Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (PMD)
Mangaluru, Oct 24: Songs of deliverance, thanksgiving and praise resound in the prayer hall week after week at Grace Ministry Prayer Centre, Valachil as countless believers throng the miraculous sanctuary of prayer and meditation. Chains of burden and pain shatter and people walk out transformed, healed and delivered, from the portals of the centre.
A beacon to the faithful in distress, the Prayer Centre, set amidst the scenic splendour of Adyar falls, was started by Brother Andrew and sister Hanna.
"Numerous number of people are suffering from various infirmities having no deliverance, peace, comfort and love, therefore, I will make this sanctuary as an effective tool to heal the broken-hearted and comfort the needy and people shall throng into this place, and I shall lit their faces with glory and joy and bring them comfort, healing, deliverance, and restore all that they have lost, said the Lord. True to his promise, countless people who throng the grace prayer centre have been healed slowly and sometimes instantly from physical and spiritual infirmities including years of addiction and complications in childbirth,"says Brother Andrew.
Reaching the unreached
Grace Ministry has worked towards transforming lives, in line with their sole objective of 'reaching the unreached'. The Mangaluru-based international charismatic ministry and the global humanitarian organisation has people from all over the world throng it, to be a part of its daily counselling and weekly retreats prayers and prophetic teachings. Weekly retreats are conducted on Friday, Thursday and Sunday at the centre, and monthly prayer meetings are hosted at various venues globally, including Qatar, USA, Dubai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. The first prayer ministry by Grace Ministry situated in Hongkong, 'Divine Mercy', was established with the help of local devotees. Thousands of devotees worldwide have also benefitted with the prayer meetings telecast by Life TV and Daijiworld 24X7.
The ministry works towards its divine vision of healing the brokenhearted, comforting the comfortless and is committed to helping people experience the unconditional love and unending hope found in Jesus. Slum ministry, eunuch ministry, Esther ministry, educate a child, cleanliness and hygiene camp, hair donation and blood donation drives are among the projects undertaken by Grace Ministry for the society, beyond the boundaries of religion and caste. Counseling is an integral part of the ministry. Keen attention is paid to personal, medical and spiritual problems of every individual and family, followed by subsequent guidance if need be.
Esther ministry, a social wing, provides encouragement, comfort, and support to senior women and widows. Esther Women’s Ministry Home works towards the upliftment and empowerment of the downtrodden, handicapped, poor, mute, deaf, and abandoned women. The home provides food, clothing and at times financial help to women there. At present, as many as 91 women live in Ester Home, a temporary shelter near Kuloor. A new home for women is under construction in the vicinity. Apart from this, Grace Ministry is also giving free education to 14 students from various religions. Grace Ministry plans on buying ten dialysis machines as part of its Medical Aid. Once installed, they will be available free of cost, a revolution in the medical field here that will save lakhs of rupees of financially deprived kidney patients.
A convention centre hall is under construction near the prayer centre at Valachil which brother Andrew intends to give to the needy for their programmes, free of cost. "Nowadays, convention centres have become very costly. The poor cannot afford the halls for their functions. Now, they can use this hall without any payment," says brother Andrew.
For many years, Grace Ministry has been providing financial help to poor families for wedding expenses, maintaining their anonymity. For devotional purposes, the ministry has published a hymn book. It includes hymns of praise and worship commonly sung at prayer meetings. 'Thousand Praises', a book written by Brother Andrew includes a thousand one-sentence praises to God in Kannada and English and serves as a handy daily devotional.
The Missionary Family
Brother Andrew Richard, his wife Hanna and their two children Isaac and Moses continue their mission of serving humanity and reaching thousands of unreached with Grace Ministry. Brother Andrew, a charismatic preacher, visionary, and provocative thinker is known for extending help to the needy, hurting, and disenfranchised, and living his message of compassion through the ministry. He touches on many topics with particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes of ordinary people. He reaches the unreached with his heart-to-heart communication style through which he shares openly about his experiences, for practical application to others.
Brother Andrew hosts a TV show, Blessing Time, which broadcasts on the coastal wing to a potential audience of half a million people. He has authored 15 books, which have been translated into more than six languages. Some of his sermons 'Don’t die in your nest', 'The Awakening', 'Giants at the gate', 'Oppositions are your opportunities', 'Life of Mother Mary', and 'On the Way', are prophetic and powerful sermons which have created a greater impact and transformation in the lives of the people.
Beyond the pulpit, Brother Andrew ranks several prestigious awards recognised by Christian Leadership University and Seminary, New York, USA and accredited by Berkeley University, California, USA; he has been awarded the International Lifetime Achievement Award, for outstanding achievements in the chosen field of activity. He has been bestowed upon, Best Social Service And Super Administration Excellence Award, for exceptional achievements in his chosen field of activity
His spouse Hanna holds the ‘special individual prayer’ every Tuesday where people throng in large numbers to join in prayer and hear revelations of God about their lives, from her. His sons, Isaac and Moses, bring glory to God with their singing and worship before thousands. They have been doing so ever since childhood. Isaac reaches out to the youth with his songs and message, and Moses captures hearts of children and the elderly through songs and stories.
When asked how finances are managed for all the noble work, Brother Andrew answers, "Thousands come to us for prayers, counselling and attend the prayer meetings. Many who were healed by our prayers, counselling and were benefitted by our social service keep coming back and contribute out of their own free will. We use this contribution for social service and betterment of poor, without keeping anything for ourselves."
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Valachil, Mangaluru - 574143