Prayer warrior Patrick Joshua enters the Glory of God
Mr. M. Patrick Joshua, Former General Secretary of Friends Missionary Prayer Band (FMPB) and Founder of National Prayer Network went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2020 at Chennai, India. The Nation has lost a powerful prayer warrior who has left behind a great testimony. It has also lost one of its simple, sincere and spiritual leaders. He is the Man of God and Great humble servant of God. Mr. Joshua, a Veteran Indian Mission Leader served in FMPB and various mission organisations for more than 50 years.
Mr. M. Patrick Joshua, Founder of National Prayer Network
Mr. M. Patrick Joshua was born on 13.01.1939. He was one of the founders of FMPB known for his unceasing prayer and passion to serve the Lord and he had impacted countless lives. He is one of the pioneers in missionary movement in India. With his rich experience and expertise, he was able to steer FMPB to new heights and was instrumental in making FMPB as one of the most effective and successful indigenous missionary organizations with the highest number of missionaries serving in the remotest parts of India. With his ability to handle FMPB’s administration effectively, he managed to open many new mission fields and successfully navigated emerging people movements among numerous people groups, like the Maltos and Santhals etc
He is fondly remembered as a man of deep faith and commitment to the Christian missions. Beyond that, he was a man of deep prayer. He devoted himself to raising prayer warriors around the country by personally visiting and conducting prayer summits, encouraging, motivating and monitoring prayer movement across the nation. The impact of his lost was felt both within the Christian circles as well as in the Nation.
He served in FMPB as General Secretary for more than 25 years and Honorary Board Member of All Nation Intercessors and Advisory Member of International Prayer Connect and Global Day of Prayer. He has been the Front-Line Mission Leader in India for 3 decades. He travelled more than 300 cities and towns in India and 20 nations to initiate and mobilize prayer movements and played a major role in raising five million intercessors for the 2004 National Election of India.
Bro. Mohan C. Lazarus, Founder of Jesus Redeems Ministries
“Bro. Patrick Joshua’s demise is a great loss to India. His life was all about missions, prayer and India alone. His prayer ministry was something remarkable. He was truly the praying Apostle of India. His simple lifestyle had a great impact in our life. No one can ever preach like him and he coordinated prayer events through National Prayer Network, in all districts of India. He had enormous burden and passion to preach and teach the importance of prayer. His prayers certainly laid foundation for all the revival prayers that are happening across the nation and we will soon witness great revival in India. This prayer ministry led by him shall continue till eternity”, said Bro. Mohan C. Lazarus, Founder of Jesus Redeems Ministries.
“I'm very sorry to hear the sudden demise of Mr. Patrick Joshua, former General Secretary of FMPB. He was a man of missionary service and dedicated Christian. He worked with Bishop Arul Doss in establishing the Ziegenbalg Missionary Movement and also worked with us in 300-year tercentenary celebration. As we believe he is with our Lord Almighty we give thanks for her wonderful life”, said Rt.Rev.D.Daniel Jayaraj, Bishop / President, TELC.
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