Messiah Fellowship: The Fastest Growing Full Gospel/Pentecostal Church in Vijayawada

Nations for Jesus: Reaching the Least Reached People with the Good News of the Gospel

MISSION OF MESSIAH FELLOWSHIP:

Our mission is to build a multidimensional church that trains and equips people for their ministry, working together for the glory of God, reaching our world for Jesus Christ.Image

VISION OF THE CHURCH:

Our vision is to help people discover who they are in Christ and what belongs to them as children of God. Also, to help people find God’s plan and purpose for their individual lives and equip them into disciples of Jesus, full of faith, wisdom and the Holy Spirit

WHAT WE VALUE:

Love is the foundation for life and is the most important characteristic of a Christian according to Mark 12:30 – 31.

A spirit of excellence honors God and inspires people.

Anointed teaching and discipleship is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives in the church.

Life changing spiritual transformation is best facilitated through small groups.

Spiritual maturity is evidenced by prayer…

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Messiah Fellowship: The Fastest Growing Full Gospel/Pentecostal Church in Vijayawada

MISSION OF MESSIAH FELLOWSHIP:

Our mission is to build a multidimensional church that trains and equips people for their ministry, working together for the glory of God, reaching our world for Jesus Christ.Image

VISION OF THE CHURCH:

Our vision is to help people discover who they are in Christ and what belongs to them as children of God. Also, to help people find God’s plan and purpose for their individual lives and equip them into disciples of Jesus, full of faith, wisdom and the Holy Spirit

WHAT WE VALUE:

Love is the foundation for life and is the most important characteristic of a Christian according to Mark 12:30 – 31.

A spirit of excellence honors God and inspires people.

Anointed teaching and discipleship is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives in the church.

Life changing spiritual transformation is best facilitated through small groups.

Spiritual maturity is evidenced by prayer, the empowering of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

We believe that children are a blessing of the Lord, and the family is God’s design.

We believe that God is a restorer and a rebuilder; therefore, we believe that people Who have experienced the pain and suffering can find hope, healing, freedom and a place in ministry in the local church.

Messiah Fellowship Vijayawada, India

Messiah Fellowship Vijayawada, India

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OUR FAITH STATEMENTS:

The Scriptures:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (II Tim. 3:16; I Thes. 2 :13; II Pet, 1:21).

The Godhead:
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons – Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal, (Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all, the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word flesh -covered, the Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).

Man, His Fall and Redemption:
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. But through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world “… all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” and “…There is none righteous, no, not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His blood to redeem and restore God to man, separate from the works and the Law, and is made operative by grace man back to God. (Rom. 5:12-15; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; I John 3:8) Salvation is a gift of through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Eph. 2:8-10)God to man, separate from the works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Eph. 2:8-10).

Eternal Life and the New Birth:
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (II Cor. 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5).

Water Baptism:
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col 2:12; Acts 8:36 -39). The following recommendation regarding the water baptism; formula is adopted; to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

Sanctification:
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return. (Heb. 12:14; I Thess. 5:23; II Pet. 3:18; II Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; I Cor. 1:30)

Divine Healing:
Healing is for Physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14 -15; I Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Is. 53: 4-5).

Resurrection of the Just and The Return of The Lord:
The angels told Jesus’ disciples,”…this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes,”… the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…”. (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-17) Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and together with His saints who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousands years (Rev. 20:6).

Hell and Eternal Retribution:
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “Eternal” and “Everlasting:, used in describing the duration of punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God ( Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20)

OUR CURRENT MINISTRIES

MEN’S MINISTRY

Men’s Ministries exists to develop men of character, faith and purpose. We desire to lead men to a saving knowledge of Christ, help build them up in their daily walk with Christ, and inspire them to be sent out to serve in the name of Christ.

At Messiah Fellowship, men from all backgrounds and age groups come together to help one another and discover how God wants us to live as we “develop men of God, who in turn will influence their world for Christ.” Our purpose is to serve and value each man by reaching out in the love of Jesus Christ. We would accomplish this by offering opportunities for spiritual growth, accountability, prayer, Bible study and service to others.
Topics such as handling your finances, ministering to your wife and children, being a man of God vs. a man of the world and other such areas are ministered to the men attending this fellowship.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Women’s Ministry meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. It is a wonderful time of sharing, praying and service unto God.

The Women’s Ministry focuses on a wide range of topics for women of all ages and walks in life. Women come together to support one another, and have great worship, in each of the fellowship events created especially for women. You can share fellowship and accountability with other women while deepening your relationship with God.

