“Our Mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations,‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” – Psalms 126:2,3
Our Ministry is the God entrusted vision, a seed that had grown as a tree today. The vision imprinted in our heart was implemented in Mission and the result today is that we have covered a blessed journey of 25 years under the glorious and the mighty wings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
On May 1st, 1993 by the grace of God we started the ministry by faith in a rented hall, Jai Bharat Tarun Mandal, Pimpri. The year 1993 was the year of rejections, sufferings and oppression from the people within the faith community as well as outside. But God enabled us to stand for the vision and wait for God’s providence and timing. And under God’s perfect will, He manifested signs and wonders inside and outside the church and the seed that was sown started to sprout. Many people from different religious background started to show initiative to believe Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
In 1995, God helped us to register our ministry under Charity Commission and since then the Church started to grow. As the Church was growing, the space for worship was indeed proving to be very small. There aroused the need for a spacious place for conducting the worship services. But the Church members were from the poorest of the poor. But through unceasing prayer of every soul of our church, God opened the way to purchase 10,000 sq. ft. land in Bijilinagar, Chinchwad that comes under Pradhikaran in the year 2002.
By 2002 in the month of December, again by faith we started constructing the church building . It was only due to the hard work, dedication and prayers of the Church members, the building of 1000 sq. ft. was completed by April, 2003 and officially inaugurated on 1st May, 2003, exactly 10 years from its beginning. Presently there are around 350 members attending the Sunday worship regularly. We also have area-wise meetings in ten different areas of Pimpri-Chinchwad, led by anointed leaders and elders of our Church. We are working together to reach our vision of 1000 families.
Sunday Schools and Youth meetings are conducted regularly for extracting and exploring the talents and ability of children and youths.
One of the most important things that I have learnt from Jesus for evangelism is the sense of urgency. He had no time to waste. He had just three years for His public ministry. There was no panicking at His death. On the other hand He triumphantly declared, It is finished!. We should not end our work until we witness Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth, or till the end of our life, whichever happens first.
With this mission, CFC Ministries is marching ahead under God’s command –To Preach the Gospel! To Plant Churches everywhere! To prepare and equip the people for the Lord.
Pastor Abraham Thomas,