But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellences of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy (I Pet 2:9-10).
God is faithful in saving people and also building His Kingdom. God has His own way of revealing Himself to people that do not know Him. As the writer of the Hebrews says, “God who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son…” (Hebrews 1:1-2). It is He who revealed Himself to Narayana and his wife and saved them by His grace and called them to ministry. Responding to that call of the sovereign God Narayana started serving Him faithfully in the village of Jadapeta.
God promised to build His Church.
Narayana’s faith is so strong and he along with his wife whole heartedly believed in Matthew 16:18, that He will build His Church and gates of hades will not prevail against it. It is with that faith he decided to bring God’s light to Jadapeta village. Jadapeta is a rural village with about 500 people and about 150 houses. Most of the villagers work in farm lands and a few of them have their own lands. After faithful proclamation and much prayers and fasting, eight (8) families have come to know the love and saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. There are about 25 people who devoted to Jesus Christ and who have earnestly prayed for a place to worship. God had opened doors and they were able now to have a building where the Church could meet, this edifice was dedicated in April 2016. This is the first Church that was established in this village and we praise God who has promised to build His Church and will continue to do so until His return. Amen.