by Michael Sove
Eph 3:20 â€œNow to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amenâ€
I want to tell you about our God who has gone beyond what I could ask or imagine. Suresh Gumma has been praying for a vehicle for his ministry for five years. He is located in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, India. I met him through this web site and have been mentoring him in cell ministry for about a year now. I want our cell groups to have a heart for the nations, so I have been asking our cells to adopt pastors like Suresh for prayer, ministry and possible mission trips.
I visited Suresh and his ministry in March and saw first hand the needs as well as the potential in his church as well as the branch churc+hes in his state. So I began to pass prayer requests on his behalf through the International Cell Church Prayer Network which I coordinate, as well as through the cell groups of our church. We have been honored to provide funds for Bibles as well as help support some of the branch church pastors with financial gifts but what happened next still boggles my mind.
One night after visiting a cell group I was approached by a cell member who ask me if Suresh could use a vehicle and if something like that could really help his ministry. To make a long story short, within two days this gentleman provided the funds for a brand new seven passenger vehicle for this ministry in India. This will greatly expand the ministry possibilities of Suresh. The blessing also impacts me as I take annual mission trips to the area. I will not have to take public transportation or rent vehicles for these mission trips. God gets all the Glory!
When you pray for others you gain Godâ€™s heart for them, and when you have Godâ€™s heart for them, the possibilities are endless! I want to encourage you to give your cells a vision for the nations. If you are reading this and would like to pray for or participate in the International Cell Church Prayer Network you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.