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"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

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CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors and Church workers Annual retreat 2018 East Kerala

CSI East Kerala Diocesan Pastors and Church workers Annual retreat 2018 was held at Coimbatoor SAILCS from 31st October- 2nd November 2018. This was really a blessed gathering with the presence and leadership of Bishop, Rt. Rev. Dr. K. G. Daniel and Bishop Amma Dr. Elizabeth Ann Daniel. Around 120 members attended the annual retreat including Clergies and church workers from the Diocese. The inaugural session started at 10 am on 31st October under the chair of Bishop K. G. Daniel and the Bishop Timothy Ravinder, Bishop in Coimbatore Diocese, inaugurated the programme and gave a wonderful speech. Mr. Murali Menon (SAILCS Director), and Mr. Chacko Chacko (SAILCS Principal) were the key resource persons of the retreat and their sessions were really thought-provoking and inspiring. Pastors were able to discuss the challenges in ministry on a group basis and presented their findings for a fruitful ministry. 

Rev. Charles Samraj, Clergy Secretary of the Coimbatore Diocese and Mrs. Anny Hemalatha Ravinder, President of WF in Coimbatore Diocese graced the occasion with their presence and greetings. 

In the final day on 2nd November the retreat ended with the Holy  Communion service celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Dr. KG Daniel in which the Bible college students in SAILCS also attended. Thereafter the pastors and workers together visited Ooty and after returned to Melukavumattom Diocesan centre.

Reported by
Rev. Jacob Antony Koodathinkal