excited the audience and drove home a message. Duke brought out lessons on sex, love, marriage, porn and more from the Bible book of Song of Songs using the name of the book as the acronym for its message in a blunt and blunt way. This was the 34th such Bible Book summary study that Duke has lead after moving to Hyderabad in October 2005. Young people rededicated their lives to Jesus for a life of holiness. The talk was video recorded. The DVD that contains this message is advertised in this upload.


On August 14, Independence Day Eve, Duke presented the Gospel to a group of boisterous and bubbly college students of Hyderabad, about 1000 of them, in Youth Alive's AZAADI program in the Millennium College premises. Duke used the acronyms h-a-p-p-y to describe the wrong routes today's youth choose to find happiness before presenting Christ and His Cross as the only source of happiness. We had 40 youth come forward and accept Jesus as Savior.


Both Duke and His wife Evangelin Duke, spoke to the youth of the Secunderabad Clocktower Wesley CSI Church in their retreat in a Catholic Seminary in Uppal. Using the story of the Rich Fool from the Bible Duke preached a salvation message after which about 15 youth accepted Jesus as Savior. Then Duke taught them why God created sex and how man went on to practically explain the 10 ways man has abused this precious gift. Evan shared principles to keep in mind while choosing a life partner to the youth. The young folks surrendered the bodies to the Lord Jesus after talk two and dedicated their lives for holy living.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Electrifying Ecclesiastes Bible Study

Duke Jeyaraj lead a Bible Study on the book of Ecclesiastes in his base on the 4th July. Over 20 people, young and old, corporates and students, from various churches and two countries (India and Cameroon) attended this rare study that takes place once in a month. Shruti Joy and Vinup Joseph lead worship. Later Joy conducted a 'blanket' game that made people laugh and learn each other's names. Then came Duke with his study replete with illustrations from the contemporary world. Duke talked about the emptiness the Uruguayan Goalie felt during the Ghana-Uruguay World Cup Quarterfinals in his 90 minute presentation. At the end of the study a few people accepted Jesus as Savior. As the participants ate snacks sponsored by Monica Chauhan, Duke answered some questions that were raised. The outline that Duke used can be got by emailing him at He used the name E-c-c-l-e-s-i-a-s-t-e-s as a short form for the message of the Book! The next study is on the book of Song of Songs at his Kanajiguda base on 8 August. You would want to be there! Call 9441352433 for more details.

The June Midnight Month-end Prayer

About 15 people from the Corporate World hailing from different churches (including Pearl City, Aggies, Methodists, Lutheran) met between 11 pm to 1 am on the 30 June-1 July at Duke's base in Hyderabad. They entered the new month in God's presence. Joy lead in worship along with Joseph who was on the guitar. There was a time for testimonies which the youth used to give God the glory for what He did in the month of June for them. As the clock struck 12 midnite the youth were praising God. After they entered the new month, Duke brought a promise word saying, "Nothing is impossible with God!" He explained what all were impossible for God. Not only that, Duke explained the conditions for these promises to be fulfilled. In the time of prayer that followed prophetic words flowed from the mouth of Evan and Sunita. The youth were encouraged and charged up to face the new month. The next mid-night prayer would be held in the same place on 30 July, Saturday, 11 pm. Call 9441352433 for more details.

Duke n Evan Celebrate Their 9th Wedding Anniversary With Volunteers

Our volunteers, 10 of them, came to our home on 9th July and made our 9th wedding anniversary celebrations unforgettable. We answered questions about each other, played games (tie tying for Evan, hair arranging for Duke), garlanded each other and exchanged vows. A KFC treat (sponsored by them) followed. The volunteers brought in a huge collage of our pictures photo framed. Duke shared from Isaiah 59:16 to encourage them. Duke's ministry is uniquely volunteer-driven. The article by Duke, "How I Met And Married My Wife" was put up on our website,

Duke Preaches in CSI Wesley Church Youth Retreat

Duke preached in the CSI Wesley Church, Musheedabad, Secunderabad, Youth Retreat on the 10 July. 100 youth from 12 churches turned up. The rains were held up for those 8 hours miraculously. Duke preached on the topic, Loving What You Should Be Shoving (Hating). The altar was full of youth who committed their lives to Jesus after Duke's challenge. Copies of The Days Of Your Youth magazine were distributed among the youth. Duke has worked with over 11 different denominations in Hyderabad city alone in the past four years he has lived and ministered there. Truly, G4 Mission, the organisation that Duke founded in Feb 2006 is inter-denominational.