24th IFI Marathi Khristi Sammelan 2019

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Summit Grove Retreat Camp

140 South Front Street

New Freedom, PA 17349

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Theme: Growing in the knowledge of the Lord, strengthened with His might…..fit to be partakers of the Inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1:10-13

"Come and enjoy the New Place with great amenities, close fellowship and room for everyone to stay in one place."

Main Session Speaker: Bro. Baburao Pimplekar

Bro. Baburao Pimplekar was raised in a Hindu home. He heard the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in college and became a follower of the Lord. He earned his Master’s in English and was a professor for some years till he followed the call of the Lord to serve Him full time. The Lord opened the door for him to study at Dallas theological seminary in USA. Upon earning his Master’s in theology he moved back to India and has been working as an evangelist and church planter. He has spoken at our Sammelan 3 times so far. We are pleased to have him again with his son this year.

Youth Session Speaker Vikram Pimplekar (Youth Session will be in English)

Vikram Pimplekar born in a Christian family, and born again in God’s family at the age of 9. He earned his Master’s degree in India and started working with Danish shipping company. In 2005 he moved to USA as the company moved to New Jersey. Vikram’s passion to teach and preach God’s word led him to quit his job and join Southern Evangelical Seminary and earned his Master’s in Apologetics and Philosophy. For further preparation he will earn another Master’s in Theology in May 2019. He married Esther in 2006. They have three children 10, 8 and 5. He will be taking youth session as well as a general one.

RSVP by June 3, 2019 (ifi@dandeker.com - 301-879-2604)

Note 1. Bring lots of yummy Indian snack for tea breaks.

Note 2. Your participation in talents is encouraged, Please let us know what you wish to present.

Note 3. Bring Marathi bibles, Upasana sangeet and musical instruments.



1pm onwards Registration and Check-in

6:30pm - 8:00pm Supper

8:00pm - 8:30pm Opening Remarks

(Sachin) and gospel singing

8:30pm - 9:30pm Session I (Mr. Pimplekar Sr.) Young Adult Session with Vikram (tentative)

9:30pm - Tea time


8:00am - 8:30am Morning Devotional

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast

10:00am-10:30am Formal Remarks and Bhaktigeet

10:30am -11:30am Session II (Mr. Pimplekar Sr.) Young Adult Session with Vikram

11:30am-12:30pm Free time

12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm Session III (Joint Session with Vikram)

2:30pm- 4pm Free time

4:00-4:30pm Tea time

4:30pm- 6pm Men’s and Women's Sessions

6:30pm- 8:00pm Dinner

8:00pm-9:00pm Talent / Songs Session


8:30am-9:30am Breakfast

10:00am-12pm Session IV (Mr. Pimplekar Sr.)

12:00pm Group Photo

12:15pm Lunch

2pm Check out

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Summit Grove Retreat Camp

140 South Front Street

New Freedom, PA 17349

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