Itinerary of Rev. Sudhakar Mondithoka
Itinerary for the months of April 2013 & May 2013:
*** From January I have not been the Pastor responsible for the English Congregation of our Church, Centenary Baptist Church (Secunderabad). I might help in some other way and things are being discussed on this and at this stage we are still waiting upon the Lord for clarity. I will certainly help our Church in preaching God’s word. Also Santhi and I have to keep up with our doctoral studies. We are already able to spend more time together as a family with one another and with God, as we desired for 2013. I will also be doing the Live Apologetics Q&A Sessions on Rakshana TV (Asalaina Prashna Sisalaina Jawaabu on some Saturdays, as I have been doing for almost 2 years now). I will also be doing TV messages for Velugu TV (with regular weekly shows from February onwards in English as viewers will be in North America and other parts of the world also). In addition to all this we both need to take care of the Admin and teaching work at HITHA (www.hitha.org). We need God’s enabling grace and empowerment. Thanks very much again for your Prayer Support and partnership in the ministry. We are grateful to God for people like YOU.
*** From the 1st to the 10th of April, all three of us have been busy with Shamuel’s third quarter quizzes, tests, and exams (due to be sent to the US by the 10th) and Santhi has been busy with the work on her thesis proposal (which is still in the making).
1-5 April, Hyderabad: Sudhakar to focus on writing a chapter on “Islam and Science” for a book that will be published in the US (I have to finish this work as soon as possible now, as on the 12th of April).
6th April, Hyderabad: Sudhakarto be live on Rakshna TV for 2 hours (4: 40-6:30 pm) doing a live Apologetics and Theology Q&A Session called “Asalina Prashna Sisalina Jawaabu,” focusing on the “Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ.”
7th April, Hyderabad: Sudhakar to preach in the Sunday Worship Service of the Begumpet branch of Emmanuel House of Worship – an exposition of Romans 8: 28-39 and to speak in a wedding reception with about 300 Hindus in attendance in the evening.
9th April, Hyderabad: A lecture on “Christianity: Beliefs and Practices” to a group of about 20 Students from Sweden that are in India on an exposure visit through an exchange program.
12-15 April, Ongole and Hyderabad: A Wedding and Reception in the family.
15th April, Hyderabad: Sudhakarto record a series of messages (in continuation with the four messages in the series that have already been telecast) on Matthew 28: 16-20 to be telecast on Velugu TV on Fridays (6:30 to 7 am every week).
16-18, Hyderabad: Sudhakarto do two Bible Studies on “Spirituality and Mission” at the Regional Conference of the World Vision (with about 300 staff from the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in attendance) and also to participate in a different Board Meeting all at the Asheerwad Conference Center of Sevabharath.
20th April, Hyderabad: Sudhakarto be live on Rakshna TV for 2 hours (4:30-6:30 pm) doing a live Apologetics and Theology Q&A Session called “Asalina Prashna Sisalina Jawaabu.”
28 April to 8 May: The Mondithokas will be on a Holiday for the first time in two decades (just spending time together in the presence of the Lord in natural settings and enjoying some good time of rest and renewal).
9-12 May, Guntur/Nambur and Challapalli (near Machilipatnam): A family function (memorial service of my father in law and mother in law/Santhi’s Mom and Dad in Kakumanu), teaching the Apologetics Module in the UESI-AP Student Center in Nambur, and preaching in the Annual Convention of the Immanuel Gospel Ministries of India in Challapalli.
Please very specially for Santhi as she will be mostly concentrating on her Ph. D work and also on teaching at HITHA. I will also be teaching at HITHA. I too should soon get back to my Ph. D work. Please do pray for Shamuel’s final quarter of his 7th grade of homeschooling.
Itinerary for the months of February 2013 & March 2013:
*** *** From January I have not been the Pastor responsible for the English Congregation of our Church, Centenary Baptist Church (Secunderabad). I might help in some other way and things are being discussed on this and at this stage we are waiting upon the Lord for clarity. I will certainly help our Church in preaching God’s word. Also Santhi and I have to keep up with our doctoral studies. We are already able to spend more time together as a family with one another and with God, as we desired for 2013. I will also be doing the Live Apologetics Q&A Sessions on Rakshana TV (Asalaina Prashna Sisalaina Jawaabu on some Saturdays, as I have been doing for almost 2 years now). I will also be doing TV messages for Velugu TV (with regular weekly shows from February onwards in English as viewers will be in North America and other parts of the world also). In addition to all this we both need to take care of the Admin and teaching work at HITHA (www.hitha.org). We need God’s enabling grace and empowerment. Thanks very much again for your Prayer Support and partnership in the ministry. We are grateful to God for people like YOU.
1-3 February, Hyderabad: Sudhakar will speak in Revival Meetings at Universal Baptist Church (6-8:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 7-9:30 am on Sunday). The focus will be on Inerrancy of the Bible, Bible Doctrines, and Revival.
23 February-22 March, New Zealand & Australia: Sudhakar will be doing teaching and preaching ministry in Auckland, NZ (24 Feb to 6 March) and then in Melbourne (7-12 March) and Sydney (13- 15 March), Australia. He will be speaking in the MTCF (Melbourne Telugu Christian Fellowship) Annual Family Camp/Conference (9 - 11), then in the meetings of FUESIA (Friends of UESI Australia) in Sydney (13-15) – Bible Studies and Backyard Apologetics Seminar and finally in the meetings of NAVSARJAN, back in Melbourne (on the 16th and 17th – Apologetics Seminar and Preaching in the Church).
23 March, Mumbai: A “Refutation of Arguments Against the Christian Belief in Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ” Program (organized by Sakshi Apologetics Network in India) where Naren and I will be speaking and answering questions from 5-9 pm at Mayor's Hall, Andheri (W) which is an Air Conditioned auditorium and the program will be anchored by Syed Ainul (a media personality and a MBBC).
6-24 March, Kuwait: Santhi will teach a Course Biblical Greek I (M. Div students) at TKVV (a Bible College) of the Telugu Christian Congregation(s), Kuwait & also do some teaching and preaching ministry in the 8 churches there on Fridays & Sundays while she is there. On the 12th of Feb Santhi was to be in Bangalore at SAIACS to present and defend her research thesis proposal (with the University of Mysore professor and the committee). Now she got extension until the 22nd both to finalize the paper and submit and then to defend it. Santhi's guide at SAIACS spoke to the Professor from the University of Mysore on the 12th and got extra time for Santhi to finish her work on the Ph. D Thesis Proposal (Synopsis of her Research Proposal) by the 22nd so that he might arrange the defense of the same on the 25th or 26th of Feb. (this they did because Santhi has done well so far and got good grades in the University Exams also).Please do continue to pray.
Itinerary for the months of December 2012 & January 2013:
29th November, Hyderabad: Santhi will speak in an Evangelistic Christmas meeting for the Ph. D, M. Tech, and B. Tech students at the prestigious IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology).
December 8-15, Hyderabad: We both would be taking care of things at HITHA where a Course on the Book of ROMANS will be taught by Roger Bowens from Cambridge.
December 12, Hyderabad: Santhi will speak in an Evangelistic Christmas meeting arranged by the Evangelical Union of Santosh Nagar.
December 13, Warangal: Sudhakar will speak in an Evangelistic Christmas meeting for the Medical Students and Faculty of Kakatiya Medical College.
December 14, Hyderabad: Sudhakar will preach in a wedding at Mount Hermon Baptist Church.
December 15, Hyderabad: Sudhakar will speak in an Evangelistic Christmas meeting arranged by the EU and EGF (Evangelical Graduates’ Fellowship) of Sanathnagar zone.
December 17, Visakhapatnam: Sudhakar will speak in an Evangelistic Christmas meeting for the Engineering and Medical Students of ANITS in Bhimili, organized by the EU and EGF.
December 18, Kurnool: Sudhakar – speaking in the Candle Light Service of Rockwood Church.
December 20, Bangalore: Sudhakar – speaking to Software Professionals in a Christmas Meeting.
December 21, Hyderabad and Vijayawada: Santhi will speak in a Christmas Meeting of the HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.,) Christian Fellowship in the forenoon and then in the Women’s Candle Light Service at the Lalaguda Baptist Church (in the evening). I (Sudhakar) will be speaking to Engineers and others in an Evangelistic Christmas Meeting at the VTPS (Vijayawada Thermal Power Station) in the evening.
December 22, Hyderabad: Sudhakar – speaking to the students and faculty of St. Anne’s College, Mahidipatnam in a Christmas Meeting.
December 23, Hyderabad: Santhi will be speaking in the Sunday Service of Emmaus Lutheran Church.
January 11-15 , Vizag and Rajahmundry: Santhi and I will be speaking (doing Bible Expositions on Ezra 7: 10) in the Regional Spiritual Conferences of UESI-AP (Union of Evangelical Students of India-AP State) for Professionals and University level students in Visakhapatnam (Santhi) and Rajahmundry (Sudhakar). We will be doing four expositions each.
January 17 & 18, Tiruvalla, Kerala: Sudhakar - A Seminar on “Understanding Christian Faith” and an Open Forum, organized at and by Navjeevodaya Bible College. I will be speaking on “Existence of God,” “Authenticity of the Bible,” “Bible and Science,” and “Why is Jesus the Only Way?”
24 & 25 January, Antharvedipalem: Sudhakar will speak in Gospel and Revival meetings arranged by Pastor Stephen Pilli and the Churches there.
January 28 to February 10th 2013, Kuwait: Santhi will be teaching a course, New Testament Greek I for the M. Div students at the TKVV, the Bible College of the Telugu Christian Congregation. She will also be doing some preaching in Churches on Fridays and Sundays.
Itinerary for the months of December 2011 & January 2012:
2nd December, Hyderabad: Santhi will speak in a Women’s Christmas meeting in Malaysian Township
14 – 15 and 21 - 22 January 2011, Chennai: I will be a part of the team (along with Jerry Thomas, Gordon Nickel, Azgar Ali, etc) that will represent Christianity in a series of Panel Debates with the leading Mulim Dawah Group in Tamil Nadu on "Is the Bible God’s Word?" and Is the Qur’an the Word of God?" respectively. I will be preaching in our Church also during these months.
26th January, Kakinada: Santhi will be ministering in the Women’s Sunday Service in a Baptist Church
Itinerary (some highlights):
In September, I will be in Ottawa (Canada) to do a 2-day Seminar for Pastors and lay leaders and also to speak to the Canadian Christian Members of Parliament in their house of commons in a breakfast meeting. I will also be speaking at the Annual Event of VOM (Voice of the Martyrs)-Canada. I might be in the US also for a short time of ministry in a few cities.
In October, I will be back in Canada (Toronto) to speak at the General Assembly of the ICA (International Christian Association, the association of the national bodies that work with and for the persecuted Church the world over) with leaders from around 45 countries in attendance.
August 8-11, Indore: : Santhi and I will teaching in the YWAM UPGS Discipleship Training mainly focusing on training church planters who will go to the pioneering places in North India. We will be teaching on “The Uniqueness of Christ” and we will have evening “question and answers” sessions. We will also do a half day session on “Apologetics” with the staff, and Santhi will do a one day retreat for Women.
August 13 and 14, Chennai: A full day Apologetics-Evangelism Seminar and preaching in the Sunday Worship Services at St. Andrews Kirk Church.
July, Hyderabad: Sudhakar - Staying in Hyderbad and taking care of personal and family health (both physical and spiritual) and ministering in our Church. Also on the 2nd (Saturday, 4-5:30 pm) I will be live on Rakshna TV (Asalaina Prashna, Sisalaina Jawaabu – A Live Apologetics Q & A Session) and will do the same on another Saturday.
Santhi – 8-10, OM Conference Center: Speaking (teaching Christian Doctrines) in the ENFI (Evangelical Nurses Fellowship of India) Discipleship Training Camp.
Santhi –24th – Speaking in the Sunday Worship Service of Emmaus Lutheran Church.
From 4-6 June, RZIM-India Silver Jubilee Celebrations (Contact: RZIM Life Focus Society Office)
11, Hyderabad: Live Apologetics Open Forum (Q&A Sessions) on Rakshna TV (Asalaina Prashna Sisalaina Jawabu) from 4 to 5: 30 pm.
12, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Sunday Worship Service (10 am to 12 noon) at the Pearl City Church, Banjara Hills (near the Hitech City) and then preaching in the English Service of Centenary Baptist Church, Secuderabad (our Church) on “Praying Without Ceasing – the Surest Way to Joyful and Thankful Living” (A Biblical & Practical Understanding of 1 Thessalonians 5: 17). Also anchoring the Live Global Day of Prayer Program (A Prayer Concert) on Aradana Television (1: 30 – 4: 30 pm).
19, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Telugu Services at United People’s Fellowship (UPF of Sister Joy Cherian) and Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad (our Church) on “Abraham – A Biblical Father” focusing on the inseparable link between being a father to Isaac and the Father of all the Faithful, on Fathers’ Day.
30, Hyderabad: A Lecture on Apologetics and Evangelism at the NATIVE Ministries Headquarters for the Village and Town Pastors and Evangelists.
May 1, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Sunday Service of Universal Baptist Church (Contact: Rev. Dr. L. J. Purushotham – 9848097710)
5, Chirala: A special meeting with Youth and Software Professionals (Contact Person: Sangeetha Rao – 9951095183).
6 & 7 and 20 & 21, Vijayawada: Speaking in the GTCM (Global Telugu Christian Ministries) state level conferences for youth leaders and senior leaders respectively (Contact Person: Bro. Suresh Babu – 9848387575)
*** In addition to the above, Sudhakar would be doing at least two Telugu Live Apologetics Q&A Sessions (Asalina Prashna, Sisalina Jawabu) on Rakshna TV (on Saturdays from 4 – 5: 30 pm) each month.
April 16, Kurnool: An Open Forum in a Public Auditorium to refute the Islamic Critics of the Christian Faith organized by Sakshi Apologetics Network (Contact Person: Bro. John Moses – 9440244094).
16, Hyderabad: Santhi to speak to the women in their monthly gathering at Emmanuel House of Worship, Begumpet.
22, Hyderabad: Santhi to speak in the Good Friday Service (on one of the seven words that Jesus spoke from the Cross) at Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad.
24, Nalgonda and Warangal: Speaking in the Easter Sunday Service of Centenary Baptist Church, Nalgonda (morning), and then in the Special Annual Easter Meeting of the Kazipet-Warangal-Hanamkonda Tri-Cities Christian Fellowship (in the evening).
March 2, Hyderabad: A full-day Pre-Marital Seminar with three sessions and a Q&A session, organized by the Life in Christ Ministries (Contact: Bro. Ramanaji – 9440655742)
6, Hyderabad: A full-day Seminar on “Creation Science” at the Church at Cyberrabad (Contact Person: Gijo – 9866320694), Gacchibowli (near the University of Hyderabad)
9, Warangal: Inaugural Address at the inauguration of the NIT (National Institute of Technology) Christian Fellowship – talk on “Vision, Mission, and the Great Commission.”
12 and 19, Hyderabad: Live Apologetics Open Forum (Q&A Sessions) on Rakshna TV (Asalaina Prashna Sisalaina Jawabu) from 4 to 5: 30 pm on both days.
20, Warangal: Preaching the Worship Service of Bethlehem Baptist Church (Contact: Bro. Syam Sunder – 8978212042).
27, Kurnool: Santhi – speaking in a Good-Friday meeting of the ENFI (Evangelical Nurses Fellowship of India)
February 1-4, Bangalore: Sudhakar to teach a Course on Christian Apologetics to the M Div 2nd Year Students at SABC (Southern Asia Bible College)
7-11, Bangalore and Varanasi: Sudhakar to continue his teaching at SABC and also give a lecture on Hinduism to a group of visitors from the US (Mission India-Seva Bharath) in Varanasi (on the 9th)
14-18, Bangalore: Sudhakar to continue and finish his teaching at SABC
19, Bangalore: A full-day Seminar on “Understanding Hinduism” for Christians in the Marketplace organized by FORMATIONS (Contact Person: Anu – 9731121446)
January 2, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Sunday Service of EHOW (Emmanuel House of Worship), Begumpet Branch and also in our (CBC) English Service
12-16, Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry: Santhi (Rajahmundry) and Sudhakar (Visakhapatnam) to do Bible Expositions on 1 Corinthians 13 (“Love gives and forgives”) in the Regional Graduates’ Conferences of UESI-AP/AP EGF
January 31 to February 4, Bangalore: Sudhakar to teach a Course on Christian Apologetics to the M Div 2nd Year Students at SABC (Southern Asia Bible College)
Preaching at CBC: 1st (New Year Day Service), 2nd (First Sunday Service of 2011), 9th and 23rd (this year the focus of my preaching is on “Sanctification” as 2011 is declared as “the year of Sanctification” for our Church. Santhi helping our (CBC) Church in the Women’s Ministry (speaking once a month and also in the English Sunday School Ministry). I will be preaching at least twice each month (throughout the year). In addition to this I do counselling ministry regularly and people from all congregations of CBC seek help in this area. Santhi also helps in counselling young women and ladies.
December 1, Hyderabad: Wedding of Chakravarthi and Sushmitha at the ACTC Chapel.
2, Rajahmundry: Speaking in an Evangelistic Christmas Meeting at GSL Medical College
3, Visakhapatnam: Speaking in an Evangelistic Christmas Meeting arranged by the Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union (ICEU) of Andhra University Area
11-18, Hyderabad: Coordinating the conducting of the Course on Missions (at HITHA) being taught by a visiting professor from the UK (both Santhi and Sudhakar)
15, Hyderabad: Speaking in an Evangelistic Christmas Meeting at the University of Hyderabad
17, Nizamabad: Speaking in an Evangelistic Christmas Meeting arranged by the EU and EGF for Students (mostly from other faiths)
18, Nizamabad: Santhi to speak in an Evangelistic Christmas program for girls (college and university students, mostly from other faiths)
22, Hyderabad: An Evangelistic Christmas Meeting for the BSNL Employees
November 4-7, Nambur, Guntur: Both Santhi and Sudhakar to speak in the APEGF Graduates’ Training Program with about 125 Christian Professionals
November 13, Hyderabad: The First Annual Church Family Retreat of the English Congregation, Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad at the JMM (Joyce Meyer Ministries) Center, Nanakramguda
14, Hyderabad: Missions Sunday/135th Anniversary or Church Establishment Day of Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad and also speaking in an Evangelistic Camp being organized by Life in Christ Ministries on Comparative Religion and the Uniqueness of Christ and Christianity (in the evening)
Santhi: Speaking in the Sunday Worship Service of United People’s Fellowship (Church), Ramnagar, Hyderabad
15-19, Trivendrum, Kerala: Disha: A Mega Multimedia Exhibition/Show to present the evidence for God and Christianity from Science, History, etc., and to share the gospel to the thousands of people who would be coming. I/Sudhakar will be doing some seminars and answering the questions of the seekers (16th to 18th)
20, Mumbai: GLS (Gospel Literature Society) Advisory Council Meeting at the GLS Office in Worli
27, Bangalore: Speaking in an Evangelistic Christmas Meeting at the IISc (Indian Institute of Science)
21 to 13 October, Kuwait: Santhi and Sudhakar to speaking in 8 Seminars, 4 Church Anniversaries, and a number of Sunday/Friday Services (all arranged by the Telugu Congregation, Kuwait)
28, Ongole: A Pre-Evangelistic/Evangelistic Scientific talk for University and College Students organized by the EU-EGF
September 1-3, Hyderabad: Teaching a short module on “The NT Church” at the ICT (Institute of Community Transformation) to 10 pastors in training (affiliated to CBC)
5, Hyderabad: Speaking in the English Service of CBC (observed Teachers’ Sunday)
10, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Family Seminar on “Christian Families – Rooted and Established in Christ’s Love” focusing on “The Five Love Languages” at CBC
11, Visakhapatnam: Speaking to about 175 medical doctors on “What does it profit, if . . . ?” in a one-day conference
12, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Sunday Service at CBC (English Congregation)
18, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Sunday Service at CBC (English Congregation)
August 11-13, Indore: A Pastors and Evangelists’ Conference (focusing on “A Biblical Perspective on Persecution” and other work (Contact Person: Bro. Ramchand – 9302106172)
15, Hyderabad: Preaching/Speaking in the Sunday Service and then in a Seminar (on “The Role of Apologetics in the Life and Ministry of Church” at Gospel Trumpets Bible Fellowship Church, Rajendra Nagar (Contact Person: Rev. Patrick - 9441474949)
22, Hyderabad: Speaking on “Remember Your Creator in Your Youth” in a Special Youth Service at Dilsuknagar Baptist Church (Contact Person: Prasad9866394423)
29, Hyderabad: 1) Speaking in the Christian Education Sunday on “Teaching for Transformation” at the Millennium Methodist Church, Secunderabad, 2) Speaking in the Telugu Service of Centenary Baptist Church (CBC), and 3) Speaking in the English Service of Centenary Baptist Church
Starting of New Courses at HITHA. Please pray that we might have good number of students (Christians in the Marketplace) registering for the courses in Theology, Apologetics and Biblical Greek.
The Series of meetings with Rev. Sunder Krishnan till the 3rd and then there is just one other speaking engagement. We will also be preparing for the courses that we will be offering at HITHA from July.
17 & 18, Kurnool: Speaking at a family retreat
Teaching at HITHA, preaching in FIVE SUNDAY SERVICES of CBC (Centenary Baptist Church where I am pastor of the English Congregation) and organizing/hosting the short course on "The Book of Romans" with Dr. Quek (6-8) and lecture series with Rev. Sunder Krishnan (31st May to 3rd June), on “Living as Called People in a Driven World” and the following speaking engagements.
2nd (Sunday), Secunderabad: Speaking in the Sunday Service of SBF (Secunderabad Bible Fellowship)
5th (Wednesday), Hyderabad: Planning Meeting for the Series of Meetings with Rev. Sunder Krishnan (5-7 pm) at HITHA Office
16th and 17th (Sunday and Monday), Hyderabad: Speaking in a Discipleship Training Camp (organized by Life in Christ Ministries) at Word and Deed on the Doctrines of the Holy Scriptures, and the Divinity of Jesus Christ and on “The Cost of Discipleship” (Contact Person: Ramanaji – 9440655742)
19-22, Hyderabad: Speaking in the All India Youth Camp of the Church at Antioch (Contact Person: Suskin – 9246844883) at ACTC
SANTHI’S: Santhi has to finish her writing project – writing a commentary on the book of Ruth for the South Asian Bible Commentary as soon as possible now. Please pray for the Lord’s enabling grace to be granted to her to finish this.
