On Jan 1, 2019
'YOU PLUCKED THE QUESTIONS INSIDE MY MIND AND ANSWERED THEM FROM THE BIBLE!
(Duke Jeyaraj Ministry Report/G4 Mission Ministry Report) / 2018
God graciously used us - Evangelin Duke and Duke Jeyaraj - in the ministry of reaching the Google Gen this year. This year, Duke preached in Delhi in the North to Coimbatore in the South, from Vizag in the East to Kozhikode in the West.
This year, we were invited by churches to preach God's Word on Sunday Mornings. In Vizag Christian Assembly (Jan 2018) Duke Jeyaraj preached a message on The Most Central Theme of the Bible's Biggest Book (Jeremiah). That message blessed the audience. Here is the message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EvQm2fZYbw. Churches in Madurai, Coimbatore and Kozhikode were also touched by the preaching of the Word on a Sunday morning.
This year, we were invited to preach in youth camps/youth meetings across India. Young people came to the altar to give their lives to Jesus. Here is video clip that shows that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CK9cfgMIOU (see the last few minutes). In October alone we preached in four youth meetings/camps.
This year, we conducted Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayers at our base/rented home. Small groups of people from different walks of life (corporates/homemakers/senior citizens) came to pray for the nations first and their needs finally. The Karnataka State Elections, The 'semifinal' state elections - we prayed for these. Prayer against so-called soft porn via the streaming devices - we raised these. Duke Jeyaraj preached short messages in between. His two messages that brought out pivotal Bible Truth from two actresses' lives - Sri Devi and Savitri were preached in this Fasting Prayer. Here are the links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ydFEbvc7w (Sri Devi)
CALLING THEM IN
We went for outreach armed with the Bubbly/Dhoni tract of Duke to various places in Hyderabad this year. Traffic junctions/outside colleges/outside corporate offices were our favorite spots. We had an outreach for transgenders as well. Before/After such distributions we had street-side devotions on why we must evangelise/give tracts. An Assemblies of God pastor joined for one of the outreaches. Here is one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQy2v2FjYI. It was a joy to go the highways and byways and call them for the wedding feast of Jesus this way!
We conducted the Sound Doctrine that Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Bible Studies. The venue was the centrally located in Hyderabad home of the Daniels. The Doctrine of the Church was put in the acronym c-h-u-r-c-h for example. The fate of the unevangelised was practically studied. Here is one message from that series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7UoJDInJo. These studies - sometimes lasting for 90 minutes - were solid meat for those who want to be disciples of Jesus. They were meant to catapult baby believers into breeding believers.
CREATING CUTTING EDGE VIDEOS
We produced Short Videos on Hot Topics - thanks to our volunteer Sunny Karumanchi's hard work. 25 of such videos are already on Facebook/Youtube. Several testimonies about these abound. Here is the most watched video in that series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukQT7lnews. These videos shot with Sunny's high-end equipment is cutting edge - in 4k with clear audio.
We cut up Duke Jeyaraj messages and uploaded clips to suit Instagram videos (maximum video can be only 1 minute long here). We called this series Under One Minute Punch. Instagram is the preferred social media site of today's youth. Sunil our volunteer helped in this regard. Here is one such video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxQ3dvz4iKk
Duke was invited by a school in the National Capital Region to speak to its senior students. Duke spoke in two campuses of this school. Duke wrapped the Gospel/Bible Truth around interesting videos like the Priya Varrier wink video! Students from different backgrounds made commitments to follow Jesus. Hundreds of students were touched.
We counselled people by having those who reached to us for counsel over phone/over coffee shop conversations. Post these counsels/conversations sinners prayer was prayed, confusions about life partner was cleared, marriage problems were sorted out, stubborn habits were broken. Because we maintain confidentiality we cannot give details of our counselling ministry that even touched someone from far away New Zealand!
In 2018 Duke and Evan together ministered in a couples' camp. Duke preached in an engagement of a couple where folks from the movie world were there.
By visiting our Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/visitduke people found answers to their questions. We have now over 366,000 hits there. This year we created playlists on hypergrace cult / sound doctrine / Bible Studies on all 66 books etc.
Our audio channel, www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud has over 88000 hits. Questions of Youth Answered Through the Book of Hebrews is one such message titled uploaded onto our channel: https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/youthquestionshebrewsduke
Duke was invited by IAM TV Vellore to take part in a practical doctrinal discussion this year. This program is being telecast during Sunday nights in the Vellore area.
