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Ramesh C. Reddy

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you abundantly this New Year of 2020!

After working 22 years for Sodexo, I lost my job. During that time frame, for 19 years whenever I could, I was also publishing for Pittsburgh Standard because my purpose was to use the job and paper to share the love of Christ with people and influence from a biblical perspective. Losing the Sodexo job gave me an opportunity to publish fulltime but we also face challenges of fundraising to make it possible.

Friend, would you prayerfully consider partnering with us, with a gift of $10 per month or whatever you can afford or would you consider giving us a one time financial gift?

"Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give. Don't force anyone to give more than he really wants to, for cheerful givers are the ones God prizes. God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty leftover to give joyfully to others." (2 Corinthians 9:7-8, TLB)

Whatever your reasons for giving, your partnership will allow us to impact lives.  Regardless, whether you are able to support us financially or not, please keep us in your prayers to the Lord Jesus so more lives can be influenced biblically.

Why are we asking you to support us is explained below:

Now this year of 2020, after much reflection and prayer, my wife and I are excited to embark on this challenging journey so we can influence lives publishing from a Biblical viewpoint.

Our vision is to see lives changed by the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lives to be influenced by the writings from a biblical point of view. So, we all can become an agent of change in a dark world where we hold out the Light of Christ.

When I read the whole Bible in 40 days, from July 4th (America's Independence) to August 15th (India's Independence), the Lord gave me a signature verse:

"But life is worth nothing to me unless I use it to do the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus, the work of telling others about God's mighty goodness and love!" (Acts 20:24, TLB)

Let me share with you why we are so excited about this writing ministry:

It is exciting to read the testimonies of students and non-students whose lives have been changed through writings.

“Ramesh, thank you so much for your devotionals. While reading your devotionals, I gave my life to Christ. Christ has changed me.”  [‘Amber’ regarding EXPRESSIONS section]

"Ramesh, I [African-American employee] found a poem of yours called 'Downing Depression' and read it and prayed the prayer. Thank you so much because before that I was planning to commit suicide but the poem and prayer changed my life." I saw him recently and everytime I see him, he has a happy glow in his face. Thank you Jesus!

"Ramesh, I was into cocaine and drugs but reading the devotionals you publish changed my life. I want to go to church now."

“Ramesh, thank you so much for the Nutrition and Dietetics sample exams. I did well on the exam because they were so similar to the ones you had.” (EDUCATION section)

“Ramesh, thank you so much for this Bible study for me [“Al, an elderly gentleman”]. Al used to come to ‘Pittsburgh Standard Investigates Jesus: Reflecting on the 7 C’s of Jesus: His Claims, His Capability, His Company, His Circumstances, His Character, His Commitment, and His Convictions.” that we did from Gospel of Mark.

The day I gave my life to Christ, I had a passion to reach souls for Christ through the written word or spoken word. Most of the time, it has been through the written word. My first publication in a Valentine's Day magazine was 'Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves You. If you want to know more about Jesus, Watch WPCB Channel 40, Cornerstome Television'

For 5 years, I worked for Giant Eagle so I could influence people for Christ and saw lives changed. For 7 years, I worked as a staff volunteer with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Pitt to reach people for Christ and saw lives changed. For 5 years, I worked as a staff writer, columnist, and photographer for the Pitt News to influence people for Christ through my columns, etc and saw lives changed. For 22 years, I worked fulltime for Sodexo Dining Services at Pitt, using it as a means to ministry whenever I could to reach people for Christ and saw lives changed. For 19 years, I have published Pittsburgh Standard whenever I could to influence people from a Biblical viewpoint and have seen lives changed. Some of these have been done simultaneously.

The Gospel should influence every facet of our lives whether it be the EXPRESSIONS, (Devotionals from Scripture), IMPRESSIONS (Opinions section from biblical viewpoint), EDUCATION (Sample exams w/ Bible verses to the side), CULTURAL LIFE (Marveling in God's gifting of talent through dance and song from different cultures), ENTERTAINMENT (Movies, books, and songs reviewed to show spiritual connections from Biblical perspective), NEWS (Focus would be on this day in history and religious events), CAMPUS LIFE (Covering Pitt & CMU events), GREEK LIFE (Greek Sing, etc)

Our hope is to be a light in a dark world and work with people of all ethnicities, races, cultures, and religions through our writings

"I have freely and happily become a servant of any and all so that I can win them to Christ. When I am with the Jews I seem as one of them so that they will listen to the Gospel and I can win them to Christ. When I am with Gentiles who follow Jewish customs and ceremonies I don’t argue, even though I don’t agree, because I want to help them. When with the heathen I agree with them as much as I can, except of course that I must always do what is right as a Christian. And so, by agreeing, I can win their confidence and help them too. When I am with those whose consciences bother them easily, I don’t act as though I know it all and don’t say they are foolish; the result is that they are willing to let me help them. Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him. I do this to get the Gospel to them and also for the blessing I myself receive when I see them come to Christ. (1 Cor 9:19b-23, TLB)

It is easier to support a cause you believe in so even if you don't  believe 100% with every section, would you pray about supporting us for the sections you do believe in?

If so, could you send a donation through paypal, venmo, square cash app, facebook instant messenger, or write a check to Ramesh C. Reddy and send it to 5862 Forbes Ave Apt #19, Pittsburgh, PA 15217?

If  you prefer other ways to donate, please let me know. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message. We can also be reached at 412-641-9426.

1. For the excitement to do fulltime ministry to live out my passion to reach souls for Christ through writings, meetings, etc.

2. For those who have pledged to financially partner with us and prayerfully partner with us.

Prayer Requests:

1. Please pray for the Lord's provision in our lives so we can continue this ministry fulltime if that be the Lord's will.

2. Pray that lives will be changed by the power of the Gospel and lives will be influenced biblically in all facets of life.

Lord Jesus, please bless and guide each one reading this. Let them know if you want them to partner with us financially this New Year of 2020 and beyond. Thank you Jesus. In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Love, Ramesh, Chandra, Esther, Evangeline

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