7-9, Hyderabad: Speaking at the ENFI (Evangelical Nurses Fellowship of India) Conference – Bible Expositions on the theme (“Behold, they looked at Him and were radiant”)
14-16, Bheemili (Visakhapatnam): Doing Devotional Message on the theme (Eph. 2: 10) at the Lady Graduates’ Regional Conference of the UESI (Union of Evangelical Students of India)-AP/APEGF (Andhra Pradesh Evangelical Graduates’ Fellowship)
27-30, Nambur: Teaching the subject of “Integrated Theology” at the UESI-AP Study Center
Speaking in different meetings/setting in Vancouver (Canada) and California (USA) during the First and Second Weeks
1-2, Vancouver: Speaking in a Church (10 am to 12 noon) in their Service and then to speak to some families in the evening (Family Life Seminar).
3rd, San Jose, California: Speaking in the monthly gathering of the Bay Area TCF (Telugu Christian Fellowship) in the evening (6 pm onwards)
4th, San Jose: Speaking in the Easter Day Service of a Church and then speaking in the Easter Outreach Meeting with Hindus, Catholics, etc., in attendance at the CCI (Christ Church of India) from 4 pm.
5-8, New York: Basically to visit some friends and to fellowship with them
9-12, Los Angeles: Speaking in two different churches (in the Sunday Worship Services of Life-Song Community Church, Chino Hills in the morning and East West Community Church, Anaheim in the evening and another event (a full-day Seminar on Saturday)
30th to May 2nd, BHEL (Hyderabad): Public Meetings (evangelistic) being organized by Maharaj and Bhupesh
Trip to Australia (all three of us) and then to Canada and USA (Sudhakar alone)
1-3, Kaita, Northland (NZ): Visiting the family of Ravi and Pushpa Bandi (our good and long time friends) for a time of fellowship and informal sharing of God’s Word.
3rd evening 6 pm onwards: A Bible Study at the residence of Luke Polavarapu
4-16, Melbourne, Australia:
1) Speaking (both of us) at the Telugu Christian Fellowship of Melbourne (MTCF) Conference on the 6th and 7th (Contact Person: Dr. Benjamin Prasanth) – combined sessions, a session for women, and a session for the youth. The theme is “Spiritual-Christian Living in a Secular Society” based on the Book of Daniel
2) Preaching at the Tarneit Christian Community Church (10 am to 1 pm) and also speaking in a Youth Meeting in the evening.
18-31, Toronto, Ottawa, and Edmonton, Canada:
Speaking in two week-end conferences of VOM-Canada (Voice of the Martyrs in Toronto and Edmonton) and to a group of Parliamentarians and their wives (an exciting possibility) and also to Pastors and Leaders in Ottawa. I will also be speaking in one Church in each of the cities.
Saturday, March 20th (Toronto) : Conference from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. at City Center Baptist Church, Mississauga where I will speak twice and then answer questions in a Q&A Session – focusing on the “Theology of Persecution and Discipleship.”
Sunday, March 21st (Toronto) : Speaking at City Centre Baptist Church in the 9 am and 11 am services
Tuesday, March 23rd (Ottawa) :Speaking to a Group of Candian Parliamentarians and their spouses on "Persecution of Christians in India, with special reference to Orissa"
Wednesday, March 24th (Ottawa) : Speaking to a group serving internships with Members of Parliament and also students from Augustine College at the Trinity Western University’s Laurentian Learning Centre on “Persecution in India” (followed by a Q&A session).
Saturday, March 27th (Edmonton) :Conference from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at Northgate Baptist Church, Edmonton where I will speak twice and then answer questions in a Q&A Session – focusing on the “Theology of Persecution and Discipleship.”
Sunday, March 28th (Edmonton) : Speaking at Northgate Baptist Church in the Sunday morning Service
Teaching a Course on Christian Apologetics to the M. Div 2nd year students at SABC for three weeks, hosting the lectures with Dr. William Lane Craig, and starting the course Introduction to Christian Apologetics II at HITHA. We will be in New Zealand from around 26th to 3rd March.
23rd to 25th, Auckland: Some time of rest, relaxation, visiting with friends and informally sharing God’s word, and finishing up some backlog work
Friday, 26th: Speaking/doing a Bible Study in the gathering of a Home Group of Elim Church at the residence of Prasad Patchigall
Saturday, 27th: Speaking in a Retreat of the INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (Royal Oak Christian Assembly) - Contact Person: Wesley Raj – both of us would be speaking – one combined session, one youth session, and one women’s session (from 11 am to 3 pm) 7. 30 pm, Shalom Fellowship, Mt. Roskill. Contact persons: Shadrach and Anil – to speak on “Sanctification.”
Sunday, 28th: Speaking in the Sunday Worship of Tabernacle Baptist Church (9:30 am -12:00 noon) and then joining the Musuku families for lunch and fellowship 6:30 pm onwards – a gathering of all the former Wesley College Colleagues who have now been in NZ (with their families) - we will share the word briefly and fellowship with all of them
Organizing things related to the Course Biblical Preaching in Contemporary India (an M. Div level course) that Dr. C. S. Dutt will be offering at HITHA in January (from 4th).
15 and 16 January, Warangal: Speaking to the Youth at Centenary Baptist Church, Hanamkonda in the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of their Youth Ministry
27th January, Hyderabad: A Pre-evangelistic Scientific Talk/Lecture in the Saidabad Zone of the EU-EGF
6, Nizamabad: Santhi will be speaking evangelistically in a Girls’ Christmas Meeting that the Inter-Collegiate Evangelical Union will be organizing (Contact Persons: Anand Raj and Beula – 9440460101/9490154153).
7-8, Guntur and Vijayawada: I will be speaking evangelistically to several hundreds of students in the Nagarjuna University EU (Evangelical Union) Christmas Meeting on the 7th and in another Christmas Meeting organized by Zion Ministries/Fellowship to reach out to College and University Students and Professionals in Vijayawada.
13, Jammu City: Speaking evangelistically in a Students’ Christmas Meeting organized by the UESI Group (Contact: 9797594472).
16, Anantapur: Speaking evangelistically to several hundreds of Medical Students and Professional in the Anantapur Medical College Christmas organized by the EMFI Group
Santhi will be speaking to College and University students at the Siadabad Zone Evangelical Union organized Evangelistic Christmas meeting (in Hyderabad).
17, Kurnool: Speaking evangelistically in the Christmas Meeting organized by the ICEU at the Sunaina Auditorium to reach out to College and University Students and Professionals (Contact: Bro. Sampath – 9848507605).
18, Hyderabad: Speaking evangelistically at the Christmas Meetings of Vigilant Technologies (4-6 pm) and JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University) Evangelical Union (Contact: 9866540322)
19, Pune: Speaking evangelistically to the higher/top level officials of BSNL in a Christmas Meeting organized by one of the officers who is a Christian
21, Korutla: Speaking evangelistically in the United Christmas Celebrations with all the prominent citizens (Contact: 9912328227)
22, Metpalli: Speaking evangelistically in a Christmas Meeting organized to reach out to the Friends of Other Faiths once again with the prominent citizens (Contact Person: Dr. Satyannarayana Raju – 9959605300).
25, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Christmas Day Service of the Universal Baptist Church (Contact Peson: Rev. L. J. Purushotham – 9848097710)
28, Vijayawada: Speaking in the Wedding of Kiran, a Software Professional who wants the gospel also to be shared to the people of his native place (Kankipadu near Vijayawada) from all walks of life and backgrounds with about 1000 people in attendance.
7-8, Hyderabad: Seminar on "Science and Christianity" jointly hosted by Sakshi, Satya Today, and HITHA at Wesley Degree-PG College. Teaching together with Dr. Henry Schaefer III and Ajoy Varghese and focusing on “The What and Why of Christian Apologetics: A Brief Introduction” and “The Islamic and Hindu Use of Science: A Critical Evaluation.”
14, Hyderabad: Speaking at an Evangelistic Camp for College and University Students that is organized by Bro. Ramanaji and friends on “God and Man” and “Sin and Salvation.”
