Christian Mission of South India

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

– Matthew 6:25-27

Ministries: Bible Training

Continued Bible training for all Christians is very important, but especially so for those who are going to be evangelists and teach and train others. CMSI holds regular training sessions and makes use of the correspondence course material provided by IBS to reach others with the gospel and train them to maturity.

During one such training session in 2001 for the Yanadi men being trained to become evangelists, each was given the opportunity to quote from the book of James as far as he could go. Most could get through the first chapter and a little beyond, but one Yanadi man was able to quote verbatim the 1st three chapters of James. Their wives also attended the training session and quoted large sections of scriptures (Romans) they had memorized.

Through a generous financial grant in 2006 by The Loftis Foundation, CMSI set up a training center to train twelve (12) Yanadi preachers to plant churches in their villages and also in nearby villages. Upon completion of the training the Lord provided additional funding by The Loftis Foundation to assist in the actual church planting stage of the project. In 2007 a church has been planted in a village of 85 homes by a trainee with CMSI's assistance and support.