Alisha, Sonia Chatla, and Prasanna reunite at a retreat in India.

Wesley Chatla is a pastor with the Indian Christian Bethel Baptist Gospel Fellowship in Andhra Pradesh, India, and administrator of the association’s school. He and his wife, Sonia, send the following ministry update regarding the school.

Alisha: The girl on the far left is Alisha and was a student in our mission school from kindergarten to 10th grade. She developed a special interest in spoken English. Later she finished two years of college (plus 2) and joined training to be an airhostess. She got a job (starting Oct. 15, 2018) with Lufthansa Airlines as ground crew, and after six months will be an airhostess—a rare job for a girl from rural India. Her parents (her father is a street vendor) are extremely happy and thankful for the education she received in our school. She also believes in Christ, which is the biggest blessing.

Prasanna: The girl on the far right is Prasanna and is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in technology; she is presently in her third year. She was a partial orphan and lived in our orphanage and studied in our school from seventh to tenth grades. She shared that her spiritual growth during her stay in school helped to strengthen her personally.

Both of them recently visited us to participate in the Believers’ Retreat last month and to share their joy with us, and that’s when the picture was taken. Moments like these remind me of the verse 1 Corinthians 15: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

Our sincere request is that you pray for the school, as we still need $650 per month to keep the school going.

Your generous donations for play equipment and for teachers’ salaries have been huge blessings and have helped us to push this far. If we don’t have support, we have to close the school next academic year, and more than 200 kids will lose quality education. We humbly request that you to do the best as God leads you.

Wesley Chatla
Indian Christian Bethel Baptist Gospel Fellowship
Andhra Pradesh, India