God graciously used us – Evangelin Duke and Duke Jeyaraj – in the ministry of reaching the Google Gen this year. This year, Duke preached in Delhi in the North to Coimbatore in the South, from Vizag in the East to Kozhikode in the West.
It was an year when God used us both in National Level Programs (Bethel IPA’s National Youth Conference) and in house fellowships (in a retired Brigadier’s home) to preach His Word.
This year, we were invited by churches to preach God’s Word on Sunday Mornings. In Vizag Christian Assembly (Jan 2018) Duke Jeyaraj preached a message on The Most Central Theme of the Bible’s Biggest Book (Jeremiah). That message blessed the audience. Here is the message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EvQm2fZYbw
. Churches in Madurai, Coimbatore and Kozhikode were also touched by the preaching of the Word on a Sunday morning apart from churches in Hyderabad.
God opened doors for Duke to train church believers this year. In the month of September, Duke taught in a church in Hyderabad on how to witness to people living in the city using the Bible Passage where Paul preached to the people of Athens for two hours. After those two hours of practical Bible teaching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI4p2QgVMOU
), Duke spend another one hour or so answering specific questions of those who came to attend this training. This way Duke contributes to graduation of ‘toddlers’ in the church into ‘leaders’!
This year, we were invited to preach in youth camps/youth meetings across India. Young people came to the altar to give their lives to Jesus. Here is video clip that shows that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CK9cfgMIOU
(see the last few minutes). In October alone we preached in four youth meetings/camps.
This year, we conducted Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayers at our base/rented home. Small groups of people from different walks of life (corporates/homemakers/senior citizens) came to pray for the nations first and their needs finally. The Karnataka State Elections, The ‘semifinal’ state elections – we prayed for these. Prayer against so-called soft porn via the streaming devices – we raised these. Duke Jeyaraj preached short messages in between. His two messages that brought out pivotal Bible Truth from two actresses’ lives – Sri Devi and Savitri were preached in this Fasting Prayer. Here are the links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ydFEbvc7w
CALLING THEM IN
We went for outreach armed with the Bubbly/Dhoni tract of Duke to various places in Hyderabad this year. Traffic junctions/outside colleges/outside corporate offices were our favorite spots. We had an outreach for transgenders as well. Before/After such distributions we had street-side devotions on why we must evangelise/give tracts. An Assemblies of God pastor joined for one of the outreaches. Here is one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQy2v2FjYI. It was a joy to go the highways and byways and call them for the wedding feast of Jesus this way!
We conducted the Sound Doctrine that Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Bible Studies. The venue was the centrally located in Hyderabad home of the Daniels. The Doctrine of the Church was put in the acronym c-h-u-r-c-h for example. The fate of the unevangelised was practically studied. Here is one message from that series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7UoJDInJo. These studies – sometimes lasting for 90 minutes – were solid meat for those who want to be disciples of Jesus. They were meant to catapult baby believers into breeding believers.
CREATING CUTTING EDGE VIDEOS
We produced Short Videos on Hot Topics – thanks to our volunteer Sunny Karumanchi’s hard work. 25 of such videos are already on Facebook/Youtube. Several testimonies about these abound. Here is the most watched video in that series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukQT7lnews. These videos shot with Sunny’s high-end equipment is cutting edge – in 4k with clear audio.
We cut up Duke Jeyaraj messages and uploaded clips to suit Instagram videos (maximum video can be only 1 minute long here). We called this series Under One Minute Punch. Instagram is the preferred social media site of today’s youth. Sunil our volunteer helped in this regard. Here is one such video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxQ3dvz4iKk
Duke was invited by a school in the National Capital Region to speak to its senior students. Duke spoke in two campuses of this school. Duke wrapped the Gospel/Bible Truth around interesting videos like the Priya Varrier wink video! Students from different backgrounds made commitments to follow Jesus. Hundreds of students were touched.
We counselled people by having those who reached to us for counsel over phone/over coffee shop conversations. Post these counsels/conversations sinners prayer was prayed, confusions about life partner was cleared, marriage problems were sorted out, stubborn habits were broken. Because we maintain confidentiality we cannot give details of our counselling ministry that even touched someone from far away New Zealand!
In 2018 Duke and Evan together ministered in a couples’ camp. Duke preached in an engagement of a couple where folks from the movie world were there.
By visiting our Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/visitduke people found answers to their questions. We have now over 366,000 hits there. This year we created playlists on hypergrace cult / sound doctrine / Bible Studies on all 66 books etc.
