The Bible House, Hyderabad has served the Bible cause for the last 80 years. The Bible house has helped strengthen the spiritual journey of individuals, families, and congregations by providing Bibles, Gospel portions, Gospel Tracts, and Braille Bibles. The BSI Telangana Auxiliary was formed on the 3rd February 2016. The Auxiliary extends its work in 18 districts through 47 branches.
A new Bible house has been proposed to house the newly formed Telangana Auxiliary to meet the demands of the growing Bible distribution in the State of Telangana. The Bible House building project primarily commemorates 200 years of publishing the Telugu New Testament [William Carey (1818) and Visakhapatnam (1818)].
The ground breaking ceremony for the new Bible House was held on 12th April 2018. The Foundation stone was unveiled by Rev.Dr.P.N.S.Chandra Bose, (President), The Most Rev. Dr.P.C.Singh (Vice-President), Rev. Premkumar Soans (Treasurer) and Rev.Dr.M.Mani Chacko (General Secretary). We were blessed with the presence of Rt. Rev. Dr. V. Prasada Rao, Bishop, CSI Dornakal Diocese, Bishop M.A.Daniel, Bishop Hyderabad and M.P.Regional conference, NCI, Rt.Rev.Dr.Prof.K.Reuben Mark (Bishop CSI Karimnagar Diocese), Rt.Rev.Dr.AC.Solomon Raj (Bishop Medak Diocese), Rev.Dr.P.B.Arnold, President, The conference of Mennonite Brethren Church of India, Rev. Dr.Malla Thomas, President, Telugu Baptist Fellowship Secunderabad, Rev.Dr.G. Samuel, First Baptist Church, Narayanaguda. The members of the Telangana Auxiliary Committee, Branch leaders and many supporters of Bible Society also attended the ceremony.
This was followed by a service at the Centenary Methodist Church, Secunderabad. Rev. Dr. P.N.S. Chandra Bose informed the gathering that the Bible House would be a spacious building and that it will accommodate the office. Besides, it will also help in the sustenance of the BSI ministry. Bishop P. C. Singh said that the proposed building will shine as a witness to the community at large. Rev. Dr. Praveen Prabhu Sudheer, Secretary, Telangana Auxiliary presented the building project and the projected costs to the gathering. He said:
The Bible house
- will be a landmark in a strategic place
- will bear witness to the Bible in the public square
- will provide space for all God’s people to come and work together for the Bible cause
- will be a place where Bible distribution work will be co-ordinated
- will help us realise the Vision and Mission the BSI.
The Bible House building project was affirmed by the leaders of the denominational Churches in the State of Telangana. Bishop A.C Solomon Raj affirmed the project and said “The construction of the Bible House is nothing but God’s instrument in bringing the light into this part of the world.
Bishop M.A.Daniel said, “it is only Bible that can bring transformation in the lives of the people. The Bible house has done a great service to the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and that the Methodist would do their best to support it”.
Bishop Reuben Mark encouraged the people “to join hands together, not in words, but in deeds, to make this dream into a reality. He congratulated the BSI for taking up this Spirit-led venture”.
Rev. Dr. M.Mani Chacko, General Secretary, BSI, reminisced the small beginnings of the Bible Society Movement and God’s faithfulness in leading the BSI for last 206 years. He wished all God’s blessings on the Auxiliary committee as they take steps to raise financial support for the building project. He also thanked all the Bishops for pledging their overwhelming support to the Bible House Building Project.
The Bible House holds a special place in the ministry of the Bible Society of India. It is space for all God’s people to come together and work for the Bible Cause. We ask you to pray for the building project.
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