ANDHRA PRADESH & TELENGANA

Centre: 
Hydrabad Centre
Region: 
Andra Pradesh

 The Chennai- Bangalore diocese has taken responsibility to reach out with the message of the Gospel to various places for mission work in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh  is a land with fertile soil. The heritage of Christian missions could be traced back to generations. As part of the outreach mission, the Mar Thoma Church came to Andhra Pradesh by the early eighties to work among the people in rural villages. Dr. O.U. George of Christian Fellowship hospital in Chagalamari has been started serving the community since 1980. The missionary wing of the Church, the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association (MTEA) was the first to reach here and at present, the MTEA has fields in Nandyal, Vijayawada and Chagalamari. Hyderabad- Secunderabad centre parishes are doing an exemplary work in the development of the missions in Andhra Pradesh. The mission fields sponsored by the Diocese include Mydukkur Mission, Neeredmet Mission Sangareddy Mission, Manthralaya Mission. Other dioceses of the Mar Thoma Church are also engaged in mission activity in Andhra Pradesh: Chengannur- Mavelikara Diocese sponsors Narasapuram Mission, Adoor Diocese sponsors Ghatkeswar Mission, Trivandrum- Kollam Diocese sponsors Gajulapally Mission and Kottayam –Kochi Diocese sponsors Mantralaya Mission.