“Make Ministry Partnership Possible Favoring Financially!”
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
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
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
“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
“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,
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
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,
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.
1. Please pray for the Lord's provision in
our lives so we can continue this ministry fulltime if that be the
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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