Stories of lives that were transformed and the effective ministry of City Harvest Church (CHC) have reached the Kolar Gold Fields, a city south of India, near the IT capital Bangalore, and home to the world’s second deepest gold mine.
Bethel Mission Church’s Senior Pastor, Frank Godberg John recalls passing by our church in Jurong West during one of his visits to Singapore. He came in for the service and sensed the strong anointing upon the leadership. After that visit, he met up with Wu Yuzhuang, a pastor of CHC, and started working closer with the church.
One of the first steps he took was to send his son, John Knox, to the School of Theology (SOT) that following year. Godberg also captured from CHC a renewed vision for Bethel Mission Church. The church also started to flow with the CHC anointing for revival and church growth.
Week after week, the members were ministered to in every service as he lays his hands and prays over them. It felt like they were living in the days of Pentecost when the supernatural infilling of the Holy Spirit was taking place and where lives were transformed dramatically.
From a congregation of about 500 in 2004, they grew rapidly to the current 2,000-strong membership. Bethel Mission Church is now in three locations within the city, they have several groups ministering to men, women, children, seniors, youth, couples, the poor and needy.
In serving the poverty-stricken community, Bethel Mission Church’s approach to ministry involves caring for the outcast and underprivileged and helping them to upgrade their value as individuals.
Its Computer Centre, which runs a computer-training program since 2000, equips the youth in their admission to diploma and degree programs. In turn, the young people become a blessing to Kolar Gold Fields. The socio-economic status of the district is also elevated as a result of their work.
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Bethel Mission Church has accomplished much thus far but to Goldberg this is just the beginning of realizing his vision to build “God’s Gold Field” in Kolar. Greater days are indeed ahead for this church.