Narsapur Christian Hospital was started in 1915 by Dr C.E. Pring. Dr Betty Holt, Miss J.E.Holt and Dr C.R.Prabhakar continued the work. Now Dr. L.Kalyani Thomas is the Director of the Institution. Hundreds of patients specially maternity cases are being blessed. This hospital is well managed and when I visited the hospital , Dr. L K Thomas shown me around the whole hospital premises and I was really impressed at the way in which the hospital is a great blessing to the people even though it has limited facilities and resources.
Bethesda leprosy Hospital was started in 1923 by Mr John Boyd. Dr.C.E.Pring, Dr.E.S.Short, Dr.G.B.R.Walkey, K.Satyanarayana carried on this wonderful work. Presently Mr.V.Paul Raju is the C.E.O. of the hospital . The ministry here is unique as
it caters to the holistic needs of leprosy patients. I had an occasion to visit the patients of the hospital along with Bro. Paul Raju and I praise God for the blessed service the patients receive from the dedicated Doctors and Nurses. All the patients were thankful to God for the best treatment and love they receive in this hospital. The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh recognized the good work being done by the Hospital.
Anthony Norris Groves, Father of Faith Missions challenged youth in U.K about the need of Gospel in Godavari Districts. Consequently two young men with their wives came to India, Godavari districts in the year 1836. They were William Bowden and George Beer. This Mission High School was started by them as a small school. Now it is the biggest High School in Narsapur. More than 1000 students are studying in this school. Mr S.B. Bhaskar Rao is serving as the Correspondent and Mrs V. Mary is serving as the Head Mistress of the School.
Holland Wharf Girls’ Hostel was started by Miss Joy Tilsley and served the hostel for 50 years. Hundreds of girls mostly orphans are being blessed. Mrs M. Santhosham is the Superintendent in charge of the hostel who is doing an exemplary service in looking after the girls. When I visited the hostel Sis. Santhosham told me that some of the inmates of this hostel have become professionals and are working as Advocates and IT professionals etc. Presently the hostel is housing 354 girls.
Women’s Hospital Ambajipeta was started by Dr.I.Leeser. Miss S.Wright was her collegue. Average 1100 cataract and other surgeries are done here. This hospital is considered as a department of Women’s Hospital and the present situation is that Women’s Hospital has to meet the financial needs of Eye Care Centre also. The hospital needs a facelift in all fronts. Mr.C. Ermiah is the present C.E.O
Hebron Hostel was started by Miss Bowden in Settipeta(Nidadavolu) and Miss Joyce Harding continued the work well for 50 years. Mrs Jenny Grace Prabhakar is the present C.E.O. Hundreds of girls being cared and loved.
Women’s Hospital Ambajipeta was started by Dr.I.Leeser. Miss S.Wright was her collegue. Hundreds of women patients were blessed. Mr.C. Ermiah is the present C.E.O
Despite the missionary doctor Irene Leeser left the hospital many years ago after serving over 40 years, the hospital is still known to the public in her name .
The successor Mrs. Jenny Grace Prabhakar to the late Missionary Joyce Harding is doing a good work for the hostel. However she is advancing in age. The number of poor girls taken care of has multiplied. Presently there are about 282 girls. Despite her physical disability after the car accident, the Lord is blessing her labour in that place.
Montauben is a 150 year old property situated at Ooty, in the foot hill of the Nilgiris. Ms. Kathy and her team upkeep this Guest House in an exemplary manner and is a wonderful place of leisre and stay. Bro. Samuel Benjamine looks after all the accounts related work of the Guest house. Once again Montauben got the first prize for the best garden in Ooty. Ms.Kathy continues to run the home well.
Palliative Care ministry is doing well. Dr. Jacob Johns of Kerala is actively involved in this ministry. Since the establishment of the Foundation, quite a large number of patients mainly affected by cancer have been cared for. The commitment & dedication of Dr.Johns in this ministry is beyond words and hence the Lord blesses it.
The camping center is being used by Christian organizations and is housed in a beautiful location. The area of the property is quite big and has become somewhat unmanageable. There are some concerns regarding the property which are being attended to. After my visit to the Camping center, many of the problems could be understood and remedial measures are being undertaken.
SMH is the oldest hospital in sankeshwar and perhaps in Hukkeri dt. It was a center for leprosy treatment and rehabilitation, and still continues to give treatment to the new and old leprosy patients of the area. At present the hospital is concentrating on community based work, but has a daily clinic from 9 am to 5 30 pm wiht two full term doctors. The old dilapidated structures have been demolished and a medium size hospital building was constructed, the Hospital is now having services of Senior Doctor round-the—clock. Specialists doctors are also made available on week days as per appointments. Mr. Abraham Mathew is the Chairman of the SMH Trust. Along with the hospital is the Sunningdale Eventide Home – old age home managed by Sis. Miriam Keyse, a missionary formerly managing the hospital, is presently in charge of the old age home. Elderly people are considering this old age home as a home away from home.
There are 86 Christian Brethren Assemblies in the South Tamil Nadu area covering four districts of Virudhungar, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin and Kanyakumari situated in the southernmost tip of Indian peninsula out of which, 36 Assemblies that have been established decades ago by our pioneer missionaries.By the grace of God and through the fellowship of His saints, these dear brethren were able to procure a 61-cent landed property for the purpose of camps and conventions at Courtallam, the spa of South India at the foot of the Western Ghats mountain range. Provision has already been made for the establishment of a Reading Room and Library in the Camping Centre building for literature ministry. In the project site of 61 cents, the Old Age Home measuring 20’ x 70’ already stands constructed on one end of it. By the grace of God and through the fellowship of His saints, structural and other works of the Auditorium in the first floor of the Camping Centre building measuring 71’ x 121’ (8600 sq.ft.) with a seating capacity to accommodate 1300 persons have since been completed. We are yet to attend to the construction of a Mini Conference Hall, Dining Hall, Dormitory, a few family rooms and a Library in the ground floor for conducting mini-camps. For the glory of the God, a local Assembly is functioning in the Old Age Home premises for the past few years since its construction.
There are 18 schools established by Missionary E H Noel during the first half of 20th century. The following places have NM Schools that were landmarks in the educational history of Kerala State
1. Kumbanad 2. Kariamplave
1. Kumbanad 2. Kariamplave 3. Keekozhoor 4. Kalanjoor 5. Kangazha 6. Edayaranmula
1. Thrikkannamangal (Kottarakkara) 2. Vilangara 3. Mylapra 4. Uthimoodu 5. Mannarathara 6. Mannamaruthy (Chethackal) 7. Ootupaara 8. Kanakappalam 9. Pampady 10. Kariamplave 11. Paamala 12. Sabarimankal
The mission of Agape is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure