Construction of a church in India is nearly complete, reports Pastor Jermi Babu, president of Hope Now Interior Ministries in Telangana State, South India. The church now has a roof and brick walls and needs doors, windows, and electricity.

At a recent worship service at this church, 10 people were baptized. An additional five people were baptized at another church of Hope Now Interior Ministries, Immanuel Baptist Church.

After the baptism services, the churches gave Bibles to 50 people.

“Though the days are very hard, people are so afraid to gather as a church, due to COVID-19,” Jermi says. The second wave of the virus is spreading fast in India, he says. “But the Lord has blessed our ministry.”

Jermi asks people to pray for the churches of Hope Now Interior Ministries and for these newly baptized people.