23-25, Kandhamal, Orissa: I will be in Kandhamal for the third time with Hudson and Naresh to do a Full-day Retreat for the Youth from Kandhamal District on the 24th and then to give away some help to the most needy among the persecuted Christians there to enable them to start rebuilding their lives again and to begin to live with dignity and honor (with the money donated by the members of our Church and other friends and a little bit from VOM-Canada). We hope to identify some 25 young people from Kandhamal to bring them to Hyderabad for a year-long training so that they might go back and be pastors and evangelists there.
28-29, Nambur, Guntur: I will be doing sessions on “A Biblical View/Philosophy of Life in Christ and in the World” and “Effective Study Methods” at the special program for the UESI-AP people that are aspiring to get into the top administrative services of the nation and the state (at the UESI-AP Study Center).
Apart from my teaching of the Course on Christian Apologetics at HITHA that will go on till November and my preaching at Centenary Baptist Church, I have the following speaking engagements
1-10, Berhampur, Orissa and Indore, MP: Seminar on “Biblical Theology of Persecution and Discipleship” for Persecuted Pastors and Leaders of Orissa (2-4), a visit to Kandhamal District to meet with and minister to the Persecuted Christians and a visit with one of the Persecuted Person in Indore (along with the VOM-Canada representatives).
Apart from my teaching of the Course on Christian Apologetics at HITHA that will go on till November and my preaching at Centenary Baptist Church, I have the following speaking engagements
14th (Friday), Hyderabad: Speaking at the Youth Retreat of GTFA (Good Tidings For All) Churches at BIRDIE Retreat Center (Contact Person: Bro. Naveen Pesala – 9701007140)
16th (Sunday), Hyderabad (both Santhi and Sudhakar): Preaching at Zion Church, Kukatpally in the Sunday Service (twice) and then speaking in the Family Seminar (Contact Person: Bro. Paul – 9000239936)
5th (Sunday), Hyderabad: Preaching in the English Service at Lakadi-ka-pool Lutheran Church from 8 am (Contact Person: Bro. Swaroop – 9849983168)
10th (Friday), Hyderabad: HITHA Board Meeting at HITHA Office
11th (Saturday), Hyderabad: Official Launching/Inauguration Ceremony of HITHA (Hyderabad Institute of Theology and Apologetics) from 5 pm (Contact Person: Prabhu – 9704315262)
13-24, Hyderabad: Coordinating the Different Courses that will be offered at HITHA (in Counseling, Methods of Theological Research and Writing, etc.)
June 2009US-Canada Itinerary of the Mondithokas, May-June 2009
On the 17th (Sunday) Preaching in two Churches:
1) Life Song Community Church, Chino Hills,
2) East-West Community Church, Anaheim, both in California.
22nd : Round Table Discussion for Video Recording with John Gilchrist (great South African Apologist) and Josh Lingel (founder of I2 Ministries) on Christian Apologetics to Islam (with I2 Ministries).
23rd: Speaking at a Retreat in Sacramento on “Me and My Family” (Joshua 24: 15) arranged by the Great Commission Ministries
25-27: I will do a Short Module/Course on “Biblical Theology of Persecution and Discipleship” for Video Recording in Los Angeles area (with I2 Ministries).
31st : I will be speaking in the Sunday Service of Christ Church of India in San Jose.
1-6: we will be in Toronto, Canada for a Seminar at VOM-Canada.
12-13: I will be speaking in Austin, Texas and on the 14th I will be preaching at Rock Church, Manhattan, New York area.
May 6, Karimnagar: Speaking in the housewarming ceremony of Prakash and Christiana (addressing both believers and unbelievers, especially the Friends of Other Faiths)
8, Tenali: Speaking in the wedding of Nagamalli.
April 3, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Graduation Ceremony of Trinity Christian College on “Being Disciples and Making Disciples.”
4, Hyderabad: Speaking on “How can we be Holy in our Daily Lives?” at the Friends of GLS meeting, YWCA in Secunderabad.
8, Hyderabad: Speaking at Saint Mary’s College of Engineering and Technology on “What is so good about Good Friday?”
10, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Good Friday Service (English) of the Lutheran Church, Lakadikapool on the “Seven Words of Jesus from the Cross” (Contact Person: Bro. Swaroop – 9849983168)
12, Hyderabad and Kurnool: Speaking in the Easter Service at the United Church, Sainikpuri on “The Faith, Fact, and Power of Resurrection” (Contact Person: Bro. Vinod – 9866253031). Santhi: Speaking in three services and a youth meeting at Cole’s Centennial Baptist Church, Kurnool
15, Hyderabad: Video shooting two devotional messages/studies in the Aaradhana Channel Studio (will be telecast in the future)
18, Hyderabad: Santhi – Speaking to the women at the Hyderabad City Baptist Women’s Fellowship gathering at Malkajgiri Baptist Church.
25, Hyderabad: Seminar on “Introduction to Christian Apologetics and Truth Tests” for Young People at Christ Church, LB Nagar (Contact Person: Dr. Anand Kumar – 9440987168)
27, Hyderabad: Santhi – Video shooting two devotional messages/studies in the Aaradhana Channel Studio (will be telecast in the future).
2-6 & 9-13, Hyderabad: Teaching a Course on Christian Apologetics to the B. Th 3rd Year Students at ICCS (International College of Cultural Studies), OM-India
23-27, Indore: Teaching a module on “Biblical Understanding and Response to Persecution,” or “A Biblical Theology of Persecution” to 125 pastors and leaders from Orissa
In addition to the above speaking engagements, I (Sudhakar) will be preaching a series of messages in the Sunday Services of our Church (11, 18, and 25 Jan., and 3 Sundays in Feb.) "
29-7 February, Singapore: Santhi doing a Course on “Market Place Theology – Liberating the Laity” under Prof. Paul Stevens of Regent, Canada at Biblical Graduate School of Theology.
6-7 February, Hyderabad: Coordinating the lecture and full-day Seminar on “Marketplace Theology” that HITHA is hosting in partnership with Sakshi Apologetics Network and Grace Ministries with the former President (and Professor) of Regent College/Seminary, Canada and others.
