Elkana and his wife, Jeba-Kumari, were active members of a charismatic church in Chennai, India. Although they felt firm in their faith, they politely listened to a group of local Adventist church members who knocked on their door one day. As a result of this encounter they started a weekly Bible study with one of the members. Step-by-step the church member took Elkana and Jeba-Kumari through the Bible.
In time they began attending weekly church services and were baptized into the Adventist Church. Elkana and Jeba-Kumari couldn’t keep their newfound faith to themselves and told their family all about it. As a result some of their relatives began attending church with them.
The local pastor was so impressed that he invited Elkana and Jeba-Kumari to plant a church in their neighborhood. Within 10 months 28 people were attending their church.
They currently have no church building and must worship in a rented room. Elkana and Jeba-Kumari hope to secure a piece of land and build a church for their little congregation in the near future, knowing that when they do, their membership will grow even more. Please keep this couple in your prayers.
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