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INDIAN WOMEN CRICKET TEAM’S WORLD T20 HERO RADHA YADAV & PASSION FOR THE LORD – DUKE JEYARAJ

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Radha Yadav. Do not know, who? She’s Indian Women’s team’s, Ravi Jadeja. Just 18 years of age. In India’s group-toppers deciding game versus the mighty Aussies on 17 Nov 2018 in the ICC Women’s World Cup in the West Indies 2018, she bowled four tight overs to strangle the Aussie bats-women. Australia went 34 balls without a boundary in their chase of 168 in 20 overs. Not just that. She took a caught and bowled – one of the best ever running-caught and bowled I have ever seen on live TV. DM Kimmince, the Australian batswoman’s rocket that landed nearly in the mid-on area was caught by the bowler herself. She had to sprint like Usian Bolt to catch that. She had to dive at the end to reach for the ball. But she did so, so wowingly! And threw the ball in celebration and let out a roar akin to the roar that Yuvraj Singh let out when he caught Michael Hussey’s rocket in the India-Australia World T20 Semifinals 2007! There was so much passion involved! You got goose bumps while watching it! If you did not watch Radha take that catch do so. You will be enthralled. Do we show quarter that passion when it comes to the things of God? The Psalmist showed that passion. Read Psalm 63 when he writes even his body longed for God! Apostle Paul showed extreme passion for Jesus. In his ministry path was wet with tears (Phil. 3:18; Acts 20:31). He was extremely passionate that Christ’s enemies would get saved. He had “unceasing anguish” in his heart that some people still were not saved (Rom. 9:1-3). He was over-passionate for the church believers he served. He was in the “anguish of childbirth” until Christ was formed in the hearts of believers (Gal. 4:19). Let’s show some passion for God! – Go to http://www.dukev.org to know more about Duke’s ministry, the G4 Mission.

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Duke Jeyaraj was born to missionary parents in Vellore, South India and was saved at the age of 11 and committed for ministry and received the Holy Spirit Baptism at the age of 13. God opened the door for him to preach first as a school boy at the age of 16. He is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his rented Chennai flat, during his spare time! He could have been a sports commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around sports magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) in 2006 to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher/writer-at-residence since 2008 along with his wife, putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore-India [M. Div - a Gold Medal performance in 2001 & Doctor of Ministry - with project on Making Disciples of Modern Young Working Professionals Among India's Google Generation, World-wide]. Several Christian publications have carried Duke's articles over the years and at present Aim Magazine (the voice of  the Evangelical Fellowship of India an umbrella body of over 65,000 Indian churches/organisations), regularly carries Duke's writings. Duke's Bible-teaching book on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn and more called, Straight Talk, is presently available on Amazon and Google Books.  Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). Duke is called a 'Reverend' by a leading denomination (even as his ministry remains indepedent and inter-church).  Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (now a St. Stephen's Delhi student) and Datasha (now in Class 9) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin (the daughter of a missionary couple to Odisha who is a hospital admin grad currently studying M. A. in Biblical Studies with SAIACS Bangalore) and calls Chennai, India, his current home after living in Hyderabad till June 2021. In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation])

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