It has been a great joy to see the work of Alpha India flourishing in Andhra Pradesh and especially in the Telangana Region. There is a partnership with CSI church Karimnagar Diocese with Bishop Surya Prakash. The vision of Bishop Surya Prakash is to reach out to the community with the gospel message through all the churches in the Diocese. The Bishop believes that Alpha Course is a wonderful tool which can work very well in his diocese. He has special interest in the Marriage Course saying “If my pastor’s and leader’s family are strong the church will be in order and they will be passionate for the work of evangelism. If the congregation’s families are strong then the church will grow very strong. If the families are broken I am sure the church also is divided and broken.”
By seeing the potential and the work of God through the Alpha Marriage course and the Classic Alpha course, Bishop Surya Prakash invited us to train all their pastors and leaders. Altogether 70 pastors and leaders attended the meeting. On the 24th of November we had the Classic Alpha course training and on 25th November we had Marriage course training. Bishop Duraisingh James was the resource person for the Marriage course. He is well experienced in running the Marriage course in his churches as well as in teaching at different seminars.
Bishop Surya Prakash has given permission to all the 300 and more church leaders to buy all the resources needed to run the Alpha course from the local church funds. Everything has been organized systematically to run the Alpha course and to see the diocese grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. C. Ramulu Emmanuel has been appointed as the Alpha Coordinator for the Karimnagar Diocese by Bishop Surya Prakash, who is passionate about evangelism as well as the Alpha course.