On June 3 a new school began in Tirupati, India. Not only is this monumental for the Lord’s church in that part of India, it also marks school #40 in the Bear Valley family.
Tirupati is a city of a half million people that is best known as one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites, due the the existence of a famous temple. The temple hosts 50,000-100,000 people daily. It is sad to see so many dedicated, well-meaning people being deceived by false teachings.
Being a Christian in a predominantly Hindu culture is not easy. In fact, it took months to finally find someone who would rent us a building in which to house the school. But, not only does the church exist in this bastion of Hinduism, under the leadership of Director, Vijay Kumar, we are now also training gospel preachers to share the good news in their country of 1.3 billion souls.
Classes began with the maximum of 20 students, as well as several others who want to audit the classes. We anticipate untold eternal good being done through this school. If you think you or your congregation might like to partner with us in this, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org