Telangana Mission

HISTORY OF TELANGANA MISSION

Telangana (Andhra) Mission field was started as the Golden Jubilee project of the youth movement of Madhya Kerala Diocese when they celebrated their Golden jubilee and thereby spreading the gospel to the people in remote villages. On October 20 th 1967 Very Rev. P. O Ninan, the first missionary reached Andhra Pradesh and started working at Mogullapally, which is 57 K.M away from Warangal Railway Station. He stayed in a hut with his family and served there for 16 years. Mrs. Nancy Ninan started the Homeopathic treatment especially for snake – bytes and scorpion stings effectively. Because of the lack of communication with the town and difficulty in transportation, our hospital became a blessing by providing good health services to many surrounding villages. Followed by them, the missionaries Rev. Thomas K. Oommen (Now, Moderator of CSI) , Rev. Sabu K. Cherian, Rev. Thomas Mathew, Rev. John Mathew, Rev. Mathews P Oommen, Rev. Binju Varghese Kuruvilla, Rev. Bijoy Mathew Skariah, Late Rev. Varghese Mathew and Rev. Pretheesh Babu Kurian provided remarkable services in the mission field. They started many centers, constructed churches, educational institutions gave them medical care, uplifted the social structure of the villages and so on, so that number of people believed in Jesus Christ. From May 2014 onwards Rev. Anil Thomas and Mrs. Meby Anil are working in Telangana Mission Field.

EVANGELISM

Spanning 102 villages, our Mission has 12 village congregations; cottage gatherings are happening in 10 villages. The mission now has 13 full-time workers and 7 part-timers. Along with the regular Sunday worship, all the centres have Sunday Schools, Youth Movement and Women’s Fellowship. Fellowship gatherings are conducted on Wednesdays’, and cottage prayers on Fridays. Full-night prayer vigils are held on the second Friday of every month. Workers’ Meetings held every month, help to plan the activities for the coming month, and to evaluate the work held till then.

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

In 2004 CSI Nirmala English Medium School was started under the leadership of Rev Binju Varghese Kuruvilla with the support of Madhya Kerala Diocese. CSI Nirmala School is named in the memory of Nirmala, the first martyr of Telangana Mission. She was the daughter of Very Rev. P.O. Ninan and Mrs Nancy Ninan, the pioneer missionaries of this
mission. Our journey started way back in June 2004 with a nursery class having 20 students and has grown to become a primary school in the second year with the recognition from the Government of Telangana. At present we have classes from nursery to fifth class. This year 2018-2019, we have strength of 195 students, 10 teaching staff and 3 non- teaching staff. In 2017 we could buy a school bus. The Mission continues to provide financial help to students who have the talent, but not the resources, to undertake higher education

HEALTH SERVICES

Right from the inception of the Mission, we have been providing health care services to the people of this area. Bereft of services from any other health care providers, the local populace finds great relief in our hospital. It is quite gratifying to see the victims of snakebite and scorpion sting getting cured through the attention given by our medical teams. Currently Dr. Sreekumar and Dr Anitha Sreekumar, who have been rendering creditable service to the
patients.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

In the year 2016 we dug 11 bore wells for various villagers. As part of our Golden Jubilee celebration a hospital was built near Mogullapally Junction. Several people have been contributing for the construction of this memorial. The state of Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into two in 2014. Telangana and Semandra. Our mission is rooted in the state of
Telangana; henceforth we will bear the name, Telangana Mission.

Outstanding Needs

  • Teachers’ quarters
  • Furniture for the school
  • Dedicated teachers, doctors, nurses, missionaries
  • Sponsors for evangelists, teachers, students, doctors, and nurses
  • Monthly expenses of about Rs 80000/ for medical personnel’s salary, medicines, and free medical camps
  • Mission houses at Jagalpetta, Gummuduvalli, and Anthukuthanda