9-13 and 16-18, Bangalore: Finishing the Course on Christian Apologetics at SABC
19-20, Hyderabad: Pastors’ Retreat (with families) of Centenary Baptist Church (our Church)
23-27, Barahampur, Orissa: Two-day Seminar on "Biblical Theology of Persecution" for Pastors and Leaders (Contact Person: Bro. Hudson Silas – 0-9338686605)
1, Hyderabad: Preaching in the New Year Day Service of Universal Baptist Church
2-5, Tiruvuru, Kakumanu, and Ongole: Visiting our families/relatives on both the sides
12-16, Bangalore: Teaching a Course on Christian Apologetics to the M. Div 2nd Year Students at SABC (Southern Asia Bible College)
17, Hyderabad: HITHA Board Meeting at the HITHA office
20-21, Varanasi: Lecturing to the IHT Group on Hinduism and Islam
22-23, Barahampur, Orissa: Two-day Seminar on “Biblical Theology of Persecution” for Pastors and Leaders (possible, not yet finalized)
24, Mumbai: GLS Advisory Board Meeting at the GLS Headquarters
26, Hyderabad: Youth Retreat at CBC (Centenary Baptist Church, our Church), Secunderabad
27-28, Varanasi: Lecturing to the IHT Group on Hinduism and Islam
Dec. 2, Hyderabad: Speaking to about 1000 pastors and leaders on “Sharing the Gospel with Friends of Other Faiths” at Centenary Baptist Church (Contact: Pastor Prasad – 9391053944)
Dec. 5, Vizag: Speaking evangelistically to an estimated gathering of many thousands of people at the “Greater Visakha Grand Christmas and Music Celebrations” (Contact: James Stephen – 9885950765)
6, Hyderabad: A special Youth Christmas Program (evangelistic) at CBC
10, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for the Apollo Nursing Students
13, Hyderabad: Lectures on “Critical Evaluation of the Theory of Evolution” and an Evangelistic Christmas meeting in the evening at the HITHA Office (Contact: Cornelu – 9010978579)
16, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for Faculty, Staff, and Students at DVR Engineering College (Contact: Er. Raju – 9948536372)
18, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for the Engineers of the Electricity Board, Vidhyuth Soudha (Contact: Er. Prakash – email@example.com)
19, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for the students of JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University)
20, Vijayawada: Christmas meeting arranged by the EU
25, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Christmas Service of Pragathinagar Baptist Church
Nov. 2, Outskirts of Hyderabad: Preaching in the Harvest Festival-Thanksgiving Sunday Service of MB Carmel Prayer House, Purimidda (Contact: Pastor David – 9705880773). Santhi – Speaking on “Faith Beyond Reason” in the Combined Gathering of the UESI-AP, Hyderabad District
6, OM Center, Hyderabad: Santhi - speaking to women on Hinduism in a Seminar
9, Hyderabad:Preaching in the Youth Sunday Service of Baptist Church Malkajgiri
16, Hyderabad: Preaching on “Spiritual Warfare” at SBF (Secunderabad Bible Fellowship) in their Sunday Worship Service
22, Hyderabad: Santhi – making a presentation and leading discussion on “Influence of the Family on Culture and Society”
25, Ongole:A pre-evangelistic Scientific Lecture for College and University Students organized by the Evangelical Union (Contact: Samuel – 9000605676)
30, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Sunday Service of Rosser Baptist Church, Balram Nagar, Safilguda (Contact: Pr. John Thirumalayya – 9885578272)
October 7, Hyderabad (OM Center): Sudhakar will be speaking (two lectures) to over 100 college-university students and young professionals from four different churches of Good Tidings For All ministries (GTFL) on “APEX – Achieving Personal Excellence” (excelling in every area of life with well set goals, particularly in studies and career).
October 9, Visakhapatnam: One day Seminar on “The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ and Christianity” for Pastors and Leaders at the Calvary Baptist Church (Contact Person: Bro. Prasad – 9866132636).
14, Chennai: Doing a set of 4 lectures on “Apologetics and Evangelism” for Young Professionals (actively involved in the ministry among students and professionals) at the UESI-Chennai Equipper Program
17, Guntur: Santhi will be speaking to women at the Bible Mission Church.
August 24: Speaking in the Sunday Service at CBC (Centenary Baptist Church), Secunderabad
30, Hyderabad: The 2nd Consultation regarding the Institute of Theology and Apologetics (HITA) with our Accountability Group. Dr. Augustine Pagolu is coming from Singapor and a few friends would be joining us this time from out of Hyderabad.
31 to 1 September, Hyderabad: EMFI (Evangelical Medical Fellowship of India) conference where I will be speaking on the doctrines, “God-Man-Sin-Salvation” in two sessions and be doing an Open Forum along with other resource persons. Contact Person: Dr. Kalyani - 9010168556
4-6, Atlanta, USA: Speaking at the Biannual Conference of the Atlanta Telugu Christian Fellowship
14-28, Los Angeles, USA: Teaching the Course on “Christian Apologetics and Contemporary World Religions” for the purpose of Video Taping and future use in Training Missionaries that would be going to different parts of the world – this is the Project of I2 Ministries.
In addition to the speaking at our church (the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad) in the Sunday Services and other pastoral ministry, we have the following speaking engagements –
4, Guntur: Special Meetings for Students (contact person: Rama Rao – 9347905347)
5-6, Bapatla: World Vision, Guntur Retreat for the Families (contact person: Dr. Israel)
8-11, Nambur: UESI-AP, Annual Study Center, doing the Module on "Christian Apologetics"
12-2 July: Teaching a Course on "Christian Apologetics and Contemporary World Religions" to the M.A 2nd year students at SAIACS (South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies)
Note: In addition to the speaking twice at our church (the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad) in the Sunday Services and other pastoral ministry, we have the following engagements –
3, Hyderabad: A two-hour class on Christian Apologetics for Corporate Youth at the New Life AG Church, Vikrampuri, in the evening (Contact Person: Bro. Sujan – 9701244425)
5, Nizamabad: Speaking in the Wedding of Brahmiah, UESI-AP Staff Worker and Nirmala (Contact Person: Bro. Sunil - )
11, Hyderabad: Santhi to speak in the Mothers’ Day Sunday Services (both Telugu and English) of our Church, the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad
12, Nandigama: Speaking in the Wedding of Rama Rao Mondithoka
14, Hyderabad: Speaking on "Ministry through Family," (for spouses) and "Choosing Life Partner " (for boys) at a Family Seminar (Contact Person – Bro. Jagadish-9849338470)
16, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Church Anniversary of Universal Baptist Church (Contact Person: Pastor L. J. Purushotham-9848097710)
17, Vizag: Youth Retreats/Events Sponsored by FMPB (Contact Person: Bro. Ramya Raju – 0891-2703345)
19-21, Nambur: UESI-AP, Southern Circars Region Faculty Development (Contact Person: Staff Worker, Prem Kumar – 9440111744), where both Santhi and Sudhakar will be teaching, and training
23, Warangal: A Leadership Training Program (Contact Person: Sam Sukumar - )
24, Hyderabad: A two-hour class on Christian Apologetics at the New Life AG Church, Vikrampuri in the evening (Contact Person: Bro. Sajan – 9701244425)
1, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Staff Retreat of Seva Bharath on "Dedication and Rededication," with 100 staff and leaders in attendance.
7, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Revival Meetings of one of our Out Reach Churches
14th Ameerpet, Hyderabad: Shanthi will be speaking to Young Women Professionals
24 & 25, Pune: Speaking in the Special Youth Meetings of Vineyard Workers’ Church (contact person – Dr. Florence Birru-9890054442/022-27143714)
26, Vijayawada: Speaking in the Wedding of Ramu and Sridevi
In addition to the speaking at our church (the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad) in the Sunday Services and during the Passion Week, several times, we have the following meetings –
3-7, Hyderabad: Finishing the teaching of a short module on Christian Apologetics to B. Min 3rd Year students at International College of Cultural Studies, OM India.
15, Hyderabad: A day long debate on "Are there Valid Evidences to Prove the Theory of Organic Evolution?" at Satyodayam Retreat Center, Taranaka.
19, Nandigama: Speaking at a House Dedication Ceremony for which a number of non-Christian professional friends and nominal Christian relatives are expected (the House of Bro. John Kennedy).
21, Hyderabad: Santhi would be speaking once in the Good Friday Service at the Christ Maranatha Church, Harinagar and Sudhakar to speak in the Hindu and Telugu Good Friday Services of Centenary Baptist Church.
22, Hyderabad: Santhi would be speaking to the Women’s’ Group at Centenary Baptist Church.
23, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Sunrise Easter Service at Centenary Baptist Church and in the Easter Sunday Service of Emmanuel House of Worship, Begumpet Branch.
27, Hyderabad: Speaking in the Leaders’ Meet of CBC on "What is the Church?" with over 60 leaders in attendance.
30, Kurnool: Speaking in a Church Service (the historic Cole’s Memorial Baptist – CC Church) and in the Parents’ Meeting/Seminar of the Inter Collegiate Evangelical Union on "How to Bring Up Children?" especially focusing on Dealing with Teen-agers.
