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Dearly beloved in Christ,

You can make a difference by what you speak and the words you choose not to speak. Once a teacher went to a class and told the students, half of the students are useless. After hearing the remarks of the teacher they began arguing with the teacher. On the same day, the teaher walks into another class and told the students that half of the students are excellent. On hearing that, the students felt happy. A positive response of a teacher made a class happy and a negative response made a class quarrel. We have a short life span. What we speak becomes an encouragement or a matter of distress. In 1st Thessalonians 5:11 it says “encourage one another and build one another up.” Encouragement is a powerful tool to bring peace where negativity arises. It builds people, gives them confidence and makes them more willing to work together. Guarding our tongues takes practice, especially with the people we are close to. But it is well worth the effort. Get into the habit of asking yourself “Are the words I am about to say an instrument of peace or will they sow division and pain?”

May our words and actions create peace, help resolve problems and act as a smoothing balm to our relationships.


During the third week of October, we have convention when it’s time to renew ourselves in the image of Christ. All are welcome to become a new creation. Those who would be participating in the Sevika Sanghom Conference and the Yuvajana Sakhyam, I wish that it becomes a meaningful experience for each of you.


Let me also thank every person who helped in making the Family Night a grand success and a memorable experience. May God bless you all abundantly. And for those who attended the Senior Citizens Conference also found it helpful. I conclude by thanking each one of you. May God help and strengthen us in all our deeds and thoughts.

Yours in Christ,

Johnson Achen

917-932-4575

revjohnsonpa@gmail.com