YOUTH MINISTRY

The goal of our Youth Ministry is to teach our young family members how to serve God and to prepare them as they grow into adult Christians. The Youth Ministry focuses on biblical teachings and open discussions designed to help the youth see the will of God in their own lives. The Youth Ministry meets in a relaxed and fun atmosphere where everyone’s comments are welcomed and encouraged.

This ministry will assist youth with achieving their potential with guidance from committed and spirit filled adults. The youth department meets every Friday night with special events planned for youth throughout the year.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH

The Children’s Church is a Sunday service designed specifically for children. Children are taught the stories of the Bible in an exciting and fun environment of love and nurturing. There are many hands-on activities where the children can express themselves as they grow spiritually. The children are taught Biblical principles through the use of games and activities that stimulate their minds and their spirits!

The Children’s Church was created as a way to teach children how to praise and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and is aimed at preparing the children to enter the church body of Christ. It is our desire to see the children experience the lessons of the Bible first hand and learn how to apply it in their daily lives.

PRAYER MINISTRY

Members of our prayer teams have a burden to pray for you and with you. They stand in the gap for you and intercede in prayer on your behalf when you can’t stand-alone or when you need assistance in seeking help for victory or deliverance from the difficulties of life.

Your issues and problems in this journey of life are our problems and issues too because we love you even though we may not know you. Let us help you! Share your requests with our anointed and committed prayer teams. All of our prayers no matter what form of prayer is backed up by the word of God.

HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN

Nothing is more heart breaking than the thought of children with no one to care for them. Burdened by this knowledge and need, Messiah fellowship offers a dynamic approach to confront the orphan problem through establishing church based Hope Centers. Hope centers are established to deliver children from economic, physical, social and spiritual poverty, enabling them to become model citizens. Hope Centers provide children with residential care, medical care, counseling, spiritual development, educational and vocational training.

WORSHIP SERVICES

SUNDAY:
Worship Service: 10:00 AM

WEDNESDAY:
Bible Study 7:00 PM

FRIDAY:
Fasting Prayer 10:00 AM

HEALING SERVICE:
First Saturday of Every Month

OUR ADDRESS INFORMATION:

Messiah Fellowship
Pastor Eliazer Sajja
Beside The Hindu, 100 Feet Road, Autonagar
Vijayawada 520 007

Andhra Pradesh
India

Phone No: 0866 2550575

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AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY TO REACH A MASS AUDIENCE IN INDIA

Dear Friends,

I just returned from India after six weeks of ministry where I travelled to different villages and cities. I noticed a tremendous hunger in the hearts of the people to know the real God. Hindus claim to have 330 million gods and goddesses. God miraculously saved me from Hinduism and called me to minister to the 780 million Hindus who live in India. Because of my background, I have had many unprecedented opportunities to minister the Word in a variety of settings. In one of the recent church services, we baptized 20 Hindu converts that renounced idol worship and became followers of Christ.

The population of India is 1.2 billion people. Although 83% of the people are Hindu, India also is the home of more than 120 million Muslims, one of the world’s largest Muslim populations. The population also includes Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists; however, less than 2% of the population is Christian. I am burdened for the people of India, as most do not know the true God and are worshipping idols. For this reason, Nations for Jesus has been actively working to reach the masses by way of television.

The Power of Television:

Television has become a dominant medium of communication globally. In fact, India has the third largest TV households, second to only China and the US. Approximately half of all Indian households own a television. It is integrated into their daily lives and has the power to influence their culture and moral values.

TV enables viewers to be ministered to in the privacy of their homes. This is especially valuable in parts of India where the Gospel is strictly censored or forbidden. Unlike the US, cable is accessible to even low income families; the cost of subscription for 150 channels is about $3.00 per month.

Cable License Issued:

Since 2012, we have been working to obtain a license to start a Family Christian Channel. I am delighted to report that as of April 1, 2014, we have been granted a license to launch the Family Christian Channel. We will initially reach 1.2 million people living in Vijayawada, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Our end goal is to use the TV broadcast and internet channel to reach the entire country of India with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Currently, we are in the process of purchasing the equipment to set up the television studio. We need video cameras, a switcher, control units and other production equipment to begin the process. The estimated expense associated with this project is approximately $40,000. Please consider praying for this project as we rely on the generous donations of people like you who are committed to brining the good news of Jesus to the world.

Obtaining the license is a milestone. This allows us to make one step up the ladder towards the end goal of reaching the 1.2 billion people of India. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

Prayer Points:

  • Identify staff that is committed to excellence and innovation.
  • Wisdom to screen and select Christ-centered programming.
  • Favor from the local government.
  • Technical and financial resources. 
  • The Family Christian Channel will go live on January 1, 2015.

