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Ian and Ebenezer met via a telephone call around twenty years ago. Ebenezer has entered ministry in 1995. With a church in Eluru next to a slum of over three thousand people, he had a vision that they needed to demonstrate the Gospel, making Christ known in word and deed. Whilst India is a developing country, 70% of the population live in poverty. Ebenezer described the appalling conditions in the slum. The wide-ranging ministry includes the Camel children’s home for destitute children. Ebenezer told of a young girl who had been living in a dustbin for five days. Many of the children are orphans. At this time they are housing fifty children in the Carmel Children’s Home. The Carmel English Medium School has eight teaching staff for a hundred and fifty children aged between six to sixteen years who would otherwise not be receiving any education. Some of the six hundred and fifty children they have worked with have gone on to the Vocational Training Centre. Here skills are taught for nursing, lab technicians and wider employment opportunities. and to work with computers. Relief work includes working with fifty three lepers, twenty five HIV infected children and free eye and general medical camps. A Bible college has been established and there is a vision for planting new churches.
Ian took a group of people from Ingatestone Elim church to Carmel ministries in 2005. He described that visit as life-transforming. He had been on a number of occasions since this initial trip and seen how the ministry has developed. There are continuing for future developments.
For more information, including ways of supporting the ministry, go to https://www.carmelministries.org
Studio guests Pastor Ian Moore from Billericay Baptist church, and Pastor Ebenezer from Eluru, Andhra Pradesh in India
Beatles – When I’m sixty four – A track from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – this week in 1967 the album entered the chart at no 1 and stayed there for 23 weeks. According to Rolling Stone it is the most important Rock and Roll record ever made. “After Sgt Pepper, anything was possible”.
Shea Rafferty – Out of the blue – From his 2022 album – Making history – my album of the year.
Ian Moore chose the next three tracks. He stated how they related to his life.
Jordan Fauflin & Matt Merker – Come to Jesus (rest in him) Ian said that over they years he had leant the importance of simply resting in Jesus.
CityAlight – Yet not through I but through Christ in me. Ian noted that in his ministry he tried to always remember that everything he undertakes is through Jesus and his Holy Spirit.
Philippa Hanna – You’re still God. Whatever happens in life, for Ian this track is a reminder that God is still there with him.
Above, Freddie Stone in 1973.
Below Pastor Freddie Stone today.
Freddie Stone was co-founder, guitarist and vocalist with Sly and the Family Stone. Since 1994 he has been pastor Frederick Stewart in his native Vallejo. He recently celebrated his 75th birthday. We heard the band’s 1971 USA no 1 and UK no 15 – Family affair. USA no 1, UK no 15.
Kelly Jones is singer songwriter and founder member of Sterophonics. He is 49 years old. We heard – Song of the summer – from the band’s 2015 album – Keep the village alive. UK no 1, Ireland no 14.
Danny Wilde, aged 67 years, is a founding member of the Rembrandts. We heard the Friends theme song, I’ll be there for you.UK no 3, Canada no 1, Top 10 in 6 more countries, USA no 17.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford, Patrick in Ian and Ebenezer in the studio for taking part. Our winner with four points was Chris in Guildford. He was amazed. Bob scored three points. Pastor Ebenezer was amazed that he scored one point.
Chris in Guildford is a big fan of Dave Edmunds. We heard the 1973 UK no 5, Netherlands no 2, Norway no 7 and Netherlands no 11 –Born to be with you.
Bob in Harlow is a life-long fan of the Beachboys. We heard the – When I grow up to be a man – track from the 1965 album – Beach Boys today. In the 2012 Rolling Stone 500 greatest albums of all time, it is no 271. In the 2020 list no 486. The single was a UK no 22, USA no 9, no 1 in Canada.
The Golden girls ran for seven seasons between 1985 – 1992.
The Golden girls.
Jon Batiste – Tell the truth – from the multi-Grammy Award winning album from 2021 – We are – Grammy album of the year.
Chart this week in
No 4 Earth, Wind and Fire – Boogie Wonderland. UK no 4, USA no 6, Top 10 in nine more countries.
No 6 Electric Light Orchestra – Shine a little love. UK no 6, USA no 8, No 1 Spain, no 4 Canada.
No 12 ABBA – Does your mother know? UK no 4, USA no 10, Belgium no 1, Top 10 in eight more countries.
Andrew Gold – Thank you for being a friend – USA no 11, UK no 42, Canada no 5. The song, written by Andrew, is best known in a cover version for the USA TV comedy –
Ian Donaldson – I dream to sleep 2023 – on the PhoenixFM A list.
Mercy Me – Dear younger me – chosen by recent guest Sid Thurlow.
Join me next week when my guest will be Lynn Dejoodt from CHESS homeless, giving us an update on the charity, fundraising events and voluntary opportunities.
She will also be talking about the up-coming Rock Choir concert in aid of CHESS at Chelmsford Cathedral.