May 2012 Magazine


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Editor's Note - Pastor Saroja
Bless The Lord O My Soul-Revival meeting on 28th Mar 2012
Beautiful Heart
Message preached by Bishop Prakash
Rose of Sharon Old Age Home
Rose of Sharon Sunday School, Kalina Mumbai
Rose of Sharon Sunday School, Bhilad - Gujarat
Fire Escape

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Editor's Note

Pastor Saroja M

My beloved readers, I greet you once again through this magazine with a joyful heart. In the month of March we had a wonderful time in our Church and auditorium where the wonderful and powerful word of God was preached by God’s anointed servants Bishop M Prakash and Pastor Beulah. I believe the mighty presence of the Holy Spirit will encourage us all to grow in faith.
2 Peter 1:1 says, “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”
Faith is a strong power through which we can receive all things from God. By faith:

  • We receive grace for Salvation. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

  • With faith alone we receive baptism. Mark 16:16 says, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.”

  • By faith alone we can receive the Holy Spirit as John 7:38 says, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”

Those who have faith will fear nothing. The Bible says in Psalms 23:4, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
When we read the word of God again and again our faith increases abundantly.
There will always be a trial of our faith. As 1 Peter 1:7 says, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ”.
Satan will always try to break the faith of believers. By experience Paul says, at the end of life’s race with a good fight, I have kept the faith. 2 Tim 4:7 says, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
What a good testimony this is! “Good fight” here means “getting victory through faith.”
Satan tried to destroy Job’s faith. He first destroyed his wealth, and then he destroyed his children and finally brought sickness in his body. Still Job stood firm in his faith and finally all Satan’s plans were destroyed.
Bible clearly says in Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Beloved children of God - to receive the promised Kingdom of God, start preparing yourselves right away and grow in faith. Acts 14:22 says, “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”
My dear friends and readers: whatever your problems are, do not look around you but look only to God, for He is the author and finisher of our faith.
May God bless you till we meet again.
Pastor Saroja M.



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am Taraben from village Kalgaon in Bhilad Gujarat. Through this testimony I would like to glorify our Lord. I was suffering from a big lump-like boil on my head for the last four months. In the last Kalina Church fasting prayer, I gave a prayer request for my healing. I praise and thank my wonderful God for healing me. My boil has disappeared completely. I give all the glory to God for healing me and also thank Pastor Saroja for praying for me.
** Sis. Taraben, Kalgaon
My son was suffering from stomach and leg pain from many months. He was also under medication since many months, but to no avail. One day he got severe stomach pain - I immediately called Pastor Saroja and told her about his pain. Pastor prayed for my son and he was healed from this stomach pain. I give all glory to our Lord Almighty and also thank Pastor Saroja for her faithful prayers, whenever needed.
** Sis. Shila, Kandivali
I thank the Lord for saving me from a great problem. My company was to be shifted to another place and I was to lose my job. I requested Pastor Saroja to pray for my job. I thank and praise God for the wonderful prayer answer the Lord has given. My company has dropped the idea of shifting and my job is now secure. I thank the Lord a million times for the prayer answer, in saving me and my family from a great financial problem. I also deeply thank Pastor Saroja for her fervent prayers.
** Bro. Ashok R. Barot, Kalgaon Bhilad
Praise the Lord. I thank God that after 15 years my husband got a job. I thank Pastor Saroja for her prayers for him.
After getting the job my husband was not going to work regularly. I requested Pastor Saroja for her prayers once again and she prayed for my husband. I thank Jesus and Pastor once again because my husband is now going regularly to work.
**Sis. JyothiSurti, Vakola
I had a problem of an abnormally big stomach when I was pregnant. I did not know the reason, so I consulted the doctors. They told me this was possibly due to twins. They also informed me that I would have to undergo a Caesarean operation. The sonography tests were too expensive for me to verify this. I discussed this matter with Pastor Saroja and requested her to pray for me. She assured me of her prayers and also counseled me not to worry and that I would have a normal delivery. By the abundant grace of my Lord Jesus Christ, I have had a normal delivery and delivered a healthy child without any problems. All Glory and Honour to our dear Lord Jesus and my sincere thanks to Pastor Saroja for her fervent prayers for me and my child.
** Sis. Geeta Sawant, Kalgaon Bhilad

