We have 42 pastors and evangelists who go to various villages to conduct bible study, share the gospel or to do Sunday services. Many walk for hours or wait for public transport, which may be infrequent. The Mission team to Eluru felt the need to provide some bicycles for these church workers. Dr Ken Tung provided USD700 to provide ten pastors with bicycles. Five of the pastors are pictured with Dr Tung below. The South Asia Mission is thankful to the friends in Toronto who have started this program.
Further donations can be sent directly to Bishop John and the names of the pastors given the bicycles will be provided to you.
The following ten pastors/evangelists have received the first ten donated bicycles. Please pray for their ministries and families:
1. Pastor T.Yesuratnam - Telaprolu,
2. Pastor P.Yesupadam - Veeravalli,
3. Pastor R.D.Suvarna Raju - Danagudem,
4. Bro.B.Devadanam - Adivinekkalam,
5. Bro.M.Vedantham - Gannavaram,
6. Bro.K.Satyam - Anadapuram,
7. Bro.P.Jairaj - Kothagudem,
8. Bro.T.V.S.Kumar - Manuguluru,
9. Bro.N.Raju - Gollagudem,
10.Sister N.Chandrakala - Bible woman at Eluru.
Chris and Joel of Designs for Hope have supplied two bicycle generators for Rev Yesupadam and Deacon Satyam. We are grateful for their donation.
The generators light up rural night meetings and also the evangelist homes, so that their children can study using proper lighting.
Please see a TV report on their ministry