I, Sunil Raju, am a gospel preacher in the church and coordinator of ministry activities with The Church of Christ India Mission Work. President & Director for Berean School of Preaching, I serve as director and lead preacher for the FMission work conducted by the Church of Christ India Mission Work. I am 37 years old, blessed with a wife Pravallika, also a member of the church, and a Six-year-old daughter. My wife, Pravallika, helps in my gospel work and helps teach ladies Bible study in the local congregation.
The Church of Christ India Mission Work is a gospel-based ministry dedicated to spreading the gospel in the state of Andhra Pradesh and to addressing the spiritual and physical needs of the many poor, uneducated, and underprivileged in our area of India. The Church of Christ India Mission Work was started by the work of John Peter, gospel preacher and my grandfather, over 30 years ago. Currently, my father, Balasundara Rao , leads the ministry of the mission work. Balasundara has been a gospel preacher for the past 36 years. He preached in different congregations and villages part-time while working for the Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) in Andhra Pradesh for many years. During this time, Balasundara directed much of his personal income toward his work for the Lord. Upon his retirement, sixteen years ago, he committed himself to full-time gospel work. He purchased a small building in nearby Village with his retirement funds and planted a congregation there, where he serves as minister. He conducts preacher training bible study classes for
local preachers in our home one day each month. Balasundara is very much involved in gospel work, visiting, encouraging, training and up-building the congregations we have planted in the area.
He is also the lead preacher who oversees and conducts the ministry’s Preacher Bible Study Training. My mother, Santha Suhasini, is also a member of the body of Christ and actively involved in the ministry. She is a teacher by profession. Santha taught social studies to fifth through tenth grade students in a government-aided school with pay for many years without receiving pay. She no longer works outside the home, but is devoting her time to our mission work. She regularly teaches the women’s Bible study classes for our congregations. She cooks meals for the local gospel preachers who attend the preachers’ Bible study trainings in our home. Santha also operates the Santha-Elizabeth Sewing Machine Training Center, established as part of the ministry to help the poor women and widows in our congregations learn to use a sewing machine in order to provide clothing and extra income for themselves and their families. Balasundara and Santha often take orphan children into their home and provide them shelter, food, clothing, education, medical needs and instruction in the Word of God. Currently, we have three orphan boys living with us in our home. Santha also teaches academic skills and Bible lessons to the orphan children. Balasundara and Santha have been married for 44 years and have been blessed with three sons: . All three sons are members of the church and actively involved in gospel ministry and mission work.