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Calvary Baptist Shalom Ministries
Catching people and making disciples for the Kingdom of God
By Balu Ratnam Motru
Who we are?
Greetings to you all in the name of God the Father who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings by the redeeming blood of His Son, Christ Jesus. He has sealed us with the Holy Spirit and made us as one body in His love for His glory.
I am indeed excited to share about the love of Christ Jesus and the burden I have for His ministry here in South India.
I am Pastor Balu Ratnam Motru. I was born into and reared in a Spirit filled family by God’s grace. I am the son of Pastor Yesuratnam Motru, who responded to the call of God and has been ministering faithfully for the last 20 years in different villages in Andhra Pradesh (India) till today. (Address: Peyyeru Post, Mudinepalli Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India-521325).
What we do?
Our primary vision is to fulfill the great commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by going to evangelize in order to make disciples for Christ. As said (Romans 10:14-15): How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” With the same thinking, “How will someone come to know Christ Jesus is the Savior of humankind until someone will go and proclaim the Gospel of Christ?” So here we go to the remote villages and tribal areas to proclaim the Gospel where Christ had never been proclaimed as the Savior of this world, for “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom 10:13).
How we do?
India is known as one of the biggest countries in population south Asia and religiously contaminated, primarily with idol worship and religious practices. As citizens of this country we were enlightened by the God’s love through His Son Christ Jesus, so now we are privileged to proclaim God’s love in our entire loving manner.
We target a particular people and villages to proclaim Christ Jesus. For that we go as team with printed Gospel tracts and, dividing into two or three people as a group, distributing house to house to share with them Christ’s sacrificial substitutionary death. After we finish distributing to the whole village we invite them to the center of the village to tell them more clearly of God’s love, to pray for them, and to invite them to accept Christ as their personal Savior. If anyone is interested in knowing Christ more, we visit them time to time and explain God’s love, so they can realize then repent. Since we are limited in resources, we do it like this once in every week. Through this ministry we are able to reach many people and make disciples for Christ by starting home fellowships in different villages.
Pray for us:
As we are moving with God’s burden, we humbly request your prayers for us and our ministry to win many souls into God’s kingdom and make disciples for His kingdom. Presently we are targeting 43 villages in our whole Mandal. So far we are able to make 4 churches and 3 home group fellowships. We want to reach all 43 villages in our province by the end of 2018.
Pray for financial support for printing Gospel tracts and gifting a Telugu Bible to each saved person through our hard work, as well as travel expenses to carry out this ministry and for house fellowships and church building constructions.
Our Address: Pastor, Rev. Yesuratnam Motru or Balu Ratnam Motru, Peyyeru Post, Mudinepalli Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India-521325. Phone: +91-8123128812.