We remained not only interdenominational but also inter-organizational. The Baptist church invited us for their youth program on August 15th. A non-denominational church also did so on the same day. An Assembly of God church invited Duke over to minister to their fasting youth for two days. Asha Foundation (a Christian Organisation) invited Duke to preach in their Christmas Program. Duke as an individual was ordained by the Assemblies of God of India this year. Duke is not a pastor. Duke attends a local church with his family and gives to that church (rather than receive) and other ministers whom the Lord prompts him to give (from the offerings God blessed him and Evan with). That local church is the New Life Assembly of God, Kompally, Hyderabad. Pastor Arlene Stubbs, this church's senior pastor, remains a great source of encouragement for the Dukes. Evan Duke was asked to preach in the Women's Sunday of this church (March 2018). Here is the video of that powerful message to over 5000 people across three services from Jeremiah 18 (the Potter's House passage): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh-eKSmqALA. Duke helped in fundraisers for this church's new building by doing cricket commentary! G4 Mission, our church, is a supplement to the local church - never a substitute. Thank God - we frequently cross both organizational and denominational boundaries - when it comes to ministry!
We published two issues of the magazine that wraps Bible Truth around contemporary events - The Days of Your Youth. Eugene Pandian did the mag design. A doctor in a famous hospital picked up one of this year's issues and said: "Only RZIM's mag, Engage is of the same quality and finish like this mag - The Days of Your Youth". We also published the book Straight Talk (on sex, love, marriage and porn and such hot topics) through Word of Christ publishers. Pastor Clement dedicated Duke's new book in Coimbatore (June first Sunday). This book is now sold via Amazon apart from Word of Christ book stores across India. OM India's biggest store also houses this book. 40 hot issues - from porn to sexting to handing romantic rejections - are handled in a biblical way in this book. Top leaders - including Rev. Anitha Aidinyantz, Rev. D. Mohan, Rev. Dr. YD Jeyaseelan, Rev. Stanley Mehta, Rev. Sam (Life Fellowship, Trivandrum), Rev. Abbey George (IJM - USA), etc., - apart from secular leaders (professors in US Universities) were gracious to give forewords/promos for this book.Hepsibah Paul, Lima Eugene, Percy John served as voluntary text editors. "You Plucked The Questions from my mind and answered them!" - that was one response to the book, Straight Talk.
We held our Board Meeting this year and filed Income Tax through G4 Mission and received the acknowledgement. All our partners are Indians/of Indian origin. We are not supported by any foreign church/organisation. We audit our accounts. Our senior most board member is a non-relative who knows Duke from his childhood: Silver Ramesh Annan. The compound wall of accountability has been set around our ministry this way.
COUNTRYMAN MIKE AND MORE
God added the following gadgets this year to speed up the work of getting the Gospel via Social Media: a countryman mike/a high-end android phone-video recording device/ Ipad pro audio enhancing Rode mike. Thanks to the giving of God's people we are able to get the latest gadgets to broadcast God's Word for the Google Generation!
Duke also wrote articles that brought Bible Truth on hot current topics and sent them via WhatsApp. For example the last article was on John Chau, the American Missionary martyr to North Sentinel islands, whom he called "the man of the year for me". You can read the full article here: https://dukewords.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/the-person-of-the-year-2018-for-me-john-chau-the-daring-missionary-martyr-to-north-sentinel-islands-duke-jeyaraj-his-story-in-a-memorable-outline/ (www.dukewords.wordpress.com is a new website where Duke posts new articles).
Duke's articles were published in AIM magazine (published by Evangelical Fellowship of India, New Delhi), Light of Life Magazine (published out of Mumbai) and Better Future magazine published out of Kerala. Here is the title of one of the articles: Excuses for a Homosexual Life Style Refuted. This mag cluster reaches about 40000 English readers around India and the world.
CROSSING LANGUAGE BARRIERS
Duke created a new Hindi Facebook Ministry Resource page. This would serve to teach what God's Word has to say about sex, love, marriage to Hindi readers. An unnamed volunteer manages the Hindi translation of Duke's English articles on these topics. Here is the link: www.facebook/dukehindi. Also, Duke arranged for the translation of his Bible Devotion Plan with popular App Youversion in several Indian languages. It was translated into Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Malayalam. The English plan has seen over 100,000 completions. It can be read here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/2317-porn-temptation-beaten. Duke wrote a plan on discovering joy for Youversion which has finished 10,000 completions. You can read that plan here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/12225-this-lasting-joy-comes-when-you
This year Duke had health challenges. In the month of October he had acute abdomen pain just before preaching in Coimbatore. In the month of December, he was diagnosed with kidney stone curable with tablets. He is fine by God's grace now. Dale, Duke's son is gearing up to write his grade 10 exams. Datasha, Duke's daughter is in grade 6. Evan Duke's behind-the-scenes support is invaluable. She also studies a course in SAIACS - M. A. Leadership (Online).
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