Yours for the unreached,

Ratna K. Sajja, D.Min.

President

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Nations for Jesus

Nations for Jesus

NATIONS FOR JESUS (NFJ) is an international missionary organization dedicated to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to all nations and demonstrating His love to all people.

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Rescuing victims of child sex trafficking in India

The African Slave Trade is one of the darkest periods in world history. During these times, an estimated ten to twelve million slaves were sold. Most people think that the world today is too civilized for such an abomination to ever take place again. What if I told you that they are wrong?

According to the Love146, human sex trafficking generates $32 billion yearly. In fact, there are more slaves in the world now than ever in world history.

Child prostitution is at an all time high in India, with an estimated 1.2 million in the country. Children, as young as four years old, are forced, deceived, and sold into the industry, some by their own parents and families. It is easy for us to distance ourselves from the situation, but what if it was your son or daughter?

Research is telling us that two million children die every year in the slums of India. One child dies every 15 seconds. Also, there are 26 million orphans wandering the streets of India and we believe God’s heart is aching for every child who is hungry, afraid, lonely and hopeless.

What does children need, regardless of their race or gender? They need a home, a place to learn, a qualified teacher, career development and hope that life can be more than imagined.

James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

We can care for India’s orphans in the same way we care for our own children. We can provide for their physical, emotional and spiritual development.

When God looks at the injustice that takes place, His heart breaks. So, as Christians, our hearts should break for these children as well. We are called to show God’s love to the world. 2 Corinthians 5:14 says that Christ’s love controls us. Imagine the change that would take place if we start living like we are controlled by love. Imagine the children that would be rescued and lives that would be healed.

Children who are blessed enough to be rescued from prostitution are scarred for life. They often face health concerns due to sexually transmitted diseases, drug addiction, and fear. Nations for Jesus aims to show the love of God to rescued children in their Hope Centers in India. The Hope Center will not only provide physical necessities, such as food and shelter, but spiritual healing as well. At Nations for Jesus, we truly believe that true restoration comes from the Father alone, and all children need to be shown His love.

Please keep these children in your prayers. Healing does not stop at being rescued; it is a long, continuous journey. Pray for the staff that works with these children in the Hope Centers that God will grant them compassion and love for the children they work with. Also, pray for the oppressors, the pimps, and slave owners. They need God’s love, just like the rest of us.

Will you join Nations for Jesus in rescuing the children?

Dr. Ratna Kumar Sajja

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The Crisis in Japan

Catastrophe in Japan

Over the past few days, most of us have watched in unbelief as widespread devastation has unfolded in Japan. On March 11, an 8.9 earthquake hit this nation. It is being called the fifth worst earthquake in the world’s history and the worst in the history of this country.

This hard-to-grasp geological event triggered a massive tsunami that bore with it a 25-foot wall of water. It struck Japan’s northern coastline with such fury that it instantly killed hundreds of people and washed away entire villages and cities. Hours after this major earthquake struck, aftershocks continued. Many of the people of this nation are completely devastated and left feeling hopeless and afraid. Many cannot find their loved ones. Others have been killed or seriously injured.

Millions of people as far south as Tokyo, which is 170 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter, have been left without power and transportation. One of the major concerns of the Japanese government is the country’s nuclear power facilities located along the northern coastline. These have been affected by the tsunami.

One of The Worst Disasters in Japan’s History

The Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan called this crisis, “The most difficult for the nation since World War II.” The death toll is closing in on 3,000 and officials say that number will increase rapidly. In fact, Japanese media have estimated that the death toll could soar to an inconceivable number of more than 20,000.

Literally, thousands of people have been left homeless and without adequate food, water, and shelter. On top of this, temperatures in Japan at this time of the year generally fall to freezing overnight. The further you move north into the quake zone, the colder it becomes. U.S. relief agencies have bolted into action along with many Christian ministries.

My heart goes out to the Japanese people, and I’m sure after reading this update, you will understand why. My prayer, and my burden, is to find a way to help this devastated country in the aftermath of this horrific disaster. I believe God can and does use tragedy to draw us closer to Him. He is not the author of sorrow, but when it hits, He steps into our mangled set of circumstances to offer peace and security unlike anything this world can offer. He is our strong tower and those who run to Him find safety, emotional shelter, hope, and healing (see Psalm 19).

A Word of Survival

I opened an email on Sunday, March 13th from one of our ministry partners in Japan, who works with BJapan—a broadcast ministry in that country that works to strengthen the local technology and outreach projects. I was grateful that he was unharmed, but I also sensed urgency for us to ask God for His mighty intervention.

