Our Work in India
The ELS assumed responsibility to sponsor and supervise The Lutheran Mission of Salvation-India (LMSI) in 2005 with work conducted in the Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, and Jabalpur districts.
Pastor Solomon Mamidi serves as president of the Hyderabad District, Pastor Kalyan K. Gollapalli serves as president of the Rajahmundry District and Mr. Vijay Sidney serves as president of the Jabalpur District.
Currently, LMSI has over 24,000 baptized members, operates three grade schools, and cares for over 300 orphans in 20 orphan homes. Over 250 lay ministers in various levels of training serve approximately the same number of small churches in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. These men are gathered once each month in their respective districts for two days of intensive instruction. They are given lessons to teach and sermons to preach in their village congregations.
The primary focus of the ELS Board for World Outreach for India is the training of national pastors.