Zion Gospel Ministries, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zion Gospel Ministries was formed by Pastor Mohan Rao, a Hindu convert, whose life was changed by God by reading the Bible. God called him to ministry and, following theological training, he returned to his Telugu speaking village in 1997, committed to reaching unreached villages for Jesus. In the following years churches or prayer cells have been planted in 40 villages and a Christian school has been established. To meet the need for biblically grounded and trained pastors, a Bible training school has been set up. The churches assist the needy and widows, and a home for 8 orphans has just opened.
Praise and Thank God
· For two more baptisms in Pocharam, where Mohan's son, Pastor Moses is serving and where there is much opposition to Christ-ianity. Praise God for protection in these Hindu villages.
· For the growth and faith of Nagaram Church which is now planting a Prayer Hut in another village.
· For a new church plant among the "Kurma" unreached people group and a missionary, Antham, who has committed his life to reach these people.
· For the construction of a larger church building in Magatapalli, where the school is based - the foundations have been laid.
· For the training of 12 pastors now on a full time course for one year, with time in the classroom and time in the field. May they be equipped for ministry.