Bright Beginnings update from Ponnur

Pastor John, Sudha and their son, Roshan, have been staying in their home in Hyderabad for the past few weeks. On Sunday, for the very first time, they led worship for about ten families who live in dire poverty. The church was constructed of whatever materials were at hand. Then the worship space was lovingly decorated with balloons and bright colors. After the church service, those gathered were fed a hot meal and received an article of clothing. It is awe inspiring to witness, through photos and zoom conversations, the ways in which John and Sudha are Christ’s hands and feet, both in Hyderabad and in Ponnur, India.

NewWorshipSpace in Hyderabad

The new worship space in Hyderabad

Pastor John, Sudha and their son, Roshan, have been staying in their home in Hyderabad for the past few weeks. On Sunday, for the very first time, they led worship for about ten families who live in dire poverty. The church was constructed of whatever materials were at hand. Then the worship space was lovingly decorated with balloons and bright colors. After the church service, those gathered were fed a hot meal and received an article of clothing. It is awe inspiring to witness, through photos and zoom conversations, the ways in which John and Sudha are Christ’s hands and feet, both in Hyderabad and in Ponnur, India.

Worshippers gathered for their first church service!

Worshippers gathered for their first church service!

Support our Mission in India

Any contribution you could make to Outreach in India via Tithe.ly or check would be used to purchase uniforms, food, and materials for Bright Beginnings. Checks may be written to All Saints’ Episcopal Church. In the memo line please write: “Outreach – Mission in India”.

Families receiving a hot meal after church

Families receiving a hot meal after church

We pray with John and Sudha every Saturday at 8:00 am. This past week Angela Furlong led us in scripture, prayer, and songs both in Telagu and in English. You are invited to join us on Zoom as we pray with and for John and Sudha. (Meeting ID: 853 1411 4532 Passcode: 255605)

*We will soon be meeting by zoom to pray and discuss tangible ways that we can invite our congregation to learn more about and support our Outreach mission work in India. If you would like to participate in the zoom meeting, please reach out to me, Linda Miller, at lindy205@verizon.net

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