Many of the churches in the ICM jurisdiction in Andhra Pradesh are over 90 years old. They require reconstruction and much work to remain in use. Also, we have a number of areas where land has been donated for the building of simple village churches.
Approximately $2500- 3000 USD is needed to build one church.
Please consider if God is leading you to Building Ministries. Each church can be dedicated to the memory of a loved one or donated in the name of a loved one.
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The Feb 2011 mission team visited this uncompleted church and Ms Cynthia Chan has graciously sponsored the completion of this building.
Dr Ken Tung has agreed to sponsor completion of the church plant building at Veeravalli. He is pictured here with the pastor of this new congregation, Rev Yesu Padam.
(Dr Ken Tung of Toronto (R) with Rev Yesu Padam and family.
(concrete base of new church building is seen behind Dr Ken Tung)
The main church in Eluru was considered unsafe after 90 years of use. The new church building is in progress. Many have given sacrificially to this project. Can you help?
The picture below shows early construction of a new church building in Chavalipadu village, which is a kilometer away from Lokumudi. Chavalipadu Church has one of the oldest congregations (80 years). Over the past few years, the church building became old and unsafe to use. We have started construction of a new building by raising local funds. This is the extent that was reached (below).
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings from the India Christian Mission Church, India.
As you are aware, the new central Church is under construction. Foundation stone was laid on 10 th March 2010 and the construction work started from 11 th March 2010 and being continued up to May 2010. The size of the building is 100 X 45 feet. The construction came up to the basement level and needs filling up of sand for the basement level. Due to heavy rains right from June to date, we could not fill the sand. By the grace of the Lord, the rains were stopped and starting the filling of sand from tomorrow. I am herewith attaching the pictures as on 3 rd September 2010. The approximate cost of this phase ( filling of sand for 100 X 45 X 6 ft.) is Indian Rupees 2.25 lacks ( USD 5000.) .
I request the readers to the Correspondent come forward and pray for this phase of construction and assist financially, if you feel able to.
Yours fraternally in the Lord, Jesus Christ, +John, India