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we had immediately swung in to action and to a maximum

extent we have rendered the services, we have provided

them Blankets, Food, and Temporary shelter.

Distribution of Rice                                                                                                                Distribution of Bread

 

 

Pastor P. Ravimdra Babu

& Holy Fire Ministry 

 

Christian Messages from South India

Message 5 

 

 

Dear Brother Rudy

Greetings and blessings in the most high and Lifted name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Brother, I shall be very thankful to you for being furnished your intact mailing address to us.  You had directed us to send pictures to you, but due to the prevalence of unprecedented Cyclonic Storm on 15-12-2003, this Cyclone had affected with heavy to heavy gals 200Kms. per hour.

So many poor Christian people have been suffered a lot, their houses totally collapsed and also they have lost many more domestic utensils.  In such a hard and horrific circumstances, being responsible Christian Missionary, on Humanitarian grounds, we had immediately swung in to action and to a maximum extent we have rendered the services, we have provided them Blankets, Food, and Temporary shelter.

At present, they are gradually getting relief and they are slowly constructing their houses.  In this regard, we have covered 12 poor villages.  Hence brother, as we were being deeply preoccupied and associated with the activities of relief and rehabilitation measures, for the poor Christian people, who had badly suffered with this disastrous Cyclonic storm.  This is why we could not send the pictures in a right time.  Please kindly pardon me and I am extremely very sorry for this.  Any way we are making all possible efforts and we will send the pictures to you with in a week.  We are constantly praying for you and for your Ministry in our day to day regular prayers.  Pertaining to the pictures don’t feel and think otherwise and we do believe and hoping that  you may understand our position with peaceful outlook.

Convey my good regard and best wishes to your family members, your Ministry members, your respective board Members and other fellow Ministry team. We shall await for your further valuable and fruitful response at an earliest in this regard with hopefully and prayerfully.

Thanking you Brother,

Yours Brother in Christ,

Pastor  P. Ravindra Babu

Holy Fire Ministry,

South India.

Contact: mmerry_joseph_45@hotmail.com

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