Aramandla Jesus Evangelical Temple
Ministry Type: Church
Joined FMIN: July 2008
Biography: Prasada and Esther began their ministry in 1995 after he received a Master's degree in Theology. They started their service with 25 members in Tenali, and expanded into the countryside. They began planting churches which included Kolakalur in 1997 (which is now their headquarters), Anamarlapudi in 1998 and a branch in Takkellapadu in 2000. Jesus Evangelical Temple is located in the middle region of Andhra Pradesh, where the caste system is very much in effect. This is considered a lower-class heathen area where many are considered untouchable and economically backward. The area is filled with temples to heathen gods and goddesses.
The churches have very active youth groups, and they hold youth and children's retreats four times a year in various branches. Prasada and Esther also hold 90 outreach meetings a year where they speak on the "Mysteries of the Scriptures." Their vision is guiding and feeding the poor, which was taught by Jesus in the Book of Matthew. Projects they desire to see completed include establishing orphan children's homes, theological colleges, and developing literacy in their communities.
Strengths: Prasada and Esther's strengths include teaching, healings and being able to work hard.