Preaching in 2-3 Sunday Services each month and the following
12-16, Vizag: Doing Bible Expositions in the Triennial Spiritual Conference (Students and Professionals) of the Northern Circars Region, UESI-AP on Dan. 1: 8
21 Jan – 9 Feb., Bangalore:Teaching a Course on Christian Apologetics to the M. Div 2nd year students at SABC
Feb. 25-29 And March 3-7, Hyderabad: Teaching an Introductory Course on Christian Apologetics at the Asian College of Cultural Studies, Operation Mobilization – India
Preaching in three Sunday Services in our Church and the following
3, Warangal: A Seminar for the Pastors and Leaders on "Christianity and Islam," focusing on key issues like the Holy Trinity, Deity of Christ, and Reliability of the Bible
8, Tirupathi: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for Students (arranged by the EU-EGF) 11, Hyathnagar, Hyderabad: Predominantly evangelistic speaking in the Staff Christmas celebration of Word and Deed (teachers, lecturers, and other employees, including some non-Christians)
12, Pondicherry: Evangelistic Christmas meetings at the University of Pondicherry, organized by the Evangelical Union (the Vice-Chancellor, Professors, and others and many students will be present)
13, Bhimavaram: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for Students, organized by the Evangelical Union
18, 19, and 20, Nizamabad and Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas meetings for professionals (organized by EGFs in Nizamabad and Khairathabad Zone and the Engineers at the Electricity Board Head Quarters) and students (organized by the Evangelical Unions in Khairathabad and Saidabad Zones)
25, Tirupathi: Evangelistic Christmas (Dinner) Meeting to reach out to over 125 Hindu families
26-28, Mumbai: Youth Camp organized by ICPF (Inter-Collegiate Prayer Fellowship)
Preaching at least in three Sunday Services and teaching in the BBI (four - six classes/sessions)
9-11, Nambur: Faculty Development Program Phase 3 of UESI-AP
Preaching at least in three Sunday Services and teaching in the BBI (four - six classes/sessions)
12-14: ETFI (Evangelical Teachers' Fellowship of India) Conference in Hyderabad
Preaching at least in three Sunday Services and teaching in the BBI (four - six classes/sessions). Also doing two seminars on Intercession.
8th - Training Program on Christian Apologetics to Islam with two other Resource Persons (arranged by Sakshi Apologetics Network) at Jeevan Jyothi Retreat Center, Begumpet.
17 – 19, Machilipatnam and Vizag: In Machilipatnam I will be speaking in an Evangelistic Campaign for Students on 17 th and 18th (arranged by the EU-EGF). In Vizag I will be speaking to the Engineering Students (B. Tech and M. Tech) of Andhra University – a pre-evangelistic scientific talk.
23rd – Teaching in the BBI - Baptist Bible Institute of our Church (6: 30 – 8:00 pm)
26th – Preaching in the Hindi Service of our Church (service starts at 7 am)
27th – Speaking to the Staff of the Church in the devotion time (9:30-10 am)
2 - 8, Machilipatnam: Krishna District Leadership Training Camp of UESI-AP for University and College Students. Santhi will do doctrines and Sudhakar will do devotions (Contact: Prem - 9440111744)
14 - 17, Guntur (Nambur): AP State Committee Members Training Camp for Student Leaders. Santhi will do doctrines and Sudhakar will do devotions (Contact: G.Sudhir - 9849029246)
18 - 24, Nellore: Nellore District Leadership Training Camp of UESIAP for University and College Students. Santhi will do Personal and Group Bible Study Methods and Sudhakar will do devotions
25 - 27, Hyderabad: State Conference of ENFI (Evangelical Nurses Fellowship of India) on the theme: "God’s Love for and through Nurses," where both of us will be speaking (Contact: Ruth - 9440007551)
5, Karimnagar: A Seminar for Professionals on "What is Good about Good-Friday?" organized by the Evangelical Graduates’ Fellowship (EGF) as an effort to reach out to their Friends of Other Faiths (Contact: Prakash -- 9848543771)
7 - 11, Visakhapatnam: 1) A Seminar for Young People on "Evangelism and Mission," on 7th, 2) Sunrise Easter Service by the Beach (Evangelistic) and 3) Church Service on 8th, and 4) a Search for Truth Forum from 9-11, all organized by the Vizag Christian Assembly (Contact: Wayne Joseph - 9848195662)
14 - 16, Hyderabad: Training Program for 15 young people on "Systematic Intake of God’s Word for a Godly Life" (Contact: Cornelu -- 9440103290)
23 - 30, Pune & Mumbai: Short Holiday in Pune and then Santhi will take Doctrines in the Students’ Discipleship Training Camp and Sudhakar will do a few sessions in the Graduates’ Conf. (Mumbai ICEU and EGF)
2, Hyderabad: Speaking at the Baccalaureate Service of Word and Deed Colleges
5-31, BangaloreTeaching a Course on "Contemporary World Religions and Christian Apologetics" to the M. A. 2nd Year Students at SAIACS (South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies)
11, Bangalore: Preaching in the Sunday Service of the Richmond Town Methodist Church on " " based on 1 Cor. 12: 31.
6 - 8, Chennai: FARMS India Annual Thanksgiving Service and Theology of Persecution Seminar
9 - 11, Guntur: 20th Anniversary Celebrations of the Nagarjuna University EU (Evangelical Union) where Santhi will deliver the Key Note Address, as one of the Pioneers and we will participate as family
15, Hyderabad: Speaking to the Graduates and Students (UESI-AP, Hyderabad) of Khairatabad Zone in their all-night prayer meeting
16, Hyderabad: Speaking (evangelistically) at the Zion Fellowship Church Anniversary, Kukatpally
17, Peddapally: Speaking (mainly evangelistically) in the ‘memorial service’ of Mrs. Renuka Diwakar, who came to know the Lord from a Hindu background
19, Mumbai: To meet with the GLS leaders to discuss a book project (a book on ‘What Christianity Is’ that we, Santhi and I are asked to write together).
22, Hyderabad: A meeting for the Christian Engineers of the State Electricity Department (Contact: Er. Prakash -- 9849997255)
26- 27, Narsapur: 1) A Seminar for Teachers (mostly non-Christian), and 2) A Family Life Seminar (Christians) arranged by the World Vision
12-16, Narsapur: Doing Bible Expositions on "Holiness" at the Triennial Graduates' Conference of UESI-AP Godavari Region (Contact Person: David Vijay Kumar - 08814-277373)
20th, Hyderabad: An Open Forum with Dr. Schaeffer (five-time Nobel Prize nominee and third most quoted Chemist in the world) at the University of Hyderabad on "Evolution and Big Bang Cosmology," - to help during the Q&A time (Contact: D. Prakash - 9440728944 and P. Suresh - 9848868798)
26 - 27, Hyderabad: Apologetics Training Program with special emphasis on Islam organized by the Sakshi Group and Cornerstone - about 100 participants (University Students, Professionals, and some Christians in the Ministry) are expected (Contact: Jerry Thomas - 9866502566) On 26th Santhi will do a Session on Personal Bible Study in the Retreat of the Students and Graduates of the Sanathnagar Zone, Hyderabad
31, Hyderabad: Open Forum on "Evolution or Creation?" at Osmania University (Contact: Hussain - 9885297984)
December 9th, Nellore: Evangelistic Christmas Meeting at the Narayana Medical College (Contact Person - Dr. Madhan - 9866267172)
December 10, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for Students (BFA, JNT University) and Professionals (of Data Quest Entertainment) organized by Cornel who is passionate about sharing the gospel to his friends and colleagues (Contact no. 9440103290)
December 11-12, Kurnool Evangelistic Christmas meetings for Students (College and University) and Professionals organized by the EU-EGF (Evangelical Union and Evangelical Graduates' Fellowship) - Contact Person: Mr. Satish Kumar - 9440092907
December 13, Yemmiganur: Evangelistic Christmas meeting for Students and Professionals organized by the EU-EGF (Contact Person - Mr. John Victor-9440251141)
December 15, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas Meeting for Students at the Hyderabad Central University
December 16-17, Visakhapatnam: Evangelistic Christmas meeting mainly for the Non-Christian Students and their Parents (15th), Bethany School preaching in the Sunday Service of the Vizag Christian Assembly (16th) with lot of Medical and Engineering students in its membership
December 18, Hyderabad: Evangelistic Christmas Meeting for Students of Osmania University and other Institutions, organized by the EU-EGF OU Zone (Contact Person: Hussain - 9885297984)
December 19, Guntur: Evangelistic Christmas Meeting for the Students of RVR Engineering College and others (Contact Person: Madhukar - 9848864918)
December 22nd to 6th January 2007, Goa: Indian Christian Writers' Working Holiday hosted by Vishal Mangalwadi/South Asian Resources - both of us will be there, of course with Shamuel
November 6-24, Bangalore: Teaching a Course on Christian Apologetics to the M. Div 2nd Year Students at SABC (Southern Asia Bible College).
