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Youth Dare to Dream at Parkal Mission
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018

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Three Youngsters from CSI Kanyakumari Diocese, Mr. Anish, Mr. Veslin abd Mr. Nalla Thambi have began and their DARE to DREAM assignment from 3rd to 30th of September 2018. They will be placed under the supervision of Rev. Shalu T. Mathew the missionary and pastor in-charge of CSI Parkal Mission in CSI Karimnagar Diocese for a period of 25 days. They will be engaged in teaching at the CSI Parkal Mission School and in the evenings will be engaged in the church activities.

Inspired by the example of Missionary Societies, the Diocese of Travancore and Cochin started organized missionary work in and outside the Diocese. The first native missionaries 23 were sent out in 1924, and the field was Parkal Taluq, Hyderabad in the Dornakal Diocese (Now C.S.I. Karimnagar Diocese).

Progress was rather slow at first, but after about a decade the work gathered momentum. The backward Mala and Madiga castes first came under the influence of the Gospel, but later higher castes were also attracted. Today there are 10,000 baptized Christians, 116 Christian Villages, 50 worshipping centres, 19 Churches, 28 mission house, 2 orphanages, 2 child care centers, 4 schools, 2 hostels, 3 hospitals, 2 Ashram. Centres, one technical school and one nursery school.

The Synod Youth Department through this initiative DARES the youth of CSI to DREAM a just and inclusive church in nurturing the ethos of radical discipleship and engagement in building Christ communities.

The Synod youth department is grateful to the Bishop in CSI Karimnagar Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Reuben Mark and the people of the Diocese for their hospitality, care and exposure to be given to these youngsters in shaping their spirituality in a more meaningful way.