I am Unnibhai from Bhilad. I want to testify about my daughter who was due for delivery. The doctors were saying that we would have to do a Caesarean operation as she was not getting labour pains. After Pastor Saroja prayed, my daughter delivered a healthy child through a normal delivery. I thank and praise God for this miracle in my daughter’s life and also I am really grateful to Pastor Saroja for her powerful prayers.
** Sis. Ms. Unnibhai, Kalgaon Bhilad
Glory to the Almighty God for He is Good, Merciful and His kindness & abundance on us. My friends’ daughter Kashmira was coughing non-stop for over two months (Jan & Feb). Early in March she went for a thorough medical check-up. She was diagnosed with a tumor in the thyroid. It had to be operated upon immediately and also a biopsy had to be conducted to check for malignancy of the same. This news was sorrowful for us, since we have known Kashmira as a child. Now, she is married with a 3 year old daughter. Immediately, I called Pastor Saroja and requested her for prayers for her successful operation as well as that the biopsy report must be all clear. Thanks to Pastor for her fervent and continuous prayers for Kashmira. Her operation went off successfully and she recovered very well. Also her biopsy reports were received during March and the same is all clear. All Glory and Honour to our Lord and Saviour for honouring his daughter’s prayers. Thanks to Pastor Saroja too for her continuous prayers.
** Sis. June Anchan, Mulund


If our Good Lord has worked in your life through Pastor Saroja’s prayers, the blessed oil or in any way through the Rose of Sharon Church- do share your testimony with us so that we can together Glorify God. You could send your testimonies to us by post or mail us at Let many others too be blessed hearing them.



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Bless The Lord O My Soul-Revival meeting on 28th Mar 2012

The Rose of Sharon Church hosted a revival meeting on 28th March, 2012 at Shanmukhananda Fine Arts Auditorium, Sion. Many came from various parts of the state and the auditorium was filled with believers and hungry souls. The previous day was also a day of blessings for many, as Pastor Beulah from Chennai gave the word at a special service held at the Rose of Sharon Church, Kalina.
The meeting on 28th March began at 6pm and went on till 9pm after which many people came up for prayers from the attending Pastors. Pastor Beulah, Pastor Mercy, Bishop Prakash along with Pastor Saroja prayed for their healing & redemption with great passion and we believe that many obtained grace from Lord Jesus, our Master in heaven this evening... many were healed and there were some who were freed from the devil by the prayers of the pastors.
After the inaugural prayer, Sis Padma who compered the evening, called upon the young choir who sang songs of praise with fire for 45 minutes, after which the Pastors were called up to the stage and introduced and thanked for their presence. Thereafter, Dr. Prakash – Bishop, Synod of Independent Churches of India SISWA Mission Trust took centre-stage for the message.
The message revolved around how when the bible mentions an incident by beginning with “One day...” (1 Samuel 14:1) it means that that day was a special day and was ordained by God for that incident. Bishop Prakash used the phrase “ONE DAY” to emphasise how we must say, see, believe and seize our blessings for that one day in our lives.
Bishop Prakash also expounded the Greek words - CRONOS for human's linear time and KAIROS for God's time and spoke of how we as God’s children must wait upon God’s time – Kairos in faith... for that “ONE DAY”, be it for our healing, our blessing, our needs, etc.
Bishop Prakash involved the audience by making them loudly profess their faith in God’s blessings one day. The message was enthralling and Bishop Prakash’ delivery style so full of fire that the audience did not realize how time flew by.
During the end of the message, while Pastor Prakash prayed, he prophesied a blessing for Pastor Saroja’s ministry work and said that she would be able to communicate in many languages and travel to many places to spread the word of God and that many would be blessed by her.
With the closing address by Pastor Saroja, the audience were then asked to come for prayers as per their needs. We all are grateful to the Lord for providing this mighty revival for his saints and pray that there may be many more such meetings in the future!
In Christ……Ramiah Daniels


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Beautiful Heart

Anita was only seven years old. Her 20-year-old cousin Rajat was studying medicine. Anita thought he was already a doctor, so she used to call him Doctor Bhaiya (brother). One day, she went to his room and found him studying a big book. She climbed onto his lap and asked, “Doctor Bhaiya, what is this?” He said, “This is a picture of the human heart. There is one like this in all of us.” She looked at it curiously, as if trying to understand everything! He took her little hand, placed it over his heart and said, “Can you feel how it’s beating? It works hard all day to pump blood. I am writing an article on the heart for my presentation.”
“May I help you?” asked Anita, her eyes shining. Rajat looked at her, and hiding his smile, he said, “Sure, you write something for me and I’ll put it into my work. Off you go now.”
Anita sat down to work seriously. She wrote her thoughts and gave it to Doctor Bhaiya. On the day of the presentation, he read out his article on the functioning of the heart. Then he said, “Sir, I seek your permission to share with you, what my seven-year-old sister has to say on this topic.”
Once he was permitted to do so, Rajat read out:

All of us have BIG hearts. My heart does dhak-dhak all the time. My heart is red.
My heart pumps all the blood.
My heart loves all parts of my body. If my heart did not give love, I would die. My heart gets cracked and even broken when people say bad things to it. When Raju broke my dolly, a part of my heart cried and died. When I get new toys, my heart jumps for joy.
My heart is SO big, that I can put so many people into it. Only God knows how to make new hearts so we should try not to break them. Mama says God lives in all hearts. Then why do people fight??? …There was pin-drop silence.

The Professor rose up from his seat and started clapping. One by one, everyone stood up to give a standing ovation. Little Anita had seen beyond the mechanics, flesh and blood!



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Message preached by Bishop Prakash during the

Revival Meeting held in Mumbai on March 28, 2012.

It is after 8 years that the Lord has given me this opportunity to come and participate in this meeting and be a blessing to all. No. 8 means a new beginning, so when the Rose of Sharon Church and Pastor Saroja have entered the 8th year it means a ‘New Blessing’. They will enter into the 9th year now where the number 9 signifies the ‘Fruit of the Holy Spirit’. They are going to enter into a new dimension of this ministry. So, this evening it is my great privilege and joy to bless the Rose of Sharon Ministry as it enters into its 9th Year. I really appreciate Pastor Saroja and the members for going into the next level of the ministry. Thank you Pastor Saroja, for inviting me this evening and I acknowledge your love and compassion towards the ministry.
How many of you expect something special this evening? So turn to your neighbor and tell him/her something special will happen this evening. I want you’ll to shout and praise the Lord and respond to me. I want more “Hallelujahs” from you. Remember you are not here by accident but by the pre-plan of God. God has pre-destined what you are going to achieve in your life. You are here by God’s plan alone. God has chosen you before the foundation of the earth. Just turn to your neighbor and say “God has chosen you before the foundation of the earth”. God knows all your tears, your problems, your needs. And tonight God will deliver you from your problems; He will release you from bondage to His destiny. Tonight, He is going to touch you and heal you, He is going to open your hearts, your destiny; He will perform something in the atmosphere. How many of you believe this? “Hallelujah… Hallelujah!” Yes, when we are going through problems, every time we say “Hallelujah” God will open the windows of heaven and shower His blessings upon you. It’s true! It has happened in my life, I never hesitated to do anything in life, because I know my Lord God has the power to open the windows of heaven and shower His blessings upon me. Let’s give a clap offering unto the Lord...
1 Samuel 14 : 1 “Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father.”

One Day God will prosper you, God will bless you, and God will make you the head not the tail. One Day your life will be a blessed life. One Day your life will be a blessing to many oceans and nations. How many of you believe this? Hallelujah!! One Day my God shall supply all my needs, One Day my God will lift my face, One Day my God will lift my head, One Day I will be a blessed man/woman in this world. One Day my troubles will be over, all my prayers will be answered. We can call it times and season, times and seasons were divided by Jewish People in Israel as Kronos and Kairos. ‘Kronos’ is common time for common people i.e. March 28th 2012; 7.20 pm is a common time all over India. ‘Kairos’ is a specified time for specified people. The bible says “One day Jonathan said to his armour bearer”. This ‘One Day’ is not Kronos but Kairos - it is the specified time that Jonathan said to his armour bearer. Likewise we are not a Kronos but a Kairos people. Repeat “I am a Kairos people and want to be a Kairos people of God”.

