Action in India

Pastor Jacob Anantharapu and family

Pastor Jacob Anantharapu with his wife Grace, sons John and Moses, and daughters Victoria, Esther and Elizabeth.

Church planting

Over the past six years work in India has continued in building new churches in several of the villages surrounding Bethel Prayer and Evangelical Fellowship of India, led by Pastor Anantharapu Jacob, and his sons John and Moses, in Puroshothapuram, Andrha Pradesh State, Southern India. Since Richard’s first visit in 2000 a total of 18 churches have been planted.

On our last visit in October 2005, among other things, a marriage seminar proved very fruitful and a women’s seminar opened up a new beginning for women in that area of India. For many years women have been suppressed by men – largely due to the cultural background.