Praise God for his blessings and for the generosity of so many! Two major construction projects are underway in India, building on the strong foundation of God's Word!
A new building is under construction in Rajahmundry. The new building will house Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, seminary classes, and, eventually, Grace and Truth Lutheran School. Pastor Kalyan Gollapalli, a graduate of Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, is the pastor of Good Shepherd. The school is currently housed in rented facilities and seminary classes currently meet in varying locations.
The building under construction in Rajahmundry.
A new school is being started in Guntipalli, where a church and orphan home already exist. This new Lutheran school will educate the orphans as well as others from the nearby village. Mr. and Mrs. Nirmal Babu are the caretakers of the orphanage. Mr. Babu is a seminary student and serves the congregation. He is scheduled to be ordained in January, 2014.
Mr. and Mrs. Nirmal Babu and orphans from the Guntipalli orphan home.
The new building is under construction next to the current church building.
Funds are still needed for both projects. If you are interested in assisting, please Contact Rev. Steve Petersen at 507-344-7852 or by email at: email@example.com.