Duke was invited by IAM TV Vellore to take part in a practical doctrinal discussion this year. This program is being telecast during Sunday nights in the Vellore area.
We remained not only interdenominational but also inter-organizational. The Baptist church invited us for their youth program on August 15th. A non-denominational church also did so on the same day. An Assembly of God church invited Duke over to minister to their fasting youth for two days. Asha Foundation (a Christian Organisation) invited Duke to preach in their Christmas Program. In the month of September an organisation that sought to give sexual purity awareness among college students asked Duke to preach in their event where a vast majority of folks who did not know Jesus turned up. Duke preached a sexual abstinence using acronym H-I-V calling for message which was even appreciated by a young Indian living in the US. Listen to the message here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuYGqoDS7Q8
Duke as an individual was ordained by the Assemblies of God of India this year. Duke is not a pastor. Duke attends a local church with his family and gives to that church (rather than receive) and other ministers whom the Lord prompts him to give (from the offerings God blessed him and Evan with). That local church is the New Life Assembly of God, Kompally, Hyderabad. Pastor Arlene Stubbs, this church’s senior pastor, remains a great source of encouragement for the Dukes. Evan Duke was asked to preach in the Women’s Sunday of this church (March 2018). Here is the video of that powerful message to over 5000 people across three services from Jeremiah 18 (the Potter’s House passage): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh-eKSmqALA. Duke helped in fundraisers for this church’s new building by doing cricket commentary! Both Duke and Evan helped in the creation of a souvenir of this church for the year 2018. Duke was invited to serve in the Mission Committee of this church for two years with 2018 being the last year. G4 Mission, our church, is a supplement to the local church – never a substitute. Thank God – we frequently cross both organizational and denominational boundaries – when it comes to ministry!
We published two issues of the magazine that wraps Bible Truth around contemporary events – The Days of Your Youth. Eugene Pandian did the mag design. A doctor in a famous hospital picked up one of this year’s issues and said: “Only RZIM’s mag, Engage is of the same quality and finish like this mag – The Days of Your Youth”. We also published the book Straight Talk (on sex, love, marriage and porn and such hot topics) through Word of Christ publishers. Pastor Clement dedicated Duke’s new book in Coimbatore (June first Sunday). This book is now sold via Amazon apart from Word of Christ book stores across India. OM India’s biggest store also houses this book. 40 hot issues – from porn to sexting to handing romantic rejections – are handled in a biblical way in this book. Top leaders – including Rev. Anitha Aidinyantz, Rev. D. Mohan, Rev. Dr. YD Jeyaseelan, Rev. Stanley Mehta, Rev. Sam (Life Fellowship, Trivandrum), Rev. Abbey George (IJM – USA), etc., – apart from secular leaders (professors in US Universities) were gracious to give forewords/promos for this book. Hepsibah Paul, Lima Eugene, Percy John served as voluntary text editors. “You Plucked The Questions from my mind and answered them!” – that was one response to the book, Straight Talk.
We held our Board Meeting this year and filed Income Tax through G4 Mission and received the acknowledgement. All our partners are Indians/of Indian origin. We are not supported by any foreign church/organisation. We audit our accounts. Our senior most board member is a non-relative who knows Duke from his childhood: Silver Ramesh Annan. The compound wall of accountability has been set around our ministry this way.
COUNTRYMAN MIKE AND MORE
God added the following gadgets this year to speed up the work of getting the Gospel via Social Media: a countryman mike/a high-end android phone-video recording device/ IPad Pro audio enhancing Rode mike (I-X-Y)/Headphones. Thanks to the giving of God’s people we are able to get the latest gadgets to broadcast God’s Word for the Google Generation!
Duke’s articles were published in AIM magazine (published by Evangelical Fellowship of India, New Delhi), Light of Life Magazine (published out of Mumbai) and Better Future magazine published out of Kerala. Here is the title of one of the articles: Excuses for a Homosexual Life Style Refuted. This mag cluster reaches about 40000 English readers around India and the world.
CROSSING LANGUAGE BARRIERS
This year Duke had health challenges. In the month of October he had acute abdomen pain just before preaching in Coimbatore. In the month of December, he was diagnosed with kidney stone curable with tablets. He is fine by God’s grace now. Dale, Duke’s son is gearing up to write his grade 10 exams. Datasha, Duke’s daughter is in grade 6. Evan Duke’s behind-the-scenes support is invaluable. She also studies a course in SAIACS – M. A. Leadership (Online).
Note: In the month of November 2018, Duke wrote another, January – October 2018 (10 months) report that was consequently published in The Days of the Youth magazine. Here is that report (which will have some similarities with the above one which is for 12 months (January – December 2018). This report is from reverse order: October 2018 to January 2018:
Duke was ordained by the Assemblies of God of India on 3 Oct. His parents were present to celebrate the occasion.In the month of October 2018, Duke Jeyaraj preached in four youth camps/retreats. In the Emmanuel House of Worship Youth Retreat in a serene camp center, Duke brought two Bible Studies from the Hebrews. Young people came forward and rededicated their lives. In the United Church in BHEL Campus, Duke and Evan ministered together. 200 youth were blessed. In the Sunday service that blessed over 700 people in the same church Duke warned against false teachings, biblically. In Coimbatore, over 800 youth were blessed by Duke’s theme-based, straight message from the book of Nehemiah on the subject of victory over sin, consistently and witness for Living God boldly. The venue was Bethel City Cathedral of the Indian Pentecostal Assembly in Coimbatore. The IT Returns of G4 Mission was filed this month after audit. The acknowledgement was received. The visit of Malini akka to our base was an encouragement. October 26-28 – SPG Youth Camp in Bibi Nagar. Oct 28 – Sound Doctrine Study on the Destiny of the Unevangelised. God blessed us with some money to buy equipment that would further our video ministry this month, thro the giving of an Indian (long-time) sacrificial supporter.
In the month of September 2018, Duke Jeyaraj ministered in a City Transformers event for students from various faiths from reputed colleges with the focus on HIV Awareness and Porn Abstinence in YMCA, Secunderabad. Duke presented a Gospel message using H-I-V Outline giving reasons as to why one should say no to sex outside marriage and to porn-viewing. He also presented the Gospel in an event for girl students from all faiths of the Youth For Christ in Hyderabad, this month. Duke gave an altar call and the girls responded positively. Duke travelled to Vellore this month to take part in IAM TV’s program on answering questions of common people concerning doctrines such as Trinity, Uniqueness of Christ, Hyper-Grace, etc. A young doctor ordered our ministry’s Dhoni/Bubbly tract. In fact, this year, someone living in the United States ordered these tracts to be given to Indian IT Professionals in Sioux Falls and in South Dakota state! Duke also taught believers in Ekklesia Evangelical Fellowship in Hyderabad using acronym A-T-H-E-N-S as to how to share the Gospel with urban people, this month, from Acts 17.
In the month of August 2018, Dr. Duke Jeyaraj ministered thrice in the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad – in the Friendship Day Special Meeting, in the August 12th Sunday Evening service and in the August 15th retreat. Each time, he gave an altar call which was responded to. People got saved, committed for fulltime ministry. In the August 15th meeting, Mrs. Evangelin Duke joined Duke in the ministry speaking to the girls (see picture). Duke also preached a liberating message from Ezekiel 23 on the story of two bound-to-sexual-sin-sisters in the Rock Church in Masab Tank, Hyderabad, to about a thousand people. There were tears in the altar. “The best message for youth I have heard in a long, long time” – this was one testimony heard that day. You can listen to the message here: https://bit.ly/2q7nBSQ. The books that Duke took for sale got exhausted within minutes in this church.
In the month of July 2018, like it happens each month, the Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer took place in the G4 Mission base in the Dairy Farm Road, Secunderabad. Prayers for the nations/Google Gen issues were raised first. Prayers for needs of those who came/issues faced by those who came, were raised finally. In between, Duke Jeyaraj preached this practical, powerful message: “Actress Savitri: Bible Lessons Starting From Her Life Using Acronym S-A-V-I-T-R-I / Duke Jeyaraj w.r.t Nadigaiyar Thilagam/Mahanati”.The tract distribution ministry of G4 Mission also continued in the month of July 2018 as it does each month. Folks from AG, Lutheran, SPG joined Duke in the distribution. Duke shared a brief message, standing on the road, post one such tract distribution that saw over 200 people receive tracts. He spoke on two motivations for evangelism (from Veere Di Wedding Masturbation Ref as learnt from Movie Review from papers and the Hands on Hip Senegal Defender in the Senegal v Columbia Group Game No. 3 in Russia World Cup Football 2018). Here is the link to that talk: https://bit.ly/2q7RQZP
In the first Sunday of June 2018, Duke’s enlarged from 20-chapters (2010 edition) to 40-chapters book named “Straight Talk” (on sex, love, marriage, porn and more) was dedicated and released by Rev. Clement Clarence Ebenezer in the Blessed Life AG Church, Madurai. Duke preached an expository message on the Kind of Church Believers We Must Not Be from Numbers 25 – the Bible chapter that housed a sexual immorality story that was repeated in the New Testament (I Cor. 10). In the same month, there was a Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Bible Study – an once in two months event – in the home of the Daniels on the topic of miracles and healing. Duke’s balanced presentation was appreciated by those who watched the study online.
