Church and Ministry

Burlavaripalem is different from most Indian villages in that the villagers are 100% Christians.

Church and Ministry

(In Chirala 25% are Christians. In India 4-5% are Christians.)

There are two Churches, one a Lutheran and the one with which the Charity has most contact is an independent evangelical church set up within a local charity – St Mary’s Charitable Trust.  The pastor, Chinta Mary (aged 65) returned to the village after a life-time of teaching Hindi, to establish and build with her own money the Church.  Mary is supported in her church ministry by her husband Moses (he was a college librarian) and 6 children, who live 200 miles away in Chittoor.

Mary is now very well-known in the district and preaches in Churches up to 200 miles away.

Every day the village awakens to Mary’s prayers spoken over a public address system to awaken the villagers at 4.30am!

Sunday services from 10.30am to 2.30pm are also broadcast over loud-speakers.  Additionally there is a Sunday school for the children and bible studies etc. during the week.

Mary is now supported by several villagers who are active in their evangelism around the district.

Church and Ministry

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