The Department of Mission and Evangelism CSI Synod and East Kerala Diocese jointly organized Lenten Retreat for Evangelists’ in association with Henry Martin Institute, Hyderabad. The retreat was held at HMI Centre from 8th March to 11th March 2016. Seventy evangelists participated in this training and exposure program. The Lenten retreat was inaugurated by The Rt. Rev. Dr. K. G. Daniel, Bishop in East Kerala Diocese. Rt. Rev. Dr. Ruben Mark, Bishop in Karimnagar, Rev. Dr. Packiam T. Samuel, Director, Henry Martin Institute, Rev. M. M. Abraham, Associate Director, HMI, Rev. S. Christopher Vijayan Director, Mission and Evangelism CSI Synod were the Resource persons. The Diocesan officers Rev. R. Justin Mony Clergy Secretary, Rev. V. S Francis, Treasurer, Rev. K. D. Sam, Pastoral Board Secretary and Dr. Elizabeth Ann Daniel Bishop Amma of East Kerala Diocese led worship and Bible study sessions.
This retreat has enabled and enriched the evangelists to continue their missional engagements with new dimensions and approaches. Moreover this training and exposure led everyone to re-examine their call and commitment and reaffirm their commitment for Gods mission. In this training they discussed about the challenges and struggles that the evangelists are facing in their mission and ministry of the local churches. The participants had an opportunity to visit different places in Hyderabad city which helped them to refresh and to see different places where they have not been before.
Rev. K. D. Sam
Pastoral Board Secretary
CSI East Kerala Diocese