Our partner writes, “Churches in northern Japan are usually very small. They often struggle to keep going, especially outside the major urban centers. Over the years, one of BJapan’s ministries has been to offer practical support to these small churches. In many cases, they do not even have a pastor. The area where these churches are located received the most damage as a result of the earthquake.

• Please pray for the people in this area. That many will be rescued and that they will find their loved ones.

 • One of our main cooperating “on-air pastors” and his church are very close to a stricken nuclear plant that is in the news. Please pray for the safety of this pastor and his congregation. Up to this point, we have been unable to get through to them to hear how they are doing.

• We ask for prayer for our faithful listeners in this area. Pray for their safety and for special grace as living conditions will be terrible for the foreseeable future. 

• Please pray for the salvation for the people of Japan. The stricken area is the most unchurched of this nation.

 • Church congregations are few and average only 19 members. Pray that as these Christians deal with their own loss, they will shine with the love of God and be salt and light to their fellow citizens in these very difficult days.

Another Way You Can Help Japan

Nations for Jesus (NFJ) is seeking ways to send aid and support to Japan, and I’m asking for your help. Will you commit to pray for the people of this country? Japan’s principle religion is Shinto. It is as old as Japan itself and means “the way of the gods.” It is the indigenous faith of the Japanese people. Buddhism is the second largest religion. Followed by Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam.

BJapan, our ministry partner, is committed to helping us get aid to the people of the smaller churches in this northern region. It would be wonderful for us to help these churches not only to recover, but also to become a light of hope and salvation to a very spiritually dark nation.

Will you join with me in prayer and will you give whatever you can for the immediate relief efforts for this country? We believe that God has called Nations for Jesus to be on the frontlines of the battle offering help to the churches, and hope to the hopeless, especially right now to these people in this stricken area. 

Ratna Kumar Sajja, D. Min

President of Nations for Jesus

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Hello world!

Each year as Easter draws near, I’m reminded of God’s love and His unwavering commitment to us. The newness of life that we have in Him is beyond anything we can imagine (2 Corinthians 5:17). The reality of this was something I’m sure the disciples clung to while living and ministering alongside the Savior. They watched how He related to people from various walks of life. And they were probably spellbound at the hope He offered through His healing touch.

Like many people today, they faced times of uncertainty, unrest, and disappointment. But as long as Jesus was with them, they had a reassuring sense of hope. They learned what it meant to trust Him with every area of their lives. He taught them how to give freely of themselves while not expecting any earthly reward, but looking toward God’s eternal reward that would be theirs one day.

Just when it seemed that all they had dreamed was about to come true, their world fell apart. Jesus was betrayed, arrested, and crucified. For a brief moment in time, it

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appeared that God was denying them the fulfillment of their greatest hopes. But this was not the case. He had a plan.

Many times what appears to be an ending is God’s way of opening a new door of opportunity. The Savior’s earthly ministry had to end before the next step in His redemptive plan could be revealed. Through Christ’s death, we are given new life and forgiven of all our sins.

The ministry of Nations for Jesus (NFJ) reaches around the world, and I can tell you that many of the people, and especially the children that we minister to, are facing grave challenges. They need to hear this message. Some are so troubling that they could easily be tempted to feel defeated by their circumstances. But the author of Hebrews reminds us, “We are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:39).

In other words, we don’t give up because we have a living hope thanks to God, who gave us His Son. The apostle Paul added an “amen” to this thought when he wrote, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). The New American Standard translates that verse this way: “In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”

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The very things that would seek to threaten our peace, hope, and security are God’s stepping-stones on which we walk to gain the victory that He has for us. Amy Carmichael, who was a lifelong missionary to India and who personally rescued countless children from lives of caste-based prostitution, wrote,

“Give me the Love that leads the way

The Faith that nothing can dismay

The Hope no disappointments tire

The Passion that’ll burn like fire

Let me not sink to be a clod

Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.”

Is this the prayer of your heart? Is hope alive within you? After Jesus’ death, Mary and a few other women went to His tomb. They were deeply discouraged and believed that they would only be greeted by the reality of His death. Instead they were embraced by glorious life and light. “He is not here,” the angels told them. “He has risen, just as He said[!]”(Matthew 28:6) The message of Easter is one that we carry with us around the world. Jesus has risen; and therefore, there is great hope—not just for us—but for everyone who is in need of the Savior.

Please keep our ministry on your prayer list and ask the Lord how you can be a part of what we are doing in countries like India, Turkey, Haiti, Nepal, and others. Remember, we can do all things through Jesus Christ!

May you have a wonderful Easter!

Ratna Kumar Sajja, D.Min.

Nations for Jesus

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