A church in India baptized 17 people in a worship service on Christmas Day. Prasad Sakile is pastor of the church, which is a member of the New Life Regular Baptist Society in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Four of the believers Prasad baptized came from Muslim communities. He says he praises the Lord for His grace to extend the church’s ministry into those communities.

At Christmastime, Prasad’s church also distributed clothes to 240 poor people and gave Christmas gifts to 700 children.

He thanks donors and prayer partners of Regular Baptist International for their “kind prayers and support” for his ministry.