Greetings from India, Vikasitha Ministries! Here are some ministry updates:
- On December 4th and 5th 2007, we had sports and games for Vijayawada area Bible colleges and seminars. There are 7 colleges and our college got team championship. Our students received many awards. Those were wonderful moments.
- 22 fourth batch graduating students have received their certificates. In last four batches 87 students (15 three yr. and 72 two yr. training program) have completed in our Bible school and went into the mission field. Almost all of them are in the full time ministry.By April first week, 2008 another 31 students will complete their training and go for 6 months practical ministry.
- For first time we tried to gather all of our old students (graduates). 62 were able to come and share their ministry experiences. It was a great blessing to all, especially to present students. All our pastors (22) were here on 11th and 12th. 16 of them came with their wives. I placed their group picture in December greeting card which we sent to you. After much prayer and consideration in December we accepted two more pastors into Vikasitha fellowship from our Bible school alumni. They have been seeking our fellowship and encouragement for about a year. So now we have 24 pastors working with Vikasitha.
- February 8, 2008 – With a team I went to Nellore city where one of our Vikasitha pastor and alumni of our Bible school started working there for about 4 years. 2 years back gave baptisms for 4 converts and now 7 new converts took Baptisms.
- February 9th … Church dedication and Baptized 7 new converts. Our Pastor’s parents gave him a house as his inheritance and he turned that into a Church facility. We dedicated that for the glory of God.
- Feb. 17th night we left Vijayawada, traveled 12 hours and reached Pamidi town in Ananthapur district. 18th and 19th night we had gospel crusade. Some hundereds have heard the gospel. Attached picture.
- 19th and 20th 2 full days we conducted seminar for pastors. 296 pastors attended and 9 of our Bible school alumni. Plus our 17 member team. Since 2002 we conducted 21 seminars in different districts and the highest number in previous years was 122 pastors. But where as this one, more than 300 hundred pastors attended. Great experience for us as well blessing. Attached picture.
- 21st and 22nd another pastors seminar in Kalwakurty, Mahaboobnagar district. There 113 pastors participated and 14 more lay men.