Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
A new church building in the Krishna Godavari Diocese of the Church of South India (CSI), which was constructed in memory of late Mrs. Mendu Grace Mary, was dedicated to the glory of God by Rt. Rev. V. Prasada Rao; the Deputy Moderator of the CSI and Moderator’s Commissary for Krishna-Godavari Diocese on the 14th May 2018.
Late Mrs. Mendu Grace Mary was born in the remote Mandavanipalem village near Machilipatnam in Bandar Deanery of the CSI Krishna-Godavari Diocese on 28.12.1935. She married Mr. Mulaka Edwin Rao – former Treasurer of Dornakal Diocese. She left to the heavenly abode on 02.10.2016 Her services in the Diocese were laudable. She served as a member on the Diocesan Council She travelled overseas with her husband and was instrumental in recommending and obtaining the sanction of some hostel projects including the present English Medium Hostel (Ground floor) building also.
In view of her long and dedicated services in the Diocese, to glorify God for her life and to recollect her concern for God’s work in the Diocese, particularly for Child Care in the Orphanages, it was decided to support and build a Church in her native place, Mandavanipalem.
The church was constructed with the support from family members, Diocese of Dornakal, Indian Missionary Society (IMS) and KORIND grant from Korea through the recommendation of Bishops – Rt. Rev. Dr. V. Prasada Rao – Bishop in Dornakal and the Rt. Rev. Dr. B. D. Prasada Rao – Bishop in Rayalaseema Diocese.
The Deputy Moderator’s message on unity and sharing of finances and properties among the Dioceses (Inter-Dioceses) was in the true spirit of the motto of our Church “that they all may be one”. Diocesan Officers and Senior Clergy of Krishna-Godavari Diocese were also honoured with shawls, garlands and greetings.Back