Every 4 months sponsorship funds are sent to the preachers. With it goes a Missionary Report Form for each one to complete and return to our office. After compilation of statistics they are forwarded by mail or email to the sponsors. Below are past report forms from this preacher. They have been modified to protect the financial data of the sponsor.
†††Gadala is a small village situated in the district of East Godavari in the State of Andhra Pradesh with a population of nearly 2000 people. The entire village is a Hindu village. Being a Hindu I used to worship Hindu gods. I was known in the community for being able to resolve disputes. One day a Christian preacher came to our village with some tracts and I permitted him todistribute. One day I saw a tract under the table covered with dust. I picked it up and read it carefully. The tract contained information about Jesus Christ. I thought deeply about Christianity and wrote a letter to the people who distributed the tracts. Pastor Kumar of the Baptist church visited me and taught me about the simple way of salvation. I showed my willingness to follow Jesus. Pastor Kumar then spoke to a group but I did not accept Jesus then. The very next morning I went to Pastor Kumar and joined him in prayer and confessed my sins with tears and accepted Jesus as my personal savior. From then onwards I stood boldly as a staunch witness for Christ. I started conducting prayers on Sundays and that too in my house. After that I really faced persecution in that village. My wife died because she was denied medical attention because of our faith.