Yes my friends, your life too will not be the same after today. All your problems will go away. You may be thinking today that this is the end of your life, because it seems to be miserable and full of troubles. But remember, today, God is going to turn all your troubles into blessings. How many of you believe that? One Day My God will bless you; He will turn your sorrows into blessings… One Day my Red Sea will be opened, my Jericho will be fallen down… One Day I will kill the Goliath of my life. One Day all the waters in my house will become the wine of God. One Day My God will provide all my needs that I am waiting for… I will be a Kingly Priest, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, a special people; I will be a blessing of God”.
Proverbs 18: 20-21 “A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”. The tongue has the power of Life and Death, those who love it shall eat of its fruit. From the fruit of his mouth, a man’s stomach is full. The bible says that the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it shall eat its fruit. The moment God opened His mouth and said “Let there be light”, there was light. God said “Let there be sun”, there was the sun. God said “Let there be moon”, there was the moon. Jesus said in the gospel of John 14 “He that believeth in Me shall do the things that I do and shall do it greatly”. I want to stimulate your Faith now, the moment I received Jesus in my life, when I started praying I only said positive things, there was not a single negative thing that I said. It is more than 40 years now, that I am praying the prayer of Jabez in all these years “Lord bless me and enlarge my territory”.
If you have Faith in God, it will create an atmosphere in the galaxy. If you have no job, let there be job. If you want a house, in faith proclaim there will be a house. If you are looking for a life partner, in faith proclaim you will find one. The tongue has the power of Life and Death - open your mouth, something will happen in the atmosphere. Every power and plan of the evil will be defeated. Even if nothing is there, God will create it for you. John 14: 14 says “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it”. Jesus said whatever you ask in my name, I will give unto you. The Greek meaning of this word “Whatever you ask in my name, even if I didn’t have it at that time, I will create it and give unto you”. The other translation, the language Jesus was speaking in those days - Aramaic: “If you ask anything in my name, even if I didn’t have at that time, I will create it for you and give unto you, till that time I cannot keep quiet, because I will accomplish it for you”. That is the promise of God. If you have no job, I will create and give it for you.If you have no house, I will create it and give it unto you. If you are looking for some miracle in your body, it will be granted to you. The bible says in Romans 4:17 “(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead,and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Our God is a God who makes something out of nothing. You must believe it! God can create something for you. I believe it… I say it… I see it… I seize it… Life and Death are in the power of the tongue. Hallelujah… The bible says “One Day Jonathan told his armour bearer, let us go to the other side”. The Hebrew meaning ofJonathan is ‘Lord gave’. Another interpretation is ‘Lord Gives’.
Tonight Lord will give anything you want. 1 Samuel 14 : 1 “Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father.” And Jonathan did not have any arms to fight with. He had a sword and his father had a sword. There were only two swords in the kingdom to fight against the Philistines. None of the other soldiers in the kingdom of Israel had any arms to fight with when the war was declared. 1 Samuel 13: 19-22 “Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.   Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.   So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found”. Only two people had swords to fight with the enemy. Can you imagine if there is a war with China and India and only the Prime Minister and President have a sword each to fight with? How can this be? What happened to the other weapons? The Philistines entered the land of Israel and had taken away all the weapons of war and also they had taken all the blacksmiths into their land. The bible says that in the entire country of Israel, no weapon was found except with the King and the Prince. There was a scarcity of weapons in the land of Israel. Hebrew 4: 12 says “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”. Yes, the Word of God is a double edged sword. Since there was no blacksmith to make weapons in the land of Israel, if they wanted it they had to go to the land of the Philistines. Similar to the scarcity of swords and blacksmiths in the land of Israel, today in the 21st century there is a scarcity of prophets and priests to preach the Word of God. We know that the prophets of God are required to spread the Word of God. As the blacksmiths were taken into captivity by the Philistines, so also the eyes of God is looking here and there searching for His Prophets and Priests who will teach the Word to His people. The Word says “If Baal is God then follow him and if our living God is God then follow Him”. God is looking for Prophets like Elijah and Elisha. So let God raise more blacksmiths to make more swords and let Him raise more Prophets and Priests in this land, so that they can operate the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible says in Revelation 1: 16 “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength”. Out of his mouth will come out a sharp double edged sword i.e. the Word of God will come out. Now there was a war between the Philistines and the Israelites. Jonathan had one sword and Saul had one sword. 1 Samuel 14 : 2-3 “And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron: and the people that were with him were about six hundred men;   And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD's priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone”. Saul was sitting under a pomegranate tree and praying, Pomegranate tree is a typology of the ‘Holy Spirit’. Saul was an anointed man, sitting under the pomegranate tree. If you study the tabernacle of God, it has the ‘Outer place’, ‘Holy place’ and the ‘Most Holy place’. In these places you can see the drawings of grapes and pomegranate fruits. If you read the holy scriptures in Numbers 1 & 2, Kings etc., the pomegranate and grape fruits are the typology and symbol of the ‘Holy Spirit’ and ‘Blood of Jesus’. Now, Saul was sitting under the pomegranate tree, filled with the spirit of God and doing nothing. There were 600 strong men with him under the pomegranate tree. The bible says that Saul was the most handsome man in the kingdom of Israel. He was named as “Head and Shoulder”. He was sitting under the pomegranate tree and doing nothing. No matter how many people you have with you, no matter that you are filled with the Holy Spirit. But only few people have the ‘Power of the Word of God’, only few people have the power of the Faith. Jonathan had the Power of the Word of Faith, he said “I don’t care about the Philistines, there may be fifty thousand Philistines, but I know that my God is with me. Let us go to the other side, I will fight them and kill them, because God is with me”.
I want to encourage you to read 1 Samuel 14 : 6 “And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few”. Jonathan said to the people, let us go to the other side, Let us fight with the Philistines, our Lord God will do something for us today. Don’t care about the uncircumcised. Remember we are all circumcised in our hearts, in our faith. We are circumcised because we believe in the God who is the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. Surely God will make something for us; God will work on behalf of us. We do not need to do anything. The Egyptians who are fighting with us, we will see them no more because our Lord is fighting with them for us. When we have faith in our mouth, Life and Death are in the power of the tongue. We must say in Faith “My God will work on behalf of me”.
want to build at least 1000 churches before I die, we must have a motto in life. When I came to Mumbai, earlier today and met Pastor Saroja. I wondered how she has established churches in Mumbai, how she has done all these marvelous things for the Lord. It was her ‘Faith’; it is Faith that motivates a person to do such marvelous things. Jonathan told his armor bearer “The Lord will do something wonderful for us”. Similarly, tonight my friends the Lord will do something wonderful in your lives too. One Day… I will be a head not a tail. One day I will bless the people, I will not be a borrower…. One Day I will be a prosperous man… One Day I will preach the gospel… Hallelujah….Hallelujah. One Day my troubles, fears, problems, financial crisis will go away. That One Day is tonight! God is going to do something in the atmosphere, in my family, in my life, in my physical body… One Day is tonight…I believe it… I say it… I see it… I seize it! Hallelujah… Hallelujah. Remember, we are the ‘Kairos people’ not the ‘Kronos people’.
May Lord Bless you all!
Bishop M Prakash



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Rose of Sharon Old Age Home
Mira Road - Mumbai

Greetings once again in the most Holy and Matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus of Nazareth. We welcome all our dear readers to another edition of the monthly newsletter. The mercury level has topped in the city and the summer heat outside is sweltering, but the home is well aerated and cool, due to the cross ventilation and cool breeze blowing at all times. Thank you Jesus.
It is time to share with all our readers yet another unique personality within the home and how God has been instrumental in the lives of these dear ones. Let me introduce to you all, granny Chabubai Jantre. Granny Jantre is a native of Karad in Maharashtra. She is 93 years young. I say young because people coming to the home are surprised when we say that she is 93, she actually looks as if she is 70 years old and she deserves to have that tag because of all the activities that she does within the home.
Granny Jantre is completely independent and does not need any kind of help as such. Her day starts at 5.00 am sharp. First thing in the morning is bath which she does without any supervision at all. Aproximately 30 minutes after bath starts her rigorous routine of excercises. The excercises include stretching excercises, freeing of the joints and walking. There is one exercise which she does and amazes us all, while lying on the bed, she keeps both her legs up and supports her back with her hands, while her head is on the bed. There is a series of other exercises and this entire session lasts for approximately 30 minutes after which she is ready for the day. With this kind of a daily regime, no wonder why she is only on vitamins and has no kind of sickness (Diabetes, BP or heart ailment) at all.
Granny Jantre does not like to sit idle and will keep doing something or the other. If she has nothing to do, will upfront ask for work and will help in cleaning vegetables, garlic, green masala etc. She helps in folding clothes and will make her own bed. She is very neat, tidy and systematic by nature, the things on her bed and under her bed are cleaned every day and kept tidily. Even after combing her hair, she ensures that the comb is clean and the hair is packed neatly in a piece of paper and then thrown in the dustbin. She loves spicy food and will give a nice smile when we serve her with a little red chilly chutney in her plate.
Granny Jantre is also very alert and is of a sound mind. She is very observant and immediately perceives a situation. I remember an occasion when my house which is a floor above the home was being painted. It was the first day of painting and at around noon time I went up to inspect the work and came down in about 20 minutes. As I entered the home, granny Jantre saw me and the first thing that she asked me in marathi was, “Tumchya gharala rang lavta ka? (Are you painting your house?) I was surprised and amazed at her alertness and realized my mistake of thinking that she is old.
She knows the time when the evening prayer starts and will be ready even before all the others can come. She does not know the songs, yet she will clap her hands and involve herself in the praises. She attentively sits through the entire prayer time and after the prayers are over, will go and wish “Praise the Lord” to each and every person in the home with a warm smile, such is the zest of this granny.
We (in the home) always think that if at 93 she is so active, how she must have been when young. Truly, God has blessed her with good health and has given her the grace to see her grandchildren’s children. May our dear Lord Jesus continue to give her good health and joy and happiness in the home as long as she lives.