Rev. Dr. V. T. Abraham, the South India Assemblies of God General Superintendent, invited Duke Jeyaraj and Evangelin Duke to ministry in the Assemblies of God Church he leads in Kozhikode, Kerala, this May (2018). As it was the Summer Vacation time, even Dale and Datasha, the kids, joined Duke and Evan, in this program. Datasha Duke (10 years), recited Isaiah 53 in entirety before the congregation (of about 1000 people) (“Will she be cute as Halle Berry and, to millions, God’s Word, carry?” – was one line in the poem that Duke wrote for Evan when Datasha was inside her mom’s womb!). Duke preached God’s Word on the topic Blessings of Suffering (put in a series of CRs) – a message that challenged and comforted the people. Evan Duke preached God’s Word in the second Malayalam service with unusual authority. Dale Duke (14) coordinated the recording of these messages. The couple prayed for the needs of the congregation. It was a joy to do ministry as a family!
Rev. Akash invited Duke Jeyaraj to minister to the School Children of Mount Carmel School (Dwarka/Anandniketan campus) studying in class 9 and 10 in the month of April 2018. The Lord touched hundreds of School Children in this trip. Duke taught value education from the Bible messed with carefully chosen secular videos (clips from the Oscar-sent movie, Visaranai/Deepika Padukone GoIbibo Ad/Priya Varrier’s Wink/etc) in both the campuses. He spoke in the School’s morning devotion for four straight days across different campuses. He also ran a quiz which excited the students as well as educated them in the ways of the Lord! He also spoke to the hostel girls of this School in two evening devotions on topics such as Four Youth Jesus Met. Meeting and fellowshipping with the Owner/Director couple of the School, Dr. and Mrs. Williams was a special honor for Duke. Duke also got to meet the mentor-couple from his Allahabad Aggie College Days, Dr. Dickson-Mrs.Grisalda during this trip (What joy!).
Bro. Prashanth who works for Trans World Radio invited Duke Jeyaraj to the studios of Vishwavani in Hyderabad in the month of March 2018. And he requested Duke to give short conversational talks on hot topics that concerned matters of sex for about two to three minutes from the Bible. Topics from admiration of beauty of the opposite sex to living in were covered. Prashanth directed the shooting of these videos, creatively. These videos were then uploaded onto Facebook and Youtube through Transworld Radio’s ministry to urban people, Crosswave, following editing. Some of these videos – which were among the best quality videos of Duke ever recorded – were widely watched.
Dr. Duke Jeyaraj was invited by Pas. Moncy to share God’s Word in the Revival Center AG Church in Gachibowli during Feb 2018. Duke brought three messages: Isaiah on holiness/Naughty Boy and Flirty Aunty – Proverbs 7 Meditation/ Not Spectators but Soulwinners (from Judges). These messages lit the hearts of the congregation that included people from top corporate houses. In the same month, Duke traveled to Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh upon the invitation of Pas. Benedict to speak in a regional AG youth meeting. Duke preached two messages: The Valentine’s Vineyard – Isaiah 5 / Win-over-Temptation Lessons from Temptation-Losers (2 Peter 2). Young People came to Jesus in large numbers.
Dr. Duke Jeyaraj and Sis. Evangelin Duke were invited to minister in Vizag Christian Assembly, Vizag, along with Pastor Georgy Abraham by Rev. Anitha Aidinyantz. The programs included a youth meeting (in which both Duke and Evan preached), a couple’s meeting (in which both Duke and Evan ministered) and a Sunday Morning service (in which Duke preached on the most repeated theme in the longest Bible book – Jeremiah). The youth meeting witnessed a powerful altar call time, while the couples renewed their marriage vows. Rev. Sidney Peter also warmly welcomed the speaking team.
Rev. Matthew George invited Dr. Duke Jeyaraj to share God’s Word in the Revival Center AG Church, Fateh Nagar, Hyderabad on 20 January 2018. Duke shared three messages: What The Prophets of Old Teaches Youth Of Today/All About The Holy Spirit/Who Will Go To Heaven? Who Will Go To Hell. These messages are now on Youtube. Powerful times at the altar followed these passionate, pointed messages. Duke also answered the questions of the young people live (including questions like “How can I handle peer-pressure from lustful friends in my place of work which is the airport?”).