Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cover’s Story

You might have read a Cover Story in a magazine and might be anticipating the same on seeing this title or might be wondering what this could be.

This is about the Cover of the newly released Jan-March 2011 issue of The CALL. What is so significant about this Cover?


The base image of the Cross is that of the GEMS Church in Navalpur, Nepal. The background is not the result of any special effect but the natural early morning skyline. This picture was taken by Bro. Selva, a missionary in GEMS, Bihar. (He is recovering from a major surgery; to pray for him visit - Prayer Request_Feb 2011)

The girl on the left an University Student then, committing herself to the Lord’s Call while attending a GEMS STORM (STudents Out Reach Ministries) meeting. This issue carries an article on STORM.

The girl on the right with folded hands is from the village Amri Tola and is at the verge of being pushed into prostitution. To know more about this village and the rehabilitation and community transformation work done here by GEMS read the ‘Standing @ the GAP’ article in this issue.

The stories of these people are one of a struggle, but they do not loose heart because they know they can do all things through Christ who strengthens them and victoriously declare, “We Can, With Christ”. The main article is written on this title & theme by Bro. D. Augustine Jebakumar in the column ‘From Bihar With Love’.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

The article on The CALL affects the traffickers

In the last issue (July to Dec 2010) we published an article on Human Trafficking with special reference to Nepal under the title “Unguarded borders! Unprotected lives!!” Right two weeks after its publication at least there were three reports in the newspapers of traffickers being caught & detained in the Indian side border of Nepal.

The article urged the readers to pray and involve in meaningful action against Human Trafficking. We hope that the readers would have sincerely prayed against this gruesome evil.

Here are a few reports from the newspapers (click the image to view it enlarged),

Child Workers Rescued
Big Catch
Smuggler Caught
HIV positive cases in Raxaul

A few points from the article published in the magazine:

What could you do to stop human trafficking?
  1. Identify and stop buying things that are made using bonded labourers. Avoid all such facilities that are offered using trafficked people.
  2. Conduct human trafficking awareness programs in your locality and Church with the help of organizations and personnel working in such projects.
  3. 11th January is Human Trafficking Day. Work with your pastor to incorporate in your worship service information about Human Trafficking and prayers for both the exploited and the exploiters.
  4. Form a task force in your city/locality to stop the activities of human trafficking.
  5. Train and empower women, girls and the vulnerable, in your church and locality to fight against trafficking.
  6. Corporate sectors can create livelihood opportunities and can support organizations which prosecute traffickers and protect rescued victims.
To read the complete article write to us: thecall@gemsbihar.org or subscribe to the magazine.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

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