November 25, Chennai: FARMS-India meeting with some professionals to raise funds to support persecuted and underprivileged Christians that live in rural and suburban settings
Sept. 30-October 2, Chennai: The Annual Camp of the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Christian Fellowship with about 75 participants - to speak on
- "Who am I? Do I need a Saviour? What is salvation? Is Salvation necessary?"
- "Is Bible really the Word of God? (Authenticity, Infallibility & Authority) If so what should I do?"
- "In the likeness of the Master or Everyday like Him" "How not to be a disciple," "Applying Apologetics in Life and Ministry."
October 12, Rajahmundry: Evangelistic Meetings for Professionals, arranged by the Evangelical Graduates' Fellowship
October 14-15, Hyderabad: Speaking at the Annual Harvest Festival of the Universal Baptist Church
October 21-24, Warangal: Speaking on "Defending the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ" (apologetics) and "True Disciple (ship)" in the Camp of the Youth Alive Ministries with about 50 participants
October 25-27, Hyderabad: Transform the World Conference at OM India to present a paper on Christian Contribution in Nation Building - Some Models
October 28-Nov. 2, Holiday Visiting our families and spending time with them
September 2, Hyderabad: Follow-up meeting for the 29 people who responded to the Gospel and made a commitment to follow the Lord Jesus in the gospel evening on the 20th of Aug., at the UESI-AP City office.
Sept. 3, Hyderabad: Combined Gathering of the Hyderabad District EU-EGF (UESI-AP) Students and Graduates (Professionals), to speak on "Priority Christian Living in the Present Perplexing World," to about 300 people.
Sept. 7, Visakhapatnam: Scientific Talks at three colleges (arranged by the EU-EGF), pre-evangelistic in nature.
Sept. 10, Hyderabad: Preaching in the Teachers' Day Special Sunday Service of the Santhnagar Methodist Church.
Sept. 14 & 15, Hyderabad: Speaking to the Staff of World Vision (about 70) during the devotions time of their conference.
Sept. 17, Hyderabad: Preaching in the English Service of the Narayanaguda Baptist Church
Sept. 18-19, Narsapur: Scientific Talks/pre-evangelistic meetings for College/University Students and professionals organized by the EU-EGF (Student Ministry), 3 in all (including one at an Engineering College)
Sept. 28, Hyderabad: Giving the inaugural address at the Deccan Baptist Youth Camp
4th, Hyderabad Speaking in the Wedding of Kodanda Ram, a Hindu-convert whose family, relatives, and many colleagues are all Hindus - his desire is that they might hear the gospel also.
6th, Hyderabad UESI-AP Hyderabad District Students' Seminar on the Da Vinci Code, at their office from 5-7 pmth*
- Apologetics Training for Software Professionals with Jerry Thomas and others
- UESI-AP Hyderabad District Graduates' Seminar on the Da Vinci Code at their office from 6-8 pm on the 13th*
15th, Secunderabad: Speaking at the Annual Baptist Youth Retreat at the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad (there will be over 1000 young people in attendance)
16th, Warangal: Sharing the Gospel in an Evangelistic Musical Evening where there will be over 500 university and college students.
* These two programmes are significant because of the release of the movie Da Vinci Code in Hyderabad and the whole state of Andhra Pradesh on the 21stJuly (Friday)
7th and 8th, Hyderabad: EMFI (Evangelical Medical Fellowship of India) AP State Conf:A talk/workshop on 'A Christian Apologetic Response to the Da Vinci Code' and an Open Forum for Medicos and Doctors9th, Hyderabad and Shamshabad:
- Preaching in the Sunday Service of the Menonnite Bretheren Church with all the Faculty and Students of the Seminary joining, 10:30-12:30 in the morning
- Speaking to the Graduate and Students of the UESI-AP Hyderabad, Sanathnagar Zone in their Inaugural Meeting on "Setting and Checking Priorities", and I will be speaking from Luke 10: 38-32 on "Learning Some Spiritual Lessons from a Kitchen Scene - Learning to Keep the First Things First"
30-31, Chennai: Board Meeting of FARM-India
2-4 June: Bangalore, Speaking to about 50 medical and engineering students of Ramiah Institutes on "Christian Apologetics" and "Holiness in Relationships" in 5/6 sessions.
5-30 June: Bangalore: Teaching a modular course on "Christian Ethics" to the MA 2nd year students at SAIACS (South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies).
25th June, Secunderabad Speaking to the Youth of St. Andrews Marthoma Church on "Relating the Bible to Our Times and Responding to the Da Vinci Code."
29th and 30th: Workshops on "The Da Vinci Code" for the Students, Staff and Faculty of SAIACS
1st May: Leadership Seminar for the Leaders of 'The Centenary Telugu Baptist Church,' Chennai.
12th May: Church Meetings in Gutti, AP - teaching the Word during the day and Preaching to a large gathering (over100 000 people) in the evening.
25-28 May: Limited Edition Camp with over 500 Christian Professional and Students in Chennai where I will be doing a workshop on Christian Apologetics and the Da Vinci Code three different groups of people.
6-9 April: Team teaching and organizing (Santhi and I) along with Drs. Rod and Mary Adams a Marriage Seminar for just 7 families in Vijayawada, AP. Please pray for God's presence and all the arrangements, travel of the Resource Persons and participants.
12 April: Egmore Wesley Church, Chennai - Bible Study on
'Fear and Witness - 1 Cor. 1:18.'
18th and 19th April: Easter related Open Forums on 'The Resurrection of Jesus Christ' for Professionals and University Students being arranged by the Evangelical Graduates Fellowships in Sri Kakulam and Vijayanagaram, respectively.
2-12 March: Cyril (RZIM) and I will be in Nepal doing a lot of preaching-teaching-training and also meeting with leaders to explore possibilities for future ministry in that country, the Only Officially Hindu nation in the world. The expectation is very high and right now there are some disturbances because of the clashes between the government and Maoists. Please pray for God's protection and unction.
13-15 March: Neil (RZIM) and I will be training about 45 staff members and some faculty members of the Campus Crusade in Bangalore in Apologetics. This will be the third or fourth year of doing this training for them.
1 - 23 Continuing the Course on Christian Apologetics and Philosophy of Religion (M. Div 2nd Year) at SABC, Bangalore
10 - 11 Open Forum and Seminar for Advocates, Hyderabad (R.C. Hyderabad)
25 Evangelistic Open Forum on "Can Man Live Without God?" (Apologetics
Club), Pondicherry (Contact: Dhaneshwar: 0413 - 2371725/2252630/09443371725
Apologetic Club Meeting - Topic: Behold, Your God
13 - 14 Workshops on "Answering the Skeptics - Equipping Ourselves for Evangelism" at the UESI - AP Triennial Conference, Rajahmundry (Contact: Edward Williams - 09848074993 or Sunder Singh-09440252002)
16 Teaching a Course on Christian Apologetics and Philosophy of Religion (M. Div 2nd Year) at SABC, Bangalore