The scripture base is from the book of Isaiah. 56:7. In the year 2001 we have established House Of Prayer Association. HOPA is committed to praying for the release of the fullness of God’s power and purpose so that we may win many more souls to the fold of Christ, heal the sick, feed the poor, make disciples and also impact the Families; Education; Government; Economy; Arts and the Media.
HOPA was registered with the state government under the AP Societies registration act 35 of 2001 with the registration number 650/2001.
I joined with pastor in the ministry, experiencing the touch of God in my life and helping the pastor in the meetings, crusades, house visiting, door to door evangelism etc with much ambition to learn more about Jesus Christ. Later I informed the pastor about my interest of joining the Bible School to be trained and learn much more about Christ Jesus. Dedicating myself to the ministry of God, I was baptized in the year of 1997. Later I left my job and went to Bangalore for studying B.Th. and completed in 2001 and returned.
Not knowing what would be the situation in the future about the place of ministry, food, shelter, we entered in to full time the ministry. But God has been faithful and just in our entire journey. Leaning on HIM and learning HIS word we started visiting villages, sometimes without food even for 5 days also. Then God showed me a vision of a place called harlotry (prostitute colony) in a small town, all the families engaged in the prostitution. In the beginning, though I didn’t like to go there because of their profession, several times, God revealing the same and insisting me to preach to the perishing souls.
At last I decided to obey the God’s call and went and started my ministry midst of them. Slowly we started visiting door to door, understanding the pathetic conditions of the people, sharing God’s word, Sunday school, Sunday service, Bible classes and street meetings. By the grace of God I had great results. People responded coming to the church and meetings, experience the infilling of the Holy Spirit moving mightily.
According to many in the past 6 pastors went to this colony, having failed, returned back and the question was that whether I would continue or come back? My faith was that since God showed and not my plan, God will support me to continue.
Expansion of the Ministry:
Now we have above 150 members in the congregation, two branches, the result of faith in God and hard work by the leading of the Holy Spirit. People are being added to the church by listening to God’s word. Baptisms, miracles, healings and wonders are taking place continuously in the ministry.