The work of the AFLC of India is led by Rev. D Luther Sastry. Trained at the Free Lutheran Seminary in Minneapolis, MN, he is now the president of AFLC-I.
The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations - India (AFLC-I) is headquartered in Chirala, AP, India. The AFLC-I headquarters is also the location of a Theological training center, Horeb Children's Home, a church, and the residency of the President of the AFLC-I.
The AFLC of Brazil has 12 pastors serving 17 churches. There are also two pastors teaching in our seminary and two missionary pastors. These pastors shepherd the congregations which make up the backbone of the work in Brazil. It is the local congregation where individuals hear the Word of God, come to the Lord and are ministered to and discipled.
The AFLC-I carries out the Great Commission by planting churches in the towns and villages of Andrah Pradesh. There are 55 AFLC congregations in India. New churches begin as "Gospel Meetings" and are held in a village. Then the new Christians are discipled and a church is planted.
As a village forms a congregation, they desire to have a permanent building where they can worship Christ. Most congregations begin worshiping in a thatched building they can afford. Unfortunately, some of these structures don't stand up to the rainy season and must be rebuilt almost every year.
A program called the Kattudamhmu Randi (Come Let Us Build - CLUB) Project has been developed to help provide permanent structures for worship. This special project attempts to raise $15,000. per year which will build two churches in India.
Horeb Children's Home takes in children whose parents have died or can not take care of them. The children are cared for by the local congregations.
Through our child sponsorship program, individuals in the United States can support a child for $40.00 per month.
If you would like to support a child at the Horeb Home contact the World Missions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through gifts from people throughout the AFLC we provide medical care and food and necessities in times of disaster.
Included in the picture slide show immediately below, there is a video of food relief work and a few pictures, toward the end.
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