Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
For the month of August 2007, I am reporting Preachers Fellowship, Eye camp and Baptisms besides Street Gospel Meetings, House Visitings and mid week services at the congregations of Rajahmundry area.
We have conducted a Free Eye Camp on 28.08.2007 at Ratnampeta, Rajahmundry. Wide publicity was given for this camp by Posters, Pamphlets, Mic announcement on Auto and intimated to the congregations. We have intimated the people who are residing in slum areas and rural villages.
This camp was conducted on 28.08.2007 from 10.00AM to 4.00 PM with the help of Gowthami Eye Hospital, Rajahmundry. It was cloudy on that day. We were worried about rain as it was rains season. By Gods grace there was no rain.
The doctors and staff of Gowthami Eye Hospital are reached our house with all necessary equipment on their hospital bus. They arranged their equipment in the rooms at my home and conducted camp. They have conducted camp in different stages like patient's registration, primary checkup, eye drops, vision testing on computerized machine, vision testing on letters charts etc.
Nearly 450 people attended to the camp, out of which 80 Patients were identified for the IOL (Intra Ocular Lens) operation. Primarily this was an identifying camp and the actual operations were conducted on 29.08.2007at the Hospital. IOL operation was conducted for 80 patients and 125 spectacles were given to the needy patients. The hospital provided IOLs on free of charge as they were reimbursed from district blind control department.
My wife, children and the Preachers including the members of the church participated very actively in this camp, by helping the patients in all the stages. We attended to the hospital next day and provided break fast and lunch for them.
After the primary camp, we have conducted night gospel camp and we provided 50 Sarees to some Lepers, widows and downtrodden people who were attended to the camp.
We have spent nearly Rs. 15,000 (Rupees Fifteen Thousand) for this programme. Nobody supported in this programme. God blessed us to done this programme successfully. I will attach some pictures with this letter.
Besides this I personally attended the following ministry works during this month:
1. Preachers Fellowship meeting at Korukonda on 07.08.2007. There are 26 preachers attended.
2. I was attended to the Baptisms at kanupuru village on 12.08.2007, where two Sisters named Venkata Lakshmi and Satyavathi who are from Hindu community got Baptized in to Christ. Bro. K.A.V.I. Solman Raju had conducted Baptisms.
3. One of the elder of Rayudupakalu congregation was expired on 16.08.2007. I was attended for the burial, and I was attended for the family prayer at their house on 25th.
I submit the following report collected from the Preachers of the Rajahmundry area Churches of Christ.
1. Wednesday Bible Classes – 34
2. Women Bible classes – 28
3. Street Meetings – 46
4. Baptisms – 6
5. Conduct Marriages – 4
6. Thanks giving Prayers – 21
We are remembering you all in our prayers. We are praying for the ministry going over there. Convey our Greetings to Saints there in your Congregation.
Thank you very much for your prayers and encouragement for the ministry going on here in Rajahmundry area.
Yours brother in Christ,
For the Team of Preachers
Rajahmundry Area Churches of Christ
Plz look at for some pictures of the eye camp: