Church Planting, Mercy Ministry – Mark Antony


Church Ministry, Mercy Ministry Mark Anthony Volume 2604

MarkChurch Planting & Mercy Ministry
Mark and Hepsibah

Greetings from Mark Antony and Hepsi. I hope you all are doing well. Here everything’s going well! By the Grace of God Hepsibah is getting better. We are very thankful for Dr. Boaz, the “right” diagnosis (rheumatoid arthritis) and finally getting the correct medication. PRAISE THE LORD!  We are not thrilled with the diagnosis, we are praying for healing, but in the meantime we know God’s grace is good.   Each quarter we need to go to Chennai (Madras) for check up and to see how the medication is working. This is very costly to us.  Please keep her and our family in your prayers.

Threats, Trials, Tribulations in Church Planting:

The government in India has switched hands. In brief, Hindu Temples are going up and church buildings are being tore down. …Last month we conducted our annual VBS in the village where we are Church planting. Our goal for this year’s VBS was for 500 children, which is not unusual. However, we were not able to accomplish this goal. The village leaders and some who are against Christians in this area came and wanted to fight with me. They were not happy with the Christian ministry in their community. They were really upset! The children who were there at the VBS at the time were scared. The men were trying to make the children run, but children were not going. –We as ministers have to stand our ground in the face of this opposition!

Later, the same men came again and got angry with us. They again were threatening us. They were telling us to get out of the village. Because of the many threats, many parents who would send their kids to VBS did not send their children this year. We finished with 65 children. This is very sad! Nevertheless, we have some amazing stories of the power of God in our newsletter. Thank you for working along side us in the Great Commission work.


AthisaiyaGod Healed Mother When Daughter Prayed:
Athisaiya, 7 years old, from non- Christian family  attended our vacation Bible school without missing a day. There she learned that God heard our prayers. She attended VBS on the third day. She was very sad. The teacher who teaching the class asked, “Why you looking so sad?”  Athisaiya replied, “My mom was not feeling well she is suffering from headache. My mom went Hospital also and took medicine also. But nothing happening.” After hearing this from Athisaiya, the teacher prayed with her. The teacher told her to pray with your mom when you get back to home. She went to home and said to her mom. Mommy I going to pray for you to Jesus! I am going to pray for healing for your headache. Then she put her hand on her mom’s forehead and prayed.  …After the prayer, her mom felt something happened in her. The headache totally left her, immediately. The kids came to VBS the next day and told the teacher all things. The report went throughout VBS.  And also the final day of celebration the mother testifies before congregations. It was just like in the book of Acts, but the children did the ministry. haha.  Amen! God loves the little children’s.

RasithaThyroid Disappear When VBS Child Prayed:
Rasitha studies in the 8th grade. She has physical problem. Her parents met two doctors in two different hospitals. They were taking some tests and they said she had a thyroid problem. She needed to take medicine otherwise she will need to have an operation. She and her parents were discouraged. But the girl, Rasitha, learned in VBS how to pray herself to God. She said she used everything she learned in VBS and asked God to heal her sickness. Her parents went to another hospital with her. The doctors reports came back normal. No sign for Thyroid issues. “God hears the pure of heart!”  Amen!

SinthuGod Delivers Gas Stove for Sinthu:
Sinthu she is 12 years old. Her father died when she was 9 years. Her family is very poor. She has 3 sisters. Sinthu is the youngest. In her family, they have to cook everything using open wood fire stove. This is very hard on her mom and makes her feel very sad. So she started to use the information she learned in VBS to pray for gas stove for her mom. A few days later her uncle came and blessed the family with a gas stove. Her uncle didn’t know his niece was praying! Because God is soooo God, she cannot keep quiet. She came to VBS praising God throughout all the small classrooms!  Call on Me and I will answer you, says the Lord. What a wonderful God that we have to worship!!!

Please keep our ministries in your prayers! May the Lord Jesus Christ continue empowering people in His love.

And also please pray God protection for us and my kids. Thank you. And you always in our prayers too.

In His love,

Mark Anthony and Hepsi


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Mark and Hepsibah’s
Church Planting & Mercy Ministries
(Tailoring School for Women, Day Care for the Poor, Community Development Programs, Evangelism, and Church Planting)

Tommy & Sonya Bitner met Mark and Hepsibah in the YWAM Discipleship Training School and recruited them to be part of our church planting team in India. We have worked alongside this couple for many years. They have blossomed into their own church planting ministry doing evangelism, small group bible studies, prayer classes, Children’s sports clubs, and tailoring classes. MarkCurrently they are ministering in villages far
south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Personal, Bible in Every Home, Jesus Film Project

– This is an appeal letter to help my wife. I took my bride, Hepsi, to a couple of doctors and they found “several” kidney stones that were the source of part of her pain. The doctors where we live didn’t take care of the problem. The other issue, Hepsi, has a severe shoulder issue. Again, the doctors in our area are not much help. She is living in pain without getting much sleep. I am appealing for finances to take her to specialist in Chennai. … UPDATE – We discovered after many car trips and therapy that Hepsi has Rheumatoid Arthritis and the kidney stones. The doctors have given her a lot of expensive medication. At this point, we still have $1,250 left to repay on our hospital debt. Plus we still have to keep paying for medical and we still have to keep going to Chennai. Please pray about this burden on us as we do.

BIBLE IN EVERY HOME –As you all know that we were involving village ministries. And one village we were started Church last month. There are more than 30 people coming regularly. We also evangelized many people’s in the villages. Many don’t have a bible. Because of the lack of the Word of God, some of them asking us for Bible. BibleWe feel the need to give Bible for everyone in the village. So we need 500 Bibles. One bible coats Rs. 150 rupees / $3.00. Would you be interested in helping us with this special project? It will be great help for them to grow in the word of God. Thank you for praying about this.

EVANGELISM THROUGH JESUS FILM – We are in need of a new video projector, laptop for film ministry. Through this we can show them God love to them through the film to village’s. The estimated cost is $2,100.00. We believe God will continue to use this tool to plant churches in remote villages! Thank you for praying about this.


Hospital bills 50,000  $             1,250.00
More Bible 500  $             1,500.00
Projector and Laptop
Hospital Bills Need met
Ahuja Amplifire:
(Model: SSA-250 Watts) Need met
Ahuja speakers 2 no’s:
(Model: SRX-250 DX ) Need met
Ahuja Microphone 2 no’s:
(Model: 580XLR) Need met
Speaker 2 stand no’s Need met
Laptop  $                900.00
 $       3,650.00


House Rent 5000  $                125.00
Food & Gas 10000  $                250.00
Work Allowances 2500  $                   62.50
Miscellaneous 2000  $                   50.00
Medical 14000  $                350.00
Church 5000  $                125.00
Salary 10000  $                250.00
E.B 1000  $                   25.00
Hospitality 2000  $                   50.00
Travel & conveyance Rs: 5,000. 110  $                     2.75
Phone bill 1000  $                   25.00
Office supplies 1000  $                   25.00
Book & Tapes 2000  $                   50.00
Postage 1000  $                   25.00
Printing & copying 500  $                   12.50
TOTAL  $             1,427.75