Praise The Lord.
** Bro. Moses George



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Rose of Sharon Sunday-School
(Kalina, Mumbai)

All glory to God for our precious Sunday School children.
This month we teachers would like to share about Salome Lobo who is in Beginners Class in Sunday School. Salome is an energetic and bold child. And she enjoys playing and interacting with all the Sunday School children. She is also very caring about others.
Salome is very attentive and pays attention to many things. She is the first one to remind us whose turn it is to pray in class.
She is obedient– doing whatever is being told to her in class. Salome has a special talent – she loves to sing. And she sings loudly, very loudly. In church with so many members singing during service – you can still so distinctly hear Salome’s loud and melodious clear voice; singing, clapping and joyfully worshipping the Lord. This is truly wonderful to see!
Salome has a testimony to share every week - about her studies, about her days in school, about things she has, about gifts she has received ... she shares giving all glory to her Jesus. It is wonderful to see how the children appreciate God’s work in their lives – in simple day to day things!
In general .... it is so clear to understand the love Jesus had for little children. And how Jesus tells us to be like little children if we wish to enter the kingdom of God. Truly there is a lot to learn from the children – their pure love, clean heart and their simple prayers.
Praise the Lord.
** **Sis. Sandra Daniels



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Rose of Sharon Sunday-School
(Bhilad, Gujarat)i

Greetings and well-wishes in name of our dear Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! This month, we would be sharing about a little girl, Ruchita from our Sunday School.
Ruchita is about 10 years old and has been attending Sunday School regularly from the time we’ve begun. She’s by nature, a quite child and feels shy to openly speak, yet, once she is asked to stand up and share good things that the Lord has done for her in the last week, she immediately stands up and shares her testimony. While we narrate the Bible story, she looks at the pictures intently with a smiling face and is very attentive. Though, she’s quite throughout the story time, she’s is at the same time quite interactive while we ask questions. She loves the quiz-time and looks forward to answer questions to the story heard in the previous week. Ruchita also loves the action songs we sing in the Sunday School, her favourite action song is ‘Everyday... Jesus lives in my heart!’
It’s wonderful to see the children interacting and retaining all the good things they hear and learn about Lord Jesus. Pray that these children grow more in the Lord and glorify His precious name in the days to come. Let His grace abound in the lives of these little ones to bear great testimonies for Lord Jesus in future.
Thank you JESUS!
** Sis. Mercy George



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Help Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego find their way to safety.
Daniel 3:12-30




Bible Detective




What type of wood did Noah use to make the ark?

Gopher wood or Cypress. Genesis 6:14


In what book, chapter, and verse can we find the
Ten Commandments in the Bible?

Exodus 20:3-17


In what chapter and verse of Exodus can we read
about God enabling Moses to part the Red Sea?

Exodus 14:21-22


How many times a day did ravens bring food to Elijah?

Twice - 1 Kings 17:6


In what book, chapter & verse can we read about Elijah being taken up to Heaven in a chariot of fire?

2 Kings 2:11-12


What two kinds of animals did God help David kill as
a youth, which gave him faith to fight a giant?

Lion and a bear 1 Samuel 17:34-36


In which book, chapter and verse can we read about
Lot's wife being turned into a pillar of salt?

Genesis 19:26


What musical instrument did David play to give King
Saul relief from an evil spirit?

Harp - 1 Samuel 16:23


In what book, chapter & verse can we read about three men coming out of a fiery furnace unhurt?

Daniel 3:26-27


Besides Moses, who else was able to part the water and walk across on dry ground?

Elijah. 2 Kings 2:8






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