Report on the country’s shutdown in India – Pastor John Ebenezer

Pastor John Ebenezer, Steve Martin Murcherla, India Feb. 2020

March 23, 2020 Love For His People ministry Charlotte, NC USA

Greetings to all.

Today I received this report from our friend, Pastor John Ebenezer, in Murcherla, India, located five hours south of Hyderabad in south India. We are praying for him and the pastors and their Christian congregations.

I was with all of the pastors and church congregations four weeks ago to teach the pastors gathered (90 of them in 2 locations) on the importance of blessing Israel and the Jews, as Christian believers.

Ahava and shalom,

Steve Martin

Pastor John Ebenezer (center) and Steve Martin. Feb. 14, 2020 India

Dear Steve,


We are all fine and praying for you and I now have very good news. I have been to Hyderabad to my car dealer and seen the booking he showed me for our van. I came back at night at 10 pm on the same day on 17th March. The next day I received the message from the dealer saying it’s going to come to me within 7 working days. It means by the end of this month. We praise GOD.

Now I am very sorry to say thank GOD I went back on 17th night but its the last bus for me to come home from the next day. Then there was no bus service and stores. No travel except to stay at home for 40 hours from March 22.

When we were in our church service the police van came to our church and asked me to stop the service until further order. They closed down all the states in the country from 22nd March to 31 March. There is no way to go out, just for vegetables. One person has to go, not two.

If we disobey they will fine me section 1879 rupees and put me in the jail, or I will have to pay fine. This is the first time in my life its happened in my nation. Not only my states but all the country so I am staying at home and not traveling anywhere until further orders from the government.

India pastors conference hosted by John Ebenezer. Feb. 2020

We are all praying at home. Please pray for India. If any changes occur I will let you know after 31st March..

Please greet all from me. Thank you for your visit and we plan on you coming again in February 2021. All the pastors said they learned so much from you about blessing Israel. They need more on this teaching. Many are sharing with me what they learned from your teaching, which they had not heard from anyone before.

We thank you from our HEARTS for your great sharing the word to us, shalom shalom shalom.

His servant for the poor,

John Ebenezer
Lighthouse Center, India

Pastor John Ebenezer Cellm#984-965-7911

“Great is Thy faithfulness, O God” “Bless the Lord, O my soul!”

Photos above and below: Pastor Yeshuadas church in Konta, India – 4 hours west of Khammam. Feb. 18, 2020

(L-R) Pastors Yeshudas, John Paul, Steve Martin, John Ebenezer Feb. 17, 2020 in India

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 35 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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