2015 Spring GAI Believers Conference—a Great Success
The month of May is the hottest month in India. Temperatures will soar to between 110 and 115° Fahrenheit. But it is the most convenient time for conferences. Children have holidays, Schools are closed, and people will be at leisure. So we hold our annual meeting in the month of May. Since it will be hot, we always pray God would either send us cool weather or give us strength to stand the heat. This year the Lord sent us cool weather. May 12-17, 2015, was the most comfortable weather we had. Prior to that we had a heat wave, and after the retreat, it felt like a lake of fire.
The God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was with us. Our God descended amongst us and by God’s grace, we had cool and comfortable weather during the meetings. More than 5,000 believers attended. We baptized 82 new believers. We praise the Lord for meeting our needs.
On the next day, May 18, the temperature soared to 110° and kept climbing. More than 1,100 people died from the heat wave in our state of Andhra Pradesh.
Baptismal candidates at Believers Conference
The new outdoor addition to Gospel Hall in Vijayawada was a great asset for the Believers Conference this year.