Friday, November 30, 2007
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RUFUS MATTHEWS: CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY FROM INDIA TO EVANGELIZE NEW AGE, HEATHENIZED AMERICA!
ABOUT OUR GUEST THIS AFTERNOON ON http://www.themicroeffect.com/, "MY PERSPECTIVE"
I am from India, born and raised in a mission field called Rajasthan, where my parents have been missionaries among the tribal people, called Adivasis, for the last 30 years. I did my BA in Sociology from Indira Gandhi University and Bachelor of Theology from New Theological College, Dehradun, Uttaranchal. Thereafter I served among the college students with an organization called Inter Collegiate Prayer Fellowship (ICPF) for one year, and then completed my Master of Divinity degree from Asian Biblical Seminary in Kerala. I worked for six months with Gospel of Asia in New Delhi among the youth. Then I joined Global University, India, as the Office Manager and Director of Academics till July 2005. In July 2005, I married Lasha and moved to Pensacola, FL, to teach at Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, where my wife was a student. I taught there for two semesters before, due to unforeseen circumstances, the school closed down – but technically moved to Alexandria, LA. I moved with the school and taught at God Chasers International Ministry School with Tommy Tenney for one semester. In March 2007, God opened a door for us to move to Springfield, MO, with a desire to pursue my D.Min. program at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS). God willing I will be starting the program in 2008.In June 2006, my wife and I, along with my parents, decided to adopt children of our Native Missionaries and other tribal believers, who are extremely poor and unable to support their children’s education. Last year we took in 24 children – from ages 7 to 12. We brought them to the town where my parents live, gave them housing, food and educational opportunities. We were pleasantly surprised at how fast these kids learn. They had never heard a word in English language before we brought them in, and now they are among the top students in their English medium school. In India, we have Hindi medium (local) and English medium (private) schools. English medium schools are a luxury only people with money could afford. My parents, my wife and I get on our knees every month to support them. God is faithful! Presently they are living in a rented building with basic facilities – only one bathroom and toilet for 24 kids – but we believe God will make a way for us to have a Children’s Home building before the next academic year i.e., July 2008. He is able!My wife and I are currently working at Global University in Springfield, MO. We preach in different churches around the country as opportunities arise. God has lain upon my heart to preach the end time message of the greatest revival and His coming. Maranatha! Thank you for this blessed opportunity, Ms. Cumbey!