By the grace of God, Lydia Women Fellowship is doing great works among the women folk of ECI under the dynamic leadership of Rev Mrs Kathiroli Manickam.  She regularly visits the churches and motivate the women to get behind the overall ECI ministries.  Recently ECI Otteri and ECI Maathur church in Chennai Diocese had their women fellowship annual gathering in which Rev Mrs Kathiroli Manickam delivered the Word of God and encouraged the congregation.  These two churches have a tailoring center supported by Lydia Women Fellowship to teach tailoring for the poor and needy women in the neighbo


Bishop Ezra Sargunam celebrated his 79th birthday on 19th July which was observed as Day of the Oppressed.  On this day many religious and political leaders came to wish the Bishop.  Many social welfare programs were launched on this day for the poor and downtrodden in the society.  Pray for the good health of the Bishop and the workers of ECI to catch up his passion for the unreached souls in India.


After much prayers, the Lord helped ECI Chennai Diocese to inaugurate Cornelius Men's Fellowship on 26th June 2017 at Billy Graham Auditorium.  Around 1000 men from different churches around the city of Chennai gathered together and listened to a challenging message from Mr John Kirubakaran, former General Secretary of Friends Missionary Prayer Band.  Encouraging words of admonition was shared by our Bishops.  Pray that every local church will be able to start Cornelius Men's Fellowship and encourage the entire church to get behind the ECI Centenary Vision to plant 100 thousand churches.


Follow up of Train and Multiply training programs were held at two places in ECI Kolkata Diocese at Bomangachi and Kakdeep Islands.  These two training events were organised by Bishop Isaac Mangalraj and Rev Ashim Sikdar.  250 people were trained in these events to conduct house churches.  Rev James Alexander and Rev Shyamapada Patro led in the training sessions which was beneficial for all the participants.  Pray that these leaders will be able to establish strong and viable churches in their locality and strengthen the ECI Kolkata Diocese ch