MYDUKKUR MISSION

Centre: 
Rayalseema Centre
Region: 
Andra Pradesh

        

Mudukur is a small town situated the Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra). Mydukur Mission was started in the year 1998 as a mission initiative of the Chennai Bangalore Diocese and since 2004 it is supervised by a full time resident missionary and a group of diocesan evangelists staying in the surrounding villages. Mydukur Mission has 11 congregations namely Bianapalli, Chintakunta, Madirepalli, Dasarapalli, Yekkopalli, Kethavaram, Yerragantala, Urutoor, Timmanayapeta, Nallingayapalli and Nandavaram. Nine evangelists namely K Prasad , Manoj Marappa , Salomi Ratna, Jekka Amrutham, Christudas, Premkumar N, Sanjeevaraidu, Francis served in this mission. Rev. Johnson T Unnithan served as the Missionary.

Outreach Programs: This area being positive and receptive to the expansion of gospel work, new work has been started at stations like Nandavaram, Mamidlapalli etc. The work is progressing very well. Team ministry, Film shows, Tracts distribution, etc are being arranged to spread the gospel to new and unreached villages.

Gnana Jyothi School: The Mydukur Mission is running an English Medium School since 2005. Now the school is upgraded to upper primary. There are about 270 students coming from the surrounding villages. We have 9 teachers and 4 non-teaching staff in the school. Presently Mrs. Susan Thomas is serving voluntarily as the Head Mistress and Rev. Johnson T. Unnithan served as the correspondent.

Sneha Manjari Girls’ Hostel: Sneha Manjari Girls’ Hostel is a place where needy girls from rural families are made to stay and study in our school. This year there were 13 girls in the hostel. We need to increase the facilities in the hostel to accommodate more needy children. The hostel provides a well disciplined and prayerful Christian atmosphere for the overall growth of these students.

Social welfare activities: The Mydukur Mission along with the great task of propagation of the gospel also takes seriously the social well-being of the community as a part of our Christian obligation. Social welfare projects and programs such as health work, balavadies, medical aid, housing aid, education aid, marriage aid etc are carried out as a part of this.

Education Aid Scheme: This is a local counterpart of the participatory education Aid scheme of the diocese. This year more than 200 students are enrolled in this scheme.

New Churches: The church buildings in villages namely Yekkopalle and Timmanayapeta were constructed and dedicated on 20th and 21st July 2014 The support of the Parish Members of Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston is noteworthy.

Agricultural and Developmental activities: To be in line with people among whom we live and work and to have a closer relationship with nature, many agricultural activities such as farming, rearing of farm animals, birds, fish etc. are being carried out. It also contributes its share of income to the mission.

Tree planting Program:  To be a practical model for the much spoken “green” ideas, we have started a special drive as a part of which we could plant 1500 saplings of fruit, flower and shade trees. This has made the 4.5 acre compound more eco-friendly and green.

Rev.Eapen Mathew serves as the Missionary