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Vol. 6 / Issue 42 / November 25 2004

Contents of this issue

The Tract
Reader's Mail
Prayer Request
Your Spam Folder
Malayalam Newsletter on hold
Second National Youth Conference

News Items (Common to all issues) :
Through the Valley of Death & other Books
Download Articles in Handheld Computers
Kids Page - Free Tutorials
Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online
Your Spam Folder
Your Feedback


By Sherly Isaac

Today is the day for Thanks Giving. This is the second biggest holiday in America. It all started because of a few pilgrims who went through persecution in England and in continuation had many hard years of exile in Netherlands. They came to USA in the year 1620 and settled in Plymouth, New England where life was very hard for them. Many died in the first winter because of bitter harsh cold whether. But those who survived set aside one day for thanksgiving, when the first harvest was completed. Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer for the untold blessings of God. This custom continued and later became a national holiday.

If we look back in our own lives, we can count many blessings which God has added in our lives. We do not even deserve many of those blessings and yet it is His love and His grace that He has added these blessings and everyday He is adding new blessings and new grace in our lives. Often it is very easy to thank God and trust in Him when things go in the right direction but not easy when you are in the midst of a storm and when you go through dark moments.

Bible tells us about a young man who loved the Lord with all his heart. His name is David. Once he and his men went to fight and when they returned to Ziklag they found that their city was burned with fire and the Amalekites who had invaded their city, had carried their wives and children along with them. When David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive, then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. (1 Sam 30:3-4)" And further Bible tells us that, "David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. ( 1 Sam 30:6 )"

But look at the life of David who trusted in God even in that darkest hour as we read, "But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God." He looked toward God and inquired of God that what he should do in this moment whether he should pursue his enemy or not. God answered him "Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.(1 Sam 30:8)" David pursued that troop and delivered his family and other's families. They were grieving badly but because David trusted in God and did what God told him to do, they saw victory in their lives.

Today also you may be hurting, you might have lost your loved ones, your valuable, your job or there may be other reasons that may be making you cry. But if you trust in the Lord, He will strengthen you and will wipe away your tears. He will fill you with joy and peace.

We wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day and happy holidays.

The Tract

By Unknown

Every Sunday afternoon, after morning services, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go into town and hand out Gospel Tracts. This particular Sunday, as it came time for them to go, it was very cold and pouring down rain..

The boy bundled up in his warmest clothes and said, "OK, dad, I'm ready." His Pastor dad asked, "Ready for what?" "Dad, it's time to go out and pass out tracts." "Son, it's very cold and raining outside." The boy gave his dad a surprised look, asking, "But dad, don't people need to hear God's call for salvation, even though it's raining?" Dad answered, "Son, I'm not going out in this cold and rain." Disappointed, the boy asked, "Dad, can I go, please?" His father hesitated, then said, "Son, you may go. Here are the tracts, be careful."

The boy walked the streets of the town and handed everybody he met a Gospel Tract. After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking wet and down to his very last tract. He stopped on a corner, looking for someone to give his last tract, but the streets were empty.

He then went to the first home he saw, he walked up to the front door and rang the door bell. But no one answered. He knocked and rang again. Still no answer. Finally, he turned to walk away but something stopped him. Again, he turned back and rang the bell and knocked on the door. Finally the door slowly opened. Standing there was a elderly looking lady. She softly said, "What can I do for you son?" With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, he said, "Mam, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that Jesus really does love you, and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about Jesus and His great Love." With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave. She called to him as he departed, "Thank you son and God bless you."

The following Sunday morning in church, Pastor Dad was in the pulpit and he asked, "Does anyone have a testimony or want to say anything?" Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood up. As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face as she said... "None of you in this church knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Sunday, I was not a Christian. My husband died some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday was a cold and rainy day, but even more so in my heart. I no longer had any hope or any will to live. So, I took a rope and a chair to the attic of my house. I tied the rope to an attic rafter, stood on the chair and tied the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on the chair, so lonely and broken hearted, I was about to leap off the chair, when the ringing of my doorbell surprised me. I thought, I'll wait a few minutes and whoever it is will go away. I waited and waited, but the bell kept ringing, the person started knocking on my door. I thought, who in the world could it be. Nobody ever rings my door or comes to see me. I loosened the rope from my neck and went to the front door. When I opened the door, I could hardly believe my eyes. There on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I'd ever seen. His smile, oh, I can hardly describe it. And the words that came from him caused my heart to leap to life." He said, "Mam, I just came to tell you that Jesus really does love you." Then he gave me this Gospel Tract I hold in my hand. As that little angel went back out into the cold and rain, I closed the door and slowly read every word of this Gospel Tract. Then, I went back up to attic to get my rope and chair, as I would not need them there anymore. You see, I am the now a happy child of Christ. And since the address of this church was on the Gospel Tract, I have come to personally say, Thank you to God's little Angel, who came just in time.

There were no dry eyes in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to CHRIST resounded off the church walls, Pastor Dad came down from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was sitting. He took him into his arms and sobbed uncontrollably. Probably no church as had a more glorious moment. AND probably this Universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love and honor for his son.

EXCEPT FOR ONE -- This Father also allowed His Son to go out into a cold and dark world. He received His Son back with Joy unspeakable. All of Heaven shouted praises and honor to Christ. The Father sat His beloved Son on a throne far above all principality and power and every name that is named.

