Reverend Thomas, founder and director of Feed My People Ministries, has been involved in evangelism outreach and church planting for over 30 years in rural villages of Andra Pradesh, India. Global Outreach has partnered with Reverend Thomas and provided support for pastors, orphans, rescued teens, widows and elderly, as well as the construction of churches and homes for orphans for over twenty-five years. When we visited India it was a thrill to meet so many of the people whose lives have been impacted through your faithful support and prayers.
When we visited India it was a thrill to meet so many people impacted through your faithful support and prayers.
Reverend Thomas recently shared the need of financial help for a church in the village of Pothinnedupalem:
"By the grace of God, we started our village ministry 35 years ago when we sent Pastor Raja Rathnam to plant a church in the village of Pothinnedupalem. At that time there were no Christians in the village and all of the village people were idol worshippers. After sharing the gospel and praying for healing for many of the villagers, some accepted Christ as Savior and we were able to develop a gospel ministry. Fifteen years ago we were able to purchase 125 square meters of land to build a church, but we did not have the funds to build until this year.
15 years ago we were able to purchase 125 squre meters of land to build a church, but we did not have the funds to build until this year.
Earlier this year our country had elections and some of the political candidates gave donations to help us build the church we had been waiting so long to build. The money they gave was not sufficient to complete the church, but by faith we took a small loan and constructed a church with brick and cement walls and iron sheets for the roof. Please help us with the funds to pay off this small loan."
"Please help us with the funds to pay off this small church loan."
The Pothinnedupalem church was dedicated the 18th of August and is a blessing to this village. In addition to church services, the building is used to help provide protection and a safe haven for many widows and elderly. This is a great need for elderly Christians in India who are often disowned by their families. They currently need an additional 54 cots and repairs to 17 cots. We would love to help them purchase cots to provide more comfort and protection for these precious elderly brothers and sisters in Christ. A gift of $25 will provide a new cot and $10 will provide a new blanket.
The new church needs an additional 54 cots and repairs to 17 cots for the elderly. A gift of $25 will provide a new cot and $10 will provide a new blanket.
To learn more about the ministries in India helping orphans, widows, and pastors please visit our India webpage here:
To make a donation to the Pothinnedupalem church please visit our donation page: http://www.global-outreach.net/#!donate/c1ghi
Blog Post Adapted From Global Outreach Inc October 2014 Newsletter
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