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DIVERSE GOOGLE GENNERS CHANGE LIFE-COURSE AFTER THIS SUPER YOUTH CAMP!

Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

To say that this was the youth camp with the most diverse selection of Google Generation I have been ever part of in 24 years of preaching in youth camps, is an understatement!

300 youth from India-over were there in this camp! The most diverse crowd of Google Genners I have ever ministered in! #YouthCamp #DukeJeyaraj #Diverse #GoogleGen

In the Sishya Team youth camp organised by Bro. Ashok Vedanayagam and team in Joe Beach, East Coast Road, Chennai, there were 300 plus young people from Chennai and beyond (Bangalore, Delhi, Madurai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Jharkhand, etc.). School students, college students, IT Professionals, families associated with the Sishya Team, school teachers, college professors, etc. were there. The Lord graciously blessed each of the three main messages I preached.

In message one, I gave the youth seven reasons why they must not procrastinate their salvation and total commitment to Christ (All starting with the letter, S). The young people responded to the altar call, raising hands, standing up and kneeling down and praying. They could not come forward because of the lack of space.

In the second main message, I brought a challenge for sexual purity from I Thessalonians 4, the Bible chapter with the most personal call for sexual purity. After this message the young people committed their hair to heels and everything in between to the Lord, 100%.

In the main message 3, delivered on the last day, of the four-day camp, 15 August 2022, I talked about Witnessing Whys and Ways. I outlined six ways to witness for Jesus. At the end of this message, 20 youth joined me on stage indicating their decision to ‘become Corn (of Wheat)’ rather than to spend their times ‘watching porn’ or in Phone addiction in the one life they have.

I also shared in two workshops spread over two days (Aug. 13-14). One workshop was on finding God’s Will. The other was on Career Choice Clues. Sections of the audience attended these out of their free-will. I started off with a Kahoot Quiz in both session to get warmed up. My daughter, Datasha, helped me with the technicalities. My son, Dale, who was flown to the Camp, from Delhi by Annan Ashok, shot videos of the workshop. My wife closed in prayer. I answered live questions after the workshop (‘Does it mean we must give up on our dreams if ‘Close Doors’ is one way of finding God’s Will?’ – this was one question which I answered).

Sharing the Knowing God’s Will workshop in the Sishya Team Camp. #DukeJeyaraj

I also counselled a group of 8 students from 8 different colleges on how to do youth ministry in their college talking about how I did ministry in the college I was in, Allahabad Agri Institute, where I did B. Tech. 1993-97. These youth had committed for ministry involvement after Ashok annan challenged them.

My wife and I joined others when we prayed for the baptism of the Holy Spirit upon the campers after Annan Ashok spoke on the Holy Spirit. 

The Lord mightily used the others several others in this camp: Annan Ashok, Bro. Sreedhan Manoharan (VP of an International Tractor Firm), Dr. Vijay-Dr.Ann (Assam Missionary Doctors), Swaroop (Sishya Team Staff) Andy (formerly with YFC), Bro. Sankar Ramachandran (UP), Sis. Samuela (Life Focus Society), Sis. Cynthi (Ashok annan’s sister-in-law). It was my humbling honor to be part of this wow team.

Thrilled to be part of an awesome team and minister in the Sishya Camp!!!

The campers had interesting activities they could get involved in during the camp. One of was sand-castle building. I was privileged to be one of the judges of this event!

Sand Castle Building Activity in the youth Camp! I was one of the judges! #JoeBeach #ECR #Chennai

I had a one on one interaction with one of the campers who told me this: ‘Every camp, I make a decision. I fail shortly after that. So this camp I do not want to make any commitment.’ I explained to him how he could sustain his camp decisions. He was soon praying the sinner’s prayer with me!

Thank you for praying. You prayed and I could feel the impact even as I ministered in Joe Beach, East Coast Road, Chennai.

I received warm words of encouragement and appreciation from the youth part of the camp and from Ashok annan. One 17-year old wrote to me via Instagram after the camp this: Praise God uncle! This is…… Heard all your messages at Sishya Camp. It was so inspiring, motivating and life-changing. Keep changing impure souls, uncle. You did a very great job, uncle. God bless you, uncle.’ Tears welled-up in my eyes. All glory to God.

With Ashok Vedanayagam annan, the founder of Sishya Team. He was kind to invite me to speak in this camp.

The camp brought a blessing into the lives of my kids who attended several sessions where I was not the speaker. When we wanted to leave after my final session was done, my daughter insisted we stay back till the end. Such was the impact. My prayer is this: the fire in the altar of their hearts will keep burning till the last day (Lev. 6:12). The messages I shared were recorded. We will release as and when our volunteers will edit them on our Youtube channel under ‘Duke Jeyaraj’

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A Nerve-wracking Kahoot Bible Quiz on the Book of Ruth

Duke Jeyaraj

On 29 June 2022, Wednesday, at 9 PM, we at Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) organised an online Bible Quiz. It was open for all age-groups. As the quiz began we had 54 players who joined. See this picture:

The cast of characters – as the gripping drama of the Book of Ruth Kahoot Quiz was about to start!

Duke Jeyaraj began asking the questions. These questions were fresh questions that focused on application of Bible Truth into one’s life. They were geared to make preachers and teachers of God’s Word down the line.

Here are a few sample questions:





As the quiz rolled, we had different leaders at different stages. Let us see a few pictures that will help us see that:

Bhavana Priya led after question 1.
Charles led after question 2. Two questions. Two new leaders! Wow!
Joel took the lead after four questions! Another new leader!
Joel held onto his lead after five questions. We had Helena, Mahi, and Tina on the rapid rise.
Mahi (Mahima Bindu) took the lead after question 7. Pratiksha is back in the top 5. Namrata back in the game!
After question 8, Priscilla D leads. Another new leader! Timothy on the rise!

Priscilla D firmly holding onto her lead three questions later – after question 11 is done!

It is still Priscilla D in the lead after 13 questions! Apphia has the highest answer streak of 13, meaning she never got a single question wrong so far!
After Question 17, Mahima Bindu takes the lead once again! Tina firmly holding onto the third position for quite some time now!
Priscilla D takes back her lead with just one question left for the quiz to be over! However, Pratiksha and her husband, Manas are on the rise!
However at the end of the quiz, Pratiksha comes out as a winner!
The final group picture! This was the first quiz we have conducted where over 50 players answered every question of the quiz! We have had several Kahoot Bible quizzes now. Search ‘Duke Jeyaraj Kahoot’ on Youtube to pull up older ones. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation!

Finishing at no. 3 and no.4 are Mahima Bindu and Nayomi Christina. They are siblings! The top two – Pratiksha and Manas – are a married couple! I am so glad entire families are learning God’s Word and taking part in this quiz!

The recording of this quiz can be seen here:



In this video, you will hear Duke Jeyaraj bring Bible Teaching on varied topics inbetween the questions. He calls for sexual purity using Boaz’s example. He counsels on life partner choice from his comments on Ruth 2:3. And much more. You have to listen to the full video to understand what we try to do through this quiz which attracts people of all agegroups from different churches – mainline, Pentecostal and independent – from different corners of India and beyond (in the top five, we had a player playing from Belgium). The next such quiz will be on the Gospel of Matthew on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

The winners (top 5) will get Prize. A Study Bible plus a Book for the winner; a Study Bible for the person who stood second; a Stylish Bible for the third place winner; a Bible for the fourth place winner; a Sound Doctrine Christian Book for the fifth place winner. They will also get digital certificates.

The ministry that runs this quiz is not a church. It is not sponsored by a church or a big international organisation. It is an inter-church ministry which runs, thanks to the donors who want to see the Google Generation going gaga over God’s Word through some creative efforts like these. The supporters are mainly Indians who have been blessed by Duke Jeyaraj and Evangelin Duke’s ministry over the years and want to contribute in some way. Our support comes through sacrificial giving of such precious individuals. Would you like to donate so these kind of efforts are stepped up even more? Then please use this link: https://rzp.io/l/G4Mission

Take time to read the Word of God! Never leave a Bible Passage till it speaks to you! God bless you!