There may be someone reading this, who is also going through a dark, cold, lonely time in your life. You may be a Christian, but we are not without problems or, you may not yet know Christ as personal Savior. Whatever the case, and what ever the problem or situation you find yourself in, and no matter how dark it may seem, I want you to know that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU!

Reader's Mail

Dear Friends,
I am happy to receive your News Letter regularly. I appreciate the way in which you uphold the Truth in this so called post modern world. God's standards are the same in all the places in all the times. Continue to
make people aware of the Kingdom Values.
In Christ
P. Jebaraj
UESI Office

Reference: news@csinewsletter.com
By Sheela Isaac
1 Pet 1:16, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."

I thought the article in the following website on the subject of "SIN" under the section of Anointing MAgazine, will be of interest to you.
God Bless

Dear Sherly Isaac,
Greeting you in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, your articles have ever being health to my spirit, and I know its so to many as well. Please keep it on, may God bless you and the ministry with wisdom and power in Jesus name.
Yours in HIS service
Pastor Isaac Dickens.

Prayer Request

Please pray for my son who is doing his 7 std exams mid term. He has no interest in studies he does not listen to us he does all foolish things He had failed in 2 subjects last time and still not bothered to change He gives us heartache in everything I have send many prayer requests every where but in vain we want to be proud parents of a wise son please pray that GOD change him we don't want him to be the foolish son who makes his mother sorrowful as mentioned in proverbs.

Your Spam Folder

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Malayalam Newsletter on hold

We have received many letters asking why they are not getting "Malayalam" edition of newsletter? We are very sorry to inform you that at present we are unable to publish it in Malayalam. When we will be in a position to restart it, we will let you know. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Second National Youth Conference

"Fear of the Lord gives life, security, and protection from harm." - Proverbs 19:23

Thursday, December 30, 2004 @ 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 2, 2005 @ 1:30pm

Sheraton North Houston @ George Bush International Airport
15700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77032

$150/single person, $190/person for married couples (includes room and food)
Make checks payable to "CSI Youth" and send to:
"Second National Youth Conference, 110 First Street, Wood Ridge, New Jersey, 07075"

Online Registration available @ http://www.csiyouth.com
Paper Registrations Form = send email request to registration@csiyouth.com for form.

December 1, 2004 -- no money or registration will be accepted after this date.

Rev. Jacob David, Youth Director, 201-935-2011, registration@csiyouth.com

December 29, 2004 @ 7pm and December 30, 2004 @ 1pm at Youth Conference venue.
Each Youth League, please send at most 2 delegates to the Leadership Meeting prior to the Youth Conference.
Paper Leadership Registration Form = send email to registration@csiyouth.com


Message from National Youth Director, Rev.Jacob David:


Dear Pastors, Secretaries, Youth Leaders, and Friends,

The First National CSI Youth Conference held from January 1-4, 2004 was a tremendous success. After much planning and prayer, here we are again, making preparations for the Second National CSI Youth Conference. The time spent earlier in prayer and fellowship has united us as CSI Youth in North America. We felt the togetherness and decided to continue to prepare for the Second National Youth Conference.

The Second National CSI Youth Conference will be held from December 30, 2004 to January 2, 2005 at the Sheraton North Houston next to George Bush International Airport. The theme of the conference will be “Fear of the Lord gives life, security, and protection from harm” (Proverbs 19:23).

I would like to take this opportunity to formally invite you and the youth of your congregation to this event. Enclosed with this invitation is the Second National Youth Conference Flyer and copies of the registration form. Please feel free to make copies of these as needed. Online Registration is also available at http://www.csiyouth.com.

Please take the time to announce this event to your congregations.

At this time, I would also like to inform you of the Leadership Meetings to be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 7pm and Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 1pm, both to be held at the youth conference venue. For the special Leadership Meetings, we request each congregation to send at most two delegates to represent your congregation’s youth league. The leadership registration form is included in this packet.

Please note that the registration deadline for both the Youth Conference and the Leadership Meetings is December 1, 2004. No registration or money will be accepted after this date.

Thank you for your time and attention.
Yours in Christ,


Rev. Jacob David
CSI Youth Director

Through the Valley of Death & other Books

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

This book is available for purchase at JasmineCorp Store

Also read these two books by Sherly Isaac "Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God" Available at JasmineCorp Store, and "Is Jesus God?" Available at JasmineCorp Store,

Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

Download Articles in Handheld Computers

You can now download articles in Palm Doc format for your palm handheld computer. It will work with any devise that has Palm OS and Palm Doc Reader installed. To download click on the link named "Palm Doc Format" i.e. at the top of this page by the side of each articles.

Kids Page - Free Tutorials

Now you can learn Graphics and web designing online at Kid's page. These tutorials are free for kids who subscribe for CSI Kids Newsletter. Currently tutorials for Paint Shop Pro, HTML and Dreamweaver are available.

So please enroll your kids by going to http://kids.csinewsletter.org/member/join.asp

And visit CSI Kid's page at http://kids.csinewsletter.org

Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online

Now you can read Bible in Hindi online at http://www.hindibible.org
in Malayalam online at http://www.malayalambible.org
in Tamil online at http://www.hindibible.org?ver=tamil

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Your Feedback

Your feedback and comments are Welcome. Please send your Parish news & articles to Editor (Sherly N. Isaac) at this address News@csinewsletter.comThe messages submitted will be checked whether they are correct according to the word of God. Editor reserves the right to accept, reject or edit the messages. The writers are